Tater tots are America’s most inventive way of cooking with potatoes. Taking shredded pieces of potato and clumping them together into bite-sized bursts of flavor, tater tots are addicting by themselves. But turn them into a plate of Loaded Tater Tots and you won’t be able to resist! Served traditionally loaded up with cheese, sour cream, bacon, chives, and anything else you have leftover in your fridge, Loaded Tater Tots are a comforting dish for sharing with friends, particularly during the cold months in the
Loaded Tater Tots step by step
Preheat the oven to 425º F and arrange the tater tots on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and chop coarsely.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil from Spain over medium heat; add shallot and cook until fragrant. Stir in flour and cook until light golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and 2 tablespoons sour cream; stir until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Season with black pepper and nutmeg. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until fully melted.
Transfer potatoes to a baking dish. Sprinkle bacon on top. Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top.
Bake in the preheated oven just until the cheese melts, about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven; top with chives and 2 tablespoons sour cream