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Loaded Tater Tot Nachos (Totchos)

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Loaded Tater Tot Nachos all topped with meat, melty cheese and your favorite nacho toppings. These are nacho average tater tots!

Forget the traditional tortilla chips and regular nachos, we’re going all in with these tater tot nachos, also affectionately called cheesy totchos. Get it, “tot-chos”???

tater tot nachos

Tater Tot Nachos

Let’s be honest, this tochos recipe is not really about healthy eating. But all things in moderation, right?

Whip out this tasty recipe for the game day and you’ll have people lined up around the street. It’s basically next level nachos, switching things up from regular sheet pan nachos.

These are perfect for taco night or an addition to your taco bar party.

Tater Tot Nacho Ingredients

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Frozen tater tots
  • Ground beef – you can use ground turkey or ground sausage if you prefer 
  • Yellow onion 
  • Taco seasoning – use your favorite seasoning, either store-bought or homemade 
  • Nacho cheese sauce – this is the prepared nacho cheese sauce that comes in a can
  • Pepper Jack cheese – use fresh cheese and shred it yourself to get the best meltability. You can substitute with your favorite kind of cheese. 
  • tomatoes
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa – use your favorite kind of salsa 
  • Jalapeño peppers – optional 

Additional toppings:

Pick whatever your favorite toppings are for traditional nachos and stack them up in your nachos. A few ideas are chopped green onions, fresh pico de gallo, and fresh cilantro.

tater tot nachos

How should I store leftovers?

You can store any leftover totchos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may prefer to serve the sour cream and salsa on individual servings to avoid soggy Totchos after they have been stored. 

How do I reheat totchos?

The best way to reheat the Totchos is in the oven so the tater tots crisp up a bit more. Reheat at 350° Fahrenheit until warmed through. You can reheat them in the microwave as well but the tater tots won’t be as crispy. 

Storage Instructions 

You can store any leftover totchos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may prefer to serve the sour cream and salsa on individual servings to avoid soggy Totchos after they have been stored. 

If you make these tater tot nachos, head on back and leave a recipe review or comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Loaded Tater Tot Nachos

tater tot nachos

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos all topped with meat, melty cheese and your favorite nacho toppings. These are nacho average tater tots!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) packet of taco seasoning or homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can nacho cheese sauce
  • 4 ounces shredded cheese like pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese
  • 2 or monterey jack
  • Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup of your favorite tomato salsa
  • 2-3 jalapeno slices (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place tater tots in a single layer on a rimmed large baking sheet. Bake tater tots according to package directions. Leave your oven on after the tater tots have finished cooking.
  2. While the tater tots are baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the ground beef and diced onion until the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain if necessary, though you may not need to if using lean ground beef
  3. Stir the taco seasoning and ¼ cup water into the cooked ground beef mixture.  When the tater tots have finished baking, spread the ground beef in an even layer over the cooked tater tots. 
  4. Place the nacho cheese sauce is a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds-1 minute or until the cheese is warmed and pours easily.  Drizzle the nacho cheese sauce over the ground beef and sprinkle with the shredded pepper jack cheese.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Top with diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sour cream, salsa, and sliced jalapeños before serving.

Notes

  • If you prefer extra crispy tater tots feel free to stir them once while baking and/or broil them for 5 minutes or so after they have cooked and before you add any of the toppings. 
  • You can also broil the cheese for a bit at the end if you would like it to brown up a bit before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 605mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

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