feeling crazy. [mini tater tot cups w. cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado & sour cream]

October 24th, 2014 by | comments

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I’m always looking for delicious game day snacks to make on Saturday and Sunday. I came across these tater tot cups on Thrillist, and had to make them. These little guys were amazing! If you’re feeling crazy, dip them in some homemade ranch, as well. You’re welcome. :-)


mini tater tot cups w. cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado & sour cream
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Ore-Ida tater tots
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled
  • ½ - ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Approx. ¼ cup light sour cream
  • ½ - 1 avocado, diced
  • 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place tater tots in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until soft, 4-6 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, mix oil, Parmesan, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper.
  4. Mold 3-5 tater tots into each section of a mini muffin pan and push down a little in the middle with a finger or back of a spoon. Brush oil mixture over the tots (won't use all of the oil). Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 25 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble bacon.
  6. Remove tots from the oven, fill them with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Return tater tots to oven until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly before gently removing them from the muffin pan with a spoon. Top tots with a dollop of sour cream, diced avocado and sliced green onions. Serve with ranch instead of sour cream, if desired.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Thrillist.

 

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  • Yum! This is such a good idea- perfect for a small party- although, admittedly, I’d want to eat them all myself!