Tater Tot Dip


I don’t know if I have ever talked about tater tots on the blog before. If not, I can’t imagine why not? They are like my #1 fave convenience food. If Cliff is not eating dinner at home, I usually make myself a big tray of tots. I do this more often than I should admit. Clearly, not a well balanced meal. Luckily, I pair my tots with ketchup, which I understand counts as a veggie, so its all good.


So, even though I am tot obsessed I wasn’t sure about this recipe when Kelly suggested it. I wasn’t sure if the tots would really shine. Obviously, I had nothing to worry about. Turning my favorite side dish into a dip should have been a no brainer for me. When is adding cheese ever a bad thing? Answer: never. We also added crumbled bacon and green onions to make it a kind of loaded baked potato dip. But made with tots. Seriously yum.


Here is what you’ll need

Combine the yogurt, cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper

Chop the tots

Fold them in

Transfer to a baking dish and top with more cheese

Top with bacon and green onion. Napolean would be proud!


Tater Tot Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
1 minute
Total Time 41 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 3 cup tater tots, defrosted and roughly chopped
  • 16 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese, divided
  • clove garlic, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • wheat thins
  • green onions, chopped for garnish
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  • Gently fold in the chopped tater tots.
  • Transfer to an approximately 8 x 8 inch oven safe baking dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake for 30 minutes. 
  • While it is baking chop the green onions and cook the bacon.
  • Once out of the oven garnish the dip with bacon crumbles and green onions.
  • Serve hot with wheat thins.
Keyword Dip, tater tots