Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots are easy to make with easy ingredients. Frozen Tator Tots are smashed to make an easy side dish.

Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots Recipe:

Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots is a fun way to serve tator tots. The Frozen Tater Tots go directly on the griddle and then are smashed to make a yummy side dish.

The tator tots come out crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. It takes less than 10 minutes total to cook the tots. Cooking these tots on the griddle is much faster than cooking the oven.

This is the perfect side when I am grilling out hamburgers. I toss frozen tator tots on the flat top and everything is done at the same time.

Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

Can you cook Frozen Tator Tots on the Grill?

Yes, you can cook frozen tator tots on the grill. Once you flatten the tator tots they come out as crispy smashed potatoes. Season the smash tater tots with salt and serve.

We have even boiled potatoes and smashed them on the grill. Blackstone smashed potato recipes are an easy side dish. You can even top the smashed potatoes with many different toppings.

Ingredients needed - frozen tator tots, oil, salt

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Frozen Tator Tots (32 oz) 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Salt 

How to Make Smashed Tator Tots on Blackstone: 

  • Prepare Grill – Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium low heat (approximately 350 degrees F). 
  • Add Oil to Grill – Spread the oil and butter out onto the grill. 
  • Add Tator Tots to Griddle – Place the frozen tator tots directly on the grill and heat them for a couple of minutes (moving frequently) to thaw out the tator tots.  
  • Turn up heat – Once the tator tots are thawed, turn up the heat on the Blackstone griddle to medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). 
  • Press Tator Tots – Then lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the tator tots and gently press down on the tator tots with a cast iron press or spatula.  
A cast iron press with parchment smashing tator tots on the griddle
  • Cook Tator Tots – Cook for a few minutes (2-4 minutes) until the tator tots are golden brown.  
Smashed Tator Tots on a griddle
  • Flip Tator Tots – Then gently flip the smashed tator tots and cook the other side for a few more minutes (2-4 minutes) until golden brown.  
Smashed tator tots on a griddle
  • Remove from the grill – season with the salt or your favorite seasoning.  
  • Serve and Enjoy – We recommend serving smashed tots warm.

Variation Ideas:

  • Change Seasonings – There are many different ways to season these smashed tots. You can season with chili powder or taco seasoning. Use what you have or prefer.
  • Add Topping – Smashed tots can be served with many different toppings. We like to top with sour cream, cheese, chopped bacon and green onions.
  • Extra Crispy – If you want your tator tots to be extra crispy, then leave the tots on the griddle a little longer.
Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

Why we love this Easy Side Dish:

  • The smashed tator tots get soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. This adds so much flavor and texture to the tator tots.
  • The easiest side you will make on the grill.
  • They cook directly on the grill. I can put them on the grill while I am finishing cooking my main dish.

How to Store:

These are best served fresh as they are crispy and delicious but you can also store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

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Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

Easy Smashed Potatoes:

We love making smashed tator tots on the griddle. They cooked to perfection and are full of flavor. We have even cook potatoes to fork tender for about 15 minutes. We then smashed the baby potatoes and add to the griddle.

These smashed potatoes turn out so good with many potato toppings.

Smashed tator tots on a white plate with a side of ketchup

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Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots

5 from 12 votes
Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots are easy to make with easy ingredients. Frozen Tator Tots are smashed to make an easy side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 216
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. Frozen Tator Tots
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium low heat (approximately 350 degrees F).
  • Spread the oil out onto the grill.
  • Place the frozen tator tots directly on the grill and heat them for a couple of minutes (moving frequently) to thaw out the tator tots.
  • Once the tator tots are thawed, turn up the heat on the Blackstone grill to medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Then lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the tator tots and gently press down on the tator tots with a cast iron press or spatula.
  • Cook for a few minutes (2-4 minutes) until the tator tots are golden brown.
  • Then gently flip the smashed tator tots and cook the other side for a few more minutes (2-4 minutes) until golden brown.
  • Remove from the grill, season with the salt and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh as they are crispy and delicious but you can also store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 216kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 5g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Sodium 341mg, Potassium 646mg, Fiber 3g, Vitamin C 19mg, Calcium 23mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious will have to make them with smashburgers next time. Used Three Brothers potatoe seasoning on them!!