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tater tot casserole

Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Breakfast or Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This vegetarian tater tot casserole is the ultimate comfort food! Packed with beans and veggies, and topped with crispy tater tots, this recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or weekend brunch!


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (15oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (24 oz) package frozen tater tots


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large oven-safe skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and, and sauté until it become translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the diced red and green bell peppers and garlic and cook for 7 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Stir in the pinto beans, diced tomatoes, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes, until most of the moisture has evaporated.
  5. If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the vegetable mixture to a baking dish.
  6. Top with shredded cheese, then top with the frozen tater tots.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove the casserole from the oven and add any additional toppings you like.