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How To Make Frozen Tater Tots

Golden Crunchy Perfect Restaurant Quality Tater Tots Made Right at your OWN HOME in the oven using less oil and MORE flavor!  You CAN'T go WRONG! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook tater tots, how to make tater tots
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 636kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • 1 lb frozen tater tots
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp season all salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil ( this is at your discretion, but it does make clean up easy). 
  • Spread the tater tots out across the baking sheet
  • Pour the oil and seasoning salt onto the rings and baking sheet
  • Using your hands, mix the oil and the seasoning and tots well
  • Spread the tots out as much as possible so that the hot oven air will circulate around them well.  
  • Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes (refer to your packaging for your particular brand)



  • Make certain to refer to your own package of frozen tater tots for time and temperature settings, this will differ with brands.
  • If you like your tater tots more crispy, allow to cook a little longer, if you prefer less crispy, take them out sooner.
  • It is important to mix the tots with the oil by hand as this helps coat everything evenly.  Be ready to wash your hands immediately afterward.
PRO TIP:  For slightly different flavor, exchange the season all salt for garlic powder, onion powder or parmesan cheese!


Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Sodium: 3296mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.2mg