Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole checks all of the boxes with creamy chicken, mixed veggies, and crispy tater tots on top! Make it ahead and freeze for later, or bake it now and enjoy this favorite casserole that even picky eaters will love!

Chicken tater tot casserole in a white baking dish.
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This Casserole Has Everything!

  • Amazing Flavor - tastes so good, you'll go back for more!
  • Favorite Ingredients - who doesn't like creamy cheese and crunchy tater tots?
  • Great Comfort Food - your whole family will stay full for hours.
  • Easy Recipe - simple to make with 5 easy steps.
  • Make It Ahead - prepare it ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later!
Tater Tot Casserole on a plate.

Kids of all ages will gobble up this chicken tater tot casserole that's super easy to make! It's perfect for busy weeknights and a great way to sneak in veggies with the rest of the ingredients. 🙂

I love to take this tasty dish to potluck dinners. It gets rave reviews and everyone always asks for the recipe. You can dress it up and add more ingredients, or make it as directed and it's absolutely delicious!

Looking for more hearty meals? Try my Crack Chicken Casserole and Cowboy Cornbread Casserole that are also a big hit!

Fork lifting up a bite of casserole.

Easy Ingredients

  • Shredded Chicken - use rotisserie chicken or leftovers to shorten prep time
  • Mixed Vegetables - a frozen mix of carrots, corn, green beans, and peas
  • Sour Cream, milk and cream of chicken soup - makes the creamy sauce
  • Spices - garlic powder, onion powder, salt, dried basil, and black pepper
  • Colby Jack Cheese - feel free to use any cheese you prefer

See the Recipe Card at the end of this post for quantities and notes.

Ingredients needed for Tater tot casserole.

​How to Make It

1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, grated parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

ingredients mixed together in a bowl.

2. Stir in the shredded Colby Jack cheese and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

Chicken mixture in white baking dish.

3. Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer over the chicken mixture, covering it completely.

Tater tots arranged on top of casserole.

4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy, and the dish is heated through and bubbly.

Casserole after baking in the oven.

5. Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

​Add Some Flair!

Want to mix it up a little with some variations? Check out these ideas on how you can add your own special flair...

  • Add different spices like dried oregano, thyme or rosemary.
  • Use frozen hash browns instead of tater tots.
  • Sprinkle in gouda, mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
  • Add fresh zucchini or spinach instead of mixed vegetables.
  • Top with bacon bits and extra cheese for a loaded dish!
Spatula lifting up casserole with mixed veggies.

What Goes With Tater Tot Casserole?

Fork piercing tater tots.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use any fresh vegetables you like such as squash, broccoli and asparagus. Just make sure to chop them into bite-sized pieces and cook them slightly before adding to the mix.

Can I use a different type of soup?

You can substitute with cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or any other cream soup you prefer. Or, you can leave out this ingredient entirely and add more sour cream in its place.

Bowl of chicken tater tot casserole with mixed vegetables.

Storage Tips

To Make Ahead: Assemble the dish, but don't bake it. Cover it tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 3 months. If frozen when ready to cook, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed.

Storing Leftovers: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Recipe Card

Tater tots being lifted up by a spatula in a casserole dish.

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole checks all of the boxes with creamy chicken, mixed veggies, and crispy tater tots on top!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Casseroles, Main Courses
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings8
Calories: 347kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (thawed to room temperature)
  • 1 (10.5) ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 (28) ounce package frozen tater tots

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, grated parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Stir in the shredded Colby Jack cheese and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  • Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer over the chicken mixture, covering it completely.
  • Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy, and the casserole is heated through and bubbly.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

To Make Ahead: Assemble the dish, but don't bake it. Cover it tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 3 months. If frozen when ready to cook, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed.
Storing Leftovers: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I've made a lot of casseroles but none that are this good. I like the spices in this recipe and the tater tots on top. Kids loved it.

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