Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

23 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    40 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Recipe by  jakeandbarb

“This is a simple appetizer that is great for breakfast or brunch we make them every year for Christmas morning brunch.”

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange the tater tots in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, so that they are no longer frozen but not completely cooked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Place bacon slices in a skillet over medium heat. Fry bacon until cooked through but still flexible. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Break each slice of cheese into small pieces. Each slice should make about 16 pieces. Place a piece of cheese against the side of a tater tot. Wrap with a piece of the bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat until you run out of tots.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp.

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Monica Caffrey Johnson

Monica Caffrey Johnson

The people at the party who like bland food liked these. We dipped them in onion blossom dip. Those who prefer more developed tastes had the bacon wrapped water chestnuts I baked besides these. Still, I have made them now several times because people like them a lot! TIPS: 1) Do not pre-bake the tots. All I did is wrap them with the bacon and put in the fridge. When I could stick a toothpick through them, I was did so. 2) Make sure to turn them over 1/2 way through cooking. 3) Make sure the bacon is wrapped all the way around the tot (not center cut bacon, unless you use the whole piece) or the tot may fall apart. 4) I do not add the cheese...seems too messy for me! 5) Experiment with different flavors of bacon - they are all fun! 6) I line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil. 7) I bake these at a higher temp (400 - 450, depending on how hot your oven gets) so the bacon crisps. 8) Make sure to leave adequate space when baking any bacon wrapped appetizer. If you put them too close together, they will steam, and the bacon will not get crispy!



This is an old one! I used to make these back in the 80's and everyone loved them. Very good with a spicy honey mustard sauce for dipping.

Andrea R.

Andrea R.

These were really good! A little involved to make, but good! BUT, don't leave them in near as long as it says. The cheese completely melted and burned away. You probably only need to leave them in for 15 - 20 minutes because the tater tots and bacon are already pre-cooked a bit. Leaving them in for 30 minutes was just way too long for the cheese!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 238 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 818 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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