CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole with Pure Nebraska viewers.


Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced dill pickle
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded triple cheddar cheese blend
  • 24 oz frozen tater tots
  • Topping
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Dump ground beef into a large saute pan over medium-high heat along with a dab of margarine or butter.
  • Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  • Once the ground beef is fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat and drain the excess grease.
  • Add the Thousand Island dressing, mayo, diced onion, diced dill pickle, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the pan with the beef.
  • Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Dump the ground beef mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef.
  • Place the tater tots in a single layer on top of the cheese.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake the casserole until the tater tots are golden brown. 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the shredded lettuce on top.
  • Drizzle the Thousand Island dressing over the lettuce.
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