Tuesday Treats: Loaded Totchos

It’s fall! That means play-off baseball and the World Series. It means college football and the NFL. It means pre-season hockey. Oh…and basketball. And all these sports–or a good movie–needs snacks. Who loves nachos? *raises hand* Who loves tater tots? *raise other hand* Well, today’s treat is the best of both!

Total Time: 42 Min
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 32 Min
12 servings

Do you know what totchos are? You will after watching our How to Make Totchos cooking video. Hint: There are ORE-IDA TATER TOTS and some cheese involved.

What You Need
1 pkg. (32 oz.) ORE-IDA TATER TOTS
1 container (8 oz.) BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/4 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 425ºF.
2 – Bake TATER TOTS as directed on package.
3 – Meanwhile, mix sour cream, dressing and 2 Tbsp. chives until blended.
4 – Spread TATER TOTS onto platter; top with sour cream mixture, cheese and bacon. Sprinkle with remaining chives.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Low-fat Variation: Prepare using BREAKSTONE’S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream, KRAFT Lite Ranch Dressing, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bacon.

Tip 2 – Substitute: Substitute chopped green onions for the chives.

CLICK HERE for the video and all the nutritional information. You know this dish is a huge hit with all the guys in my worlds–Wolves, Red Dirt cowboys, and Magicks alike. However, rather than one of the heroines stepping forward to claim the crown, one of my heroes says he’s the one who first discovered this recipe at My Food and Family and made it. Can you guess who it was? Yup. Derek Alexander, Wolf shifter and Homeland Security agent. He first appears in NIGHT MOVES and gets his own story in CRASH AND BURN. Want to read more about him and his heroine, Katherine “Kit” Carson, an Airport Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) with DFW Airport? Click on the book cover or the title. Want to check out what he’s doing with the Nightriders, click on that title.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Loaded Totchos

  1. You’re making me hungry. =op

    I can totally see all your heroes gobbling this recipe down. And I so totally loved Crash and Burn! So made of awesome.

    • Silver James says:

      I know, right?!?! I’ve got to put the ingredients on the grocery list so I have them on hand! I’m thinking adding chicken or beef strips and making this dinner! 🙂 And thanks. I really like the updated version of Crash & Burn.

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