Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese

Crispy tater tot waffles are used as the “bread” for this breakfast grilled cheese sandwich filled with bacon, cheese, and avocado slices.
close-up photo of Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese sandwiches

Have you made tater tot waffles before? They are so much fun! You thaw frozen tater tots and then press them together into the waffle iron. They come out as one big crispy waffle. Because I only have a round belgian waffle maker, I just use the middle grid section.
step by step photo showing how to place the tator tots in the waffle iron
step by step photo showing what the waffled tator tots look like

We’ve eaten them just as they are– I personally like to eat them by breaking them off piece by piece. But recently I decided to try using them for this indulgent breakfast grilled cheese.
photo of Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese sliced in half
After you cook the waffles, you add your sandwich ingredients. I used slices of cheddar cheese, avocado and bacon. Then you add another waffle on top. Close your waffle iron until the cheese is melted and it’s ready!
photo of a stack of Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese

Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Crispy tater tot waffles are used as the bread for this grilled cheese sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 24 frozen tater tots thawed to room temperature
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 thin slices of avocado
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon

Directions:

  1. Grease your waffle iron with cooking oil spray. Turn your waffle iron on and move dial to medium high heat. Line 12 tater tots with 3 rows of four tots in the middle section of your waffle iron. If you have a big enough rectangle waffle iron, you can cook all 24 tots at once. Because mine is round, I only used the middle of the grid so I had to make each waffle separately. Make sure the tater tots are touching with no gaps between them. Close your waffle iron the best you can. You will need to apply a little pressure and it may not close evenly over the waffle. I usually close it as much as I can and let the waffle cook and then try to close it further about halfway through the cooking.
  2. Let waffle cook until crispy and dark golden brown. This can take several minutes (around 10 minutes in mine). Carefully remove waffle and make your second waffle.
  3. Leave the second waffle on the waffle iron when done. Add a slice of cheese, bacon, avocado and the second slice of cheese on top. Then add the first waffle over ingredients. Close waffle iron, making sure to line the top waffle with the waffle iron grids. You don't need to close the waffle iron all the way but you want to at least close it about halfway so that the ingredients can get heated and the cheese melts. Cook until cheese is melted. Then remove sandwich and enjoy.

Notes:

This recipe makes 1 sandwich. For the photos in the post, I made two sandwiches and cut them in half.

Nutrition Facts
Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 418
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.4g 71%
Saturated Fat 18.8g 94%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.3g
Cholesterol 92.4mg 31%
Sodium 752.1mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20.6g 41%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 40%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese

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