Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust

By Erika on December 14th, 2013 / / 2 Comments

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust  | The Hopeless Housewife

 

I a little obsessed with jalapeño poppers…there’s just something about them; the spicy and crunchy pepper combined with the creamy melty center, YUM-O. In this version, I added  two of my other favorites…tater tots and BACON!!! This combo is a touchdown so you must make these on your next game day.

 

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust | The Hopeless Housewife

 

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Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust  | The Hopeless Housewife

 

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Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust  | The Hopeless Housewife

 

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust  | The Hopeless Housewife

 

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with a Cheesy Tater Tot Crust

Yield: Makes 16 jalapeño poppers

Ingredients:

8 Jalapeño peppers, seeded and halved lengthwise
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups jack cheese, shredded and divided
6 strips bacon, cooked and diced
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups frozen tater tots, brought to room temperature

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400º F.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1 cup of the jack cheese, and the bacon and salt. Mix well until blended.
Fill the pepper halves with the cream cheese mixture on a baking sheet and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high and cook the tots until golden brown and crunchy, about 1-2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and crush into tater tot crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the cream cheese mixture in the jalapeños.Sprinkle with the remaining cheese over the jalapeños. Place in preheated oven and and bake until cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes. Serve immediately.
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  1. Debra says:

    Did you pre cook the jalapenos?