Enjoy the ultimate appetizer – Loaded Tater Tot Nachos! An irresistible recipe with crispy tots, melted cheese, meat, and bacon that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds!
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Loaded Tater Tot Nachos Appetizer
Who can resist the crispy exterior of a tater tot? Certainly not us! You?
There are countless ways to enjoy the fluffy goodness of tots like this Tater Tot Casserole, but if you’re looking for an easy appetizer or delicious snack – then Tater Tot Nachos is definitely the way to go!
Why not amp up traditional nachos and make them something special by using tater tots? Taters, beef, cheese, bacon, and sour cream make this one mouth-watering dish.
The family literally can’t keep his hands off them!
These crispy taters and cheese had us at hello. The best thing about this easy recipe, it can be customized for your taste buds.
Like ’em spicier, add some jalapenos or pepper jack cheese.
Not into beef, use shredded pork or chicken.
Want to really mix it up, use tater tots made from sweet potatoes.
The totsibilies are endless!
Crispy Tater Tots are loaded with cheese & bacon and baked until hot and bubbly just can’t be beaten.
How to Make Loaded Tater Tot Nachos
First, bake your tater tot according to the package instructions.
While tater tots bake, cook ground beef with taco seasoning until beef is browned and cooked totally through. Drain off fat and set aside.
Once your tots are done baking, remove from oven. Keep oven on. Top with cooked beef, cooked bacon, and cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is bubbly and melted. Finally, remove from oven and top with sour cream, salsa, olives, green onions, avocado, and cilantro or other desired toppings.
What to Put on Top of Your Tater Tot Nachos
There is no doubt, you can go crazy with your garnishes, too.
- sour cream
- green onion
- olives, cilantro
- hot sauce
They all work well.
There is just something magical about crispy potatoes smothered in cheese and delicious toppings 🙂 Dreamy!
The other nice thing about this recipe is that once the tater tots bake in the oven, the rest of the dish comes together super fast!
If you want to get fancy and put them in a pretty serving dish, go ahead. They won’t last long, so that idea may not be worth it!
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Updated 2/12/2019. Recipe originally appeared on Real Housemoms
Loaded Tater Tot Nachos
- 1 large bag frozen tater tots (, baked per package instructions)
- 1 lb . ground beef
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 slices bacon (, cooked & crumbled)
- avocado (, cilantro, salsa, sliced olives & sour cream for garnish)
- Prepare tater tots per package instructions.
- While tater tots bake, cook ground beef with taco seasoning until beef is browned and cooked through. Set aside.
- Once tots are done baking, remove from oven. Keep oven on. Top with cooked beef, cooked bacon, and cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from oven and top with sour cream, salsa, olives, green onions, avocado, and cilantro or other desired toppings.
When to Eat Loaded Tater Nachos
Loaded Tater Tot Nachos work for pretty much any occasion that calls for an appetizer or small bites. Gameday, girls night, kids sleepover or date night, this recipe is a total hit!
We eat them for dinner on nights that call for a dose of comfort food. Enjoy!
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