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Jumbo Cheesy Bacon Tots

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 5 Min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 864
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Jumbo Cheesy Bacon Tots
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
5 Min

These cheese filled jumbo tots are a game winning choice for your next football party. Serve with prepared ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.

  • 20 oz. package refrigerated shredded hash browns, thawed and chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, divided
  • 12-15 pieces Sargento® Snack Bites® Cheese Snacks
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese and vegetable oil.
  2. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of mixture into the palm of your hand. Spread mixture flat, creating an even rectangle.
  3. Place one Sargento® Snack Bites® Cheese Snack in the center of the potatoes. Close your hand, forming the potato around the cheese. Using both hands, form the potatoes into a cylinder, rotating it as you go, making sure no cheese is exposed. Place on a plate or small pan. Continue with remaining potato mixture and cheese.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat to 325-350 degrees. Carefully place tots one at a time into the hot oil, making sure they don’t touch. Fry for about 3 minutes, rotating as they cook until deep golden brown.
  5. Transfer fried tots to a serving plate. Sprinkle with additional seasoning if desired. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.