For the Super Bowl, I wanted to come up with something really creative, maybe with a little healthy twist, that was easy to share. I had dreams that I was onto something really great here. However after a trip to the grocery store failed on delivering these pastry baking sheets I was planning on using, I opted for uncooked tortillas. Then a last minute addition of jalapeños… I realized as they were baking that I basically had… Nachos in tortilla chip cups. Haha this is definitely one of those times where the dish morphed as I was putting it together. They were still tasty and easy to share, so I’m calling this a win!
Uncooked flour tortillas
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup spinach
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown the sausage.
Mince up a few cloves of garlic. Ok maybe that’s like 5 cloves… Just do it to your taste.
Take the heat off of the sausage. Then mix the minced garlic into the pan and just let those flavors meld while we prep the other stuff.
Dice up a couple handfuls of spinach.
Slice up the cream cheese. You want it room temperature so it will blend easier.
Throw those cream cheese knobs in with the spinach in a large mixing bowl.
Now add in the sausage and garlic, they should still be warm. Mix all that together.
Now onto the tortillas. I kind of guesstimated how big to slice these. Trial and error here people.
Spray a muffin pan generously with non-stick spray. Then line the cups with tortilla. If there are gaps or the tortilla tears, patch it up with a little piece of tortilla.
Fill the cups with the sausage, spinach mixture. Those corners sticking up are ok. As they cook, they will become crispy just like a chip!
Top with lots of cheese!
Wash and slice a jalapeño.
Top each nacho cup with a jalapeño.
Now these delicious bites are ready for the oven!
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese is bubbly and tortilla edges are brown and crisp.
They smelled awesome!
Ready to share!
I think they are pretty cute too!