Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken

This mouth-watering mashed potato casserole is topped with Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Tyson Chicken Strips, and a drizzle of brown gravy! It’s easy to make ahead of time and bake later for a quick family dinner!

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Casserole dish filled with mashed potatoes, corn, crispy chicken, cheese, and gravy with a wooden spoon scooping it out.

Mashed Potato Casserole

Sunday meal prep has been my jam lately, and I’m so thrilled to be growing my collection of casseroles that are easy to throw together and can made ahead of time.

Not to mention, if you find yourself with some leftover mashed potatoes, then this dinner is a no-brainer.

 

Ingredients

  • Mashed Potatoes- Try my homemade mashed potatoes it’s portioned perfectly for this recipe.
  • Corn– Frozen or drained from a can
  • Cheddar Cheese– Shredded from a block at home for best results
  • Crispy Chicken- I recommend my homemade fried chicken tenders but you can also use frozen
  • Brown Gravy Mix

 

How to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes

I have put together tips and tricks for making the best Smooth & Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes and they taste amazing in this recipe.

Everything from the type of potato you use, how you boil the potatoes, (and for how long), even to how you mash them up is important. Be sure to check it out!

*Don’t forget a batch of homemade Chicken Tenders to go with it!

Vegetable Variations:

  • Frozen peas, carrots, corn, and green beans make excellent vegetable options in this casserole!

Make-Ahead Method:

Prep Work:

  • Prepare homemade potatoes and chicken tenders and 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.
  • Prepare the gravy.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the casserole and serve!

Storing Leftovers

  • 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.

Close up shot of a wooden spoon scooping out mashed potato casserole with crispy chicken.

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Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken

4.84 from 18 votes
This mouth-watering mashed potato casserole is topped with Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Tyson® Chicken Strips, and a drizzle of brown gravy! It’s easy to make ahead of time and bake later for a quick family dinner!

Ingredients

For Casserole:

  • 5-6 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 8 Chicken Tenders, I prefer my homemade recipe but frozen may be used
  • .87 oz. packet Brown Gravy Mix

Instructions

  • 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 for 20 minutes, until the chicken is crisp.
  • Prepare the gravy on the stove top according to package instructions while the casserole finishes baking.
  • Drizzle desired amount of gravy over the casserole dish and serve!

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Nutrition

Calories: 757kcal, Carbohydrates: 111g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 2418mg, Potassium: 1774mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 345IU, Vitamin C: 55.6mg, Calcium: 222mg, Iron: 2.9mg