Loaded Tater Tots smothered in bacon, ranch dressing, and cheese. This easy loaded totchos appetizer is a crowd favorite.
It’s winter time, which means cold weather and comfort foods. On the coldest of days, you know, those oh-so cold days that make your teeth chatter when you step outdoors, my family likes to stay inside to watch movies and play our favorite board games. These are the days that call for some really delicious snacks like Loaded Tater Tots.
Speaking of Totchos, have you seen my Buffalo Chicken Totchos recipe? It’s TO DIE FOR!
Loaded Tots are also the perfect game day food. I love making this on football Sunday. Another great snack for game day is Sheet Pan Nachos. The secret to the best nachos is in the sauce! Nom. Nom. Nom.
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Tater Tots cooked crispy then smothered and covered with a cheesy, ranch and bacon topping. Seriously. Doesn’t that sound AMAZING right now?
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Loaded Totchos are basically Nachos… only way better.
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Don’t forget to also got to try these Buffalo Chicken Totchos! They are out of this world delish!
Loaded Totchos Recipe
32 oz. Tots Potatoes, enough to fill an 11×17 baking sheet
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Ranch Dressing
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 cup (or more) Shredded Cheese (I prefer Cheddar but use whichever kind of cheese you like.)
6 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled
Pro Tip: I recommend using Parchment paper to line the pan. Cleaning up baked on cheese is difficult. Why waste the elbow grease.
HEAT oven to 425ºF. Place TATER TOTS in an even layer on an 11×17 baking sheet. Bake tots according to package directions, until golden brown and crispy.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sour cream and dressing.
Spread sour cream mixture over cooked TATER TOTS. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon and parsley. Return to the oven for just a couple of minutes, until cheese has begun to melt. Serve immediately.
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The original KRAFT Recipe on SamsClub.com calls for 4 slices of OSCAR MAYER Bacon, but my family really likes bacon, A LOT, so I added a bit more. Their ratio of sour cream and dressing is a little different than my own, as well. I bumped up the Ranch ratio a bit since my family likes it so much. I had intended to use fresh chopped chives like the original recipe calls for. I usually do, but I forgot to pick some up for the store. Parsley is a great substitute if you don’t have chives. Just use whatever herbs you have on hand.
You could optionally use fries for this recipe.
Loaded Totchos Recipe
- 32 oz. Tots Potatoes enough to fill an 11x17 baking sheet
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 cup Ranch Dressing
- 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 1 cup or more Shredded Cheese (I prefer Cheddar but use whichever kind of cheese you like.)
- 6 slices Bacon cooked, crumbled
- HEAT oven to 425ºF. Place TATER TOTS in an even layer on an 11x17 baking sheet. Bake TATER TOTS according to package directions, until golden brown and crispy.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sour cream and dressing.
- Spread sour cream mixture over cooked TATER TOTS. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon and parsley. Return to the oven for just a couple of minutes, until cheese has begun to melt. Serve immediately.
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