Rotel Cup Appetizers

I love appetizers! Probably one of my favorite things about getting together is trying out bite size snacks.  I keep my pinterest board full of appetizer recipes that I want to try out.  This is definitely one that caught my eye and was super excited to make it.  It made its debut a couple of years ago but has been a repeat offender at many of our parties since then.

Here are the items you will need for this recipe:

Bacon (I use Kroger Private Selection)
Hellmann’s Light Mayo (you can use any mayo)
Rotel (do not substitute this item)
Swiss Cheese (I use Kroger’s Swiss Cheese that is already shredded in a bag)
Athens Mini Fillo Shells (this is the only brand I have ever found but there may be others out there you can use).

Did you know that you can get most of these ingredients at amazon? I didn’t know that until I started researching for this blog.

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Rotel Cups
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare the bacon. I typically bake my bacon a foil lined cookie sheet on 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Make sure you drain all grease and pat dry to soak up any excess grease. 4-5 slices is typically 2-3oz of bacon once cooked. Chop up the bacon into pieces.
  3. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a medium size bowl. Make sure the rotel tomatoes are thoroughly drained. You do not want your mixture to be watery.
  4. Your mixture should be creamy and somewhat uniform throughout.
  5. Lay out the empty fillo cups on a baking sheet. 3 packages should fit on a regular size baking sheet. The fillo cups are delicate so be careful when pulling them out of the plastic tray they come in and laying them down on the baking sheet.
  6. Use a regular size spoon and spoon a dollup of the mixture into each fillo cup.
  7. Once the cups are all filled, which should use up the entire mixture, place the baking sheet in the oven. I typically place it on the middle rack.
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The cups and the cheezy  mixture should be golden brown when it is done.  You make these up before the party and put in the refrigerator until the party.   Then before serving, warm up in the oven again by putting in the oven around 300 for about 5 minutes.

The bite size appetizers are always a winner at our parties! I’m sure they will be at your place too!


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