It’s that time of year again and as February 3rd fast approaches, the big game is here once more. A lot of fans love to get up in arms about every last detail of the game; who’s going to win, how much they’re going to win by, the middle name of the referee’s second step-son… Fortunately for your watch party, none of that matters! Not if you’re rooting for the #GOAT or the other guys, and not even if you’re only there to watch the commercials (let’s be honest, we’re all there to watch the commercials).
The only thing that truly matters when it comes to throwing the greatest game-day party is the food. From massive platters of chicken nuggets, to the untouched caesar salad shoved into a corner, your party won’t be complete unless the guests are well fed. But what to feed?!
Worry not, fellow Baconeer, because obviously the best thing to serve while watching big dudes toss around a pigskin, is some pigskin. Now some people are going to argue that you can’t just serve bacon by itself, and 99% of the time, those people are wrong. You absolutely can, and it is delicious–but this is the big game, damnit! Your bacon should be as decked out as the diehard fans at your party, which is why we are proud to present to you the perfect game day snack: bacon wrapped tater tot bombs.
Don’t let the game-day fervor fool you, either. These crispy balls of amazing are sure to liven up not just the ultimate night of football, but any occasion you can think of! With the tangy-crunchy combo of cheese, bacon, & potatoes, these loaded finger foods are sure to be “the bomb” no matter what you’ve made them for. Just remember that regardless of whether cooking them up for breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, or a side dish for a party, be sure to double or triple the recipe, because these tot bombs blow up fast!
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs
These crispy balls of amazing are sure to liven up not just the ultimate night of football, but any occasion you can think of!
2 cups frozen tater tots, at room temperature
1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch squares
4 slices bacon, quartered
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a use a silicone baking mat; set aside
- Working one-at-a-time, wrap each tater tot and cheese square in a piece of bacon. Repeat with remaining tater tots, cheese squares, and bacon pieces. Dredge each tater tot in the brown sugar, pressing to coat.
- Place tater tots seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
This recipe was adapted from Damn Delicious.