If you are entertaining for New Years or need to bring a quick appetizer to an upcoming party then these Parmesan and Bacon Bites are the perfect snack for you.
Photo by Christy Kenyon
My family first tried these little bites of amazingness at a Christmas party years ago, and they are still a family favorite around the holidays. They are pretty versatile as I've also made them during the summer. Maybe it's just me, but when you pair these with a glass of red wine the flavor seems to be even more enjoyable. As an added plus, my two kids love them and it helps to expand their usual mac-and-cheese cravings around dinner time.
Here is what you will need. Prep time is about five minutes. For the bacon I usually plan on making bacon for breakfast that morning or the morning before and saving two pieces for this recipe.
• 2 cups Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup chopped green onions or chives
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons sour cream
• 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
• 1 loaf party rye bread (or 2 loaves to double the recipe for a larger crowd)
Mix all of the ingredients together and spread on the party rye. Place in the oven under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes until bubbly. Make sure to check them after 3 minutes as they sometimes brown quickly.
To serve, place on a tray or platter and serve alongside a glass of wine, beer or your favorite cocktail. Voilà— you now have a quick, easy and delicious appetizer that your guests are sure to enjoy!
Freelance writer, sales assistant and mother of two, Christy Kenyon hails from Ann Arbor, Michiagn. Christy is an avid gardener and nutrition enthusiast who loves learning about how to improve the health of people, animals and the planet.
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