Budget-Friendly Chicken Nugget Casserole

Budget-Friendly Chicken Nugget Casserole 1

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


1 pound frozen chicken nuggets
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
2 cups shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or your choice)
4-6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Chick-fil-A chicken sauce (or any honey mustard sauce you prefer)

1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Prepare the Chicken Nuggets:

Arrange the frozen chicken nuggets on the bottom of a baking dish in a single layer.
Bake the nuggets in the preheated oven for 10 minutes to partially cook them.
3. Layer the Casserole:

After partially baking the nuggets, remove the baking dish from the oven.
Layer the blanched broccoli florets evenly over the chicken nuggets.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the broccoli layer.
Top the casserole with the crumbled bacon.
4. Bake Again:

Place the casserole back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
5. Add the Sauces:

Remove the casserole from the oven.
Drizzle the ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, and Chick-fil-A chicken sauce (or honey mustard sauce) evenly over the top.
6. Final Bake:

Return the casserole to the oven for another 5 minutes, allowing the sauces to heat through.
7. Serve Hot:

Once the casserole is bubbling and heated, remove it from the oven.
Serve immediately while it’s hot and enjoy your delicious and budget-friendly meal!