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Bacon Cheese Spread

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


  • 1 package (12 ounces) bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups 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


  • Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the next 6 ingredients. Stir in bacon. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 184 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • colleen
    Feb 16, 2020

    This was great, very flavourful! I used two green onions finely chopped and it was perfect! I will definitely be making this often!

  • ChrisD1717
    Jan 16, 2017

    This spread was delicious. Onion taste came across very strong, maybe next time I will use half the amount. I like the taste of the sharp cheddar, gave it more of a bite. Will make again.

  • rhiler
    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!

  • Lauren Rutt
    Feb 6, 2011

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  • Ann-MO
    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:)