Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots are the perfect finger food for a party or get-together, especially paired with beer. They’re sprinkled with a savory seasoning salt, then glazed with a Sriracha honey glaze.
The only thing about these bacon-wrapped tater tots that you won’t like is how fast they fly off the plate. Of course, we all know that bacon makes everything better, and that’s definitely the case with these delicious appetizers.
They’re more substantial then most appetizers, and you won’t want to eat more than a handful, but believe me that they’ll be the hit of any spread.
This recipe assumes that you are using store-bought tater tots. These come in various sizes, so you may have to adjust the cook time if yours are bigger or smaller than the average tater tot size.
You’ll use half a slice of bacon to wrap each tater tot. I’ve found that it’s easiest to cut them lengthwise in two, and use the longer strands of bacon to wrap the tot. If you cut them horizontally, they’ll be shorter and won’t wrap onto the tot as well.
How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack over the baking sheet (optional).
Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Sprinkle it evenly over the tater tots and toss to coat each piece.
Cut the bacon strips in half lengthwise. Wrap one strip around each tater tot. It’s not necessary to secure the bacon with a toothpick, but it does make sure the bacon stays put and it provides a convenient way to pick them up and eat them.
Next, you’ll make the glaze. This is an easy-to-make sauce of just Sriracha and honey. No extras are needed. These two ingredients together are magic. Just mix them together in a small bowl.
Add the tots to a bowl and drizzle on the glaze. Toss to coat each piece in the glaze.
Add the tater tots to a lined baking sheet. I use parchment paper, but you could also use a silicon mat, just to make sure nothing sticks to the tray.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is browned and the tots are crispy. Serve with more of the spicy glaze as a dipping sauce.
Is it Better to Use Frozen or Defrosted Tater Tots
We used frozen tater tots when we made this recipe. Its easier to wrap them and keep them from falling apart if they’re frozen. That being said you could use defrosted tots. Make sure to adjust the cooking time as they may cook a few minutes faster.
What Beer to Serve With Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
It’s always important to pair your appetizers well, and these are an easy one. We serve these tater tots with a nice dry Pilsner. It’s hopped enough so the bitter hops flavor of the beer cuts through the fattiness of the bacon and compliments the saltiness. Plus, the refreshing crispness of a Pilsner will clean your palate so you can enjoy even more bacon.
Other beers that pair well with bacon-wrapped tater tots are pale ale and IPA. You might find that some IPAs are too high in bitterness to pair well, so go with a low IBU beer, under 60 if possible.
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- 20 tater tots
- 10 strips bacon, cut in half lengthwise
- ½ tsp seasoning salt
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put the tater tots in a bowl and sprinkle the seasoning salt evenly over the tots. Mix to coat each piece.
- Cut the bacon strips in half lengthwise. Wrap one strip around each tater tot. Add the tots back to the bowl.
- Mix the honey and sriracha together and drizzle half of it over the tots. Stir to coat. You can secure the bacon ends together with a toothpick, if you wish.
- Spread the tots evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is browned and the tots are crispy. Serve with remaining sauce.
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Laura is the founder and editor of the travel blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is dedicated to sharing the best information about drinks found around the world.