Preheat oven to 450ºF. Spray muffin pan cups with cooking spray.
For mini-sized muffin pan: Place 2-3 tater tots in each muffin cup.
For regular sized muffin pan: Place 4-5 tater tots in each muffin cup.
Place tater tots muffin pan on bottom rack of the oven and and bake 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven.
Spray bottom of shot glass or small juice glass with cooking spray. Use it (in a twisting motion) to press the tater tots in each muffin cup to make potato cup. Return to oven; bake additional 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Add 1 tablespoon of cheese to each potato cups. Bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Transfer to platter and let cool for 5 minutes.
Add sour cream, bacon, and green onion to each tater tot cup, and other garnishes. Serve warm.
To make tater tot appetizers ahead:Follow steps 1-6 in the recipe, then refrigerate. Before serving, cover the muffin tin with foil and bake the tater tot cups at 400ºF for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden. Add toppings and serve.this recipe inspired by a Kraft foods recipe.