Tater tot nachos and a baking pan with a spatula scooping up a serving
Totchos, also known as Tater Tot Nachos, takes the deliciousness of Nachos, but rather than chips, uses Tater Tots! Then add gooey cheese, bacon, sour cream and whatever other great toppings you can dream up!
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Totchos, also known as Tater Tot Nachos, takes the deliciousness of Nachos, but rather than chips, uses Tater Tots! Then add gooey cheese, bacon, sour cream and whatever other great toppings you can dream up!

Totchos tater tot nachos on a pan

Who needs nachos, when you can have Loaded Totchos!

Loaded Totchos are my new favorite appetizer! Tater Tot Nachos take the “loaded potato” or deconstructed baked potato to the next level! This is the absolute BEST Totcho recipe (and it only uses ONE PAN!)!

Side note, if you are looking for some other amazing (and easy to make) appetizers, be sure to check out our Fresh Herb Baked Brie and our Baked Salami – these are total crowd pleasers!


The BEST Totchos Recipe!

A while back I was in Orlando and met up with some of my friends for dinner. We went to the newest restaurant at Universal Orlando City Walk, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen!

This place was off the hook! Every dish and drink that came out was more impressive than the last. Not only was the food incredible, but the presentation was to die for – it was truly a food bloggers dream!

Their milkshakes were meals in themselves – they are like the new Freakshake craze (what’s a Freakshake – think of them like the better and more creative version of the milkshake), check out this round-up of amazing Freakshakes!)

But more importantly, I discovered Totchos! As soon as I saw them on the menu, I knew that this not only needed to be ordered STAT, but I needed to recreate them! Hence the birth of my BEST EVER TOTCHO recipe!

Totchos from Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen Universal Orlando

But, let me get back to the reason we are all here – the TOTCHOS! I have heard of totchos before, but I have never had them. Well, this may have been a good thing, because now I am totally and completely obsessed!!!

Loaded Totchos - Tater Tot Nacho Recipe!

How to make Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos)

I am going to give you my version of the totchos, but similar to nachos, this is a very personal thing.

There are no rules when it comes to tater tot nachos, except, you need to have the tater tots. without the tater tots, you basically just have a pile of toppings, which isn’t so bad, except we are making Totchos – so you must have tater tots!

Tater Tot Nachos Pinterest

  1. Bake the tater tots according to the directions on the package
  2. After that, add whatever you want. You can add ground beef or chicken, tomatoes, avocado – you choose!
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for 2-5 minutes (until cheese is melted and bubbly) 
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

I decided to make mine with cheese, bacon, sour cream with a delicious kick of ranch dressing (ranch dressing makes everything better in my opinion)

Looking for another great Tater Tot hack? Try our favorite Tater Tot Casserole. This is a weekly must-make during the school year! 

How to make Totchos! Tater Tot Nachos Recipe

How to make Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos)


We love appetizers that are easy to throw together for a crowd like our Beef Taco Ring and our Spinach Artichoke Dip.

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Tater tot nachos and a baking pan with a spatula scooping up a serving

Totchos - Tater Tot Nachos

Serves — 12
Totchos, also known as Tater Tot Nachos, takes the deliciousness of Nachos, but rather than chips, uses Tater Tots! Then add gooey cheese, bacon, sour cream and whatever other great toppings you can dream up!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 32 ounce package Frozen tater tots
  • 1 8 ounce package Shredded cheese
  • 1 cup Cooked bacon cut up in small pieces
  • 1 8 ounce container Sour Cream
  • 1 package Ranch seasoning
  • ½ cup Green Onion Chopped


  • Line baking sheet with either a silicon baking mat or parchment paper
  • Bake frozen tater tots according to the instructions on the package (get them good and crispy)
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the tater tots 
  • Add the bacon pieces and place back in oven at 425 degrees for 2 minutes
  • Spread sour cream on top and sprinkle ranch seasoning
  • Sprinkle more cheese, bacon and green onion
  • Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition Info

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 16mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg


How to make Totchos - Tater Tot Nachos appetizer

Originally posted May 19, 2017

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Psst…you might want to double check the nutrition facts ;). Each tater tot has about 2 carbs in each one…. so I don’t think that is accurate. Plus there is no serving size listed, etc… things we tend to zoom in on when we have a kiddo with Type 1 Diabetes :p My son is also celiac, so this is a good dish because it has no gluten unless it’s in the ranch, we might have to use something else but the dish looks wonderful and I’m going to give it a try!

    1. It’s just my opinion, however, I feel that it’s always prudent to check the nutrition facts and any other pertinent information, etc., when trying any new recipe/dish if incorrect information could potentially cause harm or consequence when you have someone in your home, particularly a child or elderly person, with a compromised immune system or any specific health condition/s that require a special diet.
      I think it’s wonderful that we have such incredible bloggers, such as our favorite “Pinky” who is always there at the touch of a finger to provide us with new and delicious ideas and recipes to try, giving us the opportunity to shake things up at home and get out of our usual dinner rut. Our favorite Bloggers do an AMAZING JOB of providing us with so many options and such incredible dishes to try, and that’s their job, that’s what they excel doing. They are not nutritionists or dietitians, nor are they certified in the medical field (this is generally speaking, of course), therefore, I believe that it’s wonderful if they do offer the Nutritional Facts and we should appreciate that extra effort. However, in the case of someone cooking for an individual/s with a health related condition, it really is in the best interests of the compromised individual/s, and the responsible choice to research that information prior to trying any new recipe.
      I understand that you may have just been giving Pinky a heads up due to finding incorrect information, it’s obvious that you know your facts. 😊 This is information for anyone who may be in your position.
      My best to all, especially those who may not always get to enjoy all the things they love due to health conditions. My Mom has cancer & diabetes, it’s a daily struggle that breaks my heart.

  2. 5 stars
    Excellent!!! I added some chicken tenderloin cooked in the bacon drippings and diced fresh tomatoes and it became a one pan meal. I highly recommend.