Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots


These delicious, cheesy Tater Tots are great as a side dish or as a game-day appetizer. The potatoes crisp in bacon grease before being baked with Cheddar cheese for an easy, bacony, and cheesy treat.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 (32 ounce) package frozen bite-size potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Cook bacon in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until crispy on both sides, about 10 minutes. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside, keeping bacon grease in the skillet.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add potato nuggets to the skillet. Season with garlic salt and toss until evenly coated. Cook until outsides are crisp, about 10 minutes, turning carefully with a spatula once or twice. Remove the skillet from heat.

  4. Carefully remove half of the potato nuggets from the skillet and spread out remaining nuggets in a single layer. Top with 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese. Place remaining nuggets on top of cheese and top with remaining cheese.

  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake until nuggets are warmed through and cheese is melted and starts to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  6. While the nuggets are baking, crumble cooked bacon. Remove the skillet from the oven and top with crumbled bacon, sour cream, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
24g Fat
29g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 375mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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