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Cuban Totchos Nachos – Cuban Sandwich Tater Tot Nachos

Craving a Cuban sandwich? Try these snackable Cuban Totchos Nachos with all the pork, cheese, and homemade pickles you can stand!

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What goes into a Cuban Sandwich?

Have you seen the movie Chef where a chef leaves a restaurant and opens a food truck, with the help of his son and a sous chef, and travels the country making the perfect Cuban sandwich?  If not, you need to!  Until then, grab a Cuban sandwich and dig in.

What is in a Cuban Sandwich you might ask?

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Roasted Pork
  • Glazed Ham
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Crusty Cuban Bread

There are regional variations of course, but these are the basics.  All of these tasty things on grilled bread!

Oh, and the butter on the bread as the key to the sandwich being top-notch. I want to recreate this sandwich but make it shareable. Not that a sandwich isn’t shareable per se, just more nacho finger food like. Instead of the usual tortilla chips, I’m beefing them up by using tater tots. 

When using tater tots, they can’t be called nachos anymore. They are officially called Cuban Totchos, and they make the flavors of the Cuban sandwich even more intense.

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How to make Cuban Totchos

To make a Cuban sandwich you need pork. Most people use pulled pork and sliced ham but I am not a huge fan of sliced ham on my sandwiches so I leave it off. This leaves room for more pork. 

Yes, ham is pork but I am talking about the slow roasted pulled pork. Plus, a large slice of ham doesn’t really go with finger food in my opinion. That is really more fork food and who has time for forks? Not this girl!

For this recipe, we are sticking with pulled pork. I love the citrus notes in my (Brooks’) pork carnitas so I thought using them would elevate the Cuban Totchos even more than plain pulled pork.

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The other important part of a Cuban sandwich is the pickle. The tartness of pickles is essential to rounding out the flavor profile and my Homemade Refrigerator Pickles are a perfect choice!

All the ingredients are rich. You have crispy tater tots, gooey cheese, and the fattiness of the pork carnitas so you need something bright to cut through it all.

Big pickle slices don’t really work with finger foods so I slice mine very thin. This way you can grab onto each Cuban Totchos and also get a little cheese, pork, and pickle as it is pulled from the plate.

Overhead close up of Cuban Totchos Nachos in a cast iron pan

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What is your favorite part of these Cuban Totchos Nachos? Mine has to be the pickles! Comment below and let me know!

Side view of Cuban Totchos nachos in a cast iron pan

Cuban Totchos Nachos with Homemade Pickles

Craving a Cuban sandwich? Try these snackable Cuban Totchos nachos with all the pork, cheese, and homemade pickles you can stand!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Best Tapas and Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Jennifer



  • Place your warm tater tots in an oven-proof bowl.
  • Cover with pork carnitas.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350F for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with pickle slices.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g

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5 from 3 votes
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Sunday 21st of November 2021

Looks great, but just an FYI, I am Cuban and this is not Cuban food or a Cuban recipe.


Saturday 18th of March 2023

@Jennifer, but you called Cuban totchos . Thanks


Monday 22nd of November 2021

Thank you. I didn't mean that it was actually a Cuban recipe only that it has some of the same ingredients that are found on a Cuban sandwich. Enjoy!

Marlene Bescos

Monday 15th of March 2021

Wow. This looks delish! Never seen tator tots used like this. Going shopping for ingredients today. Thank you for sharing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Monday 15th of March 2021

Let me know how you like them!!

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Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

I don't care much for fries but have a weakness for tots!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Oh my gosh...these look so delicious that I'd probably eat the whole pan! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Share The Wealth Sunday!