Introduction: Grilled Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

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Grilled bacon wrapped tater tots are one of the most exciting tailgating recipes I have seen in a long time. These are so tasty and easy that your football friends will describe them as tailgating candy! Try this recipe today and you will agree.

While this recipe calls for grilling the tater tots, they can also be cooked in the oven. Just gently place them on a baking sheet in the oven at about 400° F. for 15 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked.


1 package bacon

1 package tater tots

1 package wooden toothpicks

Step 1: Thaw Tater Tots

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Remove tater tots from the freezer and bag and let thaw out slightly. Alternatively, you can toss them in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Beware, the tater tots become squishy when thawed.

Step 2: Wrap Tater Tots With Bacon

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Once the tater tots are thawed, begin wrapping each tot with the one-half piece of bacon. Secure the bacon with tooth picks. Be careful not to squish the tater tots when securing.

Step 3: Heat Grill

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Heat the grill to 400° degrees F.

Step 4: Grill the Tater Tots

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Place the tater tots on the upper grill rack to cook slowly. The grease from the bacon will melt and flame up so be prepared to disperse the flame as you see fit.

Step 5: Watch Carefully

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Turn every so often to cook the bacon thoroughly. Once the bacon is cooked the tater tots should be ready. This should take about 15 minutes.

Step 6: Serve

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Remove from the grill and let stand about a minute to cool. Serve immediately.

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Nate5b (author)2017-04-07

They look tasty! I'm going to have to try this.

Have you tried deep frying them?

Nope, but if you deep fry them, let me know how they turned out.

The Culinary Camper (author)2016-11-09

Thanks for the votes! I was selected as a runner up in the Meat contest.

Eak000 (author)2016-10-22

Omg these look SO good!!

Thank you! They really are that good.

mtairymd (author)2016-10-22

Those actually look pretty good!

Thank you! They were really delicious!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-22

This is awesome! It would be perfect for any outdoor cookout.

It really was, and so easy to make. It's great for indoors too. Just heat up the oven to 400 degrees F. and bake for about 15 minutes.

offseid (author)2016-10-22

Yeah! Got my vote.

Thank you!

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