These Cheesy Bacon Bites are so addictive! That is the only thing that is wrong with them! I can never seem to make enough! They always disappear so fast! I think everyone sees the bacon and know they will taste delicious instantly! Doesn’t everyone love bacon? All kidding aside these Cheesy Bacon Bites are full of cheesy goodness and definitely worth a try.
We make these Cheesy Bacon Bites as a snack for our movie nights, when we are watching a sporting event or when company comes over! You can make them spicy or not. That is totally up to you. I even buy flavored cream cheese just to mix it up a little! You really can adjust this recipe easily to suit your personal tastes!
I love these tasty Cheesy Bacon Bites so much I had to make a video. I always find it easier to make a recipe once I have seen it made! Well here it is! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Cheesy Bacon Bites
- 8 ounces cream cheese, your favorite variety, softened
- 1 1/2 cups cheese, shredded
- 6 slices bacon, finely chopped and cooked until crisp
- 3 tablespoons green onions, diced
- 3 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 12 slices white sandwich bread, remove crusts
- 12 slices bacon, cut in half
- cooking spray
- 1-2 teaspoons jalapenos, diced
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce or
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and a wire rack. Coat your wire rack lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
Using your handheld or stand mixer blend cream cheese and cheddar cheese together until smooth. Add crisp bacon, green onions, garlic, and jalapenos or hot sauce if using. Continue to whip until incorporated,
Grab a rolling pin or a large round jar and place it at your workstation. First you must cut all of the crusts off of your bread slices. I usually give the crusts to our birds. Regardless of what you do with them we will not need the crusts for this recipe!
Using one slice of bread at a time roll out the slice as thin as you can get it. I usually end up with each slice being about 1/8 of an inch thick. Next, spread two or three spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of each slice . Choose and edge and roll the slice up, jellyroll style, as tightly as possible. Repeat this process with all of your slices.
Now you have to take each rolled up slice of bread and wrap it tightly with one slice of bacon. The goal is to try to cover the bread completely. Using a toothpick secure the bacon in place. Wrap each rolled bread slice up with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Now you have to place all of your Cheesy Bacon Bites on your prepared rack and pan, as evenly spaced as possible. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping over and adjusting at least once halfway through baking. Bacon must be cooked. Allow Bites to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. The cheese inside will be very hot. Serve with ranch dip or whatever your heart desires! We usually enjoy these just as they are! Enjoy!