Dinner, Recipes, Snacks, Tailgate Party / October 2, 2017

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos – cheesy nachos and crispy tater tots combine to create a sweet and savory football snack that is easy to make and perfect for sharing!

Okay, so I hope I am not the first to introduce you to the new craze that’s 100% changing the nacho game, because that would mean you have never experienced the drool-worthy glory of the TOTCHO. But if I am, allow me to introduce this new combo: the love child of a classic bar food (nachos) and your favorite childhood potato (the tater tot). Totchos are that new new and you need to have them for your football party this weekend!

This summer, I started seeing these bad boys popping up in food trucks, bars, etc. With layered crispy potatoes, meat, cheese and sour cream, what’s not to love about this nacho impostor? And because I am such an innovator and I absolutely cannot help myself, I swapped in my fav: sweet potato tots. No need to hold your applause.

In all seriousness, this is such a fun snack to prepare at home when watching a football game. Cook the frozen sweet potato tots in the oven according to package directions, layer with taco meat and cheese, then reheat to crispy, melty, perfection. Lastly, add your favorite nacho toppings and serve immediately. It really is THAT easy.

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos – cheesy nachos and crispy tater tots combine to create a sweet and savory football snack that is easy to make and perfect for sharing!

I try to be conscious of red meat so for this recipe, I always use ground turkey. You can use ground beef or chicken instead. When I make tacos at home, I like to use a store-bought taco sauce. SO SUE ME. I highly recommend using Frontera Ground Beef Taco Sauce. I am not being paid to say that, I truly believe they produce a great line of  southwest inspired sauces. If you prefer, you can use a packet of taco seasoning or prepare your own blend with cumin, salt, chili powder, etc. Personally, I like to keep it saucy 😉

Share your Totchos on Instagram!

There are a few big games coming up this weekend so you should probably pin these totchos. I hope you will try the recipe below and let me know what you think! If you decide to go for it, post a picture of your totchos on Instagram and tag me @bluecheesebungalow.

Check out my tailgate party page for more football friendly recipes!

Go Blue!

Kelsey Renee

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos – cheesy nachos and crispy tater tots combine to create a sweet and savory football snack that is easy to make and perfect for sharing!

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Category: Appetizer

Cuisine: Southwest Inspired

Yield: 4-6

Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos

Ingredients

2 20 ounce bags of frozen sweet potato tots (puffs)
2 large jalapenos (finely diced)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 8 ounce packet taco sauce
1 can of black beans
2 cups Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 vine ripened tomato (diced)
1/4 red onion (finely diced)
3 tablespoons of sour cream

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Arrange tater tots in an even layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Place into preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large non-stick skillet. On medium heat, saute jalapenos for about 2-3 minutes. Add ground meat to skillet and saute until fully cooked through.
4. Stir in taco sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
5. When tater tots are fully cooked and crispy, remove baking sheet from the oven. Arrange tater tots so they are all touching in the center of the tray.
6. Spoon ground meat mixture and black beans evenly onto tater tots. Sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and cook for 5-6 minutes or until cheese has melted.
7. Serve immediately, topped with tomato, red onion, extra jalapeno, sour cream and cilantro.
8. Enjoy!
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Loaded Sweet Potato Totchos – cheesy nachos and crispy tater tots combine to create a sweet and savory football snack that is easy to make and perfect for sharing!

 

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