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Football season may be almost over until the fall but game day appetizers are always in season right? You can even eat appetizers for dinner, and these totchos definitely score for that.
Maybe some of you are thinking what the heck are totchos? True story – I only found out about a year ago what they were, and now have been wondering where they have been all my life! Totchos are like nachos only made with tater tots. I would love to meet the genius who thought of these!
Another true story: I never heard of tater tots when I lived on the east coast. But that all changed when we moved to the midwest 25 years ago and went to our first pot luck. Everyone was talking about tater tot hot dishes. Two things to note here – it was my first time seeing tots and then was thinking what is a hot dish? Growing up out east, we made casseroles. Different terminology, but the same idea.
I have to admit I’m not a fan of any tater tot hot dish I’ve seen but am totally down with these totchos. I bet you will be, too!
About a year ago, we went out with some friends to a local watering hole and decided to just munch on appetizers instead of dinners. We each picked a couple of our favorites. When I heard our friend order these, I had no idea what to expect but my first bite started a food love affair.
What’s not to love with gooey cheese, crispy bacon, tangy barbecue sauce and little pillows of tasty potatoes sprinkled with some green onions? Trust me when I say you are gonna love these! They also go great with a tasty beverage! If you are looking for other ways to make unique nachos, be sure to check out my friend Lisa’s Irish Nachos – they are deelish.
Yum! What other combinations can you come up with?
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BBQ Bacon Totchos
Chicken Roll Ups
20-Minute Pepper Jelly Glazed Meatballs
Bourbon BBQ Little Smokies
Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Mini Pigs in a Blanket
Healthy Layered Taco Dip
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- 32 oz bag tator tots
- 4 oz. grated monterey jack cheddar cheese
- 4 oz. velveeta cheese pouch prepared as directed
- 8 slices bacon cooked until crispy and crumbled
- 3 green onions slices (greens only)
- about 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
- Bake the tator tots according to directions.
- In an oven proof 8" baking dish place half of the tator tots
- Top with half of both cheeses, half the bacon, half the green onions and half of the BBQ sauce
- Place the remaining tator tots on top and repeat with the remaining ingredients
- Place back in the oven and bake about 5-7 minutes until the monterey jack cheddar cheese melts
- I divided my tots into 4 small cast iron pans. Also feel free to adjust the amounts of any of the ingredients. I sometimes use more BBQ sauce
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 52mg Sodium: 1625mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Protein: 18g