Tater tots may not be the healthiest thing you’ll find in the grocery store, but man, kids go nuts for those things! Add veggies and protein, and your kids don’t mind as long as the tots are there. So with fun kid-pleasing dishes in mind, here’s a big list of tater tot recipe ideas that’ll win your kids over.
From classic potato, french fries, sweet potatoes, baked potato, roast potatoes, potato salad, potato soup, and many more potato recipes, your tastebuds will love the flavor of fresh herbs and the tender texture of potatoes!
Super Yummy Tater Tot Recipe Ideas
Homemade Tater Tots
If you’re not crazy about store bought tater tots, make your own homemade tater tots instead. Russet and hasselback potatoes are best for this one. They freeze beautifully, and you can add whatever seasonings you and your family like to them from the start. Season some sea salt, cheddar cheese, pepper, and onion chives, and it’s gonna be perfect for a nice brunch!
2. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza
Give your breakfast a twist! Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza is topped with scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese and bacon (throw in some veggies if you’d like) on a tater tot “crust.” Yum!
3. Tasty Totchos
Who needs nachos when you can have totchos instead? This is even better than the Yukon gold potatoes! Crispy tater tots topped with cheese, creamy ranch and bacon… you’ll love it! Best when freshly baked out of the oven!
4. Classic Tater Tot Casserole
Here’s the classic tater tot casserole I’ve grown up with. Just add ground beef, onion, spices (don’t skip cloves garlic!), tots, cream of chicken soup and cheese, and you’re all set. Love the ingredients! You can also try it as twice-baked potatoes. Hot in the pan!
5. Tater Tot Enchilada Bake
Swap out tortillas for tater tots, and you have yourself a cheesy Tater Tot Enchilada Bake. Sprinkle some fresh leeks or rosemary for more flavor. Perfect as a side dish, main dish, or a snack!
6. Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
Here’s a great recipe for your favorite spud. Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots are a huge hit at tailgating parties. They pair perfectly with burgers or hot dogs. Or you can serve them as an appetizer.
7. Cracked Out Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
“Cracked Out” Chicken Tater Tot Casserole has all the fixings… chicken, tater tots, cheese, bacon and ranch. The house will smell like chicken broth, but without the soup! This is on my must-try list!
8. Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
This Mexican Tater Tot Casserole packs a flavorful punch. It’s spicy, hearty and the perfect meal when you’re craving comfort food. Sooo good, more than the crispy smashed potatoes in your bowl.
8. Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole
Have you ever thought about combining tater tots and hot dogs into one simple (and delicious dish)? Thank goodness someone did: Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole. Partner it with corn, and it’s so good, inside and outsides!
9. Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Nachos
Here’s another totchos recipe: Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Nachos. With buffalo wing sauce, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing, it’s another game day winner.
10. Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole
Sloppy Joes are a family favorite here, so I know that Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole will go over famously. I love that she works in lots of veggies, too… perfect for kids who aren’t exactly crazy about them.
11. Tater Tot Pizza Casserole
This tater tot pizza casserole would be good for breakfast or dinner. It uses your traditional toppings like mushrooms, tons of mozzarella and pepperoni.
12. Loaded Tater Tot Skewers
What’s more fun than food on a stick? Try Loaded Tater Tot Skewers for a party or reunion. Yummy!
13. Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole
How do you get your kids to eat broccoli? Throw it in with tater tots and ham! Kids rave about this Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole.
14. Tater Tot Potato Skins
Want potato skins but out of potatoes? No problem. Mash some tots into a muffin tin, and add your favorite toppings to make these Tater Tot Potato Skins.
15. Jalapeno Popper Casserole
Jalapeno Popper Casserole packs a spicy kick, but you can adjust it to your family’s spiciness level by adding fewer jalapenos if need be.
16. Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole
You won’t be able to get enough of this Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole. This makes a great freezer meal, too, so add it to your rotation!
17. Country Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
Country Chicken Tater Tot Casserole reminds me of a dish that my grandma used to make with mashed potatoes. Doesn’t it just scream “comfort food”?
18. Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole
And finally, here’s a Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole that you can make in the slow cooker. It doesn’t get much easier than that!