Seasoned Tater Tots (Mexi-Fries)

Vickie Parks


I've found a few recipes online for Mexi-Fries, but few made them exactly like our local Taco Time restaurant. So I tried this recipe, and it's better than most other recipes I found online. It makes a quick and easy side dish to go with tacos or other simple Mexican dishes, or whenever you want to spruce up plain Tater Tots.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 6
5 Min
20 Min


  • 32-oz bag(s)
    frozen tater tots (any brand of frozen shredded potato puffs, 'tater bites, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder (i like mine spicy hot, so i usually double the chile powder)
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper (or to taste)
  • ·
    nonstick cooking spray

How to Make Seasoned Tater Tots (Mexi-Fries)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Empty bag of Tater Tots into large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour the spice mix over the Tater Tots, and toss gently to coat with seasonings.
  4. Arrange coated Tater Tots on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

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About Seasoned Tater Tots (Mexi-Fries)

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb

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