What to Dip Tater Tots In

Forget everything you were tot. Because tot-ay you and I are about to go on an adventure tot-gether. An adventure to uncover the top hot tot topper. In other words: the best dip for tater tots. So for all you out there wondering what to dip tater tots in, look no further. We here at Sporked have some tot-notch suggestions. (Oh, and here is a list of our fave tater tots to go will all these tot-ally awesome sauces).

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

I mean, yep. What did you expect? This combo will never not be a banger.

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Heinz Mayoracha

Spice up your tots with what is essentially a creamy, piquant aioli. Senior writer Jordan Myrick called this the “perfect blend of sriracha and mayo,” and described it as “creamy, garlicky, and has a nice kick.” The Sporked team was pleasantly surprised that this gimmick actually produced a solid, quality sauce. So go live your fancy dreams and finally buy that combo Heinz sauce you have been eyeing for months. This is your answer to what to dip tater tots in. Just do it. You deserve it, girl!

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Garlic Aioli

I don’t care where you get it or who made it, garlic aioli is a superior tot topper. But if you are looking for a specific one, we did try a Lemon Garlic Aioli from Tabitha Brown’s Target collection and it was, in fact, glorious. As are all garlic aiolis. AIOLIS ARE THE BEST!!! (Yes, I’m aware aioli is just mayo—don’t yuck my yum.)

Related: We Tried Every Spread from the Tabitha Brown for Target Collection, Because That’s Our Business

Pantai Sweetened Chili Sauce for Spring Roll

What? Sweet Chili sauce being delicious on something fried? Bet you didn’t see that coming! And even if you did, you may not have tried this absolutely bonkers combo yet and to that I say, immediately stop what you are doing (or get to a logical stopping point first) and go try this. Editor-in-chief Justine Sterling noted that Pantai Sweet Chili Sauce’s “sweetness and mild tang make it a crowd-pleaser,” plus it’s not too spicy if you aren’t a self-proclaimed spicelord like your cousin Bryan.

Related: Best Sweet Chili Sauce for Egg Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Your Fingers, Whatever

Troy and Gabriella, Martha and Snoop, cheese and potatoes—some things were just meant to make magic together. Ever put cheese on your tots? Ever put liquid cheese on your tots? Ever put liquid cheese with a hint of jalapeño on your tots? Well, you could try all of those things at once if you dip your tater tots in this queso from On the Border. My god, you guys, this stuff is incredible. Jordan loved how this “queso is so creamy and smooth,”  and that the “fruitiness from the jalapeño really shines.” Wondering what to dip tater tots in? This. It’s This.

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Ken’s Steak House Thousand Island (and Caramelized Onions and American Cheese)

If you’re from California, you know where I’m going with this. It’s In-N-Out Animal Style tots, baybeee! Mirroring what is perhaps one of the best fast food feats of all time, you can make yourself some Animal Tots, which, now that I read it, sounds like eating baby animals and I need you to know that I do not mean that at all. No, I mean a mountain of golden brown, crispy tots smothered in melted American cheese, drizzled with Ken’s Steak House Thousand Island (which Jordan called “perfect”), and then topped with a copious amount of caramelized onions. So, I guess one of the best dips for tater tots isn’t a dip at all—it’s a topping. Nay, a dream come true. Nay, a lifestyle. Now go make yourself some Animal Style tots.

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About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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  • I’m a big fan of srirancha (50/50 Ken’s Ranch and Sriracha) for dipping things like tater tots and pizza rolls.

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