Yum, these cheeseburger loaded tots are so great because they are super easy and a family favorite dinner in one! These only take about 30 minutes and clean up is a breeze since it’s a one pan meal.
Cheeseburger Loaded Tots
Oh how I love tots! I always love when gluten-free tater tot casserole makes it’s debut on our kitchen table. So here is another tot idea…
I decided to combine two of my favorite summer foods into one easy recipe. Just imagine all the best flavors of a cheeseburger combined with crispy tots…
This is an easy meal that the whole family with love. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend long summer days when we are busy doing our summer bucket list slaving away in a hot kitchen. For this reason, we like to grill. But let’s be honest, grilled chicken and hamburgers can only happen so many times before you are ready for a change.
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So I love making these for the fam and love that only two pans gets dirty even more. Woohoo for very few dishes and easy dinner preparations!
Speaking of little work when cooking, have you tried using an Instant Pot? If not, our instant pot gluten-free mac n’ cheese is a go-to easy dinner of ours as well. Well that and this recipe for the BEST gluten-free meatloaf or our bacon wrapped tater tots.
How to make these loaded tots
You may be asking yourself, what goes well with tater tots for dinner? All the best cheeseburger toppings of course! Here’s how to make them…
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Spread the tater tots out on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions
Meanwhile, cook the ground beef and onions together until the beef is no longer pink and onions are translucent
Cover tater tots with ground beef and cheese and bake 3-5 minutes longer
- Chop lettuce, pickles and tomatoes or other toppings you are adding
- Remove tots from the oven and top with toppings of your choice
- Drizzle ketchup and mustard over the top and serve hot
Can you make these tater tots in the air fryer?
You bet! Just follow the same instructions but bake them in the air fryer in smaller batches at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. When they are done, just take them out to your serving plate and top them with your favorite toppings and sauces.
What do you top of tater tots?
Ok, back to these tasty cheeseburger tots… I like to top them with grilled purple onions and microgreens to take both the taste and presentation up a notch. However, it isn’t necessary. Here are some other topping ideas…
- Diced tomatoes
- Chopped pickles
- Ground beef
- Cheddar cheese
- Shredded lettuce
Basically, anything you like on cheeseburgers normally, goes. You can’t mess these up, seriously.
Our cheeseburger tots will only have you in the kitchen for a minimal amount of time and will deliver a tasty summer meal. For a family who all likes different cheeseburger toppings, this meal is one that everyone can top to their liking just like a regular cheeseburger.
How to serve them
I like to serve the tots individually in these cute plastic baskets with paper liners. They just seem so American! However, you can just pop the sheet pan right onto the table and let everyone dive in. No plates are even needed! But be sure to have some napkins on hand.
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Loaded Tots Cheeseburger Style
- 1 32 oz. bag of gluten-free tater tots
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 C cheddar or pepperjack cheese shredded
- tomatoes diced
- pickles chopped
- shredded lettuce or microgreens
- 1/2 C purple onions diced
- gluten-free ketchup & mustard
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Spread the tater tots out on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions
- Meanwhile, cook the ground beef and onions together until the beef is no longer pink and onions are translucent
- Cover tater tots with ground beef and cheese and bake 3-5 minutes longer
- Remove from the oven and top with toppings of your choice
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Originally published June 16, 2016. Look at that awesome photo! 😉