Skillet Totchos

What are Totchos you ask? Totchos are nachos made with tater tots! Skillet Totchos are fun, versatile, and delicious!

I love my cast iron skillet. I love how it sears meat, and I love how it caramelizes onions. I love that I can put it in the oven, and I love how beautiful it looks holding this Skillet Totchos recipe.

While I’m professing my love for things, let’s add totchos to the list. Totchos are like nachos, but instead of tortilla chips, tater tots are used as the base. Just like nachos, totchos can be modified in countless ways based on personal preferences and items on hand.

When this batch of Skillet Totchos was whipped up, I had some of my husband’s famous Grilled Carne Asada and Vegetables leftover, as well as guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. I pretty much use tater tots to give a fun twist to leftovers, and my kids LOVE it.

If you really want to knock these Skillet Totchos out of the park, make a batch of this cheese sauce from Serious Eats. It drizzles over the tater tots beautifully, and stays smoother than melted cheddar cheese. I don’t always make time to take this extra step, but if you can, DO IT.

If you don’t have an oven safe skillet, totchos can be made on a baking sheet, and if you are serving these for a party or a large group, a baking sheet is probably a better way to go.

What are Totchos you ask? Totchos are nachos made with tater tots! Skillet Totchos are fun, versatile, and delicious!DIRECTIONS

Place a tight layer of tater tots on a baking sheet or skillet. Throw a few extra tots on there if you feel like it. I always do.

Cook in the oven according to package directions.

Remove tots from oven, and top with any toppings you want warm (meats, beans, grilled peppers and onions, grated cheese if that’s what you’re using) and return the skillet or baking sheet to the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the toppings are warm.

If you are using the cheese sauce, good for you! Drizzle that golden goodness on top of your totchos, and then top with cold toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

What are Totchos you ask? Totchos are nachos made with tater tots! Skillet Totchos are fun, versatile, and delicious!

Skillet Totchos
 
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Ingredients
  • frozen tater tots
  • whatever nacho type toppings you like
Instructions
  1. Place a tight layer of tater tots on a baking sheet or skillet. Throw a few extra tots on there if you feel like it. I always do.
  2. Cook in the oven according to package directions.
  3. Remove tots from oven, and top with any toppings you want warm (meats, beans, grilled peppers and onions, grated cheese if that's what you're using) and return the skillet or baking sheet to the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the toppings are warm.
  4. If you are using the cheese sauce, good for you! Drizzle that golden goodness on top of your totchos, and then top with cold toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

 


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