Potato Tot & Bacon Nachos

By Leslie Blythe    

January 30, 2015

Potato Tot & Bacon Nachos is the perfect game day snack! Tater Tots, a registered trademark of Ore-Ida (a division of the H. J. Heinz Company), are fried slices of potatoes. Tater Tots were created in 1953 when the Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. They chopped up the slivers, added flour and seasoning, then pushed the mash through holes and sliced off pieces of the extruded mixture. The product was first offered in stores in 1956. Originally, the product was very inexpensive. Apparently, people did not buy it at first because there was no perceived value. When the price was raised, people began buying it.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1Preheat oven to 400 ° F. In a medium oven safe dish, spread tater tots in an even layer. 

2Bake for 15 minutes. Remove dish from oven, flip potatoes and add cheese, bacon and sliced jalapeños.

3Bake for another 7- 10 minutes until cheese starts to bubble. 

4Remove dish from oven, add a hefty scoop of sour cream on the top and serve.


32 ounce bag of frozen potato tots

12 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

8 ounce bacon, cooked and diced

1 jalapeño, sliced or diced

4 ounce sour cream


1 Review

Sharon McGagh

February 2, 2018

Tater Tots are my secret delicious treat – add bacon and jalapeños – Heaven!!

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