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Holiday parties are very important to me as they’re a time to get together with my friends and family. Our memories are always connected to fun and food. I like to serve simple, yet tasty dishes. For me, party appetizers play an important role. After all, people try the appetizers first, so they should make a great impression. I am sharing two easy and delicious appetizers that you can make in very little time. I made Maple & Chipotle Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Carrots and Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms using Jimmy Dean® Bacon. Thicker cut bacon that delivers great taste and quality is the best part of the Jimmy Dean® brand.
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Tyson® products are the key ingredient to recipes and recipe hacks that can be enjoyed any time of day during the busy holiday season. Multiple meals, multiple times to bring joy — and these appetizers will definitely bring joy!
These gourmet appetizers take almost no time to make and only a few ingredients. For these glazed bacon-wrapped carrots, you need only 4 ingredients. Yes, that’s all: Jimmy Dean® Bacon, fresh baby carrots, maple syrup and chipotle pepper powder. This dish has every flavor you can expect, the sweetness of the carrots and the maple syrup blends well with the bacon, and the chipotle pepper gives a spicy note to it. Both my hubby and my friend’s family with whom I shared this dish told me it is just delicious and hard to stop with just one.
If guests are mushroom and bacon lovers, then you can impress them with these bacon wrapped stuffed mushrooms. You can use your favorite mushrooms, but make sure to buy bigger ones so there’s room for the filling. I went with button mushrooms. Fill each mushroom with cream cheese, green onion and pepper. Finally wrap each mushroom with a slice of Jimmy Dean® Bacon. To make it stay in place, insert a toothpick through each one. Roast and enjoy. The earthiness of the mushroom with tangy cream cheese and green onions goes well with the Jimmy Dean® bacon. Every bite is full of flavor. If you are using smaller mushroom, cut bacon into half.
Make sure to add these delicious Jimmy Dean® Bacon wrapped dishes to your holiday party menu. After all, bacon makes everything better. Happy cooking and serving during the happiest time of the year and make memories.
Jimmy Dean® Bacon-wrapped roasted carrots glazed in sweet and spicy chipotle maple syrup is a great appetizer for any meal!
Jimmy Dean® Bacon-wrapped around earthy mushroom and stuffed with a tangy cream cheese filling
- Maple & Chipotle Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Carrots
- ● 2 pounds carrots well-scrubbed or peeled
- ● 1-pound Jimmy Dean® Bacon I used Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon
- ● 1/4 cup maple syrup
- ● ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
- Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushroom
- ● 15 button mushrooms
- ● 15 slices of Jimmy Dean® Bacon
- ● 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- ● ½ teaspoon pepper
- ● ¼ cup green onion finally chopped
Maple & Chipotle Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Carrots
Pre-heat oven to 400F/200C
Wrap the carrots in the bacon.
Arrange on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven until the bacon is crispy and the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes, glazing with the maple syrup half way through and roast once again for another 5-10 minutes.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushroom
Pre-heat oven to 400F/ 200C . Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Clean the mushrooms and remove the cap and set aside.
Make filling by mixing cream cheese, pepper and green onion and set aside.
Fill the mushroom with filling.
Wrap each mushroom with bacon slice and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the mushrooms on a medium baking sheet.
Bake approximately 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is evenly brown. Serve hot.
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