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Loaded Tater Tot Bites are crisp tater tot cups filled with your favorite loaded baked potato ingredients!

Loaded Tater Tot Bites | This awesome tater tot appetizer recipe is and easy game day appetizer that is perfect football party food. Loaded Tater Tot Bites are filled with everything you love in a loaded baked potato. Tater tot cups with bacon, cheese, sour cream. It is the best potato appetizer!

I’m kind of crazy about tater tots. If I’m at a restaurant and tater tots are on the menu it’s pretty much guaranteed I’m ordering whatever it is…no questions asked. What can I say? They are the perfect little nuggets of potato goodness.

It should be no surprise then that tater tot cups are kind of my jam. I mean what could be better than a mini cup made from crispy tater tots stuffed with all sorts of delicious ingredients? From Cheeseburger Tater Tots to Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tots we’ve been experimenting with all sorts of tater tot cup flavor combinations. They’re all pretty amazing but sometimes you’ve got to stick with the classics and these Loaded Tater Tot Bites are stuffed with everything thing you love in your loaded baked potato. It’s the perfect bite!

Loaded Tater Tot Bites | This awesome tater tot appetizer recipe is and easy game day appetizer that is perfect football party food. Loaded Tater Tot Bites are filled with everything you love in a loaded baked potato. Tater tot cups with bacon, cheese, sour cream. It is the best potato appetizer!

Loaded Tater Tot Bites are easy to make, you just need a mini muffin tin, some frozen tater tots, and whatever ingredients you love to stuff a loaded baked potato with. For me, it was cheese, bacon, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Seriously, I’m about to start drooling just thinking about them again!

The frozen tots go into the mini muffin tin, 3 tots per cup. You’re going to think that 3 is too many or not enough but just trust me on this 3 tater tots is just right. Bake them for about 10 minutes so they are thawed out and then use a tamper (or anything that is small enough to press the tater tots into a cup) to press into the tater tots making them form a cup.  Fill the tater tot cups with your loaded tater tot bite ingredients of choice and then pop them back in the oven to bake for another 15 – 20 minutes. Keep in mind the ingredients are going to shrink down some, especially the cheese as it melts, so add more than you think you need.

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Loaded Tater Tot Bites | This awesome tater tot appetizer recipe is and easy game day appetizer that is perfect football party food. Loaded Tater Tot Bites are filled with everything you love in a loaded baked potato. Tater tot cups with bacon, cheese, sour cream. It is the best potato appetizer!

When they come out of the oven resist the urge to immediately pull them out of the pan and start shoving them in your fave. Let them cool for at least 5 minutes so they will firm up a little. Then when you take them out of the pan you have perfect Loaded Tater Tot Bites just begging for a little drizzle of ranch dressing before you chow down!

Servings: 16
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

Loaded Tater Tot Bites

These crisp Loaded Tater Tot Bites are filled with your favorite baked potato toppings for an amazing appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 48 Tater Tots, frozen
  • 1 1/2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c Bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 c Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Grease a mini muffin pan and place three tater tots in each cup. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes remove the muffin pan from the oven and use a tamper to press the tater tots down into each cup. This will create a tater tot cup.
  • Fill the tater tots with the cheese and bacon (or your loaded potato ingredients).
  • Place the tater tots back in the oven and cook for another 15 - 20 minutes until the tater tots become golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let the tots cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle the ranch dressing over the tots before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Use any ingredients you like on your loaded baked potato. These are just suggestions!

Nutrition

Serving: 1tot, Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 278mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Course: Appetizer

Looking for more tater tot appetizers? Try these!

Ham and Cheese Tater Tot SkewersHam and Cheese Tater Tot Skewers | If you are looking for a simple but totally awesome Game Day appetizer this game day recipe is it. Ham and Cheese Tater Tot Skewers are an easy appetizer recipe with layers of ham and tater tots skewered together and drizzled with creamy american cheese. This is going to be perfect food for your next super bowl party or football party!

Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tots

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Tots | This is one of the best brunch recipes you are ever going to try! These Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tots are tater tots filled with sausage, cream cheese, and scrambled eggs! A bite size brunch recipe that would be a hit at Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch, or a Father’s Day breakfast recipe that every dad will love! This is a tater tot breakfast recipe you don’t want to miss.

Cheeseburger Tots

These Cheeseburger tots are tater tot bites filled with hamburger, cheese, pickles, and a special sauce. It’s like a bite size Big Mac served in a tater tot cup! This is an easy game day recipe for your upcoming super bowl party! It is an easy party food recipe that is going to wow your friends and family. Tater tots + Cheeseburger = instant winner!