Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower

This Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower post has been sponsored by McCain Foods USA, Inc.©. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower and Green Onions

Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower is an easy snack, side dish, or appetizer that everyone will love. Ingredients include Roasted cauliflower, McCain© Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Taters™, melted cheese, green onions, sour cream and bacon.



When I want to make a snack I know everyone will love, one trick up my sleeve is to add McCain©’s Potato and Cauliflower Veggie Taters™. They are a better option than traditional tater tots because they are made with real vegetables, with the addition of veggies and cheese to the traditional potato base. These veggie taters pair wonderfully with roasted cauliflower and traditional nacho toppings for this simple snack concept.



Roasted Cauliflower is simple to make by simply drizzling with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.


McCain©’s Potato and Cauliflower Veggie Taters™ have a crisp outside and moist interior, perfect in these nachos.

Look for your closest McCain© Potato and Cauliflower Veggie Taters™ retailer here.

Cheese! Because no nachos are complete without some melted, delicious cheese! I like to use cheddar for this, but any melty cheese will do—feel free to be creative!

Bacon is a perfect topping for this simple recipe. A simple way to make bacon crumbles is to bake the bacon in the oven on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Sour Cream is an optional topping for this. I like to use full-fat sour cream.

Green Onions add a nice finishing touch to this dish, adding vibrancy and a nice flavor.



This recipe is so simple! First, roast the cauliflower that has been drizzled in olive oil with salt and pepper. Bake the bacon on a baking sheet until crispy and let cool on a paper towel-lined plate. Once cool, crumble into smaller pieces. Cook veggie taters according to package instructions for 8 minutes at 425°F. Combine the cooked veggie taters and roasted cauliflower to one baking sheet and sprinkle generously with shredded cheese. Broil in oven for 3 minutes or until cheese is starting to melt and bubble. Remove from oven and top with dollops of sour, sliced green onions, and bacon crumbles.

Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower Recipe


Roasted Tater Nachos
5 from 4 votes

Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower is an easy snack, side dish, or appetizer that everyone will love. Ingredients include roasted cauliflower, potato & cauliflower veggie taters, melted cheese, green onions, sour cream and bacon.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, green onion, nachos, sour cream, veggie taters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 543 kcal


  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 package Potato and Cauliflower Veggie Taters TM
  • 6-8 oz shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 

  2. Chop cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. Transfer to baking sheet in an even layer and roast until some pieces are starting to brown and the cauliflower is fork tender, about 25-30 minutes. Stir once halfway through.

  3. While the cauliflower is starting to roast, line another rimmed baking sheet with foil and place 4 slices of bacon in a single layer, without overlapping. 

  4. Add to the oven with the cauliflower and bake until crispy, 15-20 minutes. If you add the bacon sheet into the oven ten minutes after the cauliflower starts roasting, the bacon and cauliflower should be done at around the same time.

  5. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate using tongs. Once cooled enough to touch, crumble into smaller pieces.

  6. Change temperature of oven to 425°F.

  7. Once oven is preheated, add veggie taters and cook for 8 minutes. 

  8. On a baking sheet, combine taters and roasted cauliflower. Top with shredded cheese. Put back into the oven under the broiler setting for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbling.

  9. Take nachos out of oven and dollop with sour cream, if using, plus green onions and bacon crumbles.

  10. Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Veggie Tater Nachos with Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 347
% Daily Value*
Fat 38.6g59%
Saturated Fat 11.1g69%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 785mg34%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 34.9g12%
Fiber 6.2g26%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 14.5g29%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. ali randall says

    5 stars
    What a delicious way to get your veggies. We love these veggie and tater tots in our house and I never thought to create nachos with them. Love this idea. It’s going on the game day schedule!

  2. 5 stars
    Hmmm haven’t heard of those veggie taters, going to check them out!

    • Definitely do, Lisa! They are a new product and the addition of cauliflower and cheese takes them up a notch!

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t know how you made nachos look so healthy and delicious! Great recipe Emily!

    • I do what I can lol. They are an indulgence for sure, but the roasted cauliflower balances it out somehow, right?!

  4. 5 stars
    We order tater tot nachos at our local favorite taproom. Love this easy recipe to make at home! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. These are so cute! A perfect back to school snack

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