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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Light but tasty snack ideas

Sometimes you want something to snack on that might not be the healthiest, but its just oh so good! One that I like doing is bacon wrapped, cheese smothered tater tots. Simple to make, takes only 3 ingredients… how can it get better than that?

What you need:
Bag of frozen tater tots

1 package of your favorite bacon (turkey doesn’t work too well for this one)
1 package of cheese (any of your favorite kinds)  

I like to deviate from the way I’ve seen them made online. I own a deep fryer, so I fry some tater tots first. Don’t need to crisp them too much though! Then you will want to let those sit on a napkin while you prep your next step. I cut my bacon strips in half. Get out that baking sheet and preheat your oven to 375. I cover mine in aluminum foil and spray it lightly with cooking spray. This helps to keep it from sticking too badly.
Grab one of the bacon strips, wrap up the tater tot, and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat this step with the rest of your bacon and tater tots until you have the desired amount. Bake for about 10 minutes. Then add your cheese and bake again for another 10 or so minutes. You want the bacon to be cooked and the cheese to be completely melted around your tots. You can make as much or as little as you want, based on how many people you are serving. I've also added chili to it and then covered it with cheese.
Another recipe I love is Doritos Nachos.
You know how Taco Bell has those tacos in the shells with Doritos flavoring? Well, you can pull that off with nachos as well.
What you need:
Your favorite Doritos chips (I use the HEB brand of them sometimes)
ground beef
First thing you want to do is get that baking sheet ready. Preheat your oven to 375. Spread your favorite tortilla chips on it.
You can then top it with your favorite nachos ingredients such as ground beef, cheese, etc.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is all melted.
At my house, the kids like when I pour the Taco Bell sauce over them and then serve. You can use your favorite sauce and sour cream as well.

And lastly, I made bacon and cheese crescent rolls. I took a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, some bacon strips cut in half, and cheese that I sliced into strips and rolled them up together.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown. You can use any kind of cheese and your favorite bacon. Or you can switch it out for pepperoni or sliced deli meats.


  1. I ended up making cheese hot dogs rolled into cresent rolls for dinner. Served it with German mustard and everyone loved it. Gonna repeat that one. At Aldi the rolls are .99 cents a tube and the dogs are $1.99 a pack. Cheap eats!!