Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Crispy hot tater tots topped with bacon are covered in melting cheese and then served with the toppings of your choice to make these irresistible Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots. We dipped the tots into our favorite barbecue sauce and my whole family couldn't stop eating them.

As soon as I saw this recipe in my friend Phi's new cookbook, I thought of our favorite Crispy Cheese and Bacon Potatoes. I knew that my family would love these Loaded Tater Tots. The fact that it's a fast and easy shortcut to that irresistible flavor combination that we love makes it an instant family favorite.

Also, if you're with me on Snapchat, you may have caught a sneak peek into the book yesterday. My husband and kids have already marked a bunch of great recipes to try. Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes releases on July 19, but you can pre-order the cookbook now at HALF price!

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots are an irresistible recipe from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots
recipe from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People
Yield: 8-10 servings
(printable recipe)

1 32-ounce package frozen tater tots
8 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
Optional sides: barbecue sauce, sour cream, ketchup, or salsa

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray. Spread the tater tots across the sheet and top with bacon pieces. Bake for 25 minutes, gently stir and flip the tater tots and bacon. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes until browned and crispy. Sprinkle generously with cheese and bake 2-3 minutes more, just until the cheese has melted.

Remove from the oven and serve with the sides of your choice. Enjoy!

Everyone LOVES these Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Here are some more potato recipes you might like:
Crispy Oven Baked Potato Skins by Spend with Pennies
Loaded Baked Potato Nachos by Center Cut Cook
Crispy Cheese and Bacon Potatoes by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Pancetta by Foodness Gracious
Guaranteed Crispy BAKED Sweet Potato Fries by Foodie with Family


  1. Thank you SO much for sharing a recipe from my cookbook Mary!! The photos are stunning!! These cheesy bacon tater tots are definitely a fave - they're so delish and easy to make. Love that your family topped them with BBQ sauce, I'm totally going to have to try that! Thank you again for sharing about my upcoming cookbook, I cannot wait until it is out in the world. Lots of love, Phi

  2. Do you cook the bacon on the tots, or cook it then put it on the tots?

    1. The bacon cooks on the tots. You place it in the oven with the tots uncooked. Enjoy!