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Bacon Ranch Tater Tots - This recipe is a delicious way to give store-bought tater tots an upgrade!

Bacon Ranch Tater Tots

Tater Tots are a pretty universally loved food. The crispy crunchy bites of potato have only increased in popularity in recent years. These tater tots get an extra burst of flavoring thanks to the addition of crispy bacon, zesty ranch seasoning, garlic, and a touch of parmesan. Don’t worry, this recipe doesn’t involve making tater tots from scratch. Why would you make tots from scratch when there are perfectly delicious tots available in the freezer section? This recipe involves seasoning store-bought tater tots with ranch seasoning, garlic, and parmesan, and then topping them with diced bacon. It is an easy was to give your tater tots an upgrade.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dry Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 cups of Tater Tots I like Ore-Ida Extra Crispy
  • 1 slice of Bacon


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, chop the bacon, you want the pieces to be small enough that they will stick to the tots.
  3. Melt the butter and pour it into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in the ranch seasoning, parmesan cheese, and garlic. Once combined, stir in the tater tots. Stir until they are evenly coated in the mixture.
  4. Place the seasoned tater tots on the parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the chopped bacon evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tots are as crispy as you like them.

Recipe Notes

You should definitely use parchment paper to line the baking sheet. It helps the tots to cook more evenly and it prevents the bacon ranch topping from getting overcooked. I added these Bacon Ranch Tater Tots to the breakfast burrito recipe that I shared on Friday. And let’s just say that tater tots are a delightful addition to a burrito. I know that not everyone wants potatoes in their breakfast burritos, but I do! You could opt to use these bacon ranch tater tots to make tot-chos – nachos made with tater tots instead of tortilla chips. This buffalo chicken tot-cho recipe would be especially good with bacon ranch tater tots.