Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

If you’re like me, when you see the word “casserole” you’re kind of like whomp-whomp, booorrrring…unless of course if we are talking about this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole!

My kids like a little spice, so this is a perfect weeknight dinner for us.

If your kids aren’t a fan of spice, simply leave the buffalo sauce out and serve it on the side for yourself.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

I’m a planner-ahead-er when it comes to dinners.

So I had some cooked and shredded chicken already waiting for me when I got home from an extra exhausting day of teaching second grade.

All I had to do was combine the cooked chicken, sour cream, dry ranch packet, buffalo sauce, cheese, and frozen tater tots in a bowl.

Once mixed I transferred to a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Into a 400 degree oven this goes and I set the timer for 40 minutes and go to relax!

Well, I thought I was going to relax until the kids and dog kept wanting my attention…

at least I could give it to them instead of fussing over dinner though, right?!

Mine was ready to perfection after 40 minutes.

But allow 5 more minutes if it doesn’t look golden and crispy…it’s worth the wait!

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

I served this yummy chicken tater tot casserole with some green onions on top along with some extra buffalo sauce and ranch 🙂

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole


Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
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Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Buffalo chicken with tater tots baked with cheese in a one pan meal that everyone will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best, Buffalo, Casserole, Chicken, Dinner Recipes, Easy, Easy Dinner, Kid Friendly Meals, Recipe, Tater Tot, TikTok
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 500 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 16 oz sour cream (or light sour cream)
  • 1 packet dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 28 oz bag frozen tater tots (I used Ore Ira Seasoned Tater Tots)
  • Optional: green onions, additional buffalo sauce, ranch dressing


  1. Combine sour cream, dry ranch packet, and buffalo sauce in a large bowl, stir to mix evenly. Stir in chicken and cheese. Then carefully fold in the frozen tater tots until evenly coated. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

  2. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve topped with green onions, ranch dressing and/or extra buffalo sauce on the side if desired.

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