Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups

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These Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups are amazing! Not to mention addictive. They’re a combination of cheese, bacon and Rotel (canned chopped tomatoes and green chilies) stuffed inside a tiny pastry cup then baked into perfection. Yum-O!

I made these for a family party we had last week and they went fast! They’re so delicious and small, so it’s easy to keep poppin’ them in your mouth. I suggest doubling this recipe if you’re feeding more than 10 people. These are so perfect for parties. Such a crowd pleaser, and super easy to make!

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Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups

Cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes and green chilies stuffed into tiny pastry cups then baked to perfection. A great party appetizer!
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 3 1.9 ounce boxes of frozen Mini Phyllo (Fillo) Shells (15 per box)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies), drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • OR 1 2.8 ounce bag Oscar Meyer Real Bacon bits
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove phyllo shells carefully from their boxes. No need to thaw. Place shells onto a large baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Rotel tomatoes and bacon pieces. Once combined, stir in the cheese. Scoop 2 Tablespoons of filling into each phyllo shell. Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.
  • Serve and enjoy! ♥


Recipe from: Kendall Blogs

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67 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups

  1. I never bring any home from a church social, so hubby grabs a few before we leave. We are expecting a large crowd this week so I’m making two batches. One tip, put the shells in a “Small” cupcake baking pan. Keeps them upright and cooks easily.

  2. Great appetizer! They mix up quickly and filling the fillo shells is a breeze! The hardest part of this recipe is waiting on them to cook so you can eat them!! Thanks for sharing your recipe and I did share it on Pinterest.

      1. Well, for our family night supper at church, I make two batches, and usually they are gone before everybody gets through the line. We usually have between 50 and 75 members on these nights.

    1. Mimi- I have not tried to freeze them filled yet, but I imagine it would work, and yes I’d cook them right away. Let me know if u try it!

      1. Holly, I made these and froze them for a shower this week-end and they were the hit of the party. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will be making them again!

  3. Made these today for a work brunch…they are a hit!! Easy and delicious. Made a few without bacon for my vegetarian friend 🙂

    1. Catie! I’m the same way. I’m not a fan of mayo at all, but I loved these! You could try cream cheese OR ranch dressing to replace the mayo. I haven’t tried it with those yet, but I’ve been wanting to! Let me know if you do 🙂

      1. I was wondering how this would taste with sour cream instead of mayo, but the cream cheese sounds pretty good too! I may try them this week!

  4. Hi holly, these look
    Great . Have Been invited to a Super Bowl pot luck and would love to bring these. I live in canada and cannot get rotel tomatoes . Any suggestions for substitute ?
    Love the blog

  5. I made these today for a shower and they were a big hit. I did have to redo them tho beCause two tablespoons for each was to much. Should it be two teaspoons? Love all your recipes, keep them coming

  6. Just made these to watch football games! Awesome. Split the mixer in half and added Texas Pete to one half to give extra kick.

    Directions say 2 tablespoons each…should be 2 teaspoons.

    1. I haven’t tried making these ahead or freezing them, but if I did, I would not bake them first. I would freeze then safely thaw then bake.

  7. Made these with sour cream today and they were amazing. I think that maybe 3/4 cup sour cream would suffice because they were a little runny. But really good! Will make again with the sour cream for sure

  8. Was a huge hit at my daughters baby shower! Everyone who attended wanted the recipe and they were so simple to make. 5 stars!

  9. 5 stars
    These are GReat with cream cheese instead of mayo (1 block) and even better with a few tablespoons of mayo added with the cream cheese. I made them for a work potluck 3 WEEKS ago and have had to make them 4 times since!

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