February 23, 2014

Brace yourself: today’s recipe is a bit of a doozy. But in a very good way. The folks at Sunday Supper are hosting a chili cookoff today, and there are oh so many to choose from. Beef and bison chilis, pork chilis, white meat chilis, vegetarian chilis, and even twists on chili!

Chili Topped Tater Tots

If you didn’t already figure it out: mine is a twist. A gluttonous but wonderful twist on chili that you can customize to your own preferences. Today’s version is a turkey chili (no surprise there; it’s one of my favorite recipes to make). This was a great dish to whip up when I had a bit of extra chili leftover from a previous dinner. Instead of fighting over it with Justin, I created this combination for us to share.

Chili Topped Tater Tots

Crispy tater tots + turkey chili + cheese + guacamole = a fabulous taste treat. It’s like a beautiful combination of the crispness of the french fries chili cheese fries paired with the soft texture of a baked potato topped with chili. It’s indulgent…yes. It’s messy to eat…but it’s totally worth it. And having the chili and cheese on top of the tots is not enough. The creamy and cool guacamole is a necessary addition! Do it. So good.

But wait! There’s more! We didn’t call this a chili cookoff for nothing. There is an actual voting process involved, so if you would, take a moment to click over to the voting area and cast your vote! The “Vote” button is located on top of the photo of each entry. Of course, I hope you’ll vote for my creation…but let your heart guide you in the right direction… ;)

Have you made a “loaded up” version with your chili? What did you put chili on top of?

Chili Topped Tater Tots

Chili Topped Tater Tots


Tater tots

Chili (I used my recipe for turkey chili)

Shredded cheese

Guacamole (I used my classic guacamole recipe)


1. Bake tater tots according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat chili (or make fresh).

2. Place tater tots into a dish for serving. Top with a few scoops of chili (enough so each tater tot is covered). Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese (or other cheese of your choosing) and top with a generous dollop of guacamole.

3. Serve with napkins – it will be messy! ENJOY!


Make sure you check out the rest of the amazing chili creations from the Sunday Supper crew!

Will YOU be a part of the #SundaySupper Chili Cook-Off judges panel this week? Voting is live at the Sunday Supper Movement Online Community Magazine starting now and concluding (fittingly) on February 27 – National Chili Day! Browse the submissions and cast your vote by clicking HERE!

Beef and Bison Chili

Pork Chili

Chicken, Duck, and Turkey Chili

Mixed (meat combo) Chili

Fish and Seafood Chili

Vegetarian Chili


Best Wines To Pair with Chili #SundaySupper from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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24 Responses to “Chili Topped Tater Tots for #SundaySupper”

  1. Laura says:

    I hate it when I have only enough leftovers for one, so it is always good to come up with ways to bulk out single leftovers to feed us both. I love tater tots so this sounds delicious.

  2. What a fabulous twist on chili fries! Love this idea!!!

  3. Tater Tots and chili! This is such a great idea! I love it!!

  4. Genius way to stretch your chili. I’m in for anything with tots!

  5. Liz
    Twitter: thatskinnychick

    I have not had tator tots in years, but you’ve given me a huge craving. Adding chili and guac makes this an irresistible meal!!!

  6. Shaina says:

    You really hit some awesome flavor combinations here!

  7. Renee says:

    I’ll sometimes put chili on top of a baked potato so I’m all over trying it on tater tots. What a fun meal too!

  8. Tara says:

    Tater Tots, yum, I haven’t had them forever and then topped with chili, I am all over that!!

  9. chili over tater tots sounds fabulous. . yum!

  10. Kristie
    Twitter: mypaperlife

    It looks and sounds yummy! Will have to try it sometime.

  11. Roz says:

    I’m so glad that you stopped by my blog today for #SS! This way I could find your blog and follow along! What a great idea to top tater tots with your turkey chili! I’d never be able to stop eating them! Love it!

  12. What an outstanding idea!! Who wouldn’t love this? Must try soon… :)

  13. This is one recipe my kids are sure to eat up!

  14. Manu says:

    I love how you used leftovers to create a new delicious recipe! Great idea!

  15. You are speaking my language! I LOVE this recipe!

  16. Soni says:

    Such a fun idea for a chili and I can imagine how delicious it must taste with the toppings!!A lovely recipe and I know my kids would enjoy it too :)

  17. These would be the most fabulous appetizer!

  18. Courtney @ Neighborfood
    Twitter: neighborfoodie

    This is pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted in life. Tots and chili and guac?? You are speaking my language.

  19. Julie says:

    Um, this is brilliant!

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