When you combine a classic breakfast sandwich with tater tots, something magical happens. A breakfast of champions: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos. This partner post, An EGG for Every Occasion, is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs and Honest Cooking. All views and opinions, as always, are completely my own
You guys. Have you heard of totchos? They are pretty much changing my life. Part tater tots. Part nachos. Heck to the yes.
Case in point… these Loaded Baked Potato Totchos. It was my debut in the world of totchos. And now, I’m semi-obsessed.
You know when you have a complete genius, light-bulb-goes-off moment? I rarely get them, but it just may of happened when I was devouring a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich last week. I love those things.
And then I was like… wait a second. What about. (light bulb) What about breakfast sandwich totchos?!
It’s basically the ultimate comfort food breakfast.
Breafast Sandwich + Tater Tots = Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos
And about the cheese. Sure, we could just throw some American cheese on top of the tater tots and call it a day. But no. We’re going big… let’s take that American cheese and make it into a a luscious, creamy queso sauce. Boom.
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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 (32 ounce) package tater tots
- 1 (8 ounce) package thick-cut bacon, chopped
- 4 Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
- 1 1/2 c queso (recipe below)
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- ketchup, sriracha, or other condiments for garnish (optional)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 pound sliced white American cheese
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Bake tater tots according to package directions, until crispy.
- Meanwhile, cook chopped bacon over medium/medium-low heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
- Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium/medium low heat. Once hot (adding a droplet of water to the pan should make it gently sizzle), crack open eggs and add them, one at a time, into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. This will help the tops of the whites set before overcooking the bottom of the eggs. The eggs are done cooking when the whites are just set (the yolk will still be runny).
- Transfer tater tots to serving dish and top with queso, bacon, scallions, egg, and the condiments of your choice (ketchup, sriracha, etc).
- Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium/medium-low heat. Add flour and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes, cooking away raw flour taste, but do not let it go past pale brown.
- Add whole milk and whisk until the butter-flour mixture has been completely incorporated. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk thickens slightly and it coats the back of a spoon. Remove pan from heat, add cheese and season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir until fully melted.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
These look amazing, Chris! Definitely an amazing breakfast recipe! 🙂
Thanks so much Jessica! It’s definitely a way to get your weekend started right 🙂
Yum! Chris these look absolutely delicious! Seriously, what’s not to love here…tots, bacon, queso and eggs. I love that little skillet too. Is that cast iron?
I can be a bit crazy about safe food and have been always been a little scared to eat a soft cooked egg. I’m going to look for those eggs. Thanks!
P.S. Love your new site 😀
Yup, it’s cast iron! I think I found it at a Home Goods at some point… love that store. It’s always a great way for me to waste a few hours of time… and lighten my wallet significantly! Yes, definitely look for those eggs!
Sarah & Arkadi
these are simply beautiful! love that egg!
Thanks so much! Adding an egg with a runny yolk is pretty much a great idea all the time!
That runny egg yolk is food porn at its finest! Yes, I remember your first loaded baked potato totchos – that was my first time hearing about them – You are onto something with these totchos, Chris!
That runny egg yolk is food porn at its finest! Yes, I remember your first loaded baked potato totchos – that was my first time hearing about them – You are onto something with these totchos, Chris!!!
Hahaha LOVE runny yolks. I could seriously take photos of runny yolks all day long. Totchos are going to become huge… just you wait 😉
Ooh, interesting … you have little Ps on your eggs! Well, on these eggs, anyway.
What a beautiful (and delicious)-sounding breakfast, especially with that little sprinkle of scallions for an extra boost of taste. If I knock on your door next weekend, can you make these? 😉
Hahaha yup “p” for pasteurized! Come on over anytime! I’m just a quick 10 hour plane ride away hahaha
Dude, you are rocking the totchos lately, and it’s making me seriously jealous that you have all of that delicious food in your kitchen. I need to make this…and soon! Nice job, wolkpackie, nice job!
Thanks man! So how was the conference?!?!
WOW!!!!! I would eat these for dinner in a heartbeat. Totchos might be on our dinner menu tomorrow because hubby just looked over at my screen.
Lol now you need to come through for the hubs!
Yum, what a genius idea! And it gives me an excuse to eat tater tots for breakfast…
Exactly my thoughts 🙂
Chris, this is perfect brunch!!
You’re going crazy for the totchos! I haven’t had tater tots since my days as a teacher when I didn’t have time to bring lunch and had to eat out of the cafeteria. Yours look much fancier and refined:)
Love your egg photos! So moody!
Hahaha I know, tater tots totally reminds me of school cafeteria lunches. It’s totally comfort food!
You did a nice thing with that egg there…just the way I like it! Beautiful and delicious on top of those puffed things..
Thanks so much Ela!
Totchos 4 life.
I really wanted this to be a minimalist, deep-thinking comment, but your spam catcher is making me type more. So there. 🙂
Hahaha darn spam catcher, ruining your minimalist deep-thinking comments! Totchos 4 life 4 sure!
So, the tator tots are in the freezer…My annual bag-o-tots. I have the bacon and the eggs…I know what I’m having for dinner tonight! Thanks for bringing back the tator tot!
Ooooo nice! Haha, “annual bag-o-tots”. Enjoy!!!
Wow this looks absolutely wonderful. Such a great breakfast.
Thanks so much Miss Messy!
I have read and re-read this and I hope I am not just plain stupid….but do you ever say what kind of cheese or how much you need to make the queso?
Ria, thank you SO much! I must have had a brain fart… The recipe has been updated. Thanks for catching that. You’re the best!
Do you give cooking lessons? Lol your recipies are amazing, but I lack all the basic skills in the kitchen lol
Hahaha oh Liz… have some confidence!! You can totally make any of these recipes! Give me a shout anytime and I’ll be happy to meet up and do some cooking lessons!
This looks amazing!