Chili Tater Tot Casserole




It is just something about tater tots that make a meal fun, right? My son absolutely loves chili and cheese on anything and we eat tater tots often. So I knew this was going to be a winner with my kids. 



This is one of those dump it all in and let it go kind of meals. And perfect on nights when you do not want to go to a lot of effort but still get a home cooked meal on the table. This recipe uses canned chili but you can also used leftover chili. 



When I originally made this recipe it was made with only 3 ingredients. But recently I decided to spice things up and bit and add some cheddar cheese soup and some green chilis. This has been a preferred way to make it ever since. Either way you make it, its always a winner!  






Chili Tater Tot Casserole

2 cans of chili without beans 
tater tots
2 cup cheddar cheese 
1-4 oz can of green chilis
1-10 3/4 oz can of cheddar cheese soup

Open the cans of chili and pour into either a 9 x 9 or 9 x 13 casserole dish or grab that cast iron skillet. (my favorite way) Mix in the cheddar cheese soup and the green chilis. 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 or beans to this to stretch it a little. 




(Original) Chili Tater Tot Casserole

2 cans of chili with beans 
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!




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27 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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  19. Well anything with Chili and Tater Tots is amazing! I love how easy and delicious this is! You have a wonderful meal and aren't in the kitchen after a busy day! YUM!

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  20. Thanks for sharing at Meal Plan Monday! I love tater tot casseroles in all forms. Yours looks amazing!!

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  21. I added a can of cheddar cheese soup! I believe it thinned it out, so next time will be grated cheese!!! We loved it, of course I wanted all the tater tots but had to be fair about it! Honestly all I could think of while eating it was - where is the hot dog! That will be my next venture! Thank you for sharing such an easy and delicious meal!

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