Frisco Tater Tot Casserole – A Tater Tot Casserole Without Soup Recipe

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Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated version of the classic hot dish recipe (without soup). Our tater tot casserole without soup has all the flavors of a Frisco Melt sandwich, including French and Thousand Island dressings. The sweet, cheesy flavor will have your kids begging for more.

Tater Tot Casserole is a classic recipe for many families. There’s something about this dish that kids and adults love.  Especially for moms, because it can be thrown together quickly, and nobody complains while eating it.

Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole

We took the classic version of the tater tot casserole and tweaked it for our family.  It just so happens that we love Frisco Melts. Our kids go nuts over this cheesy tater tot casserole (without soup, without sour cream and without milk).

What is a Frisco Melt? It’s a hamburger from Steak and Shake that has a delicious sweet sauce. The sauce is made with a combination of French and Thousand Island Dressing, ketchup and a couple cheeses.  It is yummy!  We often eat Frisco Hamburger Helper and Stuffed Frisco Sticks.

Our copycat Steak N Shake Frisco Melt Casserole will have you hitting up Steak N Shake for the real deal when you can’t make this at home.

A Tater Tot Casserole Without Soup Recipe

This version of tater tot casserole has a base of ground beef and Frisco sauce which uses ketchup, French dressing and Thousand Island dressing.

The other great thing about it is that it is a tater tot casserole without soup.  Typically, the casserole used a can of cream soup in it.  So if you are adverse to this product or you don’t happen to have any in the cabinet, this recipe is a great substitution.

Ingredient List for Tater Tot Casserole

Ground Beef (seasoned with salt and pepper)

Ketchup

Worcestershire Sauce

Thousand Island Dressing

French Dressing

Velveeta Cheese

Swiss Cheese

Frozen Tater Tots

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole Without Soup:

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Brown ground beef; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if desired.
  2. Add French Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing, Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce and Velveeta directly to the browned ground beef. Stir over low heat until the cheese is melted.
  3. Pour into a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over meat layer; top with frozen tater tots.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until the tots are golden brown.
  6. Season the hot tots with salt and pepper if desired.

Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated version of the classic recipe. Our tater tot casserole without soup has all the flavors of a Frisco Melt.  It's sweet, cheesy flavor will have your kids begging for more.

Notes About Frisco Tater Tot Casserole:

  • Our version is a tater tot casserole without soup.
  • The classic Frisco sauce (from San Francisco) consists of a cheesy flavor from both American and Swiss cheeses.  If your kids are adverse to the strong Swiss flavor, use cheddar or Colby instead.
  • This Frisco melt tater tot casserole has a sweet sauce made with Thousand Island and French dressings and ketchup.  If you have Thousand Island or French, but not both, you could absolutely omit the one you don’t have.  Just add more of the other.
  • If you like an even more cheesy tater tot casserole, then sprinkle with additional shredded cheese 5 minutes before it’s done.
  • You could easily use more or less tots than this casserole without soup calls for.
  • Love Frisco Melts? Try our Frisco Hamburger Helper.

Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated version of the classic recipe. Our tater tot casserole without soup has all the flavors of a Frisco Melt.  It's sweet, cheesy flavor will have your kids begging for more.

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Easy Reuben Casserole

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Mom’s Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

Mom's Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole was an all-time favorite recipe at our house growing up. Mom traditionally made this with leftover ham after the holidays. This stick-to-your-ribs meal will warm you up on a cold winter day and is the perfect casserole for a new mom or sick friend.

Mom’s Tuna Casserole

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Slow Cooker Bratwurst Casserole 

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Frisco Tater Tot Casserole - A Tater Tot Casserole Without Soup Recipe

Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated version of the classic recipe. Our tater tot casserole without soup has all the flavors of a Frisco Melt.  It's sweet, cheesy flavor will have your kids begging for more. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole, Frisco Tater Tot Casserole, Tater Tot Casserole, Tater Tot Casserole without soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 622kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup French Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Velveeta cheese
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound frozen tater tots

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brown ground beef over medium high heat; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if desired.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.
  • Directly to the beef, add French Dressing, ketchup, Thousand Island dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and Velveeta. Stir over low heat until cheese melts, approximately 3-4 minutes.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.
  • Spread meat mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded Swiss cheese.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.
  • Top casserole with frozen tater tots.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.
  • If desired, sprinkle hot tots with salt and black pepper to taste.
    Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated recipe without soup, without milk and without sour cream. It's easy and cheesy.

Notes

  • Our version is a tater tot casserole without soup.  
  • The classic Frisco sauce (from San Francisco) consists of a cheesy flavor from both American and Swiss cheeses.  If your kids are adverse to the strong Swiss flavor, use cheddar or Colby instead. 
  • This Frisco melt tater tot casserole has a sweet sauce made with Thousand Island and French dressings and ketchup.  If you have Thousand Island or French, but not both, you could absolutely omit the one you don't have.  Just add more of the other. 
  • If you like an even more cheesy tater tot casserole, then sprinkle with additional shredded cheese 5 minutes before it's done.
  • Keep the tater tots frozen until time to put on casserole. 
  • You could easily use more or less tots than this casserole without soup calls for.  
  • Love Frisco Melts? Try our Frisco Hamburger Helper.

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg

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