Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Loaded Chicken and Bacon Tator Tot Casserole Recipe

Mar 18, 2013

Loaded Chicken and Bacon Tator Tot Casserole Recipe

Tator Tot Hotdish is usually my "go to" recipe when I have a bag of tator tots in the freezer. I wanted to change it up and do something completely different, so why not use them in a recipe similar to loaded baked potatoes? It turned out fantastic and both my daughter and I loved it. Using chicken and bacon is a perfect meat combo and top it all off with sour cream and green onions. Yum! Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Loaded Chicken and Bacon Tator Tot Casserole (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound tator tots
1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
green onions, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cover the bottom of a baking dish with tator tots in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with bacon, chicken and cheddar cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve topped with sour cream and green onions.

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  1. This sounds like a perfect weeknight meal. I'm always looking for new ones and this looks like a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful picture, makes me hungry. I have fixed several of your recipes and am never disappointed. Thanks for sharing with us at
    "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"

  3. This looks so yummy, always on the look out for easy tasty meals for the family. I'd love for you to share this over at the link party I host :D

  4. Pinned! Thanks for bringing this to Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly from Smart School House

  5. Oh wow, looking forward to trying this! Stopping by from Semi Homemade Mom :)

  6. This looks and sounds delish!!
    We would like to invite you to share this at our party that is live now:
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  7. You have me convinced!! This sounds like a great comfort meal.

  8. Yum! We love tator tot casserole, but I have never done chicken & bacon! Sounds delish! Found you at High Heels & Grills linky. I would love for you to share this at my link party starting Friday night at 9pm MST.

    I hope to see you there!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

    1. Thanks so much for the invite, Amber! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. These look amazing. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. Saw this on Full Plate Thursday and couldn't resist! Looks like a family-pleasing dish.

  11. Sheena,
    I can't wait to try this awesome Casserole. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. This sounds amazing! THanks for sharing. Coming over from Sweet & Savoury!

  13. Oh, goodness. I want this right now! Amazing recipe - glad I found you through the Sweet & Savory linkup!

  14. Those look so yummy. I want to make them right now!!! Happy Sunday.

  15. Wow... this looks SO bad for me, yet so yummy! They are like tator tot nachos. There is a restaurant in Columbus that serves something similar to this- they call them tatchos, lol!

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week. :)

  16. OHHHH! Great comfort food. I would love to eat a plate and watch a movie with a good beer. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  17. This sounds a lot easier than the loaded baked potato & chicken casserole I make, and I love tater tots...may have to give this a try if I can get my silly kids to eat something with tots (how can I have 3 kids who don't like them?!)

  18. Is there a way to figure out the nutritional information? Thanks in advance!

    1. I'm sorry Eric, I don't add nutritional info to my posts. Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Our son, The Bacon Eating Kid, would totally love this!

  20. I think I need to add this to our menu this week, Sheena! My family would love this :)

  21. I made this tonight and it was good, but seemed a little "dry" if that makes sense. We had to add a LOT of sour cream and even a little ranch dressing. Thank you for the quick recipe!

  22. Ummmm Yum!! This looks fantastic. I love tater tots!! And loaded sounds even better.


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