Tater tots get a TikTok makeover

Tater tots are a lunchtime staple that can be overlooked for their simplicity, but the bite-sized potato snacks are actually super versatile. In fact, tater tots are getting quite the makeover on TikTok. From tater tot sliders to tater tot pizza, there are so many ways to elevate the cafeteria classic. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade the popular potato nuggets, here are five recipes that take tater tots to the next level.

1. Tater tot sliders

This recipe offers a whole new perspective on your standard slider. Begin by cutting your ground beef into small squares, and sprinkle on your favorite seasoning. Next, cook the beef squares on a skillet while cooking the tater tots. Top each tiny burger with a slice of cheese and your favorite condiments before placing it between two tater tots. Secure the mini sliders with a skewer and enjoy!

2. Vegan tater tot skewers


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Tater tots are especially tasty when served on a stick. For this recipe, start by sticking your cooked tater tots on a skewer. Next, line the tater tot skewers on a baking sheet. Then top with shredded vegan cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, soy chorizo crumbles and a dusting of paprika. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted.

3. Sweet and spicy bacon-wrapped tater tots

These bacon-wrapped tater tots are sizzlingly good. Begin by laying raw bacon on a cutting board, and cut each slice into thirds. Top the bacon with shredded cheddar cheese, followed by a frozen tater tot and a jalapeño slice. Carefully roll them up, and cover them with brown sugar before air frying at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12 minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

4. Loaded tater tot cups


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Loaded is an understatement when it comes to this recipe. First, grab a muffin tray and fill each compartment with a few frozen tater tots. Then pop them in the oven. After baking, mold the tater tots into cups. Then use a piping bag to fill each cup with a mix of mashed potatoes, bacon bits, sour cream, cheddar cheese and chopped chives. Finally, top each tater cup with more bacon bits and cheddar cheese.

5. Cast iron skillet tater tot hot dish pizza


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Pizza and tater tots are a match made in snack food heaven. This recipe involves Italian sausage cooked in a cast iron skillet. Top the sausage with diced onions, followed by sliced mushrooms, marinara sauce, shredded parmesan cheese and frozen tater tots. Cook until the tater tots are golden brown. Then cover them with shredded mozzarella, pepperoni and a sprinkle of dried basil. Cook again until the cheese is melted and enjoy!

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