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Bacon Tomato Spread Recipe

This creamy spread uses one of our favorite cuts of pork. It's really good with summer garden tomatoes and is a hit at picnics and other gatherings.—Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • Crackers or raw vegetables

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, mustard and celery seed until blended. Stir in tomato and green pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings. Stir bacon into spread just before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 1-3/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 132 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.