Craving a delicious, comforting meal that’s easy to prepare and guaranteed to please the entire family? Look no further than the chicken tater to casserole. This hearty dish is a hit among home cooks, busy parents, and food enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to feed a crowd or simply want a comforting dinner, this casserole is versatile and perfect for any occasion.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole


Here’s what you’ll need to make this scrumptious chicken tater tot casserole:

For 4 servings:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas (optional)
  • 1 bag (32 oz) frozen tater tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For 8 servings:

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 2 cans (10.5 oz each) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups frozen peas (optional)
  • 2 bags (32 oz each) frozen tater tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Preparation

Follow these simple steps to whip up your chicken tater tot casserole:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) to ensure it’s ready to bake your casserole to perfection.

Step 2: Prepare the Chicken Mixture

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion, and frozen peas (if using). Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 3: Assemble the Casserole

Spread the chicken mixture evenly in a greased baking dish (9x13 inch for 8 servings, 8x8 inch for 4 servings). Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the chicken mixture.

Step 4: Bake

Place the assembled casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy, and the filling is bubbly.

Customization Tips

Make this casserole your own by trying different variations:

  • Vegetables: Swap peas for other veggies like corn, green beans, or broccoli.
  • Cheese: Experiment with different types of cheese such as mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a spicy pepper jack.
  • Spices: Add extra flavor with garlic powder, paprika, or crushed red pepper flakes.

Serving Suggestions and Storage Tips

Serve your chicken tater to casserole hot, straight from the oven. Pair it with a simple side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.


  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the casserole in individual portions for up to 2 months. Reheat in the oven until warmed through.


There you have it—a simple, delicious chicken tater to casserole that’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Give this recipe a try and share your thoughts and variations with us. Happy cooking!

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