If you say you don't like tater tots, you are a liar. But if

If you are somehow still skeptical tots, the heavenly potato nugget just got an upgrade with a bunch of bacon, cheese, spicy peppers and more cheese.

This popper is perfect for Sunday football appetizers or a snack to make in the middle of the week for no reason at all. So let's get to slicing and dicing.

#SpoonTip: Wash your hands after you cut the jalapeños, and don't touch your eyes. I learned the hard way.

Tater Tot Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Medium


  • 8 jalapeños
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips bacon crumbled
  • 2 cup tater tots
vegetable, rice, pepper, jalapeno
Photo by Molly Gamache
  • Step 1

    Add the bacon, cream cheese, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese into a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Mix 'em up.

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  • Step 3

    Seed and halve the jalapeños

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  • Step 4

    Fill peppers with cream cheese and bacon filling.

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  • Step 5

    Bake the tater tots for 20 mins at 375°F.

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  • Step 6

    Mash the tots.

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  • Step 7

    Top the stuffed peppers with mashed tater tots.

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  • Step 8

    Load peppers with remaining shredded cheddar cheese.

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  • Step 9

    Bake for 7 mins at 400°F. And most importantly, enjoy.

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