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Waffle Iron Tater Tots

Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 waffle
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Emily
A quick and easy way to cook tater tots in a waffle maker. Makes a crisp and delicious tater tot waffle with endless topping options!
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  • cups frozen tater tots (about 28)
  • 1 large egg (optional, but highly recommended)


  • Preheat the waffle iron on med-high heat. Place the frozen tater tots in a microwave-safe bowl and defrost for 1 minute. Stir the tots and place them back in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. They should be unfrozen by now (or mostly). If they are a little mushy, don't worry, they crisp right up in the waffle iron.
  • Open the hot waffle iron and carefully place the tater tots in the middle, spreading them out in a circle (or square if that is the shape of your waffle maker). Press down the lid as much as you can. As the tater tots cook, you can press down more.
  • Cook the tater tot waffle for 4-5 minutes. Continue to check on the waffle as it's cooking to make sure it doesn't burn. The tater tots will turn a nice dark brown and should be crispy. Carefully remove the waffle using a fork. Enjoy immediately!


  • Always read and follow the instructions and safety guideilines of your gadget.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 821mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg