Tater Tot Waffles

These Tater Tot Waffles are kid-friendly and perfect any time of day! Enjoy them for breakfast, pack them in a lunch box or make them for a quick dinner on a busy night.

Total Servings: 4 waffles


  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 85/15. Approx 2 cups cooked) 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper 
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use Colby Jack)
  • 4 servings tater tots (approx 10 tater tots per serving)
  • 4 eggs


  1. Thaw tater tots. The quickest way to do this is in the microwave but you can also thaw in the refrigerator. They need to be soft enough smash. 
  2. Cook ground beef, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a pan over medium heat. Drain cooked beef onto a plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess grease. 
  3. Place thawed tater tots in a bowl and smash well with a potato masher. 
  4. Add cooked ground beef, shredded cheese and eggs and stir until well combined. 
  5. On a greased waffle iron, add approximately 1 cup of the beef mixture. Use a fork to spread out the mixture to cover the bottom of the waffle iron and close the lid. 
  6. Cook 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Carefully remove with a spatula and serve with ketchup!