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Bacon-Cheese Fundido with NABISCO ENTERTAINMENT Vegetable Crackers

Bacon-Cheese Fundido with NABISCO ENTERTAINMENT Vegetable Crackers

INGREDIENTS

54 servings (1-3/4 qt.), 3 Tbsp. and 5 crackers each

  • Bacon-Cheese Fundido
  • 1-1/2 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 lb. pasteurized process American cheese spread, shredded, divided
  • 6 oz. mayonnaise
  • 6 oz. cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1-1/2 oz. green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • 9 oz. tomatoes, seeded, diced
  • 3 oz. red onions, diced
  • 1-1/2 oz. fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 270 each NABISCO ENTERTAINMENT Vegetable Crackers

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories

    260

  • Total fat

    15 g

  • Saturated fat

    6 g

  • Trans fat

    0 g

  • Cholesterol

    25 mg

  • Sodium

    770 mg

  • Carbohydrate

    22 g

  • Dietary fiber

    <1 g

  • Sugars

    4 g

  • Protein

    8 g

  • Vitamin A

    8 %DV

  • Vitamin C

    2 %DV

  • Calcium

    10 %DV

  • Iron

    4 %DV

DIRECTIONS

Bacon-Cheese Fundido: Combine cream cheese, 2 lb. 7 oz. of the cheese shreds, the bacon, mayo, onions and hot sauce in 12-qt. bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on low speed until well blended. Shape into 54 (1-oz.) portions (or 18 portions for trial recipe); cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Fresh Tomato Salsa: Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

For each serving: Place one portion of the cheese mixture in small microwaveable serving dish. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 10 sec. or until slightly softened. Top with 2 tsp. of the remaining cheese shreds. Place under salamander 20 sec. or until cheese shreds are melted. Top with 2 tsp. of the salsa. Serve with the crackers.

Tips

Make Ahead

  • Both the cheese mixture and salsa can be stored in refrigerator up to 2 days before using as directed.

Shortcut

  • For convenience, substitute commercial pico de gallo for the homemade salsa.