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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Warm Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are always well received and gone in seconds. These are an appetizer must! You get crispy, tender golden fluffy potato in every bite. Prepare these earlier in the day and bake just before serving for the easy appetizer dish everyone loves.

Serving a plateful of these gluten free and dairy free appetizers will start your party or gathering off right!

They are so dangerously good!

A white serving plate with bacon wrapped tater tots with a toothpick through the middle and 2 dipping sauces nearby.

Bake and serve these Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots for your perfect game day tailgating snack, New Year's Eve celebration, or game night appetizer. And these will also be a hit for your brunch menu. Plus these are a fun dinner idea served with a side of veggies.

Everyone loves bacon and tater tots! And combining these together for an easy finger food makes them addictive and irresistible. With only two ingredients these are also a convenient gluten free and dairy free recipe you will love and want again.

bacon wrapped tater tot ingredients

  • bacon-- you will find gluten in several brands of bacon. Our favorite safe go-to brands are Applegate's Sunday Bacon, Dietz and Watson, Welshire Farms, and Hormel. Turkey bacon will work as well. Keep scrolling to learn more about what makes bacon not gluten free.
  • tater tots-- double check your tater tots are gluten free. While they are naturally gluten free some brands will prepare their tots in a gluten coating before baking them. Our go-to is the Ore-Ida brand. Here is their FAQ regarding allergens.
  • optional-- brown sugar. This adds even more bonus flavor to these tots.
  • optional dairy free dips-- while these Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are addictive on their own, you can also add homemade or Good Food dairy free dips to the platter. We love the Good Foods plant-based Queso style dip and their Buffalo style dip. We reached out to the manufacturer and were reassured their dips are produced in a gluten free facility. Side note-- we use the queso on our taco and enchilada recipes too. We purchase Good Food dips at Target. We cannot wait for you to try these dips and let us know which ones you like best.

kitchen essentials and gadgets for this recipe

  • large baking sheets
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • toothpicks-- use traditional toothpicks or these festive bamboo cocktail picks
  • kitchen tongs
  • serving platter
  • small dip bowl
A white serving plate with bacon wrapped tater tots with a toothpick through the middle and 2 dipping sauces nearby.

frequently asked questions

why is there gluten in bacon

While bacon is naturally gluten free, several manufacturers will either add liquid smoke flavor {using barley malt powder} or gluten to thicken the added seasonings they add to their bacon.

We always suggest reading the bacon package ingredients and "may contain" section. If you need bacon with no possibility of cross-contamination during the manufacturing process, we suggest reading here for more information.

which tater tots are safe

Many tater tot brands are made with flour as a coating in order to make them crisp up more in the oven. Unfortunately this flour typically contains gluten.

With this in mind, we prefer the Ore-Ida tater tots. They are easily available at most grocery stores.

what else can I wrap bacon around

We like bacon wrapped asparagus, dates, and even jalapenos for pizazz. You can find recipes for these on Pinterest.

You can also add dairy free cheese to this Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot recipe.

can these be made ahead of time

Yes and no. You can prep the recipe ahead of time, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours. However we would suggest baking these right before serving. Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are best when served warm, right out of the oven.

more appetizer recipes

  • veggie cups with dairy free dressing-- individual grab-n-go party cups filled with your favorite fresh, crunchy veggies and creamy dip are easy and add so much color and pizazz to the party
  • Oriental chicken salad-- this Applebee's copycat salad complements so many dishes and appetizers
  • 7 layer Mexican dip-- grab your tortilla chips and enjoy scoop after scoop of this classic appetizer
A white serving plate with bacon wrapped tater tots with a toothpick through the middle and 2 dipping sauces nearby. A hand is dipping a tot into the yellow dipping sauce.

3 dinner recipes to feed a crowd

  • cowboy hamburger soup-- truly filling, packed with nourishing foods, and easy to make, this soup is always a crowd favorite
  • taco bake-- simple recipe for busy weeknights with layers of refried beans, seasoned ground beef, salsa, corn, crunchy tortillas chips, romaine lettuce, and all your favorite taco toppings. Serve with a dollop of dairy free sour cream for the ultimate party recipe
  • Italian meatballs-- add these to a large pot of tender noodles and marina sauce for a cozy meal


This is an easy gluten free and dairy free finger food appetizer a crowd can enjoy for card night, teen get-together, brunch menu, holiday gathering, or movie night. Only two ingredients are needed for a delicious platter to serve others.

Bacon adds so much flavor and crunch to any recipe.

There is no doubt tender and crispy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots will be a huge hit!

You will find so many more delicious gluten free and dairy free recipes on our website, Eating Gluten and Dairy Free.

Recipes include taco tater tot skillet, sundried tomato alfredo sauce, and potato corn chowder. And our vanilla buttercream frosting is a huge hit!

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A white serving plate with bacon wrapped tater tots with a toothpick through the middle and 2 dipping sauces nearby.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 6 slices gluten free bacon
  • 24 gluten free tater tots thawed to room temperature
  • ¼ c optional-- brown sugar packed
  • optional-- dipping sauces suggestion in post


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • Cut each slice of bacon into 4 smaller pieces.
  • Wrap the bacon slice around a tater tot.
  • Roll in brown sugar if using and slide a toothpick through the middle to secure the bacon around the tater tot.
  • Place onto a baking sheet. Continue for all bacon and tater tots.
  • Transfer baking sheet to the oven for 18-20 minutes. You may need to adjust the bake time or temperature for the best results.
  • Remove from the oven and with tongs transfer Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots to a serving plate. Add dipping sauces and serve while still warm.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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