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Delicious Chili Cheese Fries Tater Tot Recipe

This recipe isn’t your average chili cheese fries recipe.  This recipe uses tater tots instead of french fries.  In less than 30 minutes you’ll be snacking on some delicious chili cheese tater tots.  This recipe is made in the oven and is easy enough for a beginner cook to make.

These chili cheese tater tots make a great appetizer, snack, or side dish.

Chili Cheese Fries

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What You’ll Need to Make This Chili Cheese Tater Tots Recipe

Here’s what you will need:

  • One two-pound bag of frozen tater tots
  • Two cans chili with or without beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Baking sheet
  • Foil (optional)

Bake the tater tots according to the directions on the bag.  I cooked my tots at 425 degrees for 28 minutes.  For easy cleanup, line your pan with some aluminum foil.

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Gather up the tots on the pan.  Put them in a big pile.

Tater Tot Casserole with Cheese

Top the tots with two cans of chili beans.  I used one can of Hormel Chili NO Beans and one can of Hormel Chili With Beans.  I know the tater tots don’t look too appetizing at this point, but trust me, these chili cheese tater tots are delicious!

Tater Tots with Chili

Top the chili with cheese.  I used a Mexican blend.

Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

Pop the tots back in the hot oven for 7-10 minutes or until the chili is warmed up and the cheese is melted.

Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

More Chili Cheese Tater Tot Options

  • This recipe would taste fantastic with homemade chili.
  • Serve with minced white onion
  • Serve with tamed jalapeno nacho rings
  • Serve with sour cream
  • Top the chili cheese tater tots with minced green onions after pulling the pan from the oven.  This would be really pretty.

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Wednesday 6th of April 2016

These tots look tops! Ima make some and try to channel the Dalai Lama. Lolol.


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

I love me some tots! Thanks for commenting.


Monday 4th of April 2016

I have been on a chilli chesse fries kick and these do look delicious!!!!! Hmmmmmmm I might have dinner right here, lol.


Monday 4th of April 2016

Chanissa -Yum, I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family does! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Marian Allen

Thursday 31st of March 2016

Take the meat out, and this would be The's favorite meal! lol! If you don't know who The is: Dave Barry wrote a Q&A column in which the question was, What do The Dali Lama's friends call him, and the answer was, they call him by his first name, The, as in, "Hey, The, don't hog all the Tater Tots!" Ever since that column, The Dali Lama and Tater Tots go together in what passes for our minds.

ANYWAY, this looks delicious!


Thursday 31st of March 2016

Lol I learn something new everyday!

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