These perfectly crispy bacon wrapped tater tots make the an easy party appetizer for any occasion. They’re so good you’re going to want to double the recipe!
These tater tot bites are a huge hit on game days, graduation parties, and family events. Not to mention, they only take 20-25 minutes to make. What’s not to love?
I love crispy tater tots stuffed with guacamole instead of a small piece of cheese because it’s something different and more delicious. If cheese is your thing, I recommend dipping your tator tots in melting pot cheese fondue.
You can’t go wrong with a cheesy and easy party appetizer, especially for college football games because everyone loves munching on greasy finger food. Along with this recipe, my instant pot artichoke dip and chicken wings are more great recipes.
If I’m not making an appetizer, I love bringing fun drinks to parties. My favorite mocktails are this strawberry mojito mocktail and this non-alcoholic gin and tonic. Nothing goes better with a savory snack than a fruity drink.
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How do you make stuff wrapped in bacon?
For most bacon wrapped foods, you wrap the food in raw bacon and cook both together. Bacon is difficult to maneuver when it’s cooked which is why you use raw bacon instead. For crispy tater tots and crispy bacon, make sure your frozen tots are at room temperature before wrapping.
What’s in bacon wrapped tater tots?
There’s only five ingredients in these sweet bacon tater tots. See the recipe card for the full list of ingredients.
Frozen tater tots
A frozen bag tater tots is perfect for this recipe. We prefer to use gluten-free tater tots to make this a gluten free recipe.
You can use a regular or a thin piece of bacon when wrapping the tots. Thick cut bacon won’t be crispy enough.
Wholly guacamole is the easiest way to stuff store-bought tater tots. You can make your own guacamole as well. Adding cheddar cheese or sour cream to the guacamole mixture adds a nice cheesy flavor.
I love adding brown sugar to each slice of bacon for a hint of sweetness. Nothing is better than the bacon and brown sugar combo.
Chopped chives are the finishing touch on this bacon-wrapped tater tots recipe. You can also add cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or savory seasoning salt.
How do you make bacon wrapped tater tots?
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees f and make sure the tater tots are room temperature before you begin
Step 2: Place Wholly Guacamole into a piping bag with a circle metal tip
Step 3: Cut bacon strips into thirds and place brown sugar onto a plate
Step 4: Start by placing the end of the cut piping bag 2/3 into a tater tot and fill until it starts to come out
Step 5: Wrap the tater tot in a 1/3 slice of bacon then roll in brown sugar
Step 6: Place tater tots seam side down onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet
Step 7: Repeat this process until you have used all of your ingredients.
Step 8: Bake at 375° for 22-25 minutes
Step 9: top with chives serve with additional guacamole on the side
Pro tip: Place your tater tots on a paper towel after they cooked to drain extra grease.
Expert tips and FAQs
These tater tot bombs make the perfect side dish to burgers, grilled chicken, gluten-free meatloaf, instant pot ribs, and pretty much anything hearty. I also recommend serving a side salad or vegetables with these tots for a healthy balance.
Make sure that you’re not using thick cut bacon as well as make sure your tots are cooled to room temperature before cooking. Freezer burn could also cause soggy tater tots so watch out for that too.
For these tots I like to use homemade ranch dressing, sriracha honey glaze, or another spicy glaze. The brown sugar in this recipe tastes great with a hint of spice.
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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
- 1 bag frozen gluten-free tater tots (room temperature)
- 1 package of Wholly Guacamole
- 1 package of regular or thin sliced bacon
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chives
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Make sure the tater tots are room temperature before you begin
- Place Wholly Guacamole into a piping bag with a circle metal tip
- Cut bacon into thirds and place brown sugar onto a plate
- Start by placing the end of the cut piping bag 2/3 into a tater tot and fill until it starts to come out
- Wrap the tater tot in a 1/3 slice of bacon then roll or sprinkle with brown sugar
- Place seam side down onto a greased or silicone mat lined baking sheet
- Repeat this process until you have used all of your guacamole, bacon or tater tots
- Bake at 375° for 22-25 minutes
- Once removed, top with chives
- Serve with additional guacamole on the side or drizzle more with piping bag
This post was originally posts on December 28, 2016 but has since been updated with more helpful information.
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