Tater Tot Nachos - aka Tachos

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Recipe: #29023

February 11, 2018

"I originally found this idea at an Australian food website, but that recipe was a no-meat version & not what I wanted. So I searched & found this by Corey at familyfreshmealsdotcom. It's such an easy quick-fix & ingredient-friendly creative idea, it's sure to appeal to both adults & children, it can be made as a casserole or in individual servings set up like a "Tacho Bar", it's portable for picnic/potluck occasions, it's ideal for a weeknight evening meal & it's easily customized to personal preferences. It ticked all my boxes & only required adding avocado (a must for me). ENJOY!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (308.1 g)
  • Calories 713.7
  • Total Fat - 37.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 110.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1369.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 41.9 g
  • Calcium - 335.3 mg
  • Iron - 7.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Prepare tater tots according to package directions. They should be nicely browned & a bit crisp is good too.

Step 2

While they're baking, cook the ground beef w/a pkg of taco seasoning until beef is browned & cooked through. Set aside.

Step 3

Once tots are done cooking, remove from the oven (but keep oven on). Top w/cooked beef & cheese. Pop back in the oven until cheese is fully melted.

Step 4

Remove from the oven & top w/the remaining ingredients of choice or serve them bar-style in separate dishes.


  • No special items are required.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the ground beef, try to get a very lean variety to ensure the dish is not too greasy.
  • For the cheese, choose a good melting cheese such as Monterey Jack or Cheddar.

  • Instead of ground beef, you can use ground turkey for a leaner protein option. The benefit of this substitution is that it will provide a healthier option and reduce the amount of saturated fat in the dish.
  • Instead of Monterey Jack cheese, you can use a vegan cheese alternative. The benefit of this substitution is that it will make the dish suitable for a vegan diet and provide a dairy-free option.

Vegetarian Tachos Substitute the ground beef with 1 package (12 ounces) of vegetarian crumbles. Omit the taco seasoning packet and substitute with 2 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning. Add 1 can (15 ounces) of black beans, drained and rinsed. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: This creamy, zesty, and crunchy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Tater Tot Nachos. The combination of sweet corn, creamy mayonnaise, and zesty lime juice is sure to please everyone at the table.

Chili Lime Shrimp: This spicy and flavorful shrimp dish is the perfect complement to Mexican Street Corn Salad. The shrimp is cooked with chili powder and lime juice to create a zesty and flavorful dish that will have everyone coming back for more!


Q: What type of cheese should I use?

A: You can use either Monterey Jack cheese or a good melting Cheddar cheese.

Q: What type of bread should I use?

A: Any type of bread that is fresh and of good quality will work. Sourdough, French, Italian, or whole wheat are all good options.

1 Reviews

dienia b

Very good with breakfast quesadillas, easy and tasty we miss you very much girl may siggi do ok


review by:
(14 Mar 2020)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Tater Tots were invented in 1953 by two brothers, F. Nephi and Golden Grigg, who owned the Ore-Ida company. The brothers had a surplus of potato scraps and decided to create a new product by combining them together and deep-frying them.

Fun Fact 2: Tater Tots have become a popular comfort food in the United States and have been featured on several television shows, such as The Simpsons, The Office, and Parks and Recreation.