Loaded Tater Tots® recipe

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1 (32 ounce) package frozen bite-size potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)
4 slices bacon
2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch nutmeg
1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
3 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons sour cream, or to taste

Nutrition Info

256.7 calories
carbohydrate: 22.5 g
cholesterol: 28.4 mg
fat: 17 g
fiber: 2 g
protein: 7.9 g
saturatedFat: 7.2 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 489 mg
sugar: 2.2 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Arrange potato nuggets in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and chop coarsely.

  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add shallot and cook until fragrant. Stir in flour and cook until light golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and 2 tablespoons sour cream, stir until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Season with black pepper and nutmeg. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until fully melted.

  5. Transfer potatoes to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle bacon on top. Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven just until cheese melts, about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with green onions and 2 tablespoons sour cream.

Recipe Yield

1 9x13-inch baking dish

Recipe Note

Brought this to a football-watching party, and it was a great crowd-pleaser.

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