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Parmesan Truffle Tater Tots with Garlic Aioli

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Enhance your side dish game or serve them as a finger food appetizer, Parmesan Truffle Tater Tots are restaurant quality and so easy to make! Crispy tater tots tossed with cheesy parmesan, fresh parsley, and rich truffle oil served with garlic aioli – it’s the ultimate potato indulgence.

Are you ready to up your tater game without actually putting in a ton of effort? Parmesan truffle tater tots are here for just that reason.

Not only are they delicious, but my kids gobbled them up and for that, I will be singing in the streets.

All you need are frozen tots, truffle oil, parmesan, and parsley. Don’t sleep on the garlic aioli either! Just grab some mayo and garlic!

overhead of garlic aioli in a glass jar with a spoon

My french Canadian might be showing, but tots and garlic mayo are ridiculously delicious and you can’t tell me otherwise.

What does truffle taste like?

Truffle is a rich, savory flavor that’s a little earthy. If you love mushrooms, there’s a really good chance you’re going to love truffle fries. The oil is infused with truffle flavor or actual truffles, depending on how much money you’re willing to spend.

drizzle of garlic aioli over tater tots

Do you have to buy really expensive truffle oil?

Personally, I don’t think so. If I could splurge on real truffles to top pastas or main dishes I would, but since we’re using the oil to flavor tater tots alongside parmesan cheese and herb, go for the affordable brand! It will also be easier to find since that’s what most grocery stores or specialty shops carry.

If putting on pants and physically going to the store isn’t an option, this brand of white truffle oil is my favorite. (affiliate link!)

Tips for making parmesan truffle tater tots

Baking times will vary depending on the brand of tater tots and be sure to preheat the oven so the cooking times are accurate!

Your tater tots should be 99% cooked and ready to eat before drizzling with the oil and cheese. This will keep them from getting soggy because of the added ingredients.

You can either toss the baked tater tots, truffle oil, and other ingredients together in a bowl with tongs or just drizzle and sprinkle the ingredients over the baked tater tots directly on the sheet pan.

Because we’re going to broil the tater tots with cheese on them, I’d highly recommend using a piece of parchment paper, lightly oiling the sheet tray, or using a nonstick sheet tray.

Broil on the 2nd or 3rd position rack of your oven. You don’t want to burn the parchment paper.

What to serve them with

Tater tots are a great side dish to serve with sandwiches or burgers. These feta stuffed lamb burgers, grilled sausage and peppers, or salmon sliders would be a perfect pairing.

You can even go with main meals! A roasted chicken, steak, and pork chops would go perfectly with some fancy tater tots.

Parmesan truffle tater tots are also a super fun appetizer! You don’t have to serve them with anything if you just need a little finger food snack for a party.

side angle of tater tot dipped in garlic aioli

What do you plan to serve with yours? Let me know below in the comments. If you make this recipe I would love it if you could leave a star rating to let others know how great it is!

truffle tater tot dipped into garlic aioli

Parmesan Truffle Tater Tots with Garlic Aioli

Quick, simple, and restaurant quality! Crispy baked tater tots tossed with truffle infused olive oil, parmesan cheese, and parsley make a great appetizer or fancy side dish that can be ready in about 20 minutes!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fancy side dishes, parmesan truffle fries, recipes using truffle oil, truffle fries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 497kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen tater tots 32-ounce bag
  • ¼ cup truffle oil
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Scatter tater tots in one layer on the sheet tray.
  • Bake the tater tots plain for 20 to 25 minutes, or according to the package recommendations. They should be golden brown and crunchy on the outside when done baking.
  • Prepare the sauce while the tater tots bake by mixing together the mayo and chopped garlic. Set aside.
  • Transfer the plain tots to a bowl OR toss directly on the sheet pan. Drizzle the cooked tater tots with truffle oil, parmesan and salt. Spread back into one layer and broil on high for 3 to 5 minutes to crisp the cheese.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately with garlic aioli.

Notes

  • Baking times will vary depending on the brand of tater tots and be sure to preheat the oven so the cooking times are accurate!
  • Your tater tots should be 99% cooked and ready to eat before drizzling with the oil and cheese. This will keep them from getting soggy because of the added ingredients.
  • You can either toss the baked tater tots, truffle oil, and other ingredients together in a bowl with tongs or just drizzle and sprinkle the ingredients over the baked tater tots directly on the sheet pan.
  • Use a piece of parchment paper, lightly oil the sheet tray, or use a nonstick sheet tray to keep the tots from sticking during the broiling.
  • Broil on the 2nd or 3rd position rack of your oven. You don’t want to burn the parchment paper.
  • If making in the air fryer, following cooking times for the air fryer settings.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1243mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

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