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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

Breakfast Totchos

Serving a hungry crowd? These loaded breakfast tots will totally hit the spot. Plus, you’ll look like a master of the kitchen at your brunch.


Recipe courtesy of Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs.


For the Queso

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Pound sliced white American cheese
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

  • 1 (32-ounce) package tater tots
  • 1 (8-ounce) package thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 4 eggs, preferably Safest Choice pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 1/2 Cup queso
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • ketchup, sriracha, or other condiments for garnish (optional)


For the Queso

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium/medium-low heat. Add flour and stir constantly for 1—2 minutes. Cook away the raw flour taste, but do not let it get too brown.

Add whole milk and stir until the butter-flour mixture has been completely incorporated. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk thickens slightly (it will begin to boil) 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. If cheese doesn't melt completely, return to low heat to aid the process.

For the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

  • 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 yolks 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).