Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

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As a mom on the go, I’m always looking for easy breakfast options – and sadly, it usually ends up with me just grabbing a granola bar out of the cabinet. This recently happened to me – I ate my trusty granola bar at 7am and then went on with the rest of my day. Until I started mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and saw a Buzz Feed Video for Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots! My mouth started watering – I watched the video three times and showed it to my husband and made him watch it. I then ran into the kitchen and exclaimed “I am making this right now!!”

Make these Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots Recipe for breakfast today|

Luckily, I already had the necessary ingredients on hand in the kitchen. I decided to make my own version of this recipe, using the video as inspiration. I made it easy with only two ingredients: bacon and tater tots. I decided to use up a whole pound of bacon, which ended up making 50 bacon wrapped tater tots. It was definitely too much for two people (our daughter is only 8 months old and certainly cannot eat this yet!!) But they were easy to save for another day in an airtight container. You can re-heat in the microwave, but I suggest reheating any leftovers in the oven to keep the bacon crispy.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 50 Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots


  • 1 lb bacon
  • 50 Frozen Tater Tots (I used a 32 oz bag and had extra leftover that you can save for another time)


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the bacon from the packaging and slice each piece of bacon into three equal-sized smaller pieces (Time saving trick: I kept the bacon stacked and cut through the whole stack at once)
  • Wrap each tater tot tightly in the bacon.
  • Place the bacon wrapped tater tots onto the parchment paper with the seam of the wrap facing down.
  • Bake in 400° for about 20 minutes; then flip each bacon wrapped tater tot to the other side.
  • Continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven (there will be a lot of grease in the bottom of the pan, so be careful)
  • Get a plate and cover it with a couple of stacked paper towels.
  • Take each tater tot and place on the plate of paper towels to allow some of the grease to drain.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. I love recipes perfect for today’s game appetizers.

  2. Genius idea! This sound so delicious! Definitely trying it soon!

  3. Bacon wrapped around anything has to be good! Bacon is a treat for me but I’m thinking this is a great breakfast on the go idea once in awhile! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. Wow! This look so delicious, I’m saving this recipe, I so have to make it! Yummy!

  5. Omg my pregnant self seriously needs this delicious combination right now!

  6. OMGoodness…this looks so good and who would have thought that combination would turn out so drool-worthy…not I. And, I really love how the bacon looks ‘cooked’ – I’ve been seeing a lot of bacon-wrapped recipes lately, and the bacon doesn’t look cooked to my liking. I do not like seeing the bacon fat look ‘fatty’ or ‘uncooked’ if that makes any sense.

    • I totally know what you mean! I love crispy bacon. At first it was looking not completely cooked, but then I flipped them over on the other side for the last 10 minutes and that worked perfectly!

  7. I had a really hard time trying to flip these. What am I supposed to use? Tongs? A spatula? They unrolled with every method I experimented with.

    • I used tongs to flip mine. Some did fall apart but most stayed together. Maybe try cooking them longer on the one side to allow the bacon ends to stick together to hold it?