Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite easy appetizers to make and these tater tot versions are one of my favorites! The crispy tot goes perfectly with the cream cheese base and spicy pepper.
Recipe from the cookbook Tots!
8 jalapeno peppers, halved and hollowed
8 ounces cream cheese, soft
32 frozen tots
8 strips bacon, halved
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut jalapeños in half and remove seeds. Try to leave the stems intact so the filling stays in the peppers.
- Spread about a tablespoon of cream cheese on each pepper half and top with two tots per half pepper.
- Wrap a half bacon strip around the popper right in the center. Wrap the bacon so the ends are under the popper securing the strip.
- Place poppers on a wire rack over a baking sheet or a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the bacon is cooked and crispy and the jalapenos are tender, 25-30 minutes.