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!

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.

Season the tater tots with your taco seasoning.

Bake for 10 minutes them remove.

Time for your green chilies.

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

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

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


Taco Totchos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

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

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy appetizer for a crowd, easy appetizer for party, easy appetizer recipe, homemade tater tots, tater tot nachos, tater tots calories, tater tots hot dish, tater tots recipe, totchos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 490 kcal
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Totchos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 912mg 38%
Potassium 519mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 23%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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