Cheesy Bacon Tots with Secret Dipping Sauce

Cheesy Bacon Tots with Secret Dipping Sauce

This is the perfect appetizer to ring in the New Year!!  We gobbled these delicious bacon wrapped tater tots in no time at all.  And the secret dipping sauce takes these tots over the top!  It’s very similar to the dipping sauce for Outback’s Blooming Onion.  You are going to absolutely love this!

Serves: 40-50

Cheesy Bacon Tots with Secret Dipping Sauce

These tots make the perfect appetizer for any party! So easy to make!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups tater tots, thaw to room temperature
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into small 1/4 inch cubes
  • 16 ounces bacon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Franks Hot Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut tater tot in half lengthwise and place cheese cube inside. Piece back together and wrap with a piece of bacon. (Cut each bacon strip into thirds) This will keep it together.
  3. Combine the brown sugar and chili powder in a bowl. Then wrap each bacon wrapped tot in the brown sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet seam side down. Just keep making them until you run out of bacon.
  4. After rolling all the tots bake for 20 minutes. Halfway through cooking time turn them over and finish cooking until the bacon is crispy.
  5. Sauce:
  6. Mix all the sauce ingredients together. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 Equipment needed for this recipe:

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Here are more delicious appetizers for your parties!
Holiday Cheeseball Bites
Brown Sugar Turkey Meatballs
Smashed Cheesy Potatoes
Tex Mex Fiesta Bake
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

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