Loaded Chicken Ranch Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Is a Dinner Grand Slam by Donna John

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Loaded Chicken Ranch Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Is a Dinner Grand Slam

This easy casserole recipe really helped me hit a dinner grand slam. Well, on some levels. I've made a few tater tot casseroles recently, all using ground beef. Not a shock to anybody, they were all delicious. How can you miss with a potato casserole? This ultimate chicken ranch tater tot casserole is made with cooked chicken, which intrigued me. I'm glad I made this easy casserole because it was crazy good.

Like most tater tot casseroles, this one had very simple prep. The ingredient list was not bad either. For this chicken tater tot casserole recipe you need cooked chopped or shredded chicken (I used shredded), sour cream, cream of chicken soup, dry ranch dressing mix, cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, green onions and a bag of frozen tater tots. Instead of placing the tater tots on top of the casserole filling, everything is mixed together, poured into a dish and baked.

I said this was a dinner grand slam on some levels, because this is not the healthiest casserole. But I believe everything in moderation and that it can still be in your dinner rotation because of how tasty it is. I do have a few ideas on making it somewhat healthier in the Recipe Notes below.

Serve this cheesy potato and chicken casserole for dinner with a fresh vegetable or salad

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
  • 16 ounces (1 container) sour cream
  • 10 ounces (1 can) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 ounce (1 packet) dry ranch dressing mix
  • 5 - 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Colby Jack
  • 2 - 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen tater tots

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Recipe Notes

  • To make this recipe a little healthier, use turkey bacon, low-fat sour cream and the healthier variety of cream of chicken soup.
  • You can make this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. Add a few more minutes to the cooking time.
  • You do not need to thaw the tater tots.
  • This casserole can be frozen before being baked or after baking. Cool completely before wrapping and freezing.
  • Because of the sodium in the canned soup and dry ranch seasoning, you don't need to add additional salt.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, dressing mix (dry), crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Season with black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add the tater tots. Gently mix to combine.
  3. Pour into a 13x9-inch casserole dish that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes.
  5. Garnish with additional chopped green onions or fresh minced chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 958

Total Fat: 57.4g

Saturated Fat: 21.9g

Cholesterol: 99mg

Sodium: 1956mg

Total Carbohydrate: 76g

Dietary Fiber: 9g

Total Sugars: 1.3g

Protein: 33.6g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 308mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 1407mg

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Heather Holter
I made up a chicken bacon ranch tator tot hotdish recipe that is nearly identical to this except I use actual ranch dressing and less sour cream and I add corn. I didn't know it was a thing. Lol
Elisa Schmitz
Sounds delicious, Heather Holter ! We love a good hotdish. Hope you'll share your recipe with us!
Patty Long
Am making this today - you may want to edit instructions to actually add the chicken. 😉
Donna John
Hope you enjoy it! We did and I frozen half for my parents, and they loved it. Chicken goes in with the rest of the ingredients. I used chicken breast, but you could use thighs.

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