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Recipe for chicken tater tot casserole

Best Damn Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings


This easy-to-make casserole features cooked chicken in a tangy, spicy, cheesy sauce, topped with golden crispy tater tots. Whether you’re hosting a game-day party or looking for a comforting family dinner, this dish is sure to please.


  • 32oz Tater tots, frozen
  • 3 cups cooked chicken *(see notes below)
  • 1 can (10.5oz) cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup hot sauce (Frank’s)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°(F). Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soup, cream cheese, shredded cheese, milk, ranch dressing, hot sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper until well combined.
  3. Stir the chicken into the sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Spread the chicken mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. Add single layer of tater tots on top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown and cheese bubbles around the edges.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


Use 1 cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, skin removed and meat shredded or cubed. You can also use canned cooked chicken. Use 2 or 3 cans (9.75oz), drained. In total you’re looking for 1-1.5lbs of cooked chicken.

Spiciness (heat) level, as prepared, is about a 3 out of 10. Add another 4 oz of cream cheese to make thicker and to cut down on spiciness.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American