Tater Tot Taco Salad

Tater Tot Taco Salad has everything a regular Taco Salad has only with Tater Tots added. Who would have ever thought potato in a Taco Salad would taste this good! I topped mine off with taco sauce.

Cook the tater tots according

to the package directions.

In a large skillet over medium heat,

cook the ground beef and onion

until no pink remains.

Remove any grease

then salt and pepper.

Add the taco seasoning and

mix into the ground beef.

Spray a 4 quart casserole

dish with cooking oil.

Add the tater tots to the baking dish.

Using a wooden spoon, break

up the tater tots.

Add the ground beef and mix

with the broken up tater tots.

Place the tomatoes on top.

Sprinkle the cheese on the top.

Bake uncovered in a preheated

400º oven for 20 minutes.

Add lettuce to a plate,

place taco meat on top.

Drizzle with taco sauce, top with

sour cream or whatever your

favorite topping is.

Tater Tot Taco Salad



  • 28 oz. bag frozen tater tots
  • 1# ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 Italian tomatoes, diced
  • 1 pack taco seasoning, or 2 Tbsp.
  • 8 oz. shredded Mexican cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • taco sauce, optional
  • sour cream, optional


  1. Cook the tater tots according to the package directions.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain the grease and stir in the salt and pepper.
  3. Add the taco seasoning to the ground beef and stir.
  4. Spray a 4-quart casserole baking dish with cooking oil. Add the cooked tater tots and break them up with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the ground beef to the dish and stir it into the tater tots.
  6. Lay the diced tomato pieces evenly on top. 
  7. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Bake casserole, uncovered, for 20 minutes making sure the cheese is melted.
  10. Serve over shredded lettuce and top with taco sauce, sour cream or your favorite toppings.



  1. Sounds like a yummy casserole. Add some scrambled eggs and it’d be great in a breakfast burrito 🙂

  2. WP has been messing up for me with me having to log in over and over and not keep me logged in. So don’t know if my other comment came in or not.
    This recipe sounds yummy. It would be good in a breakfast burrito with added scrambled eggs, too. 🙂

    • Thank you Katelon! I j had trouble with my recipe card too, making my post a day late. Chatted with WP and they had it fixed in 5 minutes, but it was so frustrating.

    • I’m so glad to see this and to know I’m not the only one having this repeated log in problem. I’ve tried leaving two comments. We’ll see if this one gets through!

  3. I never would have thought of adding tater tots to a taco salad, but it’s not so farfetched when you think about how many breakfast burritos have potatoes. It looks delicious!

    • It’s funny because you don’t really eat the tater tots whole, they get broken up into small crumb like pieces and mix into the meat for the best flavor. Thank you 🥰

  4. We have never bought tater tots – ever! I think I saw it in one of our more exclusive shops once … but after checking out your recipe, I should maybe buy a packet, because your plate of Tater Tot Taco Salad looks delicious!

  5. Not for me this one dear hate Mexican food. I was fine until the Taco sauce. Sorry its one of the few things I cant eat . I was served four times heated baked beans .by Mexican cafe in London England . Never again .Taco sauce Tortilla no thanks. Just not my bag . Will try all else leaving out the final suggestion thanks

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