Have you heard of totchos? They are essentially nachos using tater tots instead of chips. Tater tots + Nachos = TOTCHOS! If you haven’t had totchos yet, you are in for a treat! Totchos are delicious! My favorite way to serve up totchos is to put together a Totchos Bar. That way everyone can create their own special totchos recipe. You can get as creative as you want with your Totchos ingredients or keep to the basics.
One thing I’ve learned when I’m putting together any kind of event is that I better start my shopping at Smart & Final. Smart & Final has a great mix of warehouse items and everyday essentials. Today I’m partnering with Smart & Final to tell you all about their new and exciting giving campaign.
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My family loves trying out food trucks, so I wanted to give them a food truck experience at home. I went to Smart & Final and picked up all the ingredients I would need for my totchos recipe. I was able to pick up serving essentials like snack trays and napkins to sour cream and frozen shrimp. Everything you see below is in the First Street family of products, which means the first percent will be donated.
Totchos Bar Essentials
Here are the 12 things you need to put together the ultimate Totchos bar.
- Snack Trays
- Tater Tots
- Nacho Cheese
- Sliced Jalapenos
- Sour Cream
- Black Olives
- Shredded Cheese
- Bell Peppers
- Chile Lime Garlic Shrimp
- In an electric skillet, heat one Tablespoon of cooking oil on medium heat. Add 2 lbs of frozen tater tots and evenly distribute in the skillet. Cover with the lid and heat 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Serve tots in a snack tray and layer with your favorite toppings like nacho cheese, chili, salsa, and more.
I kept things simple for the totchos purists, but I like to get a little adventurous with my food. That is why I cooked up some chili lime garlic shrimp and bell peppers. So good!
Jump to the next page to snag my recipe for Chile Lime Garlic Shrimp!