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Bacon Cheese Spread Recipe

Bacon Cheese Spread Recipe

Each year, I share Christmas cheer by setting up a buffet at my family's hardware store. This cheese spread is always a biggie! —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 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.

Reviews for Bacon Cheese Spread

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I made this for our housewarming and now I am asked to bring it to events over and over again! Everyone loves it!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"This is very simple but very good. I tested it at the church ladies gift exchange and it got great reviews. I used about 2/3 of a small red onion and it was plenty. It seemed really strong (onion-wise) when I first mixed it up, but after the flavors had time to meld together it was great. I used light Mayo. Used precooked bacon strips - the only way to go. My husband wants me to make it again for the holidays, and he is not even a big onion fan. Must be the bacon:)"

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