Tater Tot Nachos

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Tater Tot Nachos

Get ready to experience the ultimate comfort food mashup with our irresistible Tater Tot Nachos recipe! We've taken two beloved classics – crispy tater tots and cheesy nachos – and combined them into a mouthwatering dish that will satisfy all your cravings. Picture golden tater tots piled high with a melty blend of cheese, savory toppings, and zesty condiments. Whether you're hosting a game night, throwing a party, or simply craving a hearty snack, these Tater Tot Nachos are the perfect crowd-pleaser. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the oven, and prepare to dig into a plate of cheesy, crispy deliciousness that will leave you wanting more.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 829 kcal


  • 32 oz tater tots 1 package
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • olive oil
  • 1 each onion small diced
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning Or one 1 ounce packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 cup taco sauce mild,medium or hot your preference
  • 2 cups shredded queso quesadilla cheese colby jack or pepper jack cheese (Your preference)
  • 1 cup warm queso
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes finely diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 8 oz sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange tater tots on pan and bake for 25 minutes or per package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large 12 inch skillet cook ground beef and onion over medium high heat in a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until no pink remains. Drain excess fat from pan.
  • To the ground beef add taco seasoning, salt, lemon pepper, garlic and taco sauce. Simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. (Or until tater tots are ready)
  • Once tater tots are crispy and golden, sprinkle the tater tots with shredded cheese. Increase the oven temperature to broil and broil just until the cheese melts.
  • To assemble: Use a spatula to transfer cheesy tater tots to a serving platter. Create layers using ½ tater tots, ½ taco meat, ⅓ cup queso. Repeat. (You can also layer in thirds)
  • Drizzle the top with reserved ⅓ cup warm queso and garnish with diced tomatoes, onion and jalapenos. Dollop with sour cream and serve any remaining on the side.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 829kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 31gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 2497mgPotassium: 967mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1192IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 420mgIron: 3mg
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