Spicy Three-Cheese Bacon Bites

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Ingredients

1
loaf (18 inch) baguette French bread, cut into 36 (1/2-inch) slices
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
cup crumbled crisply cooked bacon
1
cup shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
to 3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped
3
tablespoons finely chopped chives

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Place bread slices with sides touching in single layer on parchment paper. Brush with oil.
  • 2 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until bread is toasted. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients except 1 tablespoon of the chives.
  • 3 Spoon mixture on toasted bread slices; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Slide parchment and bread onto wooden cutting board or serving platter so guests can pull them apart. Serve warm.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Save the leftover chipotle chiles by spooning them into a resealable freezer plastic bag. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Bake this appetizer in an ovenproof baking dish or platter to quickly go from oven to table.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.