Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are a must make appetizer for any celebration. You should make a triple batch of these SWEET & SPICY BACON WRAPPED TATER TOTS because they’re always gone in seconds! Spices and a little sweetness make this easy bacon wrapped appetizer a favorite for the holidays and tailgating. Tater Tots have never been better. SO ADDICTING!
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots will be your new favorite appetizer! Learn how to make tater tots wrapped in bacon for game day, New Year’s Eve, and beyond.
A few years ago I posted our favorite bacon wrapped appetizers, Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. They’re always a favorite and gone before we know it. I love the crunch, the flavor, and the ease.
These Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are similar, but I feel like they’re a big upgrade. Not only are these bacon tater tots just as easy to make, but they have a soft yet crispy potato center, just the right amount of sweet and spicy, and of course lots of bacon. They’re pop-able, bite sized, and so fun.
I love these bacon tater tots for game day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, or any party. Is it okay if I eat 10-20 of these myself? Like I said, you better make a triple batch!
These Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are one of the tastiest appetizers yet! If you like Tater Tots, these will take it to a whole new level.
Easy Bacon Wrapped Appetizers
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are the Best Easy Appetizer for Game Day
This Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots Recipe is one of those easy appetizers that you can prep really quick, bake, and eat within minutes. It’s great to take to a party on a baking sheet and cook there, so its nice and hot for your friends and family. You can dip these bacon tater tots in any of your favorite sauces, or eat them on their own. We love them for family parties throughout the year, but especially for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and of course, these tater tots are one of the best Super Bowl Appetizers.
I’m stocking up on all the great appetizers for the big game for the ultimate party. We have you covered with Guacamole Egg Rolls, Baked Provolone, Pepper Jelly Hogs in a Blanket, Bacon Ranch Fries, and more. You’re in the right place if you’re looking for any and every starter!
And don’t forget the rest of the bacon wrapped appetizers!
- Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
- Bacon Wrapped Crackers
- Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
- Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer
- Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Brown Sugar
- Bacon Wrapped Scallops
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Dijon
- Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
How to Make Tater Tots
Everyone should know how to make tater tots. They’re a tasty alternative to typical french fries, they’re absolutely delicious, and they go with just about everything. Tater tots work as a side dish, a quick snack, or (in this case) a fun bacon wrapped appetizer.
If you just want plain old regular tater tots (I mean, those are pretty tasty served with a few fun dipping sauces), just buy a bag of them and throw them in the oven. No need to make it too complicated, right? But this tater tot recipe is a little more fun that that.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
Now, if you want to learn how to make these Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots, I can help you there. All you need for this tater tots recipe is a bag of tater tots, bacon, dark brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Let the tater tots thaw to room temperature before starting, and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine brown sugar and cayenne powder in a small bowl, then rub the mixture into the bacon slices.
- Cut each slice of bacon into four pieces, and then wrap them around the tater tots.
- Place the tater tots on the baking sheet, and cook for 20-25 minutes at 400°F (flip the tater tots about half way through cooking time).
If you want to make these tater tots wrapped in bacon ahead of time, let them cool after baking and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, bake them at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Now get to cooking these bacon wrapped tater tots! The holiday season is here and we need all the best appetizers for the big days. This easy tater tot recipe is definitely a keeper!
See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots. Enjoy!
If you liked these bacon tater tots, try these other savory bacon recipes:
- Chicken Couscous Recipe with Bacon & Corn
- Cheesy Bacon Gnocchi Bake
- Arancini Balls with Bacon, Cheese, and Broccoli
- Bacon Cheese Fries with Ranch
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Tenders
- Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
- Tater Tot Casserole
I used tater tot crowns and they held together pretty good. I also used a wire rack underneath and didn’t flip them. I’m going to serve them tonight and I think they will be a hit. (I tasted a few – yummy, with a spicy kick 1 minute after eating.)
Those look wonderful, Jim!
It looks delicious but when I tried to flip have way baking time, they feel apart.
I am sorry to hear that!
A lot of the tots crumbled before I could even use them. I gave up trying to cut a place for the cheese, the tots just couldn’t take it. It was a chore to wrap the tots in bacon but I got about 20 or so into the oven. I will say the ones I cooked were good. I’m a novice cook so I’ll try them again later. Thanks
I am sorry it didn’t work out for you, Steve!
So disappointed. The smoke alarms went off. All bacon and cheese grease. Better off cooking tater tots then a few minutes before taking out of oven adding cheese and cookef bacon
I am sorry it didn’t work out for you, Tina!
If you soak the toothpicks in water they should not burn in the oven when cooking. The water will evaporate while cooking the tots.
Tastes good, but several things: 1) my bacon needed to be cut in thirds (not quarters) to fit around the tot, 2) the tots completely fell apart, 3) the toothpicks burnt. Overall a decent tasting recipe, but didn’t look that good. Needs several modulations and this would be better.
Definitely modify it to your liking!
They are delicious but several of the tots fell apart is there any way to prevent this
You can always try adding an extra toothpick!
Thank you soooo much for all these recipes!!
Thank YOU for visiting the site!! I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes!
It doesn’t specify, but I assume you roll them up with the sugar mixture inside, not outside?
Yes on the inside, thanks for catching!
Should the bacon be cooked first, before baking in oven? Thanks!