Loaded Tater Popper Recipe

This delicious loaded tater popper recipe is crunchy, packed with flavor and not overly hot. If you are looking for the perfect blend of jalapeno popper and loaded potato, these are worth every bit.

Loaded Tater Popper Recipe - MidKid Mama Blog Appetizer Recipe Ideas

Loaded Tater Popper Recipe

  • Jalapenos
  • Tater Tots
  • Cheese Slices (can be a blended cheese, like Colby Jack)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh garlic chives (or plain chives)
  • Lime
  • Sour cream

Start by sauteing the jalapenos in shallow oil on medium high heat until just slightly browned, but not softened (about 2 min). Remove to separate dish. Meanwhile, defrost the tater tots slightly until soft (on power level 4 or 5 for 30 seconds at a time). Gently smash tater tots into a patty like shape and fry in hot oil until just golden brown.

After flipping to the second side, add small mounds of shredded cheese, followed by the jalapeno piece, a slice of cheese and remove from the heat. Before serving, garnish with sour cream, cilantro and garlic chives. Sprinkle with freshly squeezed lime and enjoy!

These crunchy bites are perfect for serving to guests or for staving off hunger while prepping dinner.

Loaded Tater Popper Recipe - MidKid Mama Blog Appetizer Recipe Ideas

Pin for later and leave a comment below if you try them out!

Loaded Tater Popper Recipe - MidKid Mama Blog Appetizer Recipe Ideas
Loaded Tater Popper Recipe - MidKid Mama Blog Appetizer Recipe Ideas
Loaded Tater Popper Recipe - MidKid Mama Blog Appetizer Recipe Ideas

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5 thoughts on “Loaded Tater Popper Recipe”

    • Thanks! They are super yummy. I’m eating low carb, but I still eat at least one when I make them!πŸ˜‚ (and they are only about 4 carbs per bite for those counting).

  • Wow this sounds delicious! My husband and I love jalapenos and this is such a fun spin on them. It seems super simple to make, which is so helpful! Do you recommend anything else to give it a bit more of a kick? We love spicy food!

    • You could season the tater tots with Paprika and cayenne while they are frying. You could also swap out the jalapeno for a spicier pepper, like an orange habanero. My husband sometimes prefers no sour cream, since that will calm it down as well, so you can just skip that step (or offer it as a dip for occasional bites).

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