Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots make the perfect finger food and you need ONLY five simple ingredients! This is the perfect bite-size appetizer that can be put together with minimum effort and fairly quickly.

We love making quick and tasty appetizers around here, they are perfect for get togethers and parties. If you are anything like me, you probably won’t mind having a spread of appetizers for dinner. Some of my other favorites are Sausage Balls and Grape Jelly Meatballs as they are easy to make and packed with flavors.

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots


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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone. Tater tots wrapped in bacon is probably the best-kept party secret, next to BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites! The bacon on top is crispy with an appealing golden brown color, while the tater tots are cooked to pure perfection.

When you bite into them, you experience the nice mix of sweet and spicy flavors, thanks to the maple syrup and cayenne pepper mix.  The cayenne pepper and smoked paprika really bring this glaze to another level. It gives the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots a spicier kick, but at the same time, it balances well with the sweetness from maple syrup. 

It takes only a few minutes to assemble these, and then simply bake them for 20-25 minutes until crispy perfection. They are great as a regular snack, side dish, or even to host a football game event. Simple to make, taste delicious, and loved by everyone. It cannot get any better!

What is a Tater Tot?

Tater Tots are just grated potatoes that have been rolled together into bite-size cylindrical shapes and fried to crispy perfection. You can serve tater tots as a side dish, appetizer of part of other recipes, like a casserole.

Bacon wrapped tater tot being dipped

Are Tater Tots and French Fries the same?

No, they are not. French Fries are longer, skinnier, pieces of sliced potatoes that have been either baked or fried to crispy perfection. The main difference is that Tater Tots, as mentioned before, are pieces of grated potatoes mushed into shape together.

Are frozen Tater Tots pre-cooked?

If you buy a bag of frozen tater tots, they have already been fully cooked, all you have to do is reheat them and serve.

What do you need to make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots?

  • tater tots
  • bacon
  • maple syrup
  • smoked paprika
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

How to make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots?

  • It is so simple to make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots!
  • Prepare your ingredients, preheat your oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut bacon into thirds, then wrap each tater tot with bacon and place on a baking sheet.
  • Prepare your glaze, then brush over the tots.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes

Bacon wrapped tater tots in a bowl

Can you make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots ahead of time?

Yes, simply do all the steps prior to baking, and refrigerate in a container up to 2-3 days. When ready to cook, simply preheat the oven to 425°F, and bake them for 20-25 minutes.

Can you freeze Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots?

You can easily freeze tater Tots if preferred so. Also, you can freeze them prior to or after cooking them. Store them in a container or wrap them in aluminum and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots?

Like most recipes with a crispy crust, we recommend serving the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots right away when bacon is crispy. To reheat any leftover, preheat the oven to 350°F and bake about 15 minutes or until heated through.

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots make the perfect finger food. Such an easy, perfect bite size appetizer, that can be put together with minimum effort and fairly quickly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Catalina


  • 1 12oz bag frozen tater tots at room temperature
  • 1 lb sliced bacon


  • ½ cup  maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the bacon slices into thirds.
  • Wrap each tater tot in a piece of bacon and arrange, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup combine all the glaze ingredients, stir well.
  • Using a baking brush, brush the glaze onto the bacon wrapped tater tots.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and nicely browned. 
Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.


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Nutrition Information

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 258mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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Catalina thinks that time in the kitchen should be fun, and we should spend less time cooking and more time eating! As a successful business woman, with a busy career on Wall Street, she develops easy weeknight meals that you can make in 30 minutes or less!. Catalina lives in the NYC metro area with her husband, who is also a great cook, and their 4 year old boy, who gladly helps in the kitchen. Catalina will inspire you to experiment with flavors, try new ingredients and create easy meals with less effort. You can visit her blog Sweet & Savory Meals for more inspiration.
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