Loaded “Totchos”

Would you believe there are people in this world who have never had a tater tot?  I kid you not, I made tater tots one day to accompany some french dip sandwiches for someone (who I shall not name) and they asked me what they were.  I thought maybe they were joking.  I mean, didn’t everyone eat tater tots growing up?  Aren’t they standard cuisine for hot lunches at school?  At any rate, I’m slightly obsessed with totchos.  Think tater tot nachos.  Totchos.  It’s totally a thing.  Just google it, you’ll see.  I definitely didn’t invent it, and the beauty of totchos is that you can put whatever YOU like on them.  I used some of my favorite things…bacon…cheese …more bacon…more cheese…you get where I’m going with this.

Start by pre-cooking your tater tots to get them crispy.  Lay them on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (with cooking spray) and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.

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While the tater tots are cooking, crisp your bacon in a medium frying pan over medium heat.  Drain the grease.

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Remove the tater tots from the oven and cover with cheese and bacon.  Return to oven for about 5-7 more minutes until all the cheese is melted.

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Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

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Recipe:

1 bag of frozen tater tots
16 oz shredded cheese
6-8 strips bacon, diced
4 green onions, diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lay tater tots on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  While the tater tots are baking, crisp the bacon in a medium frying pan over medium heat.  Remove from heat and drain bacon grease.  When tater tots have become crispy, remove from oven and cover with shredded cheese and bacon.  Return to oven for 5-7 more minutes, until the cheese has melted.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions.

Serve and enjoy!

Caroline