Tater Tot Waffles Recipe: A Family Fan Favorite (Breakfast or Side Dish) by 30Seconds Food

Tater Tot Waffles Recipe: A Family Fan Favorite (Breakfast or Side Dish)

Got a bag of tater tots in your freezer and not sure what to do with them? Do we have a recipe for you! Instead of baking them and serving plain as a side dish or using them in a tater tot casserole, try these simple tater tot waffles. These potato waffles are so easy to make and can be served as a side dish with dinner or for breakfast or brunch

All you need to make this tater tot waffle recipe is a bag of frozen tater tots, a waffle iron and nonstick cooking spray. The tots are baked first in the oven, then they hit the waffle iron to make their delicious transformation into a crispy waffle.

You can top these tater tot waffles with whatever you like, from sour cream to cheese to green onions to fresh chives to ketchup. Or sprinkle them with sea salt when they're hot out of the waffle iron and snack away! They're also at home beside scrambled eggs, fried eggs and omelets.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 bag (28 to 32 ounces) frozen tater tots

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Recipe Notes

  • To cook the tater tots in your air fryer, preheat to 360 degrees F, then cook the tots in the basket or tray for about 10 minutes. Proceed with next step of cooking in the waffle iron.
  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easier cleanup.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the frozen tater tots onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven until hot and crispy, about 18 to 20 minutes. 
  2. Heat the waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Add a single layer of tots to the waffle make (do not leave any gaps). Close the waffle maker and cook until golden brown and crispy about 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining tots. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 252

Total Fat: 12.6g

Saturated Fat: 3.2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 520mg

Total Carbohydrate: 31.5g

Dietary Fiber: 3.2g

Total Sugars: 0.8g

Protein: 3.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 0mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 646mg

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Elisa Schmitz
What a creative and fun food idea. So versatile, too. The whole family will love these! #yum

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