mini bourbon and bacon tater tot casseroles

Surprise!! Happy Virtual Baby Shower!

Mini Bacon and Bourbon Tater Tot Casseroles

Today is a very special day, indeed. We are celebrating the fabulous, two-snaps around the world, bourbon-loving, dessert-for-two specializer; I’m talking about the wonderful Christina, author of the blog Dessert for Two and her soon-to-be bundle of joy!

Christina, in a few short weeks, will be having a girl and I couldn’t be more excited for her. Christina is as nice as the day is long so to have another version of her walking around this planet is a true gift. If you haven’t had a chance, stop by her blog to check out all of her delicious recipes. You’ll instantly fall in love with her charm, storytelling, and the best Mud Hen Bars ever. Girl Scout’s honor.

Mini Bacon and Bourbon Tater Tot Casseroles

So to celebrate, today I thought I would pay homage to her whiskey-loving heart. Even though Christina won’t be two fingers into the bourbon just yet, I thought adding it to a comforting, fit-for-two mini tater tot casseroles would be the perfect treat. This tater tot casserole doesn’t take long to whip up and I’ve thrown in some ground turkey because it’s all about balance right? Topped with a little fontina cheese, it’s tot-alicious.

Mini Bacon and Bourbon Tater Tot Casseroles

Be sure to check out the rest of the shower crew and their delicious recipes!

Fizzy Grapefruit Margaritas from Well Plated

Earl Grey Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Country Cleaver

Mini Bourbon and Bacon Tater Tot Casseroles from Climbing Grier Mountain

Maple-Chia Overnight Oatmeal from Feed Me Phoebe

Lemon Cake for Two from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Mini Raspberry Rhubarb Pavlovas from The Baker Chick

Almond Berry Cake Parfaits for Two from Edible Perspective

Peanut Butter Bourbon Blondies from The Frosted Vegan

Mixed Berry Mascarpone Scones from Bluebonnet Baker

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cupcakes for Two from The Housewife in Training Files

Bourbon Barbeque Sliders with Bleu Cheese from Saucy Pear

Steak Fajita Tacos for Two from The Sweetphi Blog

Mango Madeleines from Stetted

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime from Rachel Cooks

Parfaits for Two from Order in the Kitchen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream from Joyful Healthy Eats

French Breakfast Puffs from Stephie Cooks

Blueberry Vanilla Cream Hand Pies from Eats Well With Others

Banana Pudding Cheesecake from The Domestic Rebel

Happy Baby Shower, Christina! We love you!

Mini Bacon and Bourbon Tater Tot Casseroles

Mini Bacon and Bourbon Tater Tot Casseroles


1/2 lb ground turkey

1 tablespoon bourbon

4 slices bacon, diced

1/2 cup fresh peas

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 10 oz can cream of celery

1/3 cup milk

1/2 bag of frozen tater tots

1 cup fontina, shredded

salt and pepper to taste

chives, garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large skillet, add the bacon. Cook bacon until crispy about five minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the ground turkey, bourbon, peas, onion, and s&p. Cook until turkey is no longer pink about five minutes and then add the bacon back into the skillet. Next, in a bowl, mix the cream of chicken and milk.

Spray four mini muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the turkey mixture evenly between the muffin tins. Top the turkey mixture with cream of celery mixture and then top with tater tots and cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown. Garnish tops with chives.