Homemade Totchos are easy to make, delicious and perfect for when you’re craving bar food!
I love food. No, really, I lovvvvve food. I could eat all day if it were humanly possible, snacks including greasy bar food are right at the top of my list. We have a bar called Tap 30 that my husband and I occasionally frequent on a rare date night out. We’ve also been known to stop in for lunch while the kids are at school. I’m not a huge fan of craft beer or beer in general but their Moscow Mules are fantastic and the shiny copper mugs are my favorite. But I digress.
They have a menu item called ‘Totchos’ and they are to die for. No, really! They are the perfect bar food: tator tots, jalapenos, smoked gouda cheese, pepperoni and bacon. Yeah, all my favorite things combined! While I love eating Tap 30 totchos, we don’t go very often because, hello, taking 3 kids into a bar isn’t that fun. So, I made my own version at home!
They are seriously SO simply to make and mine are baked, not fried like Tap 30’s. When I told my friend Kari about them, she was very confused. So confused that I got confused. She had NO idea what totchos were OR why I was making them. Um, HELLO, they’re totchos!! I explained and I’m pretty sure I saw her shrugging her shoulders through our texts. Next time she visits, she’s definitely getting totchos!
Homemade Totchos Recipe
- 16 oz frozen tator tots
- 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
- 4 green onions, diced
- ¼ C. jarred, sliced jalapenos
- sour cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the frozen tator tots on the baking tray and bake 20-25 minutes. You want them nice and crisp and cooked through.
- Remove the tator tots from the oven.
- If serving on a platter, make sure it is oven safe. Place the tator tots on the platter and cover in shredded cheese.
- Add crumbled bacon, green onions and jalapeno slices.
- Place under the broiler on low for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve with sour cream.
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