Easy Sheet Pan Beef Totchos

updated Oct 17, 2019
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Easy Sheet Pan Totchos

These beefy totchos are the best thing you can make with a bag of frozen tater tots.

Serves 4 to 6

Prep30 minutes

Cook40 minutes

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Credit: Christine Han; Food Styling: Pearl Jones

If you love nachos and tater tots (who doesn’t?), these cheesy totchos are for you. Built on a bed of crispy tater tots, these totchos are topped with spicy beef, sweet corn, and creamy cheese, making them the kind of comforting weeknight meal everyone will love.

If you’ve never made nachos from tater tots before, this is the perfect easy version to get you started.

Credit: Christine Han; Food Styling: Pearl Jones

Start with a Pound of Beef and a Bag of Tots

Totchos are a playful version of the already-beloved nachos for dinner. While a bag of frozen tater tots crisps in the oven, you can prepare your favorite nacho toppings — grate some cheese, chop some tomatoes. You’ll also brown the beef in a large skillet with a little oil and season with your favorite taco spice blend, and add a cup of frozen corn.

Unlike their tortilla chip brethren, totchos aren’t finger food, so scoop them into a bowl and be sure to serve with a fork (and plenty of sour cream and hot sauce).

Easy Sheet Pan Totchos

These beefy totchos are the best thing you can make with a bag of frozen tater tots.

Prep time 30 minutes

Cook time 40 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces

    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)

  • 1 (32-ounce) bag

    frozen tator tots

  • 1 tablespoon

    olive oil

  • 1 pound

    lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon

    taco seasoning

  • 1 cup

    frozen corn kernels

  • For garnish: chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, and sour cream

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 400ºF. Meanwhile, shred 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (about 2 cups) and chop up some tomatoes for garnish.

  2. Place the tater tots on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add 1 pound lean ground beef, season with 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, and cook until cooked through and browned.

  3. Stir in 1 cup frozen corn kernels and remove from the heat. Spoon the beef and corn over the tots, then sprinkle with the cheese. Continue baking until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Top with chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and sour cream.

Recipe Notes

Storage: These are best eaten fresh, but can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 4 days.