Tater Tot Casserole

As promised I am sharing my Tater Tot Casserole recipe with you today.  I can remember my grandma making this recipe.  It was always a hit when I made it for family and friends.  Fair warning though, while I did modify some of the ingredients to support my current way of eating, I did not make homemade Tater Tots.  I consider this a cheat meal because of it.  But since I’m pretty good about my food choices overall I know I can splurge every now and then.

The original recipe calls for layering the following ingredients in a 9” x 13” pan in the following order:

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

  • Two cans of French style green beans
  • One pound of diced cooked chicken
  • Saltine crackers
  • One can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • American cheese slices
  • Tater Tots

Bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours.

You can use cooked ground beef and Cream of Mushroom soup to change things up!

Normally I don’t eat legumes…this meal is the exception. The real dilemma was finding substitutes for the crackers and the Cream of Chicken soup. For the saltine crackers I made my own. I know…sounds like a lot of work but it is actually pretty easy to make grain-free crackers. I used the Almond Saltine Cracker recipe at Comfy Belly and they turned out great! For the Cream of Chicken soup I used a combination of coconut milk, sour cream and chicken broth, playing around with the amounts to get the right consistency. For the cheese I used deli-style American cheese as we no longer eat processed cheese products.

To save time in the kitchen I bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco. There was two pounds of chicken so I froze the extra and saved the bones for making bone broth. The recipe makes  12 servings – 440 calories, 18 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbs and 30 grams of fat. The carb count is higher than I usually eat at one meal but overall I seemed to handle it well. It tasted great!  I froze the extra servings for future meals.

What are some of your favorite recipes?

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Posted on March 14, 2015, in Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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