7 Beautiful Tater Tot Dishes You Won’t Want To Share (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

Whether you’re looking for a fun, easy dinner, a tasty appetizer or an indulgent weekend breakfast, you really can’t go wrong with crispy, tender tater tots. 

Whether you want to make them from scratch (you can find a traditional tot recipe here) or grab that bag you keep in the back of your freezer and load them up, I say go for it!

You can make your tots out of broccoli, load them up like nachos or pile them inside a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s all up to you!

1. Tater Tot Breakfast Nachos

Every breakfast should include fried potatoes, two different kinds of cheese, spicy fresh jalapenos and a couple of fried eggs! Feel free to use any of your favorite breakfast meats, like crumbled sausage, chopped bacon or chorizo, for a little extra protein.

2. Mac And Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

It’s a simple but revolutionary idea: Make your favorite kind of classic mac and cheese (maybe mix in some bacon if you’re feeling wild?) and top it with crunchy tots and smother them with cheese. If you’re in a dangerous mood, you can even top your mac with cheese-filled tots and really live it up.

3. Cheeseburger Stuffed Tater Tots​

A mini meal rolled into a single tater tot? Sign me up!

4. Honey Mustard Chicken Tater Tot Nachos

Sweet honey mustard chicken thighs, crispy tots and gooey cheese get topped (optionally) with creamy avocado, cool sour cream, savory green onions and fresh grape tomatoes because YUM.

5. Churro Tater Tots with Homemade Dulce de Leche

You can totally make regular ol’ frozen tots into this magical dessert snack. All you need is a bit of a cinnamon sugar and some sweetened condensed milk and BAM! Churro tots!

6. Chorizo e Papas Grilled Cheese

Every grilled cheese sandwich needs some bold spiced Mexican chorizo, soft caramelized onions and crispy tater tots wedged in the middle for a perfect flavor and texture harmony!

7. Broccoli Tots​

Tasty tater tots made with broccoli and cheddar? Dreams really do come true!

Featured Image: anokarina/Flickr

Tags: loaded tater tots, Tasty Tuesday, tater tot nachos, tater tot recipes, Tater Tots
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Remember Burger King’s cheesy tater tots? It’s okay if you don’t … since they’re back!

If you didn’t get a chance to try them before, now’s your chance. You don’t need me to tell you to try them, since, as Eater reports, Burger King got Napoleon Dynamite to do that for all of us. Actually, he doesn’t quite tell us how good they are, as much as he just reacts after taking a bite, dang-it. See his reaction for yourself in the video below.

According to Brand Eating, the tots come as a side dish consisting of eight pieces. They are your traditional round tots of diced potatoes, but with American cheese melted into them. Honestly, do we even need anyone telling us that bite-sized fried pieces of cheesy potato are delicious?

I’m glad, at least, that it was Mr. Napoleon Dynamite himself. There’s really no one better to market tots. If you’ll recall, in the original scene from the 2004 movie, Napoleon takes a handful of his best friend Pedro’s tots and keeps them in his pocket to munch on during class. I’m sure that would have come next had the ad been just a bit longer. Pedro is so generous to allow those cheesy tots to make their way off his tray … and out of his hand. What a good best friend!

Burger King is known for trying some different, kind of wacky things … like the Whopper burrito, or the Cheeto’s Chicken Fries. Remember the time they even changed their chicken nuggets to resemble those of McDonald’s? They’ve been changed back, by the way.

Clearly, it’s the cheesy tots that have been successful — since they are coming back. A Whopper made into a burrito was never really that appealing to me. The cheesy tots originally debuted in 2013. I wonder if they’d have stuck around the first time had Burger King thought to invite Napoleon and Pedro to help advertise them. Time will tell, anyway.

Head to your local Burger King to try some. They start at $1.99 for an order of eight.

Sources: Brand Eating, Eater / Photo Credit: Brand Eating

Tags: Burger King, Cheesy Tots, Napoleon Dynamite, Tater Tots
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