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Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch


32 appetizers

Updated: Mar. 02, 2022
These bacon-wrapped goodies are always a hit with my friends and family. They’ll go fast, so you may want to double the recipe! —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 16 bacon strips, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 32 frozen Tater Tots, thawed


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In batches, cook bacon on greased tray in air-fryer basket until partially cooked but not crisp, 4-5 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  2. Combine syrup and pepper flakes. Dip each bacon piece in syrup mixture, then wrap around a Tater Tot. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. Place on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until bacon is crisp, 8-10 minutes.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 52 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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