Tater tots have recently become one of the most crave-worthy accidentally vegan savory treats. Though they’re not something you’d want to eat every day, they’re not completely junk food, either. Here’s a roundup of family-friendly vegan recipes for using tater tots.
Moderation is key, along with combining tater tots with good-for-you ingredients. Here you’ll find sheet pan dinners, casseroles, hot dish, and of course, tater tot nachos (aka totchos).
A cup’s worth of tater tots isn’t a powerhouse of nutrients, but it’s not empty calories, either. That amount contains 4 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 12% of the daily value of Vitamin C. Less desirable is the fat and sodium content, which these recipes offset with beans, other plant proteins, and plenty of vegetables.
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Air Fryer Tater Tots: From The Forked Spoon, first things first — tater tots that are crispy, crunchy on the outside, and irresistibly soft and delicious on the inside. Ready in just 15 minutes, learn how to cook your favorite store-bought frozen tater tots in the air fryer – you’ll never cook them any other way again!
Vegan Cheesy Burger Tater Tots: In Dustin Harder’s super-easy cheesy burger tater tots, the crispy spuds become the base for favorite cheeseburger flavors — 100% vegan, of course.
Vegan Hotdish: This recipe turns the original, traditional Minnesota casserole into something more wholesome, but still freaking delicious. Using plant-based ground, homemade mushroom sauce, and green beans, it’s a heavenly dish of comfort.
Photo: Hannah Kaminsky, for Hodo®
Mexican Adobo Totchos: Presented by Hodo® and created by Hannah Kaminsky, here’s a gorgeous take contemporary classic — vegan totchos. Get your plant-based game day or any day fix with this satisfying and easy crowd-pleaser.
Easy Hot and Cool Salsa Tater Tots: A close cousin of tater tot nachos (aka totchos), this presentation of is even simpler. Baked tots are simply tossed with salsa, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro.
Vegan Burritos with Beans, Chorizo, and Tots: From Cadry’s Kitchen, tater tots add delicious, satisfying crunch to these hearty vegan burritos. They’re filled with beans and seitan chorizo.
Loaded Tater Tots with Chili & Cashew Queso: Another from Cadry’s Kitchen, get your fork ready to dive into these mouthwatering vegan chili cheese tater tots. Great as an appetizer or full meal on its own.
Mala Tater Tots: From Sift and Simmer, Mala Tater Tots are a quick and easy way to kick up crispy potatoes with a flavorful, numbing spice mix. Enjoy this Asian fusion spin on tater tots as a snack or appetizer!
Vegan Tater Tot Casserole: From Vegan Blueberry, a vegan tater tot casserole made with mixed veggies and vegan chicken chunks, with a delicious cashew gravy poured over and topped with a crispy tater tot crust!
Mexican Spiced Vegan Tater Tot Casserole: From Be Plant Well, this easy vegan tater tot casserole has Mexican-spices, beans, corn and tempeh. Vegetarian and dairy free and so delicious!
Vegan Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole: From Cozy Peach Kitchen, you’ll love how easy it is to make this twist on the classic green bean casserole. This from-scratch casserole is full of mushrooms and green beans and topped with tater tots, making it the ultimate vegan comfort food.