• Yields: Serves 2-4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 6 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2, 14.5 Ounce Cans Chili (I used trader Joe’s Turkey Chili)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Colby Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 30-35 Frozen Tater Tots
  • Green Onion, diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a cast iron skillet with the olive oil.
  2. Cut the cream cheese into cubes. Gently press the cubes into one flat layer. It doesn’t need to be perfect or cover every inch of the pan.
  3. Pour the chili on top. Spread out over the cream cheese.
  4. Top with cheese.
  5. Next, arrange the tater tots in three tight circles. Keep them close together because they will move while baking. Gently press them into the chili so half is sticking out still.
  6. Bake int he oven for 30-35 minutes until tots are golden and cheese is melted.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Top with chopped green onion and then serve.

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