Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard

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Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m not a fan of sporting events, live or televised. Just can’t get into them (or even pretend to). 

I am, on the other hand, a fan of yummy snacks. 

Yummy snacks such as these bacon broccoli tater tots. Dunked in maple mustard. And with that combination, everyone wins, and nobody loses. (Isn’t that more fun?)

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

I just love whoever coined the term “tater tots.” The name itself is adorable, and just hearing it brings back memories of school cafeteria lunch lines—waiting patiently for that glistening pile of fried potatoes and then dunking them into a lake a of ketchup. 

But why go the processed, preserved, packaged tater tot route when you can make them at home 10X tastier, 10X healthier, and (I’d even argue) 10X cuter? 

Plus, you can even sneak some broccoli on in there and still be a snack-time hero. 

For the record, I love broccoli, but I know not everyone does (especially the little guys) so these tater tots are a good hiding spot. 

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

I keep a bag of organic frozen broccoli from Costco in my freezer at all times. Super convenient and really affordable way to eat more of the good stuff. 

For this recipe, you’ll just want to steam some broccoli, and then chop it up very finely. This helps it to mix up well with the other ingredients and hold together in perfect tot form.

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

These are tater tots, so as no surprise, there are some shredded potatoes involved as well. And to amplify the deliciousness of this snack (and add a little protein) we’re going all in and adding some finely diced bacon. 

Bacon makes everything taste better, and it can be a guilt-free part of a healthy diet! I am a huge believer in sourcing quality ingredients (especially animal products) so look for meat raised without antibiotics definitely, and pasture-raised, if that’s within your reach. US Wellness Meats is a great source for quality meats, including bacon.  

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

So you just have to mix everything up together and then form little balls, which get flattened just a bit so they brown well on both sides. 

Into a hot oven they go and 25-30 minutes later, out pop these piping hot tots. They are crispy and brown on the outside, and fluffy and steamy in the middle. 

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

I upgraded the ketchup with this maple mustard dip that comes highly recommended (by me).

And I’m sort of a Subject Matter Expert on snacking.

Highly qualified. 

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

Dunk until your little heart is content, and you won’t even care about who’s winning or losing the game. 

Is there a game? Who’s playing? 

Doesn’t matter. 

Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard | Reclaiming Yesterday

 



4 responses to “Bacon Broccoli Tater Tots with Maple Mustard”

    • Hi Lindsey! I haven’t, but I think that would be really delish! The only thing is that the white potato is a bit starchier, so they might not hold together as well if you use sweet potato. I would experiment and maybe add an egg as a binder!

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