Taco Tater Tot Skillet

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If you’re looking for a new taco recipe with a twist, this is for you. The top layer of tater tots adds wonderful flavor and a slight crunch to this taco tater tot skillet recipe. Honestly, the Mexican flavors make this meal absolutely delicious. This is a must pin and print recipe! Keep reading to see how amazing this dish is.

A skillet of taco meat, corn, black beans, topped with tater tots.
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Not only is this recipe easy, filling, and comforting, it’s also full of so much flavor, ready for the oven in minutes. You won’t have any problems preparing this meal after work or between sports practices.

And really, who doesn’t love another one dish recipe? I’m tired of cleaning just one pan after dinner said no.one.ever.

However, if you don’t have a skillet that can go from the range to a heated oven, this recipe will easily conform to a 9 x 13 baking pan.


  • If you’re new to eating gluten free, take note — most taco seasoning packets have gluten and/or dairy in them. Silliest thing ever, right?! So always check ingredients if you’re looking at taco seasoning packets.
  • Next enchilada sauces seem to come in many different sized cans. I prefer using the Hatch 15 oz. organic red mild enchilada sauce when we eat this, found here. But any gluten free sauce will do. Even a smaller 10 oz. can will work fine.
  • And your favorite gluten free tater tot brand will work wonderfully for this recipe. Typically I have a few tater tots left over in the bag after making this recipe. If you’re using a different size skillet or pan, you might use them all.
  • Customized this recipe to include your favorites too! If you are after some serious heat, add in diced green chilies. Or if you’ve found an amazing dairy free cheese, add in 1-2 cups of shredded cheese to the meat sauce before layering with tater tots. However, this recipe doesn’t need cheese. You won’t even miss it in this skillet.
A saucy mixture of ground beef, corn, black beans, and sauces.
Putting tater tots on top of a taco mixture of ground beef, corn, black beans, and sauce mixture.
Tater tots over a taco mixture of ground beef, corn, black beans, and sauce mixtures.

Not surprisingly this recipe is wonderful reheated for leftovers. You just can’t go wrong with this recipe. Pin it now.

For more delicious taco-themed gluten and dairy free recipes, click on these:

  • An Easy Taco Skillet is the easiest homemade meal ever! It’s the perfect recipe for camping too. I guarantee you’ll love this one.
  • Easy Enchiladas are made with shredded chicken and gluten free tortillas. And the Hatch red mild enchilada sauce is used in this recipe too!
  • The Best Taco Bake recipe is easily customized to your Mexican favorites. You won’t believe just how quick this dish comes together.
  • A Crock-Pot Taco Soup is perfect for back-to-school and cold winter nights. The flavors of this soup are mouthwatering. Serve it with a dollop of dairy free sour cream and your favorite tortilla chips.
Tater tots over a taco mixture of ground beef, corn, black beans, and sauces.


You’ll quickly fall in love with this dish. The enchilada sauce adds the perfect heat and flavor to the meat, black bean, and corn mixture. And the top layer of tater tots becomes slightly crunchy while in the oven. Your taste buds will love you. You’ll want to make this now.

Eat well and feel well,


Taco Tater Tot Skillet

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 8 people
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 12 oz bag frozen corn
  • 15 oz Hatch organic red mild enchilada sauce
  • 32 oz bag frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brown beef and onion in a large oven-safe skillet. Drain when beef is fully cooked.
  • Add in minced garlic and stir.
  • Next add in all seasonings, tomato sauce, black beans, corn and enchilada sauce.
  • Place frozen tater tots on top of the taco mixture. Place directly into the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Variations: If using a 9 x 13 baking dish prepare taco mixture as directed. After spraying the baking dish with nonstick spray place taco mixture in dish and spread tater tots on top. Bake as noted above.
  • Optional add ins: diced green chilies, dairy free shredded cheese. Top with diced green onions and dairy free sour cream.


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