Crispy Taco Tots Recipe: Tater Tots With Mexican Flair (2 Ingredients) by Donna John

Crispy Taco Tots Recipe: Tater Tots With Mexican Flair (2 Ingredients)

Taco seasoning can be used in so many ways other than just to season ground beef for taco night. My three-ingredient chicken ranch tacos, creamy ground beef taco soup and baked taco chicken are three delicious examples. My new way to use taco seasoning is on tater tots. These crispy taco tots have all those Mexican flavors we love, along with that tater tot crunch we crave. So good and so easy to make!

The ingredient list is super short for this tater tot potato side dish. All you need is a bag of frozen tater tots and an envelope of dry taco seasoning. Put the frozen tater tots in a single layer on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the seasoning and bake until golden brown and crispy.

Not only are these a fun side dish with dinner, but you could also serve them as a quick snack or appetizer. Dunk them in ranch dressing or get spicy with this creamy serrano avocado sauce or Amazon green sauce.

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Cuisine: American / Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 32 ounces (1 bag) frozen tater tots
  • 1 ounce (1 envelope) taco seasoning

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Recipe Notes

  • I used Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, but use your favorite. This brand is gluten-free. If you buy gluten-free tater tots (some brands are, and some are not), this is a gluten-free recipe.
  • You could season with a little salt, if desired.
  • For easier cleanup, cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • This recipe could easily be cut in half. Save the remaining seasoning for another recipe.
  • Store any leftover tater tots in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the tater tots into a baking pan or on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with the taco seasoning.
  2. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until crispy.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 451

Total Fat: 22.4g

Saturated Fat: 4.8g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 1108mg

Total Carbohydrate: 55g

Dietary Fiber: 6.4g

Total Sugars: 0g

Protein: 6.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 0mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 832mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So easy and a great way to spice things up a bit. Yummy!

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