Tater Tot Taco Salad Recipe
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Tater Tot Taco Salad Recipe

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"Since I love potatoes and my husband and I both enjoy the flavor of tacos, this fun dish is a tasty meal-in-one for the two of us," comments Eleanor Mielke (left with her husband, Tom) of Mitchell, South Dakota. "It's not as messy as eating tacos...and the recipe can easily be doubled."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 cups frozen miniature Tater Tots
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 612 calories, 37 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 1829 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Bake Tater Tots according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Divide Tater Tots between two serving plates or bowls.
  3. Top with taco mixture, cheese, olives, lettuce, taco sauce and sour cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tater Tot Taco Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Delish! Love the combo of the tater tots with the mexican spices! Yum!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"I've made this for my family many times since it was in the TOH 2001. Everyone loves it!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I made this for my sister and her husband but for some reason she wanted her tater tots served separately She still says mmmgood."

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