Tater Tots + Nachos = TotChos

The best part of this recipe is that it can use up anything that you have on hand! For instance, I like to keep black beans on hand because they are a healthy protein that I can add to anything. Also, this recipe is both kid and vegetarian friendly, but you can also use pre-cooked lean ground beef or even chorizo. Touchdown!        


  • Tater tots (I suggest using the frozen kind)

  • Shredded cheese

  • Black beans

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Diced red onion

  • Jalapeno - cut into rounds

  • Avocado - thinly sliced

  • Sour cream

  • Cilantro

  • Diced scallions

  • Your favorite hot sauce 


    • 1

      On game day, simply bake the tater tots in an oven-safe dish according to the instructions on the packaging. 

    • 2

      When they still have 5 minutes to cook, sprinkle on the black beans and top with cheese—lots of it! 

    • 3

      Continue baking until the cheese is nice and gooey. 

    • 4 Remove from the oven and top with all your favorites. Add a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce, and it’s game on!

      Photography by Jason Mai
Joanna Hawley