This mouth-watering mashed potato casserole is loaded with creamy mashed potatoes and topped with Crispy Chicken Tenders, corn, cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of brown gravy! It’s easy to make ahead of time and bake later for a quick family dinner!
Mashed Potato Casserole
Not to mention, if you find yourself with some leftover mashed potatoes, then this dinner is a no-brainer.
- Mashed Potatoes- My homemade recipe is portioned perfectly for this recipe.
- Corn– Frozen or drained from a can
- Cheddar Cheese– Shredded from a block at home for best results
- Chicken Tenders- It’s GREAT with my homemade chicken tenders but you can also use frozen.
- Brown Gravy- My homemade brown gravy is SO easy and takes 10 minutes! (But a packet works too.)
Make it from Scratch!
How to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes
Everything from the type of potato you use, how you boil the potatoes, and even to how you mash them up is important. Be sure to check out my mashed potato recipe for all the info!
- Frozen peas, carrots, corn, and green beans make excellent vegetable options in this casserole!
- Prepare homemade potatoes,chicken tenders, and brown gravy. Store each in a separate airtight container for 1-2 days ahead.
- Grate the cheese ahead of time and keep it in a small storage bag in the fridge.
When Ready to Bake:
- Heat up the potatoes. (On stove top or in the microwave)
- Top with frozen corn, cheese, and chicken.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Reheat the gravy in the microwave or stove top.
- Drizzle the gravy over the casserole and serve!
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and are best if used within 3 days.
- You can reheat in the microwave or in an oven at 350°.
- You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container, it’s best if used within 3 months.
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Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If using frozen chicken tenders, let them sit at room temp for about 5 minutes if you prefer to slice them first, this allows them to soften.
- Spread the potatoes on the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
- Note: If your mashed potatoes are cold, warm them first.
- Top with corn and cheese.
- Carefully slice the chicken strips into pieces of desired size and top the casserole dish with them.
- Bake uncovered for 20 minutes if using frozen chicken tenders and 15 minutes for homemade.
- Prepare the gravy on the stove top while the casserole finishes baking.
- Drizzle desired amount of gravy over the casserole dish and serve!