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Loaded Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Loaded Tater Tot Casserole

Loaded tater tot casserole is a relatively recent culinary creation. Its history can be traced back to the United States in the late 20th century. The dish typically consists of tater tots (a type of potato snack made from grated potatoes formed into small cylindrical shapes). It is arranged in a casserole dish, topped with various ingredients such as cheese, bacon, ground beef, and vegetables. Then, baked in the oven until crispy and golden.

  • Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 lb. bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup leftover chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato; diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced, for serving (optional)
  • Thinly-sliced green onions, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Arrange the tater tots in the bottom of a 9×13-in. baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; sprinkle half the cheese on top along with chicken and bacon. Return to oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese, top with sour cream, tomatoes, and red onions, Garnish with parsley and green onions.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes


  • Calories: 381 kcal
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 82 mg

Keywords: cheesy tater tot casserole