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Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken tater tot casserole is a new spin on an old favorite! Instead of ground beef, we use shredded chicken in this creamy, irresistible casserole.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tater tot casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 605kcal


  • 9x13 baking dish
  • saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cans 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 to 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 package 32 oz frozen tater tots, thawed


  • Preheat an oven to 375 F. Coat the inside of a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
    Cooking Spray
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the carrot, celery and onion. Sauté until translucent and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 carrot, 2 stalks celery, 1 onion
  • Stir the flour into the vegetables and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • In a large bowl, mix together the vegetables, soup, milk, chicken, salt and pepper. Add to the oiled baking dish.
    2 cans, ½ cup milk, 3 to 4 cups shredded, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over the top. Arrange the tater tots over the top as evenly as possible. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
    ½ cup cheddar cheese, 1 package
  • Bake until heated throughout and the top is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. The filling should bubble around the edges of the dish. It may be necessary to cover the top with aluminum foil for a portion of the baking time if the top is getting too brown.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 2285mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2166IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg