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Appetizers and Sides

Taco Totchos

These Taco Totchos are the perfect appetizer for your family and friends! Tater tots have never tasted so delicious!
Taco Totchos

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new family fun Mexican style recipes. My boys love tater tots so I thought it would be fun to make some Mexican style “totchos.” Packed with delicious taco flavors, the whole family will love these!

Taco Totchos

I love having my favorite Old El Paso products stocked in my pantry to whip up simple dishes including their Taco Seasoning and Chopped Green Chilies.

Taco Totchos

Season the tater tots with your taco seasoning.

Taco Totchos

Bake for 10 minutes them remove.

Taco Totchos

Time for your green chilies.

Taco Totchos

Top your tater tots with green chilies, cooked shredded beef then top with shredded cheese and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Taco Totchos

Serve warm with your favorite salsa and other taco toppings if you’d like.

Taco Totchos

Can’t wait for you to try these! They’re a hit every time.

Taco Totchos


Taco Totchos

Taco Totchos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, mexican, tater tots, totchos
Servings: 4
  • 4 cups frozen tater tots
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked shredded beef
  • 4 tablespoons Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  2. Place tater tots onto a baking sheet or two small bakers like I have photographed in this post. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and top with shredded beef, green chilies and cheese. For the shredded beef, I used a roast from the night before, feel free to use ground beef, chicken or whatever protein you'd like.  Bake for another 10-12 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Remove and top with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve warm.

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  2. 2
    Naomi says:

    I’m always ready for some totchos, especially when they look like this!

  3. 3

    This recipe has my boys names written all over it!

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    Sues says:

    What a fun and easy-to-make dish! And a fab alternative to tacos 🙂

  5. 5

    Sounds like the perfect dish for a hungry crowd! Yum!

  6. 6

    My husband would freak out over this!

  7. 7

    Such a great weeknight recipe!

  8. 8

    These totchos are so fun! Sign me up!

  9. 9

    Oh my gosh! These sound amazing!

  10. 10

    We love all things Old El Paso! And my kiddos would *love* this for dinner!

  11. 11

    yum! Sounds good! I’ll have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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    This is great, That’s a great website, it really is what I was looking for, thank you for sharing!

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