August 26, 2010

Bacon Rollups

Appetizers, in my experience, tend to be cold because the cook is always using the oven for the dinner. But when I get an opportunity to use the oven for an appetizer, I make these bacon rollups that my dad has been making for years. 

Ok, they're pretty bland looking (though they're better if you bake them seam-side down as I indicate in the recipe), and have no illusions about the health content of these little guys -- bacon and cream cheese?! -- but they explode like little bites of heaven in your mouth. I know it's everything in moderation, but I could eat the entire plate of these. Don't judge until you've tried them.

  • 6 slices of bacon, diced
  • 2 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 oz. cream cheese
  • 15 slices sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • In a skillet, cook bacon
  • Add mushrooms and onion for 5-8 minutes
  • Stir in cream cheese until melted
  • Trim crusts from sandwich bread and flatten slices with a rolling pin
  • Spread 2 tsp of bacon mixture on each slice
  • Roll each piece like a jelly roll and secure with a toothpick
  • Place seam-side down on a baking sheet
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour
  • Brush with melted butter
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until brown
  • Remove toothpicks, cut in half and serve


  1. This is an intriguing recipe. I have never had anything like it. Thanks.

  2. L -- as you know, i'm not a fan of mushroom ...ever! However, when you served me these rollups, i ate 4. :)

  3. Wow, your dad sounds like an awesome chef. So often, I see you giving credit to him for his wonderful culinary creations. You must be so proud of him. And your Mom must give thanks every day. Would he consider putting together party platters for special events? He could start a little business.



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