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Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

Updated on December 8, 2012
Here is one of the best recipes ever for Bacon Tater Tot Casserole. If your looking for one of the best casseroles in the world here it is.
Here is one of the best recipes ever for Bacon Tater Tot Casserole. If your looking for one of the best casseroles in the world here it is.
Tater Tots were first invented back in 1953. They have become more and more popular every year.
Tater Tots were first invented back in 1953. They have become more and more popular every year.

Just What Do You Know About Tater Tots?

The Ore-Ida Company makes tater tots and while they are wonderful cooked and served by themselves here on this Hub Page you can find out how to make a delicious bacon tater tot casserole and how to make bacon wrapped tater tots. And there's a lot more wonderful things you can do with tater tots.

You'll find tater tots served with chili, cheese, chili, and diced jalapenos as toppings. Plus there are a lot more ways to serve tater tots. Some restaurants have come up with all kinds of interesting dishes based on tater tots.

In case you're wondering Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 and they become more and more popular every year. When tater tots first come out they were real cheap but because they were cheap people wouldn't buy them. They were put into a more colorful package and the price was raised and the rest is history.

One of the newest ways to serve tater tots is to wrap each tater tot in bacon and then bake them. The bacon is cooked until it is crisp and the bacon grease helps to give the tater tots a wonderful flavor you won't soon forget.

Some Mexican Restaurants turn tater tots into potatoes loco or loco potatoes. Nacho cheese, diced tomatoes, and sliced jalapenos are added and people eat the Mexi Tots in huge numbers.

Recently in Austin Texas Robert Scruggs ate five pound of tater tots covered in ketchup in three minutes forty five seconds to win the Texas Tater Tot Eating Contest. I love tater tots but I don't think I'll be going for the record any time soon. How about you.

Well I hope I've taught you a thing or two about tater tots and I hope a bacon tater tot casserole is in your future real soon. Thanks for reading all about tater tots and feel free to share your tater tot story below in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

Bacon Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

If your looking for the tastiest tater tot casserole you'll ever eat then your probably at the right place. I know you've probably seen a lot of recipes for tater tot casseroles but here I think we have the ultimate recipe. Its called, " Bacon Tater Tot Casserole " and its one of the best casseroles you'll ever eat.

I've worked with this recipe for a long time and I think I've finally come up with a version of this recipe that will have you begging for more. Most people love tater tots and bacon and I've added a few more ingredients to make this into what I feel is the ultimate casserole.I tried putting the bacon tater tot casserole together a few different ways and I think I have truly come up with the ultimate bacon tater tot casserole.

You want to start out with a pound of good quality bacon and you will want to cut it up into small one inch pieces. Cook your bacon until the bacon is crisp and done but be sure not to let your bacon burn. I put half the bacon into the casserole and sprinkle half on the top. It is wonderful this way. Let me know what you think.

I cook my tater tots and onion together for the best flavor and you'll want to spray a baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. On that baking pan put a layer of tater tots and a layer of fine diced sweet onion. Bake until the tater tots are brown but not over cooked and the onions are done. You will want to repeat this until you have cooked and browned a two pound bag of tater tots and two cups of sweet onion.

Once you have the tater tots and onions cooked put them into a large mixing bowl and to that large mixing bowl add the below.

1. One 16 - 18 Ounce Container Ricotta Cheese.

2. One Eight Ounce Container Sour Cream.

3. One Sixteen Ounce Package Shredded White Cheddar Cheese.

4. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

5. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.

Mix everything together very well and then pour out into either one large casserole dish or two small casserole dishes. Sprinkle the top of your casserole with fine chopped fresh chives. Now wrap your casserole dish very tightly with tin foil.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place your casserole into the oven. Cook for 45 minutes. Remove the tin foil and turn your broiler on. Allow your casserole to brown on top and then take it out of the oven. Allow your bacon tater tot casserole to cool for 15 minutes before you dish it out and serve.

How to make Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

I think that once you taste this bacon tater tot casserole that you'll agree that you have just made what is quite possibly the most delicious casserole that you will ever taste. Yes it really is that good.

I make this bacon tater tot casserole all the time and almost everyone who tastes it says it is the most delicious casserole they have ever tasted. Its great with barbecue or grilled meats and its really easy to make.

Be sure that you dice your sweet onion up very fine. You don't want big pieces of onion in your casserole. Purple sweet onions are best to use in this casserole if your local supermarket has them in stock.

Some people like the casserole made with one cup of diced red sweet pepper added to the casserole. I like it either way and I guarantee you that either way its delicious.

When I make something like a bacon tater tot casserole I never use any thing low fat or fat free. I go for the best flavors possible. I make casseroles like this for comfort food and I use the highest quality ingredients that I can find.

I hope you get to make the bacon tater tot casserole real soon and I hope you enjoy it. If you do make the casserole please post a comment and let us all know how it turned out for you.

Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost has been an award winning Chef for over forty years now and he hopes you will check out all his recipe Hub Pages.
Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost has been an award winning Chef for over forty years now and he hopes you will check out all his recipe Hub Pages. | Source

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Added some to it and hopefully cleared that up for you. It is a wonderful casserole and well worth the effort to make. Thanks for pointing that out about the bacon.

    • Crystal Sing profile image

      Crystal Sing 

      5 years ago from Lewistown, Montana

      Am I missing the step when you add the pound of bacon? I've read through your yummy looking recipe several times and don't see that step, please help!

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