Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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This buffalo chicken tater tot casserole is a total comfort food and made right in a casserole dish for a simple dinner. Rotisserie chicken, buffalo wing sauce, Ranch, seasonings, cream cheese and more all topped with tater tots.

Buffalo chicken is a great game day dish for cheering on your favorite team. If you love buffalo chicken dip, this buffalo chicken casserole is a great way to take it to the next level.

garnish with green onions ranch and buffalo sauce

Enjoy all your favorite spicy buffalo chicken flavors all in one dish.

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Make sure to try out my buffalo chicken crescent rolls and buffalo chicken mac and cheese. They are delicious!

This Buffalo Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Is…

  • A great casserole for the whole family
  • Crispy tater tots
  • Pre Cooked Chicken Used for Easy Prep
  • Hot Dish Recipe
  • New Favorite Tater Tot Casserole
  • Family Friendly

Ingredients Needed

casserole filling ingredients

Rotisserie Chicken – Use pre-cooked chicken for this dish. If you don’t have pre-cooked on hand, simply cook some boneless chicken breast and shred or dice. Leftover chicken works for this dish as well.

Buffalo Sauce – You can use your favorite brand of buffalo hot sauce for this dish. It is going to be the stand out flavor so make sure you like the flavor.

Ranch – The ranch dressing is what helps tame down the spice on this tater tot casserole.

Green Onions – This is going to balance out the spice and savory components.

Cream Cheese – Make sure to use a whipped cream cheese or softened cream cheese for the best results.

Garlic – The garlic adds quick a bit of flavor to the dish.

Pepper Jack Cheese – Use pepper jack cheese adds even more kick of spice. If you can’t take the heat reach for a sharp cheddar cheese.

Tater Tots – Delicious tater tots from the freezer section are what you will need.

How to Make it

Full steps on how to make this tater tot casserole is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step 1: Add shredded chicken, hot sauce, ranch, and seasonings and green onions and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix until well combined.

mix casserole filling in large bowl

Step 2: Spoon chicken mixture into the casserole dish and spread out into an even layer.

spread chicken mixture in casserole dish

Step 3: Top with the shredded cheese, and create an even layer.

add shredded cheese

Step 4: Next do a single layer of tater tots making straight lines around the top of the chicken pieces.

add tater tots until cheese is covered

Step 5: Bake as directed until the tots are crispy brown colored.

Then top with ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, or more green onions.

serve casserole and enjoy

Serve your buffalo chicken tater tot casserole with salad or chopped carrots and celery sticks on the side. Enjoy!

Storing Leftovers

Refrigerate – Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 days. Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or in the oven. Then top with more sauce or even a dollop of sour cream.

Freezing – You can also freeze this casserole. Freeze this casserole for 4-5 months in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight or cover with foil and heat in a baking dish in the oven. Once it is warmed, remove the foil and finish cooking until the tots are crispy again.

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots bite on fork

Can I use a homemade sauce instead of store bought?

Go right ahead and make your homemade hot sauce with a little spice or a lot. You can control the heat favorite that you will mix up with the buffalo chicken totchos dish.

Can I make this with ground beef instead of chicken?

Yes, you can cook up a pound of beef and use instead of pulled chicken or shredded chicken. It will change up the flavor a bit but will still taste great.

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Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

4.84 from 6 votes
This easy casserole is loaded with flavor and super easy to make. The whole family will love it!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • ½ cup Buffalo sauce, more if you like
  • ½ cup Ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons Onion powder
  • 4 oz Whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup Green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup Pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 60 Tater Tots, approximately

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Add shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, onion powder, garlic, green onions, and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Spoon chicken mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish and smooth out evenly.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Cover with one single layer of tater tots.
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown.
  • Drizzle with dressing, buffalo sauce, and additional green onions.

Notes

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 417kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 99mg, Sodium: 2269mg, Potassium: 252mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 426IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 142mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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