Recipe By pinklady
Rating
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 24 wrapped potato nuggets Calories 224.5

This recipe found me about a year ago and I have absolutely loved it ever since! Given its ingredients I was surprised to find it seems to be a hit no matter where it’s served.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 slices center-cut bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 24 frozen bite-sized potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®), partially defrosted
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, each cut into 6 small pieces
  • 24 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste
  • 24 toothpicks

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Lay each slice of bacon onto a work surface and place a potato nugget in the center of each bacon slice. Cut a slit down the center of each potato nugget and place a Cheddar cheese piece into the slit. Top each nugget with a dash of hot sauce. Wrap bacon around each filled potato nugget and secure the bacon to the nugget with a toothpick. Transfer the wrapped nuggets to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until nuggets are cooked through and bacon is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 224.5
  • Carbohydrate 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Fat 16.6 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Sodium 761.3 mg
  • Sugar 0.3 g

Reviews

  1. I was making a tator tot casserole so I thought I would try these. I only made 8 because they looked like a lot of preparation. And they were. I put a slice of jalapeño in each one and used a fourth of a slice of bacon which was plenty. I broiled both sides because - Read more ...
  2. It's a good combination but very difficult to slit a tater tot. Simply place a cube of cheese on the tater tot and roll it up. Not sure I would make it again.
  3. I thought it was an excellent snack but a little time consuming to put together. I cooked a little longer to get bacon a little more crispy.
  4. The best thing we had for Christmas Eve. So easy and it was a party in your mouth when you ate them. I used smoked gouda for my cheese and put them back in the refrigerator to chill back up before cooking them. I think that helped them crisp up better. Will do again for - Read more ...
  5. We liked this one lots
  6. Oh so good. The only change, after making them three times, will be to use a slice of hot pepper instead of the hot sauce. The sauce just seems to seep away with the bacon grease and melting cheese. So far it is a big hit with everyone as is.
  7. Off the charts!!!! Skipped the cheddar cheese and cut each slice of bacon into 4 parts which was plenty... served them with BBQ sauce.... heaven!
  8. Turned out very well - we took them to a potluck dinner party and everyone loved them. We used regular bacon, sharp cheddar, and smoked chipotle flavor Tabasco sauce. They tasted better after they cooled a bit.
  9. Tastes like Tater Tots stuffed with some cheese wrapped in bacon with a dash of hot sauce.

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