Chili Tater Tot Casserole



The first time I saw this recipe I knew my family would like it. My son absolutely loves chili and cheese on anything and we eat tater tots often. So I knew this was a winner. Both my kids really enjoyed this and in fact we have made this a second time. I used canned chili in this but I will be using leftover chili the next time I make it for this. When I go through the hassle of making a pot of something I usually make enough to last us a few days. I suspect there will be some chili left over when I make it again this fall.  I am always looking for recipes my kids will eat and are easy to throw together on a busy night. I hope you get to try this recipe with the ones you love.


Chili Tater Tot Casserole

2 cans of Hormel chili with beans (or any brand you prefer)
   or homemade chili
tater tots
1 cup cheddar cheese or more

Open the cans of chili and pour in a dish. This first time was in a 9 x 13 but I found that a square casserole dish worked better. Line tater tots on top of the chili and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until tots are golden brown. You can also add ground beef to this to stretch it a little. Super simple!





Shared at:
Weekend Potluck @ The Country Cook
Everyday Mom's Meals Sunday Suppers
Melt in your Mouth Monday
Thursday Treasures @ Recipes for my Boys
Totally Tasty Tuesdays @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round Up
Walking on Sunshine @ Foodie Friends Friday
Lady Behind the Curtain Cast Party Wednesday
See Ya In The Gumbo @ Ms. Enplace
Simple Supper Tuesday @ Hun, Whats for Dinner?

24 comments:

  1. I have a feeling my husband will LOVE this recipe. Never thought about making chili this way.

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    1. I sure hope you get to try it Joan. You really cant get much easier than this recipe. Next time I will be making this with my own chili. Thanks for stopping by. I love when you visit!

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  2. We love tater tot casserole and yours looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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    1. Thanks Krista, I hope you get to try it and Monkey enjoys it!

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  3. What a quick and easy recipe to make! I'm sure my kiddos would LOVE this ;) Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Libby, if they are anything like my kiddos it will be a frequently requested recipe. I will be trying this next time with my chili.

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  4. We have this in the oven right now. I wanted to use what we had on hand so I added an extra can's worth of pinto beans (I make ours) and had to use shoestring fries in place of tater tots. Hoping it still turns out yummy. We're calling it chili fry casserole.

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    1. I love that you used what you had. That's what it is all about. I often substitute when I dont have an exact ingredient. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine. Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you let me know how it turns out. Much Love!

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  5. My mom used to make us Tater Tot Casserole ALL the time growing up. We LOVED it! I've never had it with chili though, so I am SUPER excited to try this!! Thanks for sharing :) New follower here. Yay for being blog friends!! Feel free to drop by and say hi! http://highheelsandgrills.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I sure hope it turns out to be a winner for your family as well. I had never had tater tot casserole until I made this...seems kinda sad doesn't it. I am now hooked and cant wait to make a traditional one. I will stop by and visit you as well. Much love!

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  6. This looks GREAT, Sweetie! I can't wait ot make it for my boys. Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 47. <3 and hugs, dear friend! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/08/thursdays-treasures-week-47.html

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  7. Oh that just sounds/looks and I bet tastes AWESOME!

    Stopping by from Thursday's Treasures

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  8. Love your recipe for chili and tater tot casserole! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from Melt In Your Mouth Monday (I posted #89 Pizza Sauce).

    Pinned and Tweeted!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

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  9. Hello Darlin' Friend! I've featured this wonderful casserole on Thursday's Treasures Week 48. <3 and hugs dear one!

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  10. I will have to think about tater tots the next time I make chili. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm catching up on pinning the featured recipes from Weekend Potluck, and I'm running a little behind! This looks fantastic and I know my kids will love it. Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck and congrats on the feature last week. Can't wait to see what you bring this week! ~Kim

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  12. My son would love this! He's not big on potatoes, but he does dig tots. Sounds like a fun family dish. Thank you for linking up with See Ya In the Gumbo--it's good to have you!

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  13. Congrats! Your tater tot casserole had the most views last week. It is being featured in this week's potluck. I'm also pinning and sharing through Google +.

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  14. My son has recently fallen in love with Tartor-tots and I'm sure he would enjoy this recipe as much as the rest of the family. Thank you for linking up to Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  15. This is a great twist on regular tater casserole, little more hearty and a whole meal. Sounds like what I am making for the next work potluck.

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  16. Oh, yeah...this is such a marvelous savory flavor combination!!! And exquisite meal!

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  17. This was ok. But it's just like chili cheese fries. In fact I think chili cheese fries are tastier and quicker to make.

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  18. Could you do this in a crock pot?

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    1. I have not made this in a crock pot but I am sure it would work. If you do try it out, you will have to let us know how it turned out.

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