CREAM CHEESE & BACON CUCUMBER BITES


Tasty Tuesday is BAAACK!! Of all the recipes I mentioned I was creating in my Fall Preview, this was the one that got the most buzz so I decided to showcase it first. Plus, it’s cucumber city in most local gardens and I’ve made these numerous times. It’s a great little app for parties and not loaded with tons of calories and fat. I like to serve them for lunches with croissant sandwiches. In fact, I am serving this very lunch to a friend coming over today. 
Yum



I think the yummy cream cheese gilling would make great little tea sandwiches too.

What You'll Need

CREAM CHEESE & BACON CUCUMBER BITES
Ingredients
2 large cucumbers
8 oz cream cheese, softened (I always use a 1/3 less fat)
1 cup Italian mix shredded cheese
2 crushed garlic cloves or 2 tsp minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped chives
1-2 Tbsp Ranch seasoning
Salt  
1/2 cup bacon crumbles 

Directions
Wash the cucumbers very well and peel them in a zebra pattern. Cut the cucumbers into about 1-inch thick rounds. Using a small spoon, scoop out some of the cucumber pulp to form little cups. Combine cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic, chives, ranch seasoning and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix very well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Spoon the cheese mixture into the cucumber cups. Top off with some bacon crumbs.







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38 comments:

  1. These look delicious...pinning them to my "Party Food" board!

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  2. Shoot girl! This is going to be my new post work out snack! XOXO

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  3. Yum!! I need to make these for
    Our football parties.

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  4. Glad to have your Tasty Tuesday back!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  5. You had me at cream cheese & bacon!

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  6. Yum, so glad you are back with your delicious concoctions!!! Enjoy your lunch with your friend today. Ugh, heavy heart remembering 9/11, still so hard to believe it ever happened, such sadness.
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  7. Mmm, this has to be wonderful! Pinning.

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  8. I would eat an entire tray of these!!!!

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  9. I honestly could eat every single one of these (minus bacon).... I actually think I need to stop on my way home & get some cucumbers now.

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  10. These look yummy. Then again, anything with bacon is yummy! Have a great week, Andrea.

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  11. Yum these look good! I had no idea there was such thing as an Italian cheese blend. I don't think I've ever seen that before...

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  12. Yum! These look so good with the crunch of the cucumbers and the creamy topping! I hope you have a nice lunch today!!

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  13. These green and white little nuggets look perfect for some Spartan tailgating!

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  14. These look so yummy. I am going to save this recipe for a party, I think they would be a huge hit! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I have never heard of these, but holy YUM! I need to make them soon!!!

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  16. Oh I LOVE this recipe! What a light, delicious and (obviously) tasty appetizer idea! I have a lot of recipes for heavy appetizers and not enough for lighter options, so this is perfect!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  17. These look so tasty- and they're keto, yayyyy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  18. Girl, the Party Sliders were a hit this weekend for Game Day and a fun twist to my “old” way of making them! Unfortunately, Wayne doesn’t eat cucumbers or tomatoes. Insert eye roll. Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

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  19. These are the perfect little party food! I am not a huge fan of cucumbers, but I think I would have to get behind these because: BACON! Have a tasty day!

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  20. This sounds so perfect for football this weekend! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. These look and sound SO delicious!! Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a great day!! :-)

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  22. This looks so tasty! Somehow anything with bacon seems to make everything even better. My boys have been cucumber crazy lately! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  23. Gosh, these have my mouth watering! One of my cousins made something similar to this for a family shower years ago and I still think of them - so easy but so flavorful! And you don't feel one bit bad about eating multiples. :)

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  24. Well these are just the cutest little things! Anything with bacon has my heart. You really can't go wrong with it!

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  25. I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm a finger food FANTATIC! I can't stand savory things right now because #firsttrimester, but I cannot wait to make these once I'm feeling better!

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  26. YUMMY! It looks like a nice and easy recipe that you can whip up quickly for a party! I like that glass dish they're in and I need to look for that bag of bacon crumbles at my store.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  27. Sounds yummily fresh and tasty, though I haven't a clue what ranch seasoning is but I'll bet it's yummy too. Thanks for sharing, yummy lady. Hugs, x.

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  28. This looks so yummy for a quick healthy snack!

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  29. Yummmmm!!! These look so refreshing and yummy! I just bought baby cucumbers today and now I think I need to whip this up and dip them in it. XO

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  30. OMG these sounds like the perfect appetizer! They count as super healthy because they're on cucumbers right ;)

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  31. You had me at bacon!!
    These look healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Lisa

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  32. YUM!!! I love the crisp taste of cucumber. Then add bacon?! Yes please!

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  33. These sound fantastic and low carb, too! Thanks.

    Jane

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  34. We are being overrun by cucumbers right now and these would be such a fun way to use some of them. What a cute little appetizer. I've always wanted to throw a tea party shower for somebody and these would be a perfect treat for that too!

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  35. MMmm! These look so yummy! Pinning it for my next potluck!

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  36. Andrea, These look so delicious and I can't wait to make them for our next gathering! Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style!

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  37. Your cucumber Bites look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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