Nacho Cups

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!

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You’ll need:
Uncooked flour tortillas
Shredded cheese
Spicy sausage
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup spinach
Minced garlic
Sliced jalapeños

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Brown the sausage.

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Mince up a few cloves of garlic. Ok maybe that’s like 5 cloves… Just do it to your taste.

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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.

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Dice up a couple handfuls of spinach.

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Slice up the cream cheese. You want it room temperature so it will blend easier.

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Throw those cream cheese knobs in with the spinach in a large mixing bowl.

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Now add in the sausage and garlic, they should still be warm. Mix all that together.

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Now onto the tortillas. I kind of guesstimated how big to slice these. Trial and error here people.

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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.

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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!

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Top with lots of cheese!

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Wash and slice a jalapeño.

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Top each nacho cup with a jalapeño.

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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!

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Ready to share!

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I think they are pretty cute too!

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Yumo!

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Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Courtney Standerfer (@cstanderfer)

    February 8, 2012

    Cute! I would probably opt for hot taco seasoning too. SPICE UP YA LIFE!

    • Reply

      nparamore

      February 8, 2012

      You’re full of good ideas! I need to start consulting you before cooking!

      • Reply

        Leah Pigg (@OhMissPiggy)

        February 8, 2012

        I def enjoyed… considering I ate most of them and everything else that was in sight on Sunday 🙂

        • Reply

          nparamore

          February 8, 2012

          They did go really well with the Torchy’s queso you brought… Maybe we should make this a regular Sunday night thing…

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