Homemade Baked Tater Tots

Okay, all you tater tots-loving adults, here's your excuse to make your own, but do try to share.

Homemade Baked Tater Tots
tater tots


Ingredients List


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cream Cheese or Pepper Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Prick potatoes all over with fork. Wrap in a damp paper towel and place on microwave-safe plate. Microwave 2 minutes, turn over and microwave 2 minutes more, or until potatoes are just beginning to soften. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Carefully peel potatoes, then shred into a medium bowl. Add pepper jack, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt and pepper; mix well. Line baking sheet with foil and spray well with olive oil or cooking spray, or line with parchment. Use a tablespoon scoop to form tots and place on prepared pan.
  3. Bake tater tots 20-25 minutes or until browned and crisp, turning frequently during baking.
  4. Meanwhile in microwave-safe dish, heat cold pack and cream cheese in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until warm and smooth. Serve with tater tots for dipping.

Recipe Tip

Any brand of Wisconsin parmesan, pepper jack or sharp cheddar cold pack cheese can be used.