Chicken tater tot casserole is delicious! It’s full of chicken, bacon, cheese, Ranch seasoning, tater tots, diced tomatoes, and green chiles mixed together in a creamy sauce. You won’t believe how quickly this simple meal comes together.

chicken tater tot casserole

Preparing dishes with tater tots is one of our favorites! Be sure and try our Mexican tater tot casserole, Cajun tater tot breakfast casserole, and tater tot sausage casserole.


This chicken tater tot casserole is so simple. It makes the perfect weeknight meal because it’s a “one pot” dish and comes together so quickly. You basically mix, pour, and bake. How easy is that? You can use shredded rotisserie chicken, which makes it even quicker. This is a meal in itself, so no need to worry about any side dishes!


  • Cooked diced chicken-you can easily use turkey.
  • Cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • Sour cream
  • Ranch Dressing seasoning
  • Diced cooked bacon
  • Mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles-we like Rotels but you can use any brand you like.
  • Frozen tater tots
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Feel free to use any type of cheese that your family enjoys. You can easily make it with pepper jack to add a kick. I have also made this with turkey bacon and it was fantastic.


This is the easiest dish ever! I’m telling you, tater tot casseroles are just so simple; once you make one, you’ll want to make them again and again.


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350.

Step 2: Mix chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, bacon, Rotel tomatoes, and shredded cheese together in a bowl.

Step 3: Add in frozen tater tots and pour into a sprayed 9X13 casserole dish.

Step 4: Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until it starts to brown a bit on top.


To add a touch of crisp to the tater tots, place the dish under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Please be sure and watch it; it can burn quickly!


You could easily add a can of corn to this dish. Instead of Ranch seasoning, you could add taco seasoning.


This dish is fine alone. It really doesn’t need anything, but it would be great with our broccoli raisin salad or cucumber tomato salad.


Do you have to thaw the tater tots or can you use them frozen?

No, they don’t need to be thawed out. They are perfectly fine to cook them while frozen.

I don’t like to use canned cream of soup; can I leave it out?

No, I wouldn’t leave it out. You can always make your own. Here is the recipe.


Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can easily reheat any tater toter casserole by placing it in the oven on 325 until it is warmed through. You can also reheat in the microwave.

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Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Leigh Walkup
Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole is the perfect weeknight dinner. It's simple and absolutely delicous! Chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch seasoning, green chiles, tomatos and tater tots in a creamy sauce. It's so good!
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 3 cups cooked diced chicken can use turkey
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 16 oz container sour cream
  • 1 (1-oz) package of Ranch Dressing seasoning
  • 1 cup diced cooked bacon
  • 1 (10-oz) can of Mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 32 ounce bag frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, bacon, Rotel tomatoes and shredded cheese together in a bowl.
  • Add in frozen tater tots and pour into a sprayed 9X13 casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until it starts to brown a bit on top.


You don’t need to thaw the tater tots. You can easily use any kind of shredded cheese that you like.
Keyword Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
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