Jalapeno Popper Tater Tot Casserole


1 (32 oz.) bag of frozen tater tot crowns, thawed
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups mexican cheese blend, divided
1 cup sour cream
1 cup bacon, crumbled
3/4 cup jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
3 jalapeños, thinly sliced
1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Spread tots out in a baking dish, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crispy.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup cheese blend, and minced peppers, stir together. Add 2/3 cup bacon and mix.

Remove tator tots from oven and spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the tots, then sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.

Spread remaining bacon over the cheese and arrange thinly sliced jalapeños and green onions over everything.

Place in oven and bake 20 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

From Melissa Bratton's Kitchen!