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bacon wrapped cream cheese

(29 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
V Seward
Yosemite Lakes Park, CA

While cooking and chatting with a good friend about recipes, our love for cream cheese, and another great ingredient - bacon, we decided to create these amazing little appetizers. We used bread as the vessel and added a cream cheese mixture, wrapped it in bacon, and seasoned with Old Bay. These turned out fabulous. They have become the most requested, first to disappear, and most talked about appetizer at my gatherings. Make several batches for the big game; everyone gobbles them up. They can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Then cooked as guests arrive.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

When we first saw this appetizer recipe we thought it looked interesting. What's not to love about 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 ratings)
yield 4 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon wrapped cream cheese

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

How To Make bacon wrapped cream cheese

  • Garlic & herb cream cheese with smoked paprika on white bread.
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the paprika to the container of cream cheese. Mix until combined. Generously spread the cream cheese mixture on 4 slices of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  • Cutting bread into six squares.
    Cut off the bread crust. Cut each sandwich into 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 the slices of bacon in half. Wrap each sandwich bite with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the bacon-wrapped bites to the prepared pan. Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning over each one.
  • Bacon wrapped cream cheese baking in the oven.
    Place on the center rack of the 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.