Chicken Nugget Casserole With Bacon, Cheese, And Mashed Potatoes

This recipe combines true childhood favorites and turns them into one delicious casserole – it's a chicken nugget casserole with mashed potatoes, bacon, and cheese! But how do all these ingredients come together into one balanced and hearty dish? Well, we're cutting chicken nuggets in half, filling them with camembert cheese, wrapping them in bacon, and then gently tucking them into a bed of mashed potatoes. Add some homemade sauce and shredded cheese on top, and boy oh boy, you've got yourself a truly epic casserole that's definitely going to make you go back for seconds!

Yield: 1
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cooking Time:
1 hour

You'll Need:

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 1½ lbs potatoes
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg

For the stuffed chicken nuggets:

  • 9 cooked chicken nuggets
  • 9 slices of camembert
  • 18 slices of bacon

For the tomato pepper sauce:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ⅔ cup corn kernels
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 7 oz crushed tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Here's How:

1. Peel the potatoes and boil them in lightly salted water. Transfer the boiled potatoes to a casserole dish, add the egg and corn starch, mash until smooth, and spread the mixture out evenly in the casserole dish.

2. Cut the chicken nuggets in half lengthwise, place a small piece of camembert cheese between the halves, and reassemble the chicken nuggets. Wrap 2 slices of bacon crosswise around each chicken nugget.

3. Fry the bacon-wrapped nuggets on both sides in a pan over medium heat. Let the stuffed chicken nuggets cool and arrange them in rows of 3 on top of the mashed potatoes.

4. For the tomato pepper sauce, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sweat the red onion and garlic. Add the corn and bell peppers to the pan and briefly sautée. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour the finished tomato pepper sauce in between the stuffed chicken nuggets on top of the mashed potatoes and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Transfer the casserole dish to a preheated oven and cook at 325°F for 25 minutes.

This is the ultimate casserole, the casserole of your dreams... we could keep going, but why keep you from going into the kitchen and trying it for yourself? This is sure to be your new go-to casserole recipe, just you wait!

Get the recipe for the Chicken Leg Pie featured in the bonus video.


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