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Bacon Tomato Spread

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
  • Makes
    about 1-3/4 cups


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • slmacbeth
    May 31, 2019

    I was out of regular mustard, so I used spicy Brown mustard. This dish was a huge hit at church. Disappeared fast, and I absolutely loved it.