Tater tots wrapped in bacon and grilled.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Tailgating Candy

Grilled bacon wrapped tater tots are one of the most exciting tailgating recipes I’ve ever dreamt up. These can be prepared ahead of time and then tossed on the grill for any party. Bacon wrapped tater tots are tasty little treats will delight anyone who loves bacon and tater tots. I do not know too many people who do not love bacon or tater tots. These delightful treats literally cook themselves in the bacon grease and come out crunchy and flavorful. No deep frying to baking necessary.


Grilled tater tots with bacon.

Frozen Tater Tots for the Win

The biggest problem I had making bacon wrapped tater tots was when I was prepping them for the grill. Since tater tots come frozen, the toothpicks would not penetrate the tots. I needed to either let them thaw out or find a quick way to thaw them. I decided to put them in the microwave oven for about ten seconds and see if the wooden toothpicks could penetrate the potato. This did work but you have to be careful because the tater tots get a little squishy once they are thawed.

Grilled bacon wrapped tater tots.

Grilled bacon wrapped tater tots.

Cheese With Those Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots?

When I first told a couple of family member’s I was going to experiment with this recipe, the first thing out of one of their mouths was, can you put cheese in that ensemble somehow? This was an intriguing challenge, but I had no idea if it would work. First of all, if  you put the cheese just inside the bacon wrap, it would mostly if not entirely melt away. Then I thought about stuffing it in the tater tot, but considering how squishy the tater tots became after thawing it out, I had little hope this would work either.


Delicious tailgating treats.


So if anyone has any ideas about how we could add cheese to this recipe, I’m all ears. Please comment below with your ideas. I would love to hear them.


Tater tots with bacon.


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