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Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Tator Tots in red bowl with cheer pom poms in background for the big game
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Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Tater Tots

These cheesy bites of potato and bacon are perfect for snacks, appetizers, party food and even breakfast! That’s right- they taste just like a bite-size breakfast casserole and only 3 ingredients!.
Prep Time14 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time39 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Cost: 8


  • 3 ounces Cheddar cheese from an 8 ounce block
  • 24 frozen tater tots
  • 12 slices bacon (cut in half) (avoid thick-cut bacon)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet pan with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on the foil.
  • Cut cheese into 1/4-inch thick x 1-inch long sticks.
  • Place tater tots on a paper plate or microwave-safe plate and microwave on HIGH for about 45 seconds or until partially thawed. They will tend to fall apart if they are completely thawed. With a sharp or serrated knife, make a slit lengthwise halfway into the tater tot. Insert a piece of cheese and press the tater tot together around the cheese.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon (remember they are cut in half) around the filled tator tot and place on the prepared cooling rack. Bake for 25 minutes or until bacon is done and crisp around the edges.
  • Serve warm.


Note: Try seasoned or onion-flavored tater tots for added flavor.
Air Fryer Method: Preheat air fryer for 3 minutes. Arrange the bacon-wrapped tater tots in a single layer in the air fryer, whether it is a basket-style or oven-style air fryer. Cook on Air Fry at 390F or 400F for 15 minutes or until bacon is done and edges are browned and crispy. Repeat procedure with remaining tater tots.


Calories: 374kcal