Oregon’s Loaded Tater Tots Recipe

Though not exclusive to Oregon, the state has a unique relationship with this potato treat. Loaded Tater Tots are often paired with cheese in the popular “Totchos.” This loaded Tater Tots recipe makes for a fantastic appetizer or party snack. It’s customizable, so feel free to add other favorite toppings like diced tomatoes, jalapeños, or even a drizzle of ranch dressing. The combination of crispy Tater Tots, melted cheese, and flavorful toppings is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Here’s how to do it.


  • 1 bag (about 32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Hot sauce or ketchup for serving


  1. Bake Tater Tots:
    • Preheat your oven according to the package instructions for the Tater Tots.
    • Arrange the Tater Tots in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    • Bake them in the preheated oven until they are golden brown and crispy, following the package instructions.
  2. Add Cheese:
    • About 5 minutes before the Tater Tots are done baking, sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Return them to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Prepare Toppings:
    • While the Tater Tots are baking, prepare the toppings. In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, chopped green onions, and crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble:
    • Once the Tater Tots are out of the oven, transfer them to a serving platter.
    • Spoon the sour cream mixture over the hot Tater Tots, spreading it evenly.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the loaded Tater Tots immediately while they are hot.
    • Optionally, provide hot sauce or ketchup on the side for dipping.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Dig in and enjoy the crispy goodness of loaded Tater Tots with the creamy and savory toppings.

Leave a Response