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Gluten-Free Tater Tot Chowder
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Tater tot chowder is hearty and comforting. It's the perfect thing for a cold winter family dinner.

Course: Chowder, Main Course
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: potato soup, tater tot chowder
Servings: 8
Calories: 525 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 bag tater tots cooked according to package directions
  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes baked, cooked, cooled, and scooped (discard skins)
  • 3/4 pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 onion medium chopped
  • 3 large carrots medium chopped
  • 3 ribs celery medium chopped
  • 1 8-ounce cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese garnish
  • ½ cup chopped green onions garnish
  1. After baking, keep half of the tater tots hot in a low oven.

  2. Cook the bacon pieces in a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Add the chopped onion, carrot, and celery to the bacon, along with the salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the softened cream cheese and Greek yogurt to the pot. Stir well to combine. 

  5. Add half of the cooked tater tots and all of the baked potato to the pot along with the vegetable stock. 

  6. Bring the chowder to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes to thicken. *Note - if the chowder is too thick for your liking, add a touch of water to the pot and cook accordingly. 

  7. If desired, use a potato masher to mash some of the tater tots and baked potato into smaller (but still chunky) pieces.
  8. Spoon the chowder into bowls and garnish the remaining whole tater tots, green onion, and shredded cheddar cheese.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Tater Tot Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1904mg83%
Potassium 1016mg29%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 4975IU100%
Vitamin C 18.8mg23%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.