Low Carb Tot Casserole

Growing up in the 80s, tater tots were the go to for quick crunchy-potato appeal next to a grilled cheese or hamburger. My Mom used tater tots in a famous casserole I am sure EVERYONE from the 80s remembers….Tater tot casserole where you use the canned cream of mushroom soup.

I would not be caught using canned soup today, but have re-created this nostalgic fave with low carb ingredients and a homemade cream soup that rivals the canned stuff!

Low Carb Tot Casserole

Bring back all of the memories of childhood in the 80s with this low carb version of a classic casserole!
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Country Style
Servings 5 servings


Main List

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 small onion; diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar; reserved
  • 1/2 bag Green Giant Cauliflower/or Broccoli Tots

For The Sauce

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp worchestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 oz cream cheese (4 tbsp)
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum/or glucomannan


  • Preheat your oven to 350F. In a 10” cast iron skillet brown and crumble the beef with the onion powder, onion and salt. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, add cooked and crumbled beef to a greased 8x8 pan.
  • To make the sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan EXCEPT FOR THE CREAM CHEESE AND XANTHAN.
  • Stir well with a whisk over medium heat until uniform. Bring to a boil then add cream cheese. Whisk until melted. Sprinkle xanthan or glucomannan over the boiling sauce and whisk well.
  • Lower to medium heat so it simmers. Simmer for 3 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon thickly.
  • Stir the sauce into the cooked beef and spread evenly in the skillet or 8x8 pan. Top with Green Giant Cauliflower tots in one layer.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until its melted. Serve with a vegetable.
  • Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 350F for 8-10 minutes.
Keyword baked, casserole, dinner

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