Crispy Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots Recipe: Irresistible Flavor Bombs by Donna John

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots Recipe: Irresistible Flavor Bombs

Crispy tater tots are hard to resist. But add garlic and Parmesan cheese to them and they become little bombs of flavor. These baked tater tots are delicious!

This four-ingredient potato recipe is crazy easy to make. All you'll need is a bag of frozen tater tots, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, fresh minced garlic and either parsley, chives or green onion tops. This is not a complicated recipe either! You bake the tater tots according to package directions, then sprinkle and toss with the cheese, garlic and herb.

Serve these homemade garlic Parmesan tater tots as a side dish with dinner or as a crispy snack while hanging out with friends or family or watching that important game on TV. You won't want to make tater tots any other way after popping one of them into your mouth.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen tater tots
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, fresh chives or green onion tops

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Recipe Notes

  • Try this recipe with sweet potato tater tots.
  • Reheat any leftover tots under the broiled for a couple minutes. Watch closely so they don't burn.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the tater tots onto a baking sheet. Bake according to package directions.
  2. Combine the Parmesan cheese, garlic and chopped parsley in a small bowl. Set aide. 
  3. When the tater tots come out of the oven, put them into a large bowl. With a spoon start stirring and sprinkling in the cheese-garlic mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Elisa Schmitz
I love easy shortcut recipes like this one, where you can upgrade a simple ingredient like frozen tater tots. Seriously easy and delish!
Those are some seriously scrumptious tater tots.

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