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Fully Loaded Stuffed Homemade Tater Tots

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 1 hr 21 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Tots


For the Tater Tots

  • 3 Cups Grated Red Potatoes or Idaho Potatoes
  • 4 Strips Cooked Bacon Use Turkey Bacon to reduce calorie count if it matters to anyone
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions or Chopped Chives
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tsp Tabasco
  • 1 Clove garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Cajun Seasoning


  • Cook the potatoes with their skin al-dente starting them in cold water. Do not bring the water to boil. They need to cook in simmering water for more or less than 30 minutes. It all depends on the size of the potatoes you are using.
  • Let the potatoes cool down.
  • In a large bowl combined all the ingredients.
  • Form the tater tots to the desired size.
  • Cook the tots in batches in a heavy duty skillet coated with oil for 3 to 4 minutes or to minimize the fat content, bake the tots in the oven at 500 degrees F. until brown on the outside and soft on the inside. Do not stack the tots while cooking.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Just mix all the dipping sauce ingredients together and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. It’s better if you make the dipping sauce in advance (1 hour) so that all flavors have time to mix well together.