Taco Tots Recipe

Taco filling served over tater tots instead of in a tortilla. Your family will love it!
  • Ready in: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 15 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 (32 ounce) package frozen tater tots
  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup Garden Guacamole Starter
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded lettuce
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce, sour cream, optional

cooking methods

  • Bake
  • Stovetop


  1. Prepare tater tots according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble beef and next 3 ingredients until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes. Drain off liquid.
  3. Divide tater tots among 6 dinner plates. Top with beef mixture and remaining ingredients.
Serve with fresh fruit.

Wine Pairing: Spanish Rioja.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine ground beef and next 3 ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze with tater tots. Thaw completely and continue with step 1.

Nutrition per Serving: (does not included optional toppings)
Calories: 710
Fat: 45g
Sodium: 1,340mg
Carbs: 41g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 33g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good. So good, quick and easy. Everyone in our family loved it.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Better than I expected! I was a little leery making this, mostly for my own pickiness, but whoa was I surprised! YUM Seriously I wanted (but didn't eat) 2nds and 3rds and can't wait to have it for lunch leftovers! I get fussy about Mexican food but I could eat this regularly!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taco Tots The recipe was so easy to follow and quick to put together! Definitely one that we will do again!
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Taco Tots This is the best way for us to eat tacos. Very filling and extra yummy!
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taco Terrific This was a delicious alternative to traditional taco night. Everyone in my family (ages 5, 10, 15, & 40) loved it!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great take on tacos! I LOVED These Taco Tots. THey were very quick and easy to make for something different and will go into our rotation. However, my kids didn't care for them as much as I thought they would. But, overall, this is a great recipe!
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taco Tots ROCK! Loved this recipe and so easy! Added the Garden Starter Guac to the top...YUMMY
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our new favorite "go-to" recipe! My family loves these and we've made them several times! They are a super fun and delicious way to enjoy tacos. My son who has braces loves them because they don't get stuck in his braces like regular tacos! TS scores big on this one! Wahoo!!!
Date published: 2016-04-16
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