Deer Tater Tot Casserole

Deer Tater Tot Casserole
Deer Tater Tot Casserole

Deer Tater Tot Casserole is fried ground venison burger with onions and green bell peppers smothered in cream of mushroom soup and topped with golden brown tater tots and cheddar cheese.

Deer Tater Tot Casserole is one of our favorite meals. It’s a very hearty and filling meal that your whole family will love and it’s super easy to make! It makes for great leftovers the next day too.

Deer Tater Tot Casserole

Prep Time: 5 MinutesYield: 8 Squares
Cook Time: 43 MinutesServing Size: 1 Square
Total Time: 48 MinutesCalories Per Serving: 329


  • 1.5 lb ground deer burger
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper (optional)
  • Approximately 20 tater tots (less than a 32 oz bag)
  • 2 10.75 oz can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • dash of salt and pepper to taste (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Fry the deer burger, breaking it up as it cooks. If you are going to use onion and green bell pepper, add them once the burger is browned and drained of all excess fats. Let it fry until the peppers and onions are tender.
  2. In a bowl, add the cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt, and pepper, and mix it well. Pour it in with the deer burger, onions, and peppers and mix well.
  3. Pour the deer mixture in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and position the tater tots on top. Bake for 30 minutes and remove it from the oven.
  4. Evenly sprinkle with the cheese and put it back in the oven for another few minutes–just long enough for the cheese to melt.
  5. Let it rest for a couple of minutes and then divide it into 8 squares and serve.

See, I told you Deer Tater Tot Casserole was super easy to fix!

This is a meal in one–you don’t really need any sides, but if you insist, a nice salad or steamed veggies would compliment this dish.

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The good, the bad, and the delicious…

  • Deer Tater Tot Casserole is low in sugar, carbs and high in vitamin C, iron and protein.
  • This recipe is a little high in fat and cholesterol. 

See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

Deer Tater Tot Casserole Nutrition Facts

Yields: 8 PiecesServing Size: 1 Piece
Calories 329Calories from fat: 44
 % Daily Value*
 Total Fat 16 g24%
 Saturated Fat 7 g36%
 Monounsaturated Fat 4 g 
 Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g 
 Trans Fat 0 g 
 Cholesterol 127 mg42%
 Sodium 366 mg15%
 Total Carbohydrates 13 g4%
 Dietary Fiber 2 g6%
 Sugars 3 g 
 Protein 34 g68%
Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 21%Iron 23%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.

To make this recipe more diet-friendly…

  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If your burger has less fat this recipe will also have less fat and cholesterol. You can use ground venison that has no fat added and it will be just as delicious!
  • To help lower the fat, even further, use low-fat cheese and/or use less cheese, a reduced fat cream of mushroom soup and low-fat milk. I like to use almond milk. This will also lower the calories.
  • If needed, to help lower the sodium use a low sodium cream of mushroom soup and omit any added salt.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Deer Tater Tot Casserole, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at

Bon Appétit

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9 thoughts on “Deer Tater Tot Casserole”

  1. I love, love, love your site! This looks like something my kids will actually eat lol so I’ll be fixing this ASAP.

  2. Amanda you’ve outdone yourself with this Deer Tater Tot recipe. I absolutely love what you’ve done with the website. I can’t tell you how many hunters and non-hunters I’ve share it with. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking a book with those recipes would do well. I know it would sell very well at the hunting event I go to. Keep up the good work, and thank you.

  3. Wondering if anyone has done 1/2 venison and 1/2 hamburger or 1/2 turkey?
    Would I have to change anything??

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