Recipes that contain tater tots and cheese include the recipe for Parmesan taters from Food Network and the recipe for chili-cheese potato tot casserole from MyRecipes. These easy recipes require the use of an oven.
To make the Parmesan taters, coat 5 cups of frozen tater tots with 1/4 cup of olive oil and place the tater tots in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake the tater tots at 400 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes or until they develop a deep golden hue and a crispy exterior. Sprinkle the tater tots with salt and black pepper before transferring them into a bowl. Incorporate 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons of chopped flat-leaf parsley and 1 1/2 tablespoons of crushed garlic.
To make the chili-cheese potato tot casserole, sauté 2 pounds of lean ground beef and 1 chopped onion in a skillet before adding 31 ounces of canned chili starter and 14.5 ounces of canned diced tomatoes. Stir in the rinsed and drained contents of an 11-ounce can of corn kernels with red and green peppers.
Transfer the mixture into a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Distribute 8 ounces of shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese over the mixture, and arrange 32 ounces of frozen tater tots on top. Bake the casserole at 350 degrees F for one hour or until the tater tots are golden brown. Garnish with 1/4 cup of pickled sliced jalapeno peppers.