mini bourbon and bacon tater tot casseroles
Surprise!! Happy Virtual Baby Shower!
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.
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.
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
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
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.