Bacon Tomato Cups

Don’t hate me for this recipe that you are going to love!  It’s fantastic, easy, but not healthy.  Invite at least 18 of your friends over when you decide to make it that way everyone gets two and you have no guilt.  Or just have them as a main dish with a big salad.  Anyway, you’ll  have to balance out the calories  some way to keep it all away from your hips if you know what I mean.

Here’s how I got the recipe.  After Easter, Madison in my fourth period class told me that his mother had made the best biscuits with Rotel tomatoes and that was all it took.  I had to have the recipe.  It is really good and you can change it up for whatever meat that you might have.  I think that Canadian Bacon, ham, sausage, and even chicken would work perfectly.

At first some of my students gagged at the thought of using mayonnaise, but they really were a hit. Another plus is they are fast.  Remember that my classes are 45 minutes long and I did no preprep.  My kitchen has to be clean and ready for the next class so, they are made, cooked, served, and cleaned up quickly!

For your next get together choose these small, but big flavored cups as a great hot appetizer.  Thank Madison for a stress free appetizer that will impress your friends!  By the way Madison was a great sous chef during my demonstration.

You will need a mini muffin tin.  Mine that I have at home holds 24 mini muffins.  I love it.  It is teflon and so easy to clean. I used mine from home and one from school that holds 12 mini muffins.  The recipe makes 32 muffins.  I filled the empty cups halfway with water to make sure the cups cooked evenly.

Serve these right out of the oven, but being careful not to burn your mouth with the hot cheese!

Here are the biscuits in the muffin tins.

Bacon-Tomato Cups from Morgan

Yield 32 small muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup of bacon, crumbled ( I used 5 slices microwave bacon that was on sale.  You can use real bacon bits to save more time)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese ( I used cheddar in some and Mozzarella  in others.  Original recipe called for Swiss)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 16 ounce can of Pillsbury Grands

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease lightly Miniature muffin pans.
  3. Drain Rotel tomatoes in a strainer.  Using a spoon push as much of the liquid out as you can.
  4. Mix cheese, mayonnaise, basil, bacon, and drained tomatoes together.
  5. Using kitchen shears or a knife cut each biscuits into fourths.
  6. Press each biscuit fourth  flat and place into the muffin pan.
  7. Fill each cup with a heaping teaspoon of filling.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. Enjoy!

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68 responses to “Bacon Tomato Cups

  1. THEY ARE SO GOOD I LOVE IT TASTE SO GREAT CANT WAT TO MAKE THEM MY SELF LOL LOVE THEM

  2. dre harper

    i learned that you can use several diferent meats in this appetizer

  3. they were so good cant what to make them my self
    lol i love the beacon it was so good i love it

  4. Brianna

    This was a really great recipe Mrs. Lupo! I’m really happy that this recipe only takes about 12 minutes to cook! since im a beginner in cooking i dont have to keep asking my madre whats for dinner! :]

  5. Brianna

    This was a really great recipe Mrs. Lupo! I’m really happy that this recipe only takes about 12 minutes to cook! since im a beginner in cooking i dont have to keep telling my madre that im hungry! :]

  6. Grayling 3rd

    I learned you don’t have to have bacon in order for this recipe to work that almost any meat can work such as sausage.

  7. hailey 3rd

    I learned that you have to grease the muffin cups or the breading will stick.

  8. Tyler Shaw 3rd

    these were amazing i did not think i would like them but they are very delicious

  9. Sydnee 3rd

    I learned that you can mix mayonasie with basil and it not be gross,

  10. lakia

    they were good

  11. Beth B.

    I learned that you even though you use tomatoes in it you can’t really taste it but it’s still good. And you use minature muffin pans.

  12. Noel

    Personally, I am not a huge fan of bacon, but I learned that you can always replace foods that you don’t like with a substitution.

  13. Destiny Williams 1st

    These bacon tomato cups were very tasty. You can use many other ingredients besides the bacon and tomatos when making this interesting appetizer.

  14. Ashton- 1st Period

    I learned that you can replace the bacon with pepperoni to change the flavors up.

  15. astrid 1st period

    i dont really like tomatoes, so i thought it wasnt goning to be so good, but they were (:

  16. haley

    I learned that this is a simple recipe that can be served as an appetizer! You can even change the recipe slightly to make pizza bites!

  17. Jackie

    I learned that to make these, you need the liquid in the tomatoes drained as much as they can.

  18. wayne rhodes 1st

    i learned that with all that mayonaise, they are still great and the tomato adds a great flavor

  19. Evan Foerster

    I couldnt decide if they were more delicious for breakfast or for an afternoon snack but, either way they were one of my favorite foods ever eaten in class.

  20. cory m

    i learned that bacon and tomatoes go really good together

  21. Hayley

    I learned that you should fill each cup with only a teaspoon of filling because when you put it in the oven, it will get bigger and rise.

  22. Hector Melara

    i learned that these should be eaten as appetizers and not as a meal

  23. Jada

    i learned that you can use several diferent meats in this appetizer

  24. Brittany

    i learned that bacon and tomatoes go very well together.

  25. Austin Cunningham

    I am not a big fan of tomatoes but they really help add flavor to this recipe

  26. mary depaola

    i learned that you can use amny different types of meat and not just bacon

  27. Jude Thornton

    I am finally learning to appreciate the flavor of tomato in my foods.

  28. Brittany Collins

    I learned that using dried tomatoes actually gives it a good flavor.

  29. Catie Mullinax 3rd

    I learned that you can use several diferent meats in this appetizer.

  30. Tiffany

    I learned you can substitute another meat in place of bacon.

  31. Morgan Woods

    I learned that you can mix mayonasie with basil and it not be gross.

  32. mallory

    i learned that the tomatoes in are really good.

  33. Joseph Loomis

    I learned that mayonnaise is actually delicious in a morning appetizer such as this.

  34. frederick welch

    i learned that this is a simple recipe that can be served as an appetizer

  35. Trey Irving

    I didn’t know that the tomato was going to give out a spicy flavor and the meat tasted like bacon.

  36. Whitney Hobbs

    I learned you should fill each cup with a heaping teaspoon of filling.

  37. Tyra Alston

    I learned that this is a quick and easy recipe that can be served as an appetizer.

  38. madison hayes

    i learned that you can use amny different types of meat and not just bacon

  39. nikki

    i learned you drain the tomatoes first.

  40. morgan

    i learned how to cut dough

  41. Melijah Mason

    I learned that you can mix mayonnaise with basil

  42. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that these should be served as an appetizer.

  43. Jorman Gonzalez

    this looks like an unsual dish, this can be a good appetizer to serve.

  44. Ali Nayeem

    I didnt know bacon would be good with tomatoes.

  45. olivia4th

    i learned this is a quick, easy, and YUMMY snack to make!

  46. audrey carroll

    i learned you need to bake them for 10 to 12 minutes

  47. nicholaspaul4thperiod

    i learned that this is so tasty and can be used as a simple appatizer.

  48. Cole Small

    I learned that you have to grease the muffin cups.

  49. Jared Miller 4th period

    I learned that tomatoes can go very well with biscuits.

  50. Raenah B. 4th

    i learned that you should pre-heat the oven to 400 degree’s.

  51. jamile holmes

    I learned that you have to grease the pan so the wont make a mess and stick

  52. maeghan d

    i learned that the bacon can be substituted for other meats in the tomatoe cups

  53. Morgan Jones

    i learned that you should fill each cup with a heaping teaspoon, even though when cooking some might over flow.

  54. britnee

    We walked In to class randomly one day and ms lupo was cooking these bacon tomato cups at first I was like ew they sound nasty but they turned out pretty good.

  55. Avondre

    When you think about mixing bacon and tomatoe it sounds nasty, but the way ms lupo makes it is 2 thumbs up.

  56. darien1st

    Pillsbury can be used to make realy great appetizers.

  57. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you can substitute the bacon for anything! And you can cook biscuits in mini muffin pans!

  58. Ivry Mills

    I learned that you cut the biscuits into four sections to make the bread cups.

  59. andrea brown 2nd period

    i learned that you can add anything to this and it would turn out the same

  60. Jessica Shearer 2nd

    I learned that this recipe makes 32 cups

  61. Jada Hunt

    These were reallt good. I learned that tomatoes can also give off a wonderful taste.

  62. arkell evans

    : I learned that you use biscuit dough to make these

  63. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned by watching the lab that it’s important to push as much liquid as you can from the rotel tomatoes before adding it to the biscuit.

  64. janasia s

    i learned that you have to grease the miniature muffin pans.

  65. Chelsea 4th

    I learned that you can replace bacon with any other meat to create a great appetizer.

  66. Rebcca Bass -4th

    I learned that you have to drain the liquid from the tomatoes before adding it to the mixture.

  67. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you can use different meats in this recipe.

  68. Trish Jenkins

    I learned you don’t have to have bacon in order for this recipe to work that almost any meat can work such as sausage.

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