Cup piled with tater tots
17 Creative Ways To Use Frozen Tater Tots
Atop Shepherd's Pie
Using frozen tater tots for shepherd's pie saves you the time it takes to peel, boil, and mash potatoes. Instead, you can focus on the filling.
You can even cook the tots from frozen to save more time. Once you remove it from the oven, you'll find the tater tots provide a dreamy contrasting crunch to the rest of the dish.
Short for tater tot nachos, totchos are an incredibly versatile and filling dish that allows you to get creative. Pre-cook the tots before adding them to a baking sheet.
Otherwise, you risk ending up with a soggy (or partially frozen) meal. Once cooked, transfer the tots to a sheet pan before adding your toppings.
On Burgers
To upgrade your next burger, top it with a layer of tater tots. Their crispness will give your burger more texture and a better bite.
To make it even better, gently flatten each tot before putting it on your burger. Do this once the tots have softened from frozen, but not too late that they're fully cooked.
In Casseroles
For a cheesy tater tot casserole, use cream of mushroom soup (or your favorite soup) as a base and top it with frozen tater tots and gooey melted cheese.
For a Southern-inspired rendition, add spicy Mexican chorizo, corn, and black beans. Feel free to mix and match your favorite proteins and cheeses.
Breakfast Bakes
Frozen tater tots will level up your cheesy breakfast bake and help you create the perfect breakfast. Start with 16 ounces of tater tots.
Mix the tots with a half-dozen eggs, ¼ cup of milk, cheese, proteins like sausage, and par-cooked veggies. After it has finished baking, simply slice it into squares.