If ever there were a classic combo it’s tator tots and bacon. Little crispy baked potato tots can not be resisted! Bacon Wrapped Tots with Homemade Ranch Dressing are a game changer in this house. Add some fresh, homemade ranch dressing to dip these crunchy nibbles in and you are set for any party or game day snack.
Beyond easy to make these ridiculously tasty bites of crispy, golden brown tator tots are wrapped with bacon flavor of choice and baked to a crunchy finish. While I love a maple or pepper bacon (shout out to Loveless Cafe!) a cajun spiced works well here, too.
What better way to serve it up than with some of my fresh, Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Made with buttermilk, fresh herbs, lemon and some pantry items, this is way better than store bought ranch dressing. I’ve made it now with sour cream and Greek yogurt and can’t decide which version I like better… you decide.
It doesn’t get any easier. Now wrap that bacon around each tot and bake. It’s as easy as that.
Serve these with my Beef Queso Dip, Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread, or check out all my appetizer ideas here. For other bacon wrapped ideas, try my Sriracha Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots or Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast. Enjoy!
Subscribe to my Newsletter, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for all my latest recipes and videos.
Bacon Wrapped Tots with Homemade Ranch
- 24 Tator Tots
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, slice each bacon strip into thirds.
- Wrap each tator tot with a piece of bacon, making sure to wrap completely. Place each bacon wrapped tator tot on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil coated with cooking spray. (See Note 1)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bacon is rendered.
- Serve with Ranch salad dressing for dipping.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Do you use frozen or thawed tots?
I use frozen tots and let them thaw slightly so they still hold their shape and don’t crumble. These are so addicting!
Very tasty tater tots with bacon wraps. How can you handle the excess bacon grease?
Would it be better to cook bacon separate and just wrap around the baked tater tots? Thanks.
Joann, if your bacon has a lot of fat on it, you might find it helpful to partially cook the bacon in a microwave or frying pan for a couple of minutes before wrapping it around the tots.
I am so making these for Sunday football I will use sweet potato tarts.
These are my favorite appetizers they are so easy to eat. The ranch makes them even better. I would double the batch they will go fast.
Next time leave me a few! 🙂
I just love your recipe Kevin. This is another awesome idea. I didn’t think tater tots could get any better, but of course, bacon! I’ll have to give your ranch a try too.
Thanks Danielle, double the batch, they go quickly! 🙂
Could you make these in quantity and put them in a crock pot for a party?
Who would have thought that tater tots had room for improvement? This is next level! A bowl of these for dinner would do me just fine.
These are quite outstanding John, although your provoleta I saw this morning on IG has me drooling too!
No sane carnivore could EVER resist these. GREG
Most agreed Greg! Deliciousness. 🙂
What a beautiful post. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than crispy potatoes, bacon and ranch– except for when you can eat them all in one bite. Cannot wait to try these!
You’re gonna love these, they are so addicting and easy to make. 🙂 Thanks Karly!
Oh yeah! Now this sounds like my kind of deliciousness, Kevin. Laura and I often splurge and eat tots on New Year’s Eve, but we’ve never wrapped them in bacon. This definitely needs to happen…these would be perfect for the Super Bowl!
Who could resist and they’re so easy to throw together. Bacon and Tots for the win!
They look so crunchy and delicious – would love to have a bowl of these beautiful bacon wrapped tots right now, dipping them into that lovely buttermilk dressing! Great little snacks for guests too!
Thanks Miriam, these little bacon wrapped tots are so good and you’ll find yourself not wanting to share (said I who ate half the batch!). 🙂
Bacon wrapped tots just make everything better! This a favorite snack, for sure!! Love that ranch!
Indeed Annie. A perfect game day snack! Thank you 🙂