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Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

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I love a good Tater Tot Casserole; hot warm comfort food in the middle of winter is just really hard to beat. This Bacon Chicken Ranch Tater Tot Casserole is a bold new variation on an old fave!

A single bite of chicken bacon ranch tater tot casserole.

Layers of all the best ingredients make this casserole one of the best! Crispy baked tater tots, sour cream, and soup mixed with ranch spices and herbs, cooked chicken, topped with cheese and bacon, and MORE tater tots.

Cheese pull on a tater tot casserole.

Mix it up, bake it, go play a game, and dinner is mostly done. You’ll be rewarded with a cheesy, tater-tottery, bacon, ranchy casserole that everyone loves to love.

Baked Tater Tot casserole with bacon and chicken.

Start with the Classic hot dish Base Cream of chicken soup

Using a Cream of Chicken Soup makes it quick and easy to whip together. “Cream of soups” from Campbell’s are the absolute classic base for all hot dishes. When I was growing up we had a lot of versions of tater tot casseroles, we were SO lucky!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole.

I thought Tater Tot Casseroles were universal, was I wrong! So many folks wrote to me to comment on my Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole post–about how they’d never tried one–and I must confess, I was surprised.

Here are a couple of ways to mix up the Classic Tater Tot Casserole

  • Try using different kinds of cheese, sharp, or mozzarella, or even smoked cheeses that taste amazing in this casserole
  • Substitute Crispy Crowns for the tater tots
  • Use different meats like sausage or ground turkey or even leftovers
  • Add vegetables to the soup mix!
  • try this df/gf chicken potato casserole for an allergen-free dinner

Ingredients for Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casseroles.

What do I need to make a Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole??

  • 9×13 baking dish
  • tater tots
  • cooked chicken, you can use dark or light meat, a great way to use up a rotisserie chicken, or cook up these air fryer grilled chicken tenders!
  • cream of chicken soup or use cream of mushroom soup
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar OR a mix of cheese
  • ranch dressing herbs onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, dill weed
  • bacon, you can use real bacon or real bacon bits

Need a Low Carb Casserole Idea?

Try this Keto Chicken Taco Casserole from Keto Cooking Wins for a low-carb casserole for all your low-carb or diabetic friends!

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A fork and plateful of tater tot casserole.
Yield: 10 servings

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

A single bite of chicken bacon ranch tater tot casserole.

A fun twist on the tater tot casserole, this bacon ranch chicken combo will be a hit with everyone!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds Tater Tots
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, use low salt if desired
  • 1//2 cup sour cream
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken, light or dark meat or a mix!
  • 3/4 cup cooked bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar OR your favorite shredded cheese mix


  1. preheat the oven to 400˚
  2. line the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with about half the Tater Tots
  3. in a mixing bowl whisk the dill weed, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley
  4. whisk in the soup and the sour cream
  5. mix in the chicken and the herbs and spices
  6. spread over the tater tots in the pan
  7. sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese and most of the bacon
  8. bake at 350° for 45 minutes to an hour until it's bubbling hot
  9. sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bacon and bake five more minutes
  10. serve hot

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 498Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 110mgSodium 782mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 30g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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3 thoughts on “Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole”

  1. You have two different temperatures listed in the directions. At the beginning it states to preheat at 400 and then when putting in oven it says 350. This is confusing for the cook. Which temperature do they actually preheat to or do they lower temperature to 350 after preheating to 400?


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