Food Network Star Valerie Bertinelli’s Tater Tot Nachos Recipe Has Fans Salivating

Valerie Bertinelli is a television icon that American audiences have cherished since her days on One Day at a Time. The actor is also now a Food Network star where she hosts a variety of shows. One of the top-rated programs is Valerie’s Home Cooking, where the Emmy-winning star cooks some delicious food. Recently, the cable network shared a Tater Tot Nachos recipe that fans are salivating for on Instagram.

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How to make ‘Valerie’s Home Cooking’ Tater Tot Nachos recipe?

Who doesn’t love cheese and tater tots? Bertinelli made the perfect recipe on Valerie’s Home Cooking that is easy to prepare. The Food Network website says that in 35 minutes you would be able to enjoy this yummy snack that only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

The first step is to bake the pound of tater tots until they are very crispy. As the tots bake, you can combine the 1/4 cup of half-and-half, the 1 cup of cheese, and the 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch. While whisking at all times, this will need to be cooked over medium heat until it is all melted and smooth for about 3 to 4 minutes. Once it’s ready, you can stir in the pico de gallo.

Once the tots are finished baking, the recipe calls to preheat the broiler to high. This is when you can spoon the cheese sauce over the taters and top it all off with the remaining Mexican cheese blend. Once set, sprinkle cilantro over the tots and add sour cream.

Fans have a lot to say about Valerie Bertinelli’s Tater Tots

Food Network shared the throwback clip of the episode on Instagram and fans were seemingly salivating as they posted that corresponding emoji. Some of the viewers also gave their take on the Tater Tots recipe and how they customize it to make it their own.

“I’d leave out the cilantro and use green onion but other than that, it looks delicious,” a fan suggested.

“Green onions would be a good addition as well,” a viewer mentioned.

“omg tater tots whole new level must try,” an Instagram user said.

“This is truly the breakfast of Champions!!!” another fan noted.

“My nacho dreams come true!!” another viewer commented.

“Nah, I’m gonna eat the whole thing by myself,” an Instagram user admitted as the recipe was to serve four people.

Valerie Bertinelli wearing black-frame eye glasses and smiling
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Valerie Bertinelli has been a Food Network hit

Bertinelli has a long relationship with the Food Network. She has served as a judge on shows like Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Kids Baking Championship. Bertinelli has also hosted shows like Food Network Star, Family Food Showdown, and Family Restaurant Rivals.

It was back in 2018 when the cable network struck a multi-series deal with the celebrity chef. At the time, Courtney White, general manager and executive vice president of programming of Food Network and HGTV, revealed why they wanted to stay in business with Bertinelli.

“Our viewers have come to enjoy Valerie’s warmth in the kitchen and her unique charm and mentorship with the next generation of bakers on Kids Baking Championship, and with this expanded presence on Food Network, fans can look forward to more to come,” she told Variety in a statement.

Valerie’s Home Cooking is still going strong and fans can watch it Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT on Food Network.