Our neighbor, Rose Marie Trapani, reinvented a recipe from Brent’s childhood. It’s perfect comfort food at any age.


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 12 ounces 93% ground beef (may use other ground meat or substitute)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 8 sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 10 3/4 oz.  can of roasted garlic mushroom soup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 40 tater tots (or more)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Additional Information

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 1hr


Spray a 9×9 casserole dish with olive oil spray. Sprinkle Panko crumbs to cover bottom of casserole. Set aside.
Spray a skillet with olive oil and cook onion and peppers a few minutes. Add ground beef and brown well. Season with salt, pepper and seasoning salt to taste.
Pour beef mixture in casserole dish.
Spray the skillet with more olive oil spray and cook the mushrooms until browned. Spread the mushrooms over the beef mixture.
Mix the soup, sour cream and milk together in a bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the top of the mushrooms. Arrange the tater tots to cover the soup mixture.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the tater tots and bake another 10 minutes or until bubbly.


We are so excited to pair with our Neighbor, Rose Marie Trapani, on our cookbook, A Seat at the Table. Shop the Beekman 1802 Cookbook collection below.
by Josh and Brent

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Laura Dunnings

I loved this recipe! I worked side by side with my son.. he made his with the tater tots and I made homemade sweet potato tater tots for my casserole..we can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow! We’re so happy we found your website and can’t wait to do a little shopping too!

Nancy K Damico

Just a thought. The tater tots casserole may be equally scrumptious if made with the new cauliflower tots. Will let you know after I give that a try.


Barbara Hebert

I am going to make it tomorrow I know my husband will love it sounds delicious thanks neighbor


I think shredded chicken or ground turkey would work just as well as the ground beef. Slight adjustment of spices, like poultry seasoning to enhance flavors. Stolat

Jeanie C. Blankenship

This sounds really good. Going to try it on my husband. He too grew up on a tater tot casserole.

Esther A Stoeckel

I’m sure you place them frozen… they will bake with remainder of ingredients.

Cynthia Castañeda

Okay, dumb question here. If using frozen tater tots, do you bake them first or just use them frozen? See? Told you it was dumb.