Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots

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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.

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

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!

Everyone LOVES these Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
If you love tater tots, you’ll want to check out these Pulled Pork Tater Tot Nachos inspired by our trip to San Francisco. And this Tater Tot Hotdish by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles is calling my name too. (I love that you can make that one without canned soup!)
Want a few more recipes for potato lovers? BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes are a favorite dinner in my house. And these Crispy Cheese and Bacon Potatoes are a hit with everyone. Last, but definitely not least, how about these Crisp Garlic Oven Fries with Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip by Today’s Creative Life?
Kitchen Tip: I use this sheet pan and this spatula to make this recipe.

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Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots

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Servings: 8 -10 servings

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Bethany says

    So easy- very good! I used the salad topping bacon bits and they were just fine (would only cook for 1o minutes though). Also, I moved the whole thing from the cookie sheet to a glass casserole dish (lightly sprayed with oil) right before adding the cheese. I was able to carry it straight to my event and it was a huge hit. Thank you!5 stars