Tator tots + Nachos = TOTCHOS!!! And they are SO GOOD! Better yet, they are fast and easy! STORE TO TABLE! And don’t we all need that in our lives?

Tator Tots are a creation of the Ore-Ida Company in the early 1950s. I grew up in the Northwest and these were our jam as kids.

Totchos, on the other hand, are fairly new on the scene. They first appeared at Oaks Bottom Public House in Portland, Oregon in 2006. If you are a true Oregonian you top them with Tillamook cheese!

Here’s what you need for fast and easy, store to table.

Throw your tots in the oven (or air fryer!), cook the hamburger and throw in some taco seasoning.

Heat up the cheese and set out your favorite toppings and you are ready to go!

Start with the tots and go from there.

Top it off with sour cream and dig in!


Tator Tot Nachos! Fast, easy and DELICIOUS! @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course dinner, easydinner, Lunch, Main Course, Party Food, Store to Table
Servings 8


  • 1 32 ounce bag frozen tator tots
  • cup nacho sauce
  • 1 pound hamburger or ground turkey
  • 1 pkt taco seasoning, or 2T


  • diced tomatoes
  • chopped avocado
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced olives
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 450. ** I cook the tator tots at a higher temperature so that they are more crispy. Cook tator tots.
  • While tator tots are in the oven, cook the hamburger or ground turkey, breaking up. Drain any grease from hamburger.
  • Add taco seasoning with ⅓ cup of water. Stir and cook until water is evaporated.
  • Heat cheese sauce.
  • Prepare all your toppings.
  • Build your Totchos.
    Tots – cheese sauce – meat – toppings
Keyword mexican, nachos, tator tots