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Loaded Tater Tots

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes


12 Servings



About the Recipe

This loaded tater tots appetizer recipe uses tater tots as the edible base for a heavenly, tasty trio: cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream.


  • 48-60 frozen tater tots (16-oz bag)

  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 2 green onions, sliced (green part only)


  • Preheat oven to 450ºF. Spray muffin pan cups with cooking spray.

  • For mini-sized muffin pan: Place 2-3 tater tots in each muffin cup.

  • For regular sized muffin pan: Place 4-5 tater tots in each muffin cup.

  • Place tater tots muffin pan on bottom rack of the oven and and bake 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven.

  • Spray bottom of shot glass or small juice glass with cooking spray. Use it (in a twisting motion) to press the tater tots in each muffin cup to make potato cup. Return to oven; bake additional 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of cheese to each potato cups. Bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Transfer to platter and let cool for 5 minutes.

  • Add sour cream, bacon, and green onion to each tater tot cup, and other garnishes. Serve warm. Photo and Recipe Credit: Loaded Tater Tots Appetizer Recipe - The Feathered Nester

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