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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Loaded Tater Tot Casserole

Is it casserole season yet? We're heading into September and the temperatures are still warm here in Phoenix, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a yummy casserole every now and then. Many of y'all are familiar with tater tot casserole - ya know the one with ground beef ... but this Loaded Tater Tot Casserole is full of bacon, chicken, cheese and scrumptious from-scratch chicken gravy!

I got this idea from my bloggy friend, Sheena over at Hot Eats and Cool Reads. I immediately knew my family would LOVE this. The only thing I did different to the recipe was to add the gravy - because who doesn't love gravy?! ;) If you're pressed for time, you could substitute jarred gravy if you would like - or you can even omit it completely like Sheena did. 

Loaded Tater Tot Casserole




Loaded Tater Tot Casserole
Slightly adapted from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Printable recipe
Yield: 8 servings

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 quart (32 oz. container) chicken stock (or use homemade)
⅓ cup heavy cream, half and half or milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 lb. bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups leftover chicken, chopped
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream, for serving (optional)
Thinly-sliced green onions, for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Arrange the tater tots in the bottom of a 9x13-in. baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and allow to cook until the mixture turns a deep brown color - about 10 minutes. Gradually add the chicken stock while whisking. Allow to come to a low boil and continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens a bit - about 5-10 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream, season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

Top the baked tater tots with the chicken gravy. Add the bacon, chicken and cheese. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through. To serve, top individual portions with sour cream and green onions, if desired. 


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18 comments:

  1. This looks great! I had to laugh tho... because you said Phoenix is still hot heading into September. Phoenix is hot heading into November!! Just kidding. My son lives there and at Christmas time, when you guys are cold, we think it's perfect! I'm making this casserole this weekend.

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  2. Just my thing! Bacon & Chicken and a whole lot of other yums !

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  3. Yum! Bacon AND chicken AND cheese? I think my husband would approve. Stopping by from the Foodie Friday link-up! :)

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  4. Looks so good!! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Looks great, Jamie!! I will have to try it with gravy next time! Sounds delicious!!

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  6. Tater Tot Casserole is a fav of my guys, but I love this spin of it being loaded. My latest installment of A Little About Diana is up and I've accepted your for the Leibster Award. My criteria for picking my 11 bloggers were people who have read/asked me questions for my monthly feature about me. Since you have asked me questions I awarded you in return, but it's actually just a big thanks since you've already got the award.

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  7. looks delicious....just mouthwatering!

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  8. This looks nice and hearty and I bet hubby and the kids would both like it!

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  9. This looks fantastic. We love tots, so I'm sure this would be a hit at our house! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  10. Jamie, I also adore casserole season and can't wait to make a hearty pan of mac & cheese! Tater tots are one of my childhood favorites and this casserole sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  11. we love tater tot casserole at our house

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  12. Confession never heard of it before, but pinning for when my oven is replaced what's not to love sounds awesome!

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  13. Yum! This looks delicious, Jamie! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays! Pinned.

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  14. Yum! I haven't had tater tot casserole in forever...I will officially be craving this all week now :-)

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  15. This casserole looks really good and I pinned it! Thanks for Sharing!

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  16. I never get tired of tater tots! These casseroles look great!

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  17. This is comfort food at its best! SO delicious, Jamie!

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