What's better than nachos or tater tots? Totchos, and you can eat them at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's famous "totchos" are tater tots and corn chips topped with chili, green onions, sour cream and queso

By Joseph Neese

Deputy Editor in Chief

Published June 7, 2020 4:30PM (EDT)

 (Disney Parks Blog)
(Disney Parks Blog)

While I love fresh-cut french fries, my favorite fried potato creation has always been the tater tot. I love the grated form and the extra crunch they provide, and they make me nostalgic for the days when my mom would make them at the beach. Like Kleenex, they are a rare brand name synonymous with a product. Ore-Ida holds the trademark. 

Another snack I grew up eating at the beach were nachos. So I felt a double dose of nostalgia when I discovered totchos, which are tater tots and corn chips topped with chili, green onions, sour cream and queso. When you think about it, tater tots do make so much sense paired with nachos. 

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This culinary invention comes from Woody's Lunch Box at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The restaurant in Toy Story Land features a classic American menu, including grilled cheese sandwiches and old-fashioned soda floats. While While the parks are closed, Disney created a version that you can enjoy at home. If you like ice cream, you can also try making the brand's famous bite-size churroskitchen sink sundae or peanut butter and jelly milkshake.

And Disney isn't the only major brand to release some of its top-secret recipes as loyal fans have found themselves suddenly at home. Chipotle recently shared its guacamole recipe, DoubleTree published its chocolate chip cookie recipe and IKEA created a recipe for its iconic Swedish meatballs.

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Recipe: Totchos, from Disney Parks Blog

Serves 6


Chili with Beans

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Ground cayenne, to taste

Queso Sauce

  • 2 cups jar cheese sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies


  • 1 (2 pound) bag frozen potato barrels
  • 1 1/2 cups corn chips
  • Chili with Beans
  • Queso Sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions


For Chili with Beans

  1. Brown ground beef in a 5-6 quart Dutch oven over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, and cumin. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt.
  4. Add black pepper and cayenne, as needed.
  5. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Queso Sauce

  1. Place cheese sauce and diced tomatoes with chilies in small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, until warm.
  2. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Totchos

  1. Cook potato barrels according to package instructions.
  2. Divide potato barrels into 6 bowls. Place 1/4 cup each of corn chips, chili with beans, and queso sauce on top of each bowl of potato barrels.
  3. Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 teaspoon green onions.

Disney offers a printable version of the recipe here.

By Joseph Neese

Joseph Neese is Salon's Deputy Editor in Chief. You can follow him on Twitter: @josephneese.

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