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Not Your Regular Nachos: Corn Pudding Nacho Bites

Last Friday night I hosted an impromptu dinner party for some close friends. It was an informal introduction of my best friend's new boyfriend, so I went all out with appetizers and a special cocktail. Ever since I made nacho bites, I've wanted to experiment more with Tostitos Scoops, and I decided this was the perfect opportunity to do so.I filled each chip with a corn, cheese, and egg mixture that cooked up like a corn pudding. The final bite was salty, cheesy, and purely delicious. This is an incredibly easy recipe that can be modified to suit your dietary needs. To see how I made this version,

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Corn Pudding Nacho Bites

Corn Pudding Nacho Bites

Corn Pudding Nacho Bites

Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
24 scoop-shaped tortilla chips (recommended: Tostitos Scoops)
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped Spanish chorizo
1 heaping tablespoon jalapeño

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, egg, corn, green onions, chorizo, and jalapeño.
  2. Arrange the chips on a large rimmed baking sheet and place 1 teaspoon corn mixture in each. Bake until the filling sets, about 20 minutes.
  3. Serve warm.

Makes 2 dozen.


My cream cheese could have been softer.

I always grate extra cheese to snack on while cooking.

The mixture before baking.

The Tostitos scoops empty.

The Tostitos scoops full.

Delish!

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SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
Love chorizo!
Alayni Alayni 8 years
what about making these with regular corn tortillas?--maybe layering the corn tortillas in a muffin pan? any other suggestions? I am trying to eat healthier and reducing the amount of junk food I eat, but this recipe appeals to me!
bloggedarteries bloggedarteries 8 years
This is a great idea for game day. Scoops are an appetizer waiting to happen.
sascha9000 sascha9000 8 years
Made them this afternoon - very very tasty! I did eliminate the chorizo, but still very good!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 8 years
This sounds very yummy. I would probably vary the recipe to use less cream cheese.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
I made these last night. They were really really really good! Dont put too much of the filling into the nacho tho or else it will come out of the oven a little soggy.
ms660bk ms660bk 8 years
something about the cream cheese seems excessive to me. otherwise, it looks so tempting I'm about to eat my computer screen.
emalove emalove 8 years
Not sure on this one, but I'd give it a try...
partysugar partysugar 8 years
teece81: How can you hate cream cheese? What about cream cheese frosting?! Mascarpone or goat cheese would be great substitutes for cream cheese.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
that looks so delicious! i'll try it sometime
chibarosa chibarosa 8 years
Oh my....that looks fabulous. I am so hungry right now.
teece81 teece81 8 years
okay, it DOES look good--but I HATE cream cheese--could you use anything else???
sfprgirl sfprgirl 8 years
I have to say that nachos are one of the best things ever invented. Great recipe!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
That looks sooooo good...I am going to try!
millarci millarci 8 years
In the words of Rachel Ray: YUM-O!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Oh yummy! It looks so good. You should definitely open a Nacho Restaurant. I'd buy a franchise! ;)
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