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Bacon Cheese Wreath

 Bacon Cheese Wreath
My grandmother makes this smoky bacon and Parmesan spread for parties and holiday get-togethers. For a pretty yuletide presentation, accent the cream cheese wreath with parsley and pimientos.
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions, optional
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Parsley sprigs and diced pimientos, optional
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese
  • and onions if desired. Stir in bacon. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2
  • hours.
  • Invert a small bowl in the center of a serving platter. Drop cream
  • cheese mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls around edge of bowl. Remove
  • bowl. Smooth cream cheese mixture, forming a wreath. Garnish with
  • parsley and pimientos if desired. Serve with crackers. Yield:
  • about 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 87 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot

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