If you love to plan parties like I do, you will love this product with all your heart. I keep them in my pantry because they are truly lifesavers. It’s so convenient that you can use them as is, or you can bake them to get a crispy texture. They are a perfect blank canvas that can be fill with savory or sweet ingredients. And even thou they are called Taco boats you do not need to make them with Mexican ingredients only. There are no rules, the result thou will always be the same: everyone will be impressed, plus they are so cute and easy to handle.
I already knew I would be using them a lot this tailgating season. And the great food sharing time has already started. Last weekend I made a classic Buffalo chicken dip and filled these mini taco boats with them. The fun eating experience is what I like the most but also how easily you can make an appetizer that’s visually stunning too.
I just made a typical Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Filled each pre-toasted boat with the dip and topped it with blue cheese, but you can use any cheese or top it with ranch dressing too.
Finally when they can from the oven, I garnish them with chopped celery, or you can totally just add a small stick of celery on the side.
I looooved the result and the filling idea. Some other ideas I plan to try are making pizza filled mini tacos, berries and cream ones, even serving ice cream in them. Everything that comes to mind just sounds great! Doesn’t it?
- 2 package (12) Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Mini Taco Boats
- 1 can (12 ounces) chicken breast in water
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup Buffalo sauce
- 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 3 large celery stalks, small diced
- Combine chicken, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and Buffalo sauce well.
- Microwave this mixture on high for 3 minutes.
- While mixture is in the microwave, place the mini taco boats in a 400 preheated oven for about 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
- Fill each mini taco boat with a little less than one spoon of the dip.
- Cover each one with blue cheese and place them back under the broiler for short of a minute or until blue cheese is bubbling.
- Garnish with chopped celery.
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