Sure, you could make plain tater tots. Or, you could make these. Forget regular old nachos and pull this trick out for those who like it hot. Our Flamin’ Hot Loaded Totchos have a salty and spice kick that you just can’t quit. They’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, while the cheese adds richness and the peppers add the perfect tanginess to cut through. The sour cream cools things down a little, and the green onion adds just the right amount of crunch. These pair perfectly with ice cold beer and are guaranteed to disappear at a tailgate.

Recipe by Well Done


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10 mins
35 mins
Serves 6


Flamin’ Hot Dust
Loaded Totchos


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the Flamin’ Hot Dust: Whisk together all dust ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Store in an air-tight container up to 6 months.

  • Prepare the Loaded Totchos: Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss tater tots in oil, and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with 3 1/2 tablespoons Flamin’ Hot Dust, and bake in preheated oven until golden and crisp, about 25 minutes, tossing half-way through cooking.

  • While tots are hot, sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and jalapeño slices, allowing cheese to melt. Return to oven for 2 minutes for quicker melting. Top with sour cream and scallions; serve immediately.