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Bacon Cheese Spread

 Bacon Cheese Spread
Each year, I share Christmas cheer by setting up a buffet at my family's hardware store. This spread is always a hit!
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups (1 pound) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Meanwhile in a large bowl, add the
  • next six ingredients. Stir in bacon. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 184 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.