Casseroles are one of the easiest yet still tastiest things you can make for dinner. Whether you have no time or just don't like to spend too much time in the kitchen, a good old casserole dish is perfect for you.
Its a full meal in one dish. Skip all the steps of making 3 or 4 separate dishes and combine them all into one for not only less cleanup, but a full and filling meal. Sometimes I will prep them the night before so all I have to do when I get home from a busy day is just pop it in the oven.
A ton of casseroles have very few ingredients which is a great thing. BUT if you are anything like me, the simplicity of them also lets you add pretty much anything you want to them! Make them your own!
Tater tots are a HUGE staple in my house. With 3 boys, I'm not sure what it is about about these little potatoes but the kids go nuts for them! OK, fine, my husband and I secretly do too. You can honestly make them work for any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they are the perfect little side!
This tater tot chicken casserole was a HUGE hit at our house. It was not only easy to make, it had everything in it I would of made for typical meal! Chicken and potatoes, cheese and bacon! My family loves it and it also saves a ton of time for my in the kitchen! We also love to have left overs to take to work and school. Try it out for you family tonight! I guarantee they will love it as much as mine!
To start, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together shredded chicken, sour cream, soup, ranch mix bacon and cheese.
Mix first ingredients together thoroughly before the next step.
Once blended, add in the frozen tater tots and mix to coat.
When all the tots are covered in the mixture, transfer to your pre-greased baking dish and smooth to create an even level.
Add remaining cheese to cover the top and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Serve while nice and hot! This is the best darn tater tot casserole around!
Your family or guests will not be disappointed! Its a full, comfort food meal all in one dish!
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 16-oz sour cream
- 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
- 1 package Ranch dressing mix
- 1 bag real bacon pieces
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (keep ¼ cup for topping)
- 2 lb bag frozen tater tots
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together chicken, sour cream, soup, Ranch mix, bacon and 1 ¾ of cheese until well combined.
- Fold in frozen tater tots.
- Once all the tots are covered, spoon mixture into prepared pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until bubbly.