Cheesy Bacon Totcho Cups

Totchos, a Tater Tots™ nachos recipe, is the perfect app for any gathering. We've made loaded totchos even easier to enjoy by serving them up in taco-flavored cups, made by mixing Ore-Ida™ Tater Tots™ frozen potatoes with Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix and filling the tot-cups with cheese and bacon! Win your next watch party with this Tex-Mex inspired combo.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 60 Ore-Ida™ Tater Tots™ frozen potatoes (from 32-oz bag)
  • 1 tablespoon from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup from 1 container (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix frozen potatoes with taco seasoning mix until thoroughly coated.
  3. Place 5 potato pieces in each muffin tin cup. Bake 15 minutes. Using back of metal spoon, press potatoes to form cups. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crispy and set.
  4. Fill each cup with cheese and bacon. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Use small spatula to carefully transfer cups to serving platter.
  5. Top cups with crema, tomatoes and green onions.

Expert Tips

  • You can use any small spoon to form the cups in this Tater Tots™ nachos recipe, but a measuring tablespoon with a rounded bottom makes the job easier.
  • If you like your loaded totchos spicy, try substituting the cheese in this recipe with Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend.
  • Old El Paso Creamy™ Salsa Verde can be added to the toppings for this recipe.
  • Satisfy your craving for cheesy totchos and bacon totchos with this recipe, and continue the theme with our recipes for Taco Cheeseburger Totchos and Loaded Chicken Totchos.


  • 1 Cup Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 90);  Total Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 15mg;  Sodium 450mg;  Potassium 30mg;  Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 3g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 2%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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