Changing up family favorites and coming up with a new favorite recipe is always a good idea. This Mexican Chicken Tater Tot Casserole is full of spicy chicken, cheese, and potatoes and will have your family finishing off the pan in no time at all.
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I’m pretty sure our kids would live on pizza and tacos if we let them. Seriously, those are the only two things they ask for every time we ask for dinner suggestions. They also always want chips, salsa and guacamole with those tacos.
I guess I shouldn’t complain because it sure makes it easy to plan dinner. As much as I love both of those dinners, I get bored with the same thing all the time. So, I decided to change up taco night with a spicy twist to a family favorite casserole.
Every so often we like to make a pan of tater tot casserole for dinner. You have had this dinner before, right? If not, it is hamburger mixed with soup and topped with tater tots and cheese. Got to love easy comfort food!
Anyway, I had a brilliant idea to give it a Mexican twist. Spicy tomatoes and chicken was just what this dish needed!
Anytime we have chicken for dinner, I like to make extra and freeze it for later meals. It saves so much time on dinner prep when we are in a hurry. For this casserole, I pulled a bag of already cooked and diced chicken out of our freezer and thawed it in the microwave. Easy peasy!
The chicken, soup, and tomato mixture gets spread in a baking dish, then topped with tater tots and lots of cheese!!! Bake and serve! It’s that easy!
The great thing about this dish is that you can totally make it ahead of time and have it waiting in your refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. That way also saves a little bit of time since the tater tots will thaw in the fridge and not need to bake as long.
Our kids devoured this new spicy tater tot casserole in no time at all. Chips and salsa was the perfect side dish to dinner too. Take that tacos! I think we have a new family favorite right here!!!
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Here are a few more spicy dinners that our family loves:
More delicious & spicy recipes from friends:
- Chile Relleno Casserole from Yummy Healthy Easy
- Skillet Covered Burritos from Diary of a Recipe Collector
- Taco Pizza Rolls from The Girl Who Ate Everything
- 3 Ingredient Spanish Rice from Oh Sweet Basil
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