Our high school cafeteria days may be a mere memory, but there’s one item on the menu that will stick with us for life: tater tots. Each recipe in this collection of 15 potato puffs improves upon any we enjoyed back in the day. You’ll find a handful of homemade versions, plus totally rad ways to transform the frozen kind into something way special. Trust us, each is perfect for feeding your inner Napoleon Dynamite. Get ready for some serious carb loading ahead!
1. Homemade Tater Tots With Spicy Mayo: Featuring the flavors of a loaded baked potato, these tots don’t even need the spicy mayo served alongside. But we wouldn’t exactly say no to it either… (via Cooking and Beer)
3. Trashed-Up Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza: We’re kicking ourselves for not thinking of this tater-tot-topped pizza first. A cross between ‘za and nachos with a splash of beer thrown in for good measure, it has late-night eats written all over it. (via The Beeroness)
13. Colcannon Tots: The addition of kale to the mix means these Irish-inspired tots are healthy, right? Regardless, it adds a bit of balance before the cheddar-beer dip comes into play. (via Young Austinian)