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Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

by Lena

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To make this Delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole You’ll need the following
ingredients:

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole is an all time family favorite made with chicken, bacon, cheese and a delicious creamy ranch sauce that everyone will love!

You can’t go wrong with making this Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole for the family. It’s an easy recipe to throw together especially on a busy night when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. Ingredients are simple and ones you probably already have in the house.

Casseroles are traditional comfort food. Occasionally I talk to someone who never makes a casserole and I have to wonder why!!

Some people think that casseroles came about as a way to stretch food further. It was an economical way to use up different kinds of foods in a delicious way.

Casseroles are typically EASY to make so they are perfect for home cooks.

I love the fact that I can add lots of veggies to a meal without my kids minding so much. The veggies in a casserole get eaten more often then if the same veggie is just a side dish on the plate.

Casseroles make the best leftovers so lunch the next day is already done.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of cooked bacon or you can use microwave bacon
  • 4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 32 oz. bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cook chicken in a separate pan until done. Let chicken cool a few minutes and shred with a mixer.
  3. Using a small saucepan, melt butter on low heat, whisk in flour and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Whisk the milk in the saucepan mixture slowly pouring a little bit at a time. Mix until you get a creamy consistency and add in ranch dressing and mix.
  5. Spray a 9×13 baking dish and add a layer of chicken, then sauce, then half of cheese, then tater tots and cook for 20 minutes uncovered.
  6. Crumble cooked bacon while waiting for the casserole to cook and set aside.
  7. Make sure the tater tots are a golden color and crispy and then top the casserole with the remaining cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

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