National Tater Tot Day 2023: Celebration, History & Dates

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Tater tots have been a staple in American households for generations. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, these delicious little nuggets have captured the hearts of millions. In honor of this beloved food, National Tater Tot Day was created, and it’s time to celebrate!

The History of Tater Tots

Tater tots were first invented by the Ore-Ida company in the 1950s. They were initially created as a way to use up leftover potato scraps from french fry production. Little did the company know that they were about to create one of the most iconic comfort foods in American history.

Tater tots quickly became a hit and are now a staple in households, schools, and restaurants all across the country. They are versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, making them a favorite among families and foodies alike.

How to Celebrate National Tater Tot Day

There are many ways to celebrate National Tater Tot Day. Whether you prefer your tots plain or loaded, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate this special day:

  • Tater Tot Casserole: A classic dish, tater tot casserole is the perfect comfort food. It’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.
  • Tater Tot Nachos: Take your nachos to the next level with this delicious twist on a classic snack.
  • Tater Tot Breakfast: Start your day off right with a plate of crispy tater tots, scrambled eggs, and bacon.
  • Tater Tot Bar: Set up a tater tot bar and let your guests create their own custom tot creations.

Tater Tot Fun Facts

  • Tater tots are now a staple in over 80% of American households.
  • Over 7 million pounds of tater tots are consumed every year.
  • Tater tots were inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2006.


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Tater tots are a true American classic, and it’s time to celebrate them. Whether you prefer them plain, loaded, or in a casserole, they’re sure to bring a smile to your face. So grab a plate of tots and join us in celebrating National Tater Tot Day!

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