bacon wrapped cream cheese

★★★★★ 29
a recipe by
V Seward
Yosemite Lakes Park, CA

While cooking & chatting with a good friend, about recipes of course, with our love for cream cheese & another great ingredient bacon, we decided to create these amazing little appetizers. Taking bread as the vessel & adding a cream cheese mixture, wrapping in bacon and seasoning with Old Bay. These turned out fabulous. They have become the most requested, first to disappear & most talked about appetizer at my gatherings. Make several batches for the big game; everyone gobbles them up. I've made these a couple hours to overnight and refrigerated them before cooking. Then cook as guests arrive.

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When we first saw this appetizer recipe we thought it looked interesting. What's not to love - bacon, cream cheese, and bread? We were not disappointed. These little gems are like eating a cream cheese crouton wrapped in bacon. We loved the smoky flavor and crunch of the bread. You will not be able to eat just one. These little appetizers will be a big hit at your next party.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 29
serves 4-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon wrapped cream cheese

  • 12 slice
    hickory bacon, thick cut
  • 8 slice
    sandwich bread
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese garlic & herb flavor
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 3 Tbsp
    Old Bay seasoning

How To Make bacon wrapped cream cheese

  • Garlic & herb cream cheese with smoked paprika on white bread.
    Add 1/2 tsp smoky paprika to the 8 oz tub of garlic & herb-flavored cream cheese. Mix until combined. On 4 slices of bread, generously spread the cream cheese mixture and top with another slice of bread.
  • Cutting bread into six squares.
    Cut off the bread crust. Cut each sandwich in 3 rows, turn and cut in half making 6 bites.
  • Bacon wrapped around the bread, sprinkled with Old Bay, and placed on baking sheet.
    Cut 12 slices of bacon in half. Wrap each bite with a slice of bacon, secure with a toothpick. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add wrapped bacon bites to prepared pan. Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning over each one.
  • Bacon wrapped cream cheese baking in the oven.
    Place in the center rack of a 400* F oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is brown and cooked.
  • Bacon wrapped cream cheese with crispy bacon.
    For a crisper bacon, place under the broiler for approximately 1 minute (watch them or they will burn). Getcha one before they disappear! Enjoy.