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Cheesy Bacon Tots with Secret Dipping Sauce Recipe

We love a good bacon appetizer, and we have to say, these are definitely the best. You have to try these Cheesy Bacon Tots, and their Secret Dipping Sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Tots, Easy Appetizer, Easy Appetizer Recipe
Servings: 40
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Momma Cyd


  • Baking Sheet


  • 3 cups Tater Tots thaw to room temp
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese cut into cubes
  • 16 ounces bacon
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon horseradish
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon oregano
  • pinch black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Sauce Frank's


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After rolling all the tots bake for 20 minutes. Halfway through cooking time turn them over and finish cooking until the bacon is crispy.


  • Mix all the sauce ingredients together. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg