Sunday, January 31, 2010

Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken and Tater Tot Casserole

Man, it's been FOREVER!!! I have been so insanely busy since I got back from Germany (which was totally awesome by the way), that haven't had time to play catch up. I have so many recipes to post and I am so excited about it!

So I am sure there are a lot of you dying to know what my "news" was...well if you haven't guessed it already, I FINALLY got a camera!!! WOOHOO! I have LOTS of learning to do, but I am so excited about it. I had been looking for a long time and finally decided on the Canon T1i. It's been so much fun playing with it!

But back to this recipe...
This recipe popped up in my Reader awhile back and it couldn't have shown up at a better time. I was going through all the stuff with Heggy and trying to prepare for my trip, so needless-to-say, I didn't have a lot of time to think about dinner. Picky Palate made my day when I saw her recipe for Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken and Tater Tot Casserole! The meal looked so tasty on her blog and it did NOT disappoint. It was so delicious and comforting. If you are looking for a quick, easy, but not so healthy meal, then you should definitely give this a try. It was so delicious!
Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken and Tater Tot Casserole
(from Picky Palate)

2 small cans cream of chicken soup

2 small cans cheddar cheese soup

1 1/2 Cups milk

8-10 Cups broccoli florets

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I boiled mine.)

1 teaspoon hot sauce (Tabasco)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1/8 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley

1/2 bag Ore Ida Seasoned Tater Tots, frozen

1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place soup and milk into a large pot over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli and cook for 5 additional minutes to soften slightly. Stir in chicken, hot sauce, salt, pepper and garlic seasoning.

Pour mixture into 11×7 inch baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Top evenly with tater tots and cheese; bake for 20 minutes then cover with foil. Bake for an additional 15 minutes with dish covered with foil. Remove from oven and serve.


  1. Yeah a new camera!! How cool! I wish we could get a new one. Mine bothers me. A lot.
    I have a question about the casserole. I love Tater Tots, and I love cheese, but I do not love broccoli. DO you think I could substitute it with another veggie?

  2. Heather, thanks I am still learning! I bet you sub the broccoli for peas maybe even califlower and it would still taste good. Let me know if you try it and it works out!!

  3. Wow. This looks decadent. Just my style! thanks for popping in at my sandwich blog. Great to have you as a follower. Thanks a lot. I'll be back, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

  4. why didn't I think of this?!?!? 4 of my favorite foods in one dish? GENIUS!


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