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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Tater Tot™ Chorizo Hotdish

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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Tater Tot™ Chorizo Hotdish
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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The ultimate easy family meal that everyone will love!
by: Half Baked Harvest
Updated Nov 15, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chorizo
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1-2 chipotle chilies, chopped
  • 8 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and excess water removed
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) marinated artichokes, drained and chopped
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bag (32 oz) Ore-Ida™ Tater Tots™ frozen potatoes
  • 6 oz. Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Steps

  • 1
    Spray your slow-cooker with cooking spray. In a large skillet, brown chorizo all over, breaking up meat as you go. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno. Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the onion is fragrant. Stir in chipotle chilies, spinach artichokes and pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese.
  • 3
    Add half of the Tater Tots™ to the bottom of your slow-cooker. Spoon chorizo mixture over Tater Tots™. Add remaining Tater Tots™ over chorizo mixture. Add Fontina cheese. Cover slow-cooker and cook for 3 hours on High or 5-6 hours on Low.
  • 4
    Serve with fresh cilantro and green onions.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you don’t have a slow-cooker, just preheat oven to 350ºF. Instead of adding Tater Tots™ to slow-cooker, just sprinkle them over the chorizo and spinach mixture. Add the cheese. Bake for 30-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the Tater Tots™ crisp. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

1410 Calories, 99g Total Fat, 50g Protein, 79g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1410
Calories from Fat
890
Total Fat
99g
152%
Saturated Fat
40g
198%
Trans Fat
9g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
3200mg
133%
Potassium
1590mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
11g
46%
Sugars
8g
Protein
50g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 12 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • For the longest time I had no idea what a Tater Tot™hotdish was. Sure, I’d heard of it here and there, but never really thought about looking into what it really was until my older brother mentioned it. Just like a 5-year-old, he loves Tater Tots™. But then again, who could not love them?! I mean, they’re pretty delicious. Anyway, after he said something, I felt it was time to finally make a hotdish. Typically, a tater tot hotdish consists of ground beef, cheddar cheese and Tater Tots™, but I did mine a little differently. For one, I made my hot dish in a slow-cooker so when I came home, dinner was all ready to go! Man, I love cooking with a slow-cooker. Two, I made my filling with spicy chorizo. I’m not a huge fan of ground beef, but I love chorizo! It has so much flavor. Serve with fresh cilantro and green onions and enjoy!
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