Tater Tots with Beer Cheese

Nothing beats tater tots with beer cheese during football season! A classic tater tot with scallions sprinkled on top and a cheddar beer cheese on the side.


Servings: 4

Tater Tots

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp fine kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • canola oil or vegetable oil for frying 
  • scallions, chopped for topping

Beer cheese

  • 8 ounces cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup lager
  • ½ cup whole milk


  1. Boil peeled potatoes for approximately 5-7 minutes. Once done boiling and cooled, grate the potatoes and combine with flour, salt, ground pepper, granulated onion, and granulated garlic in a medium sized mixing bowl, mixing to combine.
  2. Once combined, form potato mixture into approximately 1-inch size nuggets. Once all tater tots are formed, heat canola oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat until hot, then add tater tots to fry.
  3. Fry each tater tot for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  4. Once tater tots are done frying, prepare beer cheese. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded cheddar and flour. Heat butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Pour lager into saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Add milk and remove from heat. Stir in cheese in batches, stirring between each addition.
  5. Sprinkle tater tots with scallions, serve with beer cheese, and enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes