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Inspired Meals from the Freezer

We turn to the freezer for family-friendly dinner ideas when we don’t have time to cook or when we want to finish a meal with a quick side dish. But what if your freezer stash was just the start for a more exciting meal? With everything from frozen potatoes in just about every form to frozen greens and veggies, the freezer gives you a head start to any recipe. Add in your favorite Hidden Valley® Ranch products — and some pantry staples — for a delicious freezer casserole. Here is a recipe for one of the best ways to use tater tots plus links to a few other favorite frozen vegetable recipes. Store in the freezer with Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ Freezer Quart Bags or Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ Freezer Gallon Bags that stretch to hold 30% more* for future meals.

Ranch Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Serves 8–10

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Product: Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning mix


1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup sour cream

½ cup milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 package (1 oz.) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning mix

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 32-ounce bag frozen tater tots


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, stir the condensed soup, sour cream, milk, 1 cup of the cheese, dressing mix and chicken together.

Place half of the frozen potatoes in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Spread the chicken mixture over the potatoes, and top with remaining tater tots.

Bake for 35–40 minutes. Remove casserole and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake another 15 minutes or so until cheese is melted and potatoes are golden brown. Serve warm.

More Freezer-Friendly Meals That You’ll Love:

  1. 1

    Cheesy Ranch Bread

  2. 2

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

  3. 3

    Chicken Stuffing Slow Cooker Casserole

  4. 4

    Hidden Valley Minestrone Pasta Bake

  5. 5

    Italian Spinach

  6. 6

    Fiery Tater Tot Waffles

Freeze leftovers in a Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ Freezer bag because it stretches to lock in freshness. Lay flat in the freezer or store in the refrigerator right in the baking dish, covered tightly with Glad® Press’n Seal®.

* vs. Glad® Standard Food Bags

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