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Taco Tater Tots – Easy Southwest Potato Cheesy Tots

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 24 tots 1x


Do you have leftover mashed potatoes or baking potatoes that you need to use up?  These Taco Tater Tots are served with salsa verde cream sauce for dipping!



2 cups cooked potato

1 medium avocado

1 cup cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons chopped green chilies

1/2 teaspoon parsley

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/2 cup flour (seasoned with salt & pepper)

1 cup vegetable oil for frying


Prepare the potato mixture

Take your raw potatoes, prick the skin, and cook in the microwave for two rounds on the potatoes setting.

Cut open the potatoes and scoop out the cooked flesh (roughly 2 cups)

Mix with the avocado, cheese, green chilies, parsley, cumin, onion powder, and egg.

Combine and scoop into 1 inch balls.

Chill for 15 minutes.

Fry the taco tater tots

Heat a few inches of vegetable oil on the stovetop to 375F.

Remove the taco tots from the fridge and roll in seasoned flour.

Press the tots into flat discs.

Fry in batches of 4-5 tots until golden brown (roughly 4 minutes).

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Prepare the dipping sauce.

Combine the sour cream and salsa verde.

Serve in these tiny fryer baskets for fun!

Serve with taco tater tots!


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  • Category: Appetizers, Party Foods, Finger Foods
  • Method: Deep Fry
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Keywords: potato, tater tots, Southwest, taco, cheese, mashed potatoes, appetizer