Tater Tot (Potato Gem) Casserole


August 27, 2014

Tater Tot (Potato Gem) Casserole 5 0 5 16
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • 5 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins

  • Yields: 4


0.5kg - 1 kg /1-2lb ground beef, browned

1 x 420g can diced tomatoes

1/2 to 1 packet of frozen Potato Gems/Tater Tots

1 x 420g can of condensed Cream of mushroom Soup (you can use cream of chicken soup instead) - no water added

1 small onion chopped

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded


1Spray slow cooker bowl lightly with nonstick oil spray

2Brown beef mince in pan on stovetop (or in searing slow cooker)

3Add in chopped onion and tomatoes and pour mix into slow cooker bowl

4Stir in Cream of Soup

5Gently pour/place Potato Gems/Tator Tots across the top

6Cook low for 2-3 hours.

730 minutes prior to serving add cheese on top to melt.

8Great served with salad or vegetables 🙂


10Photo courtesy of Kellie Banyer

Submitted by Paulene Christie


26 Reviews

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 17, 2022

Yes you could – it would just be a little extra liquid rather than solid tomato in final dish


February 15, 2022

Just wondering if you could use a jar/bottle of pasta sauce of the chopped tomatoes. Thanks in advance

That’s OK Tim, just because everyone else loved doesn’t mean it will suit your tastes 🙂 Thousands of others here for you to enjoy next! 🙂


August 14, 2021

This was definitely not a favourite…


June 13, 2021

I added bacon and garlic to add flavour. We found the potato gems soggy and undercooked and ended up grilling the dish. Maybe they need to be cooked for a while before adding…


February 21, 2020

This was amazing. Plates were licked clean by everyone including the children. This is a definite winner in our household 😋. The only changes I made was I added a pkt of taco seasoning, 1 and a half cups of frozen peas, corn and carrots and used cream of chicken soup instead. It turned out perfect.

Katrina stubbs

November 1, 2019

I made this for the first time last night and loved it. I used hash browns instead of gems have leftovers for tonight. Really looking forward to eating the rest


August 24, 2019

This is a favourite in our house. Fussy Mr 9 loves it and requests it often.

Tracy Warner

August 1, 2019


John Johns

June 30, 2018

Delicious. On my long list of favourites from this sight

Monica Johnson

June 25, 2018

This is soo good on a cold winter night. Amazing comfort food. While it doesn’t look appealing it’s so yummy! My partner who doesn’t eat potato gems loves it. Go figure lol


June 4, 2018

This was so good!! After reading the other reviews I took a couple of their suggestions on board such as adding taco seasoning to the mix as well as frozen mixed vegetables and the result was clean plates from the whole family! So tasty and a perfect tummy warmer on a Winters night!

Tracey Davies

May 28, 2018

Simple, tasty recipe.


May 24, 2018

Is this cook with tea towel under the lid


May 18, 2018

Tried this for the first time last night, me and hubby loved it. Going to be a regular meal in our house.
Being in the UK we couldn’t get hold of tater tots/potato gems so used potato croquettes which are available in all supermarkets here.
Came out beautiful.
We even added peas, sweetcorn and greens to the mix before cooking.


April 28, 2018

This is one of our family favourites, I chop up celery, carrot and mushrooms and cook with the mince. Serve it with either salad or steamed green veggies.

Teegan Smirke

March 25, 2018

Love this.. I added taco seasoning to the mince once browned definitely better taste!!

Nuala O’Connor

November 27, 2017

Love this dish. I use hash browns instead of tater tots. Serve with veggies. It’s a real lazy family fave!

Linda Alexander

October 13, 2017

This is a family favourite! So easy and very tasty! I added a grated carrot to get some hidden veggies in!

Kerrie Beers

July 31, 2017

This is an absolute favourite!! So easy & tasty. I add one diced carrot, 2-3 stalks of celery, bacon pieces & chopped mushrooms. I gently fry off the onion & bacon, add the celery & carrot to the pan for a few minutes, toss these into the slow cooker & then brown off the meat. I always use the cream of chicken soup with this one. Delicious!!


January 12, 2017

Cheap & easy meal. We served ours with broccoli, cauliflower & carrot on the side.


April 11, 2016

Has anyone tried using gnocchi instead of potato gems in this dish?

Diana Bowden

April 5, 2016

Have only made this once and used cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom. My husband and children loved it, something easy for my father and brother’s to make too 🙂

rachel burfurd

April 4, 2016

What did you serve on the side?

Jenny Small

April 2, 2016

I love this dish!!! This is my favorite mince dish done in the sc!!! So simple n tasty n only takes half the time to cook compared to some other dishes!!! A favorite in my household 🙂

Karen Field

March 19, 2016

I thought this was nice. Quick and easy. I didn’t use the full can of soup as I only used 500gm mince and didn’t want it to get to wet. It turned out perfect for my taste.

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