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A tater tot casserole in a cast-iron skillet on a folded cloth napkin.

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy, spicy, and topped with tots! This is such a fun twist on the classic tater tot casserole. You can easily adjust the spice level to your family's tastes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 331kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Wing Sauce
  • 1 packet dry ranch seasoning divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 ounces frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, wing sauce, and 2 tablespoons of the ranch seasoning to the skillet and stir until melted and combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chicken and vegetables. Stir to coat in the cream cheese mixture. Spread mixture evenly across the pan.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Top with a single layer of tater tots and sprinkle remaining ranch seasoning over the tots.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until tots are crispy.


For a spicier casserole, use Frank's Red Hot Sauce in place of the wing sauce and add cayenne as desired. For a milder casserole, reduce the wing sauce to suit your tastes.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1464mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3437IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg