spicy Thai totchos

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, Dinner, Gluten Free, Happy Hour at Home, Meatless Monday, recipes, Vegan

spicy Thai totchos

Last month we flew down to L.A. for four days of fun with friends just before Christmas. We had front row seats to The Dan Band (extremely fun and I highly recommend!), we cry-laughed through the Anchorman premiere, and we sang Christmas carols in our fluffy robes to people in our hotel lobby. Super fun shenanigans and exactly what I needed.

We ate our way through L.A. – some fabulous food. I ordered totchos from a happy hour menu, and they were fantastic. Yes, tater tot nachos have been a well known and loved phenomenon for a while, but can you believe this was my first time having them?

…and I have been thinking of my own flavors ever since.

spicy Thai nachos

These nachos are spicy, but in a completely different way – they’ve been Thai’ed Up.

Crunchy bean sprouts, crispy sweet potato tater tots, brightness and green from the edamame and avocado. A liberal drizzle of spicy coconut almond sauce, a generous squeeze of fresh lime – dig in!

vegan spicy Thai nachos

spicy Thai totchos

YIELD: serves two, easily doubled

dairy, egg and gluten free, vegan


1 1/4 cups Sweet Potato Tater Tots
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup edamame beans
1/2 avocado
1 tablespoon sour cream (vegan / dairy free)
2-3 tablespoons spicy coconut almond sauce
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 lime, sliced


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a prepared (parchment) baking sheet, arrange tater tots in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, remove reduce oven temperature to 375. Using a spatula, flip tater tots and keeping in single layer, move to one side of baking sheet. Add edamame beans in a single layer on the baking sheet, return to oven for 10 minutes more.

While tater tots and edamame bake, slice avocado, green onion and lime. Prepare spicy coconut almond sauce.

Assemble totchos: on two plates, pile tots, bean sprouts and edamame beans. Top with avocado slices, sour cream, green onion and drizzle spicy sauce and lime.

sweet potato Thai nachos


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I shared this recipe with Healthy Vegan Fridays.


{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Matthew Horbund - mmwine January 27, 2014 at 4:01 am

Oh, you always make yummy looking food! This is one to try, for sure.

I would pair this with a riesling. Something with a little sweetness, to cut the heat. I wrote about one on the blog last week that would pair perfectly!



2 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

thank you Matthew – that is so nice to hear! Mmm, your wine choice sounds perfect too, I will remember that next time – Cheers! Kristina


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

I looooove totchos! There’s a bar/resto less than a block from my house that has 6-8 different versions. I had to ban myself. LOL!


4 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

oh I know… I will need to refrain from making these EVERY WEEK. I do have other totcho ideas too…


5 Heather (Where's the Beach) January 27, 2014 at 6:39 am

Not only do I want that, I neeeeed that. YUM. I always love your creativity!


6 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

thank you Heather – I sure do have fun with it :)


7 erinwyso January 27, 2014 at 6:57 am

Totchos? Sweet tater tots? Why have I never heard of these two delicious things? There’s so much perfect here.


8 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I know – sweet potato tots ARE perfect. and Jason is not a sweet potato fan, so … more for me! ;)


9 Wendy @ Cooking Quinoa January 27, 2014 at 8:04 am

You’ve done it again – always so creative! I love this combination – never tried sweet potato tots before. I am going to look for them. Thanks Kristina!


10 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

thank you Wendy! the sweet potato tots are OH SO GOOD – I have a fun enchilada recipe that uses them too…


11 Faith (An Edible Mosaic) January 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

I love all things Thai, and this dish in particular looks so good! Mmm, that sauce!


12 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

we almost always have a jar of that sauce in our fridge – we love it so and it goes with most anything!


13 Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator January 27, 2014 at 9:34 am

OMG. I had never heard of these either, and your version sounds amazing. I love Thai flavors!


14 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

oh and here I thought totchos were a well known thing – you’re one of several who have told me today this is NEW. yay!


15 Angie January 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Oh heck yes! These look amazing.


16 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

weeee! thanks Angie!


17 Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel January 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Wow, these sound amazing! I’ve never had totchos either, but when I do, I want these Thai ones!! yummy!


18 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I hope you do try them, Jess – enjoy!!


19 Heather @ Better With Veggies January 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Sweet Potato Tots!!! It’s been forever since I thought of those – these look amazing!! :)


20 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I know – I don’t have sweet potato tots often enough, they are SO GOOD. and they really do go well with Thai flavors!


21 Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm

This looks AMAZING!!


22 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

thanks Nicole!


23 Lindsay January 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

This is brilliant! And I am pretty sure Austin food trucks have something like this! Come visit


24 Kristina Sloggett January 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

WELL… we have weddings to attend in both May AND June this year… both in Austin!! SQUEA!! I’ll let you know when we’ll be there! XXO


25 lindsay January 28, 2014 at 4:08 am

oh this totally just made my day! YYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAA!


26 Kristy January 27, 2014 at 8:46 pm

This looks fantastic! I love sweet potato tater tots so I’m sure this is delicious.

I wish I had been in town when you were here- would’ve loved to have hung out with you. Next time. :-)


27 Kristina Sloggett January 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

yes, next time for sure! I went to Mohawk Bend with Jackie and Cara – YUM that was good! I’ll let you know next time I’m in town! XO


28 Adrienne January 28, 2014 at 5:38 am

This looks so tasty and amazing but I would have to love it from afar because siracha is very high in sodium content.


29 Ashley January 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

THAI totchos…now that is a genius idea.


30 Kristina Sloggett January 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

thanks Ashley!


31 Jared February 1, 2014 at 5:45 am

Great idea to twist on popular totchos. Looks great, Kristina!


32 Kristina Sloggett February 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

thanks Jared – this was a fun one!


33 Rambling Vegans February 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

We just had these for lunch and are in love! Such a great meal. Thanks so much for sharing it!!


34 Kristina Sloggett February 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I am SO HAPPY to hear this, yay! Cheers, Kristina


35 Anna February 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Wow, I am loving the combination of flavors and textures in this recipe! And with “Thai” in the title, I know it’s going to be delicious. Thanks for linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays!


36 Kristina Sloggett February 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

hi Anna! yes, it’s a fun one for sure – we made them again this weekend ;)


37 Mila April 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Those look awesome too!


38 Kirsten January 31, 2015 at 5:58 am

I live under a rock (well, more precisely Ohio) because I’ve never seen totchos outside of the internets.
I love how you Thai’d this up–I’ve got some Housemade sriracha, which is a locally produced sriracha sauce, and I want to make something worthy of it.


39 Alisa @ Go Dairy Free January 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

Oh man, now I really need to try making tater tots! The flavor combo here sounds perfect, too. I adore sweet potato with avocado and the almond sauce – over the top!


40 Kiano January 31, 2015 at 11:13 am

This is not going to help my tater tot addiction. I live in LA and have never heard of totchos! I’m on a mission to find these now


41 Susan@LunaCafe January 31, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Well, I’m late to the party, as usual. I’ve never heard of totchos or sweet potato tots either. Love what you did with them though. Very creative! :-)


42 Julie @ Willow Bird Baking February 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Oh wow. So… I’ve never had totchos, and I think these need to be my first experience!!


43 Kristina Sloggett February 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

it would be a good place to start, yes! :)


44 Arman @ thebigmansworld February 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm

This. I am in love with following all your recipes now from the archives.

I think we need a sriracha date.


45 Kristina Sloggett February 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

okay Arman – anything sriracha, I am IN!


46 Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom February 16, 2015 at 4:28 am

These look unbelievably fun and tasty!


47 Kristina Sloggett February 16, 2015 at 7:28 pm

they really are, Kristen – both fun and tasty! cheers!


48 eat good 4 life February 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Never had this before and I love Thai food. That spicy sauce looks killer!


49 Kristina Sloggett February 16, 2015 at 7:28 pm

thanks Miryam – we love the spicy here too!


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