Loaded Tater Tot Nachos are crispy tater tots topped with seasoned beef and onions, Velveeta cheese, shredded cheese, and all of your favorite nacho toppings. Try my Waffle Fry Nachos for another game day appetizer.

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos Recipe from Overhead

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos aka Totchos

Tater Tot Nachos (also known as Totchos) take your regular ground beef nachos to a new level by using tater tots in place of tortilla chips. This cheesy appetizer is the perfect game day snack to share. Or, enjoy a plate of this comfort food whenever you are craving a hearty and filling snack.

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos Ingredients

Tater Tots: It all starts with the cooked tater tots for this recipe. So, just grab a bag of the frozen potatoes to get started.

Ground Beef: I used ground beef in this recipe, but you could also use chicken, ground turkey, or ground pork.

Taco Seasoning: The ground beef is seasoned with taco seasoning. If you don’t have any on hand, here is a recipe to make your own homemade taco seasoning.

Velveeta Cheese: Velveeta cheese is processed cheese, but it keeps its smooth consistency when melted, which is perfect for these nachos!

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos before Baking

How to Make Loaded Tater Tot Nachos

To get these “totchos” made and served, first, cook the tater tots in the oven to get them nice and crispy (20-30 minutes). While the tots are cooking, you can get the ground beef cooked. Add the beef and onion to a skillet and cook until the beef is no longer pink. Add the taco seasoning to the beef and onions, mix together, and set the skillet aside.

After removing the cooked tater tots, sprinkle them with seasoned salt. Then, top the tots with the ground beef mixture, cubed Velveeta cheese, and the shredded cheese. Put the tots back into the oven to cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Take the tater tot nachos out of the oven and top with your favorite toppings like tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, cilantro, and avocado. I also added a splash of lime juice over the totchos. Black olives and jalapeno peppers would also be amazing on these nachos.

Spatula full of Loaded Tater Tot Nachos

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4.41 from 5 votes

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos {Totchos}

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Loaded Tater Tot Nachos are crispy tater tots topped with seasoned beef and onions, Velveeta cheese, shredded cheese, and all of your favorite nacho toppings.


  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen tater tots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Roma tomatoes, diced for garnish
  • 4 green onions, diced for garnish
  • ½ cup sour cream, for garnish
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and cut into cubes for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, for garnish
  • freshly squeezed lime juice, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange tater tots in a single layer on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until crispy and browned.
  • While tots are baking, add ground beef and diced onion to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is no longer pink (8-10 minutes). Add taco seasoning to the beef and onions. Stir and set aside.
  • When tots are done, remove them from the oven and top them with the seasoned salt, cooked ground beef, cubed Velveeta, and shredded cheese.
  • Bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven. Serve topped with tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro.

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  1. 2 stars
    Neither myself or my kids liked this recipe unfortunately. The seasoned salt made it wayyyy too salty, and there was too much velveeta cheese (probably could’ve used half the amount).

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