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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole

"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole Recipe - easy Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch potato casserole using frozen tater tots. So simple and tastes amazing! The flavor combination is highly addictive!! Can freeze casserole for easy side dish later.

Stop what you are doing and go get the ingredients to make this yummy "Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole! This was SO good! I wanted to eat the entire pan myself! I didn't, but I totally wanted to!

In case you are new here, "Cracked Out" is what I call the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon and ranch. It all started with the original "Crack Dip" way back in 2008. I made it for a football game, and we couldn't stop eating it. We started calling it "Crack".  This Tater Tot Casserole is no different. It is so addictive. It is also super easy to make. This casserole can be made ahead of time and frozen for later too! Make it!

"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole Recipe - easy Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch potato casserole using frozen tater tots. So simple and tastes amazing! The flavor combination is highly addictive!! Can freeze casserole for easy side dish later.


"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole Recipe - easy Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch potato casserole using frozen tater tots. So simple and tastes amazing! The flavor combination is highly addictive!! Can freeze casserole for easy side dish later.

"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole Recipe - easy Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch potato casserole using frozen tater tots. So simple and tastes amazing! The flavor combination is highly addictive!! Can freeze casserole for easy side dish later.
"Cracked Out" Tater Tot Casserole
serves 8-10
(Printable Recipe)

  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 (1oz) package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (3oz) bag real bacon pieces (Oscar Meyer)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 lb bag frozen tater tots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together sour cream, soup, Ranch mix, bacon and cheese. Fold in frozen tater tots. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until bubbly.



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24 comments:

  1. If it was split into two 8x8 pans, could it be frozen and if so, would you freeze it before or after cooking.

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  2. If it was split into two 8x8 pans, could it be frozen and if so, would you freeze it before or after cooking.

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  3. Can you make this in a crock pot? I want to take it to a party and want to keep it warm.

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  4. Can I make this in a crock pot? I'm going to a party and I want to keep it warm.

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  5. Do you think it would be ok to replace the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt?

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    1. You could. I've done that in other potato casseroles and it tastes fine.

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  6. Could not find "2 lb." tater tots. Everywhere its 28 oz. So I used 2- 28 oz. bags of baby taters tots. An extra can of cream of chicken soup, a white onion, chopped. And a 12.5 oz. can of cooked chicken meat. Just fit in my pan. Gave it an extra 15 minutes to bake. Fantastic! Definitely a keeper.

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  7. I live in UK, can you tell me what Ranch dressing mix is? What can I use as a substitute? This looks and sounds a delicious dish and want to try it.

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    1. Something like this. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Valley-Ranch-Dips-mix/dp/B000EDK3G4

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  8. Stephanie, your site has become my "go to" for yummy recipes...thank you! Teenage son especially loves all your "Crack" recipes...I added some cooked chicken to this for a quick meal & he raved. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Lori - I'm thrilled you are enjoying the site! Great idea for adding chicken. I will give that a try next time!

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  9. Did u cook the bacon ahead of time?

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    1. You buy the Oscar Mayer bag of bacon pieces that already cooked. It should be next to the salad dressing at your grocery store.

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  10. Is the cream of chicken soup the smaller can or family size? thanks! :)

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  11. This was amazing! I added a couple of chicken breasts, cubed, to the recipe. They weren't fully cooked at the end of 45 min at 350, so I upped the temp to 375 for 20 more min. Next time I'll just cook it at 375 the whole time.

    Thanks for the meal!

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    1. When you added the chicken, did you also add more of the wet ingredients? If not, was it dry?

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  12. I used this as the base of my casserole tonight and it was delicious! I used mushroom soup since I don't like cream of chicken. As Mary suggested, I added some chopped up chicken thighs as well and just upped the temp. Add some extra spices and it was super tasty!

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  13. I used this as the base of my casserole tonight and it was delicious! I used mushroom soup since I don't like cream of chicken. As Mary suggested, I added some chopped up chicken thighs as well and just upped the temp. Add some extra spices and it was super tasty!

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  14. Has anyone tried this with ground beef?

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  15. I tried this casserole and it was delicious! All my kids loved it. Score!! :)

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  16. Do you thaw the tots before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients?

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