ThisBacon Jalapeno Cheese Log is an easy appetizer recipe that’s perfect for a party
Hello everyone! It’s me, Jade, from Jonesin’ For Taste! When it comes to anything cheese my family is on-board. Growing up there was always a cheese ball or log for snacking while we were hanging out and talking.
I wanted to create a cheese spread that incorporated some of our favorite flavors that are reminiscent of a jalapeno popper. I used bacon, sauteed jalapeno and onions, and Mexican cheese and it was a really tasty combo.
If you’re worried about this being too spicy, don’t! My mom was really concerned that it was going to be hot but when I made it there was just a hint of kick to it. She made me spread just a tiny amount on a cracker for her to try because she still didn’t believe me. Once she tried it and knew I wasn’t lying she spread it on thick. If you are still worried about it you can always start with 2 or 3 jalapenos instead of the 4 I used.
Saute up the veggies and spread them out on a piece of waxed paper to cool. Use a hand mixer or KitchenAid to do all of the mixing for you which makes this super easy to make. To form the log I used a big piece of plastic wrap and dumped the cheese spread into a log-ish looking shape (very technical, right?). Then I wrapped it up as tightly as I could and pressed it further into a log shape. I unwrapped it and topped with the green onion and bacon and then re-wrapped.
I love to serve up a variety of savory options along with favorite treats when hosting a party. If you’re looking for something else to serve alongside the cheese log these are some of our favorites: Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork Mini Nachos and Pork Wontons.
What is something your family or friends always request for gatherings?
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- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 3 cups shredded Mexican style cheese
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 4 jalapenos diced
- 1 onion diced
- 2-3 green onions chopped, optional
- crackers for serving
- In a saute pan, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and jalapenos and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened and beginning to brown.
- Spread jalapeno-onion mixture onto a piece of parchment or waxed paper to cool.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with your favorite crackers.
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