I can’t remember the last time I bought tater tots, but they went on the shopping list as soon as I saw this recipe. And then I couldn’t get them out of my mind. Usually, recipes sit on my to-make list for a while before I get to them – this one got made the next week.
The tater tots sort of soak up the buffalo sauce and turn into these delicious pillows of buffalo goodness. The casserole is pretty much buffalo wings you can eat with a spoon. Comfort food at it’s finest.
Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
(from The Black Peppercorn)
1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, diced
1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. hot sauce
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese
1 package tater tots
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/3 c. diced celery
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the hot sauce, garlic and salt. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes and then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
Toss half of the buffalo sauce with the cooked chicken and spread in the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish. Sprinkle the blue cheese over the chicken, then layer with enough tater tots to make one layer.
Drizzle the remaining buffalo sauce over the top and sprinkle evenly with the cheddar cheese. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Let sit for 5 minutes and then sprinkle with diced celery before serving.