These Tater Tot Nachos are one of those recipes that I almost did not post. They are too easy and not really a recipe.
Not only that, this recipe makes me admit that yes, I do in fact often have a bag of tater tots in my freezer.
Yes, we love homemade oven fries, but the reality is life gets busy and crazy, sometimes I just need a very quick side dish or meal. So, yes I will admit that you will often find a bag of frozen french fries or tater tots in my freezer.
The day I made these tater tot nachos was very busy. I had planned on making pizza for dinner, but I had been gone all day and did not have time to make the dough. It was one of those days where if we did not live in the country and have food issues, we would have just ordered a pizza. But, since that is not an option, I had to come up with something.
We had already had breakfast for dinner that week and I knew my family would prefer not to have it again, so I needed to come up with something else quick.
I headed to the freezer to see what I could find that would be easy to put together. I found some frozen taco meat and a bag of tater tots and decided to combine them into a one dish meal.
What I ended up serving was basically just tater tots covered in seasoned taco meat and cheese. So quick and easy and my kids loved it. This will definitively show up on the menu plan again.
Because I was in a hurry, I kept this dish really simple, but you could easily add beans, salsa, and other toppings to this. We did serve it with salsa, but I think the salsa would be good added into the dish also.
Tater Tot Nachos
- 2 lb bag of tater tots
- 1 lb of cooked ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning ( I used some from the freezer.)
- 2 cups of grated cheese ( I used a combination of jack and cheddar)
- salsa, either mix it in or serve with salsa
- Place tater tots in a 9×13 pan. Spread meat over the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle cheese on top of meat.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until heat through and done.