Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole Recipe

I know its different all over the world, but in my neck of the woods the weather has been AMAZING!  When it's like this the last place I want it to be stuck is in the kitchen chopping, stirring, and measuring. That's why meals like this Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole Recipe are PERFECT!

The finished casserole on the counter, in a baking dish, with the title above.

Using simple ingredients you probably have on hand, it doesn't get any better than this delicious dump-and-go recipe.  I know you're gonna love it so...

Let's Get Started!

For this Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole Recipe you will need a few simple ingredients:

Ingredients for the Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole.

  • 2 c Pre-cooked Chicken, Shredded
  • 1 16 oz container of Sour Cream
  • 1 15 oz can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Packet of Real Bacon Pieces
  • 2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded 
  • 1 32 oz package of Tater-Tots

To begin you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

One of the thing that makes this recipe so simple is the precooked chicken.  There are a couple ways you can go about this.  One is to buy a rotisserie chicken from your grocer and pick the chicken.  (That's probably the easiest option.)  I threw 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into my instant pot with some chicken brother and poultry seasoning.  You can even use canned (this is a judgement free zone).  However you choose, the chicken will need to be cooked.  


Pre-cooked and shredded chicken in a bowl.

Place the chicken into a large mixing bowl.

Bacon bits added to the chicken in the bowl.

Next add the packet of real bacon pieces.

Before you ask, yes, you can totally fry up some bacon and add to this 100%, but this is so easy and it adds the same flavor.

Cheese being added to the bowl.

Now you can add the cheese,

Sour cream being added to the mixing bowl.

sour cream,

Cream of chicken soup being added tot he mixing bowl.

cream of chicken soup,

The ranch mix being added to the mixing bowl.

and ranch seasoning mix.

Everything mixed together to create the filling for the casserole.

Now you will need to mix everything together and taste for seasoning.

I honestly didn't add any extra seasoning because most of these products are salty, but that is up to you.

A greased 9x13 baking dish.

Next get a 9x13 baking dish and spray with cooking spray.

The casserole filling in the baking dish.

Spread the Bacon Chicken Ranch Casserole filling in the greased baking dish.

The frozen tater-tots place on top of the casserole filling.

Now you will pour the bag of tater-tots over the top.

Remember, I'm a food blogger, that's why I made this look pretty.  Obviously you don't have to do this.  Just pour the bag in a single layer over the top.

The bacon chicken ranch casserole in the oven.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

The finished Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-tot Casserole

And it's that simple!  I can't even begin to tell you how yummy this Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole is.
A plate with the finished bacon chicken ranch tater-tot casserole on it.

It pairs perfectly with a nice, crisp side salad or some steamed veggies, but in reality I wouldn't judge you for loading up a bowl of this cheesy carb laden goodness and going to town!  How ever you choose to serve I know everyone in your family will love it so get in the kitchen and give it a try TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~





Yield: 6-8
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Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole Recipe

Using simple ingredients you probably have on hand, it doesn't get any better than this delicious dump-and-go recipe for Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M

ingredients:

  • 2 c Pre-cooked Chicken, Shredded
  • 1 16 oz container of Sour Cream
  • 1 15 oz can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Packet of Real Bacon Pieces
  • 2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 32 oz package of Tater-Tots

instructions:

How to cook Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater-Tot Casserole Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, bacon pieces, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese, and ranch mix.  
  3. Mix until everything is incorporated together. 
  4. Place in a 9x13, greased baking dish. 
  5. Pour the bag of tater-tots over the top of the baking dish in a single layer.  
  6. Place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. 
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

NOTES:

The chicken is fully cooked going into the casserole. Some quick and easy options for this are a store bought rotisserie chicken, pre cooking in something like an instant pot, or using canned.
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1 comment

  1. Made for family of four, two boys. Turned out great. I needed more time due to tater tots not fully cooking in 45 at 350. Probably because the bag says like 450 for them. All ingredients fit well in 9x13 pan.

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