1 32 oz. bag frozen tater tots, thawed
2 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 C Mexican cheese blend, grated, divided
1 C sour cream
1 C bacon, cooked and crumbled, or store bought bacon bits, divided
3/4 C jalapeño pepper, seeds removed, minced, plus 3-4 jalapeños, thinly sliced
(keep the seeds for a spicier taste)
1/3 C green onion, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
Spread tater tots in a 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until very crispy.
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, 1 C cheese blend, and minced jalapeños. Stir well.
Add 2/3 C bacon. Mix until incorporated.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
Spread remaining bacon over cheese and arrange sliced jalapeños and green onion on top.
Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.