CHICKEN BROCCOLI BACON RANCH CASSEROLE

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.Chicken Broccoli Bacon Ranch Casserole with Shredded Tater Tot Cheddar Topping is a casserole with a creamy filling of soup, half and half, sour cream, chicken, bacon, broccoli,and ranch dressing.  It is topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese, then baked until bubbly. 

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.Everyone has a casserole that is an old family favorite.  Our family has served a version of a chicken and broccoli casserole since the 1970’s.  Last week I had all of these ingredients on hand and decided to make a new version of ours. I used a rotisserie chicken which is so convenient. 

I like to serve casseroles that cover all food groups like meat, veggies, and dairy. This one is a delicious combination of all of these.
Bacon, ranch, potatoes and cheese are always a winner.  

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.Here are the ingredients I used for this casserole.

Spray a 9 inch baking dish with no stick cooking spray and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Add the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, half and half, and hidden valley ranch dressing to a bowl.  Whisk together until smooth.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Fold in the broccoli, salt-pepper, bacon, and chicken.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Spread mixture into the baking dish.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.In a microwave safe bowl, heat the tater tots 30 seconds at a time until they can be crumbled.  Combine with the cheese.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Sprinkle tater tot-cheddar topping evenly over the mixture.

A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.
The tater tots will become crispy. 

Serve hot. 

This Chicken Broccoli Bacon Ranch Casserole can also be made with different vegetables. I have used asparagus instead of the broccoli.  

*This recipe was shared on Week-end Potluck @https://sweetlittlebluebird.com/

CHICKEN BROCCOLI BACON RANCH CASSEROLE

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (10 1/2 oz) Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from packet
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cut in bite size pieces (rotisserie)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 3 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups (about 30) Ore-Ida Tater Tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch baking dish with no stick cooking spray, place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Wash and cut broccoli into bite size pieces. Cook in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain water, and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the undiluted soup, sour cream, half and half, and ranch dressing. Combine until well mixed and smooth.
  4. Fold in the chicken, salt, pepper, bacon, and broccoli. Combine all ingredients. Spread mixture into the baking dish.
  5. Place the tater tots in a medium size microwave safe bowl. Heat at 30 second intervals until the potatoes can be crumbled, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the cheese and combine. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the chicken mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture becomes bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve hot. Serves 4-6 .
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A creamy chicken casserole with bacon, ranch, broccoli and then topped with shredded tater tots and cheddar cheese. It is baked until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

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