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tater tot waffle with a fried egg on top

Waffle Iron Tater Tots

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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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 waffle
Calories: 320kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous



  • 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.
    frozen tater tots in a glass bowl
  • 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.
    tater tots in a waffle iron
  • 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!
    tater tots cooked in a waffle maker


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


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

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.