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Friday, February 3, 2012

One of My Favorite Appetizers - try this for Super Bowl or anytime


BACON CHEESE SPREAD

Your friends will beg you for this recipe!  This one is ALWAYS a hit!  Place in the oven until it is all molten and soft...just ready to spread on pork rinds or low-carb crackers or Monterey Jack Dipping chips or slices of English Cucumber.


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8 oz light cream cheese, softened (250 g)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (125 mL)
11/2 cups Cheddar cheese (375 mL)
2 tbsp chopped chives, OR  (25 mL)
  green onions
1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (1 mL)
8 crisply cooked bacon slices

In food processor with sharp blade or in blender, process cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.  In medium bowl, combine cream cheese mixture, Cheddar cheese, chives or green onions, parsley and garlic powder until well combined.  Spread evenly in 9-inch (23 cm) glass pie dish. 

Place bacon on bacon rack and cover with two paper towels.  Microwave on high power 7 to 8 minutes.  Cut into small pieces with pair of kitchen scissors.  Garnish top of cheese spread with bacon pieces.  Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 15 minutes and serve with low-carb crackers. See my easy Crisp Nutty Crackers, or serve with Taco Chips.  You can use low-carb wraps and cut 'em and bake in an oven or you can serve this with sliced English cucumbers.

Yield:  12 servings
1 serving
176.4 calories
7.5 g protein
15.7 g fat
1.1 g carbs