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bite size taco tater tot cup appetizers for parties

Taco Tater Tot Bites

These Taco Tater Tot Bites are an easy appetizer recipe that are an awesome football food idea for your next game day party or tailgating!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 86kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 48 Tater Tots , frozen
  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/4 c Sour Cream
  • 1/2 c Salsa


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Once meat has browned drain the grease then add beef back to the skillet along with the taco seasoning and water. 
  • Cook 5 more minutes.
  • 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 taco meat and top with cheddar cheese.
  • Place the tater tots back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the Taco Tater Tot Cups from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan.
  • Top with salsa and sour cream (or your favorite taco toppings)
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg