The Best And Easiest Tater Tot Waffles

Last Updated on April 3, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for an easy and delicious spin on a classic? These tater tot waffles are just what you need! With just a couple simple ingredients and a short cook time, you can be enjoying these crispy potato waffles in no time at all!

Tater Tot Waffles

My kids LOVE tater tots. I’m pretty sure they would eat them at every meal if I let them! I’ve started figuring out different ways to prepare them and different recipes to use them in and I have come up with a really fun twist on classic tots!

Tater Tot Waffles

Your kids will love how unique this recipe is (and you will love how simple it is!) and it may become a new favorite. We rarely go a day without one of my kids requesting these amazing tater tot waffles. What’s even better – there are so many toppings you can add to take these waffles to a whole new level! Don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of different combinations.

Tater Tot Waffles

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Tater Tot Waffles

One thing we absolutely LOVE about this recipe is how customizable it is! Do you love Texas cheese fries? How about Texas cheese waffles!? Simply add some shredded cheese, bacon bits, jalapenos, and sour cream as toppings to these waffles and you’ve got yourself an incredible taste sensation that you’ll crave from that first bite! Looking for something a bit more unique? Try topping a lightly salted tater tot waffle with some (hear me out) apple sauce! It might seem like a weird combination, but it has quickly become one of our family’s favorites!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen tater tots, thawed
  • Salt, pepper, or seasoned salt, to taste
  • Cooking spray

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How To Make Tater Tot Waffles

Tater Tot Waffles

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Lightly spray with nonstick spray.
  • Line up tater tots.
  • Press down the waffle iron.
  • After 3 minutes or so, press the waffle iron down more to smash the tots so they will come together.
  • Allow the waffles to cook 7-8 minutes until your desired crispiness is reached.
  • Carefully remove with 2 forks, trying not to break them.
  • Sprinkle with your desired seasoning.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

Tater Tot Waffles
  • This recipe will not work with frozen tater tots. Allow tots to thaw out in the fridge the day before preparing or allow to defrost in the microwave.
  • Use a regular waffle iron, as opposed to a Belgian waffle iron. If you want to use a Belgian waffle iron, consider using hash brown shreds instead!
  • There is no limit to the different toppings you can add to this simple recipe. Simple ketchup or fry sauce can make this a great side, or a delicious sausage gravy with sour cream can easily turn this side into an entree. No matter how you enjoy it, this recipe is sure to become a favorite for years to come!

Storage

Tater tot waffles are best when enjoyed right after preparing. And they are so easy to prepare, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to make extras for later! If you do have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you are ready to reheat, simply pop in the microwave until heated through.

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Tater Tot Waffles

Tater Tot Waffles

Looking for an easy and delicious spin on a classic? These tater tot waffles are just what you need! With just a couple simple ingredients and a short cook time, you can be enjoying these crispy potato waffles in no time at all!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen tater tots, thawed
  • Salt, pepper, or seasoned salt, to taste

Instructions

    1. Preheat waffle iron.
    2. Lightly spray with nonstick spray.
    3. Line up tater tots.
    4. Press down the waffle iron.
    5. After 3 minutes or so, press the waffle iron down more to smash the tots so they will come together.
    6. Allow the waffles to cook 7-8 minutes until your desired crispiness is reached.
    7. Carefully remove with 2 forks, trying not to break them.
    8. Sprinkle with your desired seasoning.
    9. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • This recipe will not work with frozen tater tots. Allow tots to thaw out in the fridge the day before preparing or allow to defrost in the microwave.
  • Use a regular waffle iron, as opposed to a Belgian waffle iron. If you want to use a Belgian waffle iron, consider using hash brown shreds instead!
  • There is no limit to the different toppings you can add to this simple recipe. Simple ketchup or fry sauce can make this a great side, or a delicious sausage gravy with sour cream can easily turn this side into an entree. No matter how you enjoy it, this recipe is sure to become a favorite for years to come!

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