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This Totchos recipe uses frozen tater tots to make it as easy as it can be. It is flavorful with buffalo sauce and meaty with vegan chicken bites. It is an amazing combo, topped with ranch dressing and scallions, to make it over the top delicious.

Closeup of the Totchos in the casserole dish.

A bag of tater tots for me always makes everything so amazing. When making my Tater Tot Casserole or my Cowboy Casserole you know these will become a staple.

If you are looking for more tater tot recipes, look around  and you will find more amazing ideas how to put them on your plate.

So many amazing flavors are going on in these totchos.

Ingredients for this Totchos recipe assembled on a wooden board.

Vegan chicken strips are prefried in a small frying pan until slightly golden.

Why you should make these Totchos

Lots of amazings flavors are coming together here: the juicy and spicy vegan chicken bites are covered in buffalo sauce. These alone are something that you will love.

Seasonings: you know I’m not shy about seasonings because these make any dish what it is. Delicious. I used chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder.

Easy to make with step by step pictures so the result will be as promised, amazing.

Showing the addition of hot sauce and spice mixture to the vegan chicken.

Showing the prepared spicy chicken in the frying pan, and the toasted tater tots.

What you need for this Totchos recipe

  • Tater tots
  • Vegan butter
  • Hot sauce
  • Vegan cheese
  • Vegan chicken bites
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Optional you can add on top:

  • Scallions
  • Ranch dressing

Toasted tater tots are mixed with hot spice mixture in a large mixing bowl.

Tater tots have been transferred to a large round casserole dish and then topped with vegan cheese.

How to make Totchos

Preheat oven to 400°F.

On a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper, lay down your tater tots and distribute them evenly. Bake according the directions.

Meanwhile in a pan, heat vegan butter and add vegan chicken. Fry for 3 minutes, then add hot sauce, garlic and onion powder. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes more.

After tater tots are ready season them with chili powder, smoked paprika and a good amount of salt and pepper.

Transfer tots to a casserole dish, top them with 3/4 of the vegan cheese. Give the buffalo chicken mix over the top, and sprinkle with vegan cheese.

Bake for around 6 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve on plates or in bowls, optionally with scallions and ranch dressing on top.

Spicy vegan chicken mixture is added to the casserole and topped with the remaining vegan cheese.

Tips and tricks

Serve the Totchos hot, and do not reheat or use as leftovers. These are most amazing and served fresh.

Try this homemade Buffalo Sauce.

Use different vegan cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella. I guess parmesan will also work beautifully.

The casserole dish with the Totchos before and after baking.

You can swap the vegan chicken for black beans. Also vegan ground beef or burger crumbles are amazing.

Instead of scallions and ranch you can try guacamole and olives, yum

The casserole dish with the Totchos covered with Ranch Dressing.

Other amazing recipes you will love:

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Try these Totchos, tag me on Instagram or Facebook with a snapped picture.

Cheers, Florian.

The casserole dish with the Totchos covered with Ranch Dressing.

Totchos

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Totchos recipe uses frozen tater tots to make it as easy as it can be. It is flavorful with buffalo sauce and meaty with vegan chicken bites. It is an amazing combo, topped with ranch dressing and scallions, to make it over the top delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen Tater tots
  • 6 oz vegan chicken bites
  • 3 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 5 oz vegan cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. On a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper, lay down your tater tots and distribute them evenly. Bake according the directions.
  3. Meanwhile in a pan, heat vegan butter and add vegan chicken. Fry for 3 minutes, then add hot sauce, garlic and onion powder. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes more.
  4. After tater tots are ready season them with chili powder, smoked paprika and a good amount of salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer tots to a casserole dish, top them with 3/4 of the vegan cheese. Give the buffalo chicken mix over the top, and sprinkle with vegan cheese.
  6. Bake for around 6 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve on plates or in bowls, optionally with scallions and ranch dressing on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g
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