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
- 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?