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Bacon Bites Recipe Bacon Bites Recipe

These little savory gems are simple to put together in advance, can go directly from the freezer into the oven, and combine three of the most irresistible snack foods on earth: bread, cheese, and bacon. You can vary the filling in any number of ways (see our tips, below). Make sure you let the bites sit for 5 minutes before serving; the cream cheese gets mighty hot, and you don't want to burn anyone's mouth.

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At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
60
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup scallions, sliced, white and green
  • 20 slices soft white bread
  • 1 pound lean bacon

Instructions

  1. Mix together the cheeses until smooth. Stir in the peppers and scallions until evenly distributed; set aside.
  2. Trim the crusts from the slices of bread.
  3. Once the bread is trimmed, spread the slices with the filling, covering it completely.
  4. Roll the bread up from the short side, pressing down just enough to make it stick to itself.
  5. Wrap a slice of bacon and wrap it around the roll, overlapping the bacon to cover the bread completely. If you need more than one bacon slice, tuck the end of the second bacon slice under the end of the first. Trim the bacon when you get to the top of the roll.
  6. Freeze the wrapped rolls for 30 minutes to firm them up.
  7. To bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper.
  8. Slice the rolls in thirds and place on the baking sheet, cut side down. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (5 minutes longer if baking from frozen), until the bacon is crisp and the tops are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and place on a serving platter; let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 piece, 20g
  • Servings Per Batch 60
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 72
  • Calories from Fat 49
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 222mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.