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Mexican Elotes Tater Tots

Mexican Elotes Tater Tots

Summertime is finally here, and sometimes that is s a great thing or a bad thing. The bad only being that it has been a scorcher in Wisconsin. The temperature has been in the upper to mid 90’s lately with a high percentage of humidity.…

Chicago Style Hot Dog Tater Tots

Chicago Style Hot Dog Tater Tots

Do you know that time when you are really craving something but you just don’t want to get up, go, and go get it? Yeah, it seems like I have been having those types of days lately. This past week I had a craving for…

Pizza Tots

Pizza Tots

Last week I was thinking of things to make that would be easy and delicious. As you probably know, I have been on a pizza making rampage recently, and as I thought of creating a couple of more pizza recipes, I decided that I would take what I love in a pizza, and substitute the dough, well, with tater tots. Why not right?

I’ve made pizza nachos in the past, as well as Idaho nachos, so I decided to come up with pizza tots and see how they would go over. Let’s just say they were awesome.

Pizza Tots

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bag of tater tots, cooked according to directions
  • 4 portabella mushrooms, cleaned, and diced
  • 1/2 whole green pepper, diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1/2 cup of pepperoni slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce, warmed
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella & Provolone, mixed, shredded
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper

Start by baking the tater tots. We will remove them from the oven about 75% into the cooking process.

Add the minced garlic to the pizza sauce, and bring to a simmer on the stove.

Mix the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to a small bowl.

Add the green pepper, mushrooms, and shallots to a skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, just to sweat the vegetables.

How to make pizza tater tots

Check the tater tots. As soon as they start to get crispy, remove them from the oven and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning mixture. Shower the tots with the sliced pepperoni, and place back into the oven for about 4 minutes. Remove again, then drizzle over the pizza sauce. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the tots. Top with cheese, and place back into the oven until the cheese just begins to get golden.

Serve immediately. The result is everything you want in a great pizza with the unexpected tater tots. You get that great crispy exterior, and soft interior from the tots, that when pulled along with that awesome stringy cheese, and along with the vegetables and spicy pepperoni, well, I’ll say no more. Give these a shot!

Pizza Tots
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Ingredients
  • ½ bag of tator tots, cooked according to directions
  • 4 portabella mushrooms, cleaned, and diced
  • ½ whole green pepper, diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • ½ cup of pepperoni slices, chopped
  • ½ cup of pizza sauce, warmed
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella & Provolone, mixed, shredded
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Start by baking the tater tots. We will remove them from the oven about 75% into the cooking process.
  2. Add the minced garlic to the pizza sauce, and bring to a simmer on the stove.
  3. Mix the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to a small bowl.
  4. Add the green pepper, mushrooms, and shallots to a skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, just to sweat the vegetables.
  5. Check the tator tots. As soon as they start to get crispy, remove them from the oven and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning mixture. Shower the tots with the sliced pepperoni, and place back into the oven for about 4 minutes. Remove again, then drizzle over the pizza sauce. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the tots. Top with cheese, and place back into the oven until the cheese just begins to get golden.
  6. Serve immediately. The result is everything you want in a great pizza with the unexpected tator tots. You get that great crispy exterior, and soft interior from the tots, that when pulled along with that awesome stringy cheese, and along with the vegetables and spicy pepperoni, well, I'll say no more. Give these a shot!

 

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

As I have stated in the past, I love tater tots, so much that I go out of my way and make my own. There is something about the crisp exterior, and the soft interior, that when those textures are combined with a bit of…

Homemade Tater Tots

Homemade Tater Tots

Homemade tater tots you say? Why yes, I said it. I’m a huge fan of tater tots, and have always been. As a matter of fact, I used to make tater tot nachos back in high school, and that is probably when I began falling…

Superbowl Recipe Ideas for 2014

Superbowl Recipe Ideas for 2014

Often times I think it feels like a Superbowl party in my house every weekend as I am typically concocting some sort of comfort food to watch during a movie, or sports game on T.V. It was brought to my attention that an image full of great recipe ideas was lost, and I apologize about that. It was an image that I also did not have backed up, and was pinned by many. This year, I’ve updated recipes of what I feel would be good to have if you are hosting a party for this upcoming Superbowl. I’m rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, only because a family members son is on the team. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy.

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Superbowl Recipe Ideas for 2014

Breakfast Nachos Caramelized onion dip Greek Nachos Pizza Egg Rolls Chicken Tostadas Patatas Bravas Thai Sticky Chicken WIngs Pad Thai Sliders Chicken Satay Olive and Blue Cheese Pizza Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto Pizza Tots Avocado Deviled Eggs Jalapeno Popper Pizza Al Pastor Potato Skins Thai Toast Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins Mexican Tortilla Soup Taco Cups