Bacon Cheese Spread



8 oz light cream cheese, softened (250 g)

1/2 cup mayonnaise (125 mL)

11/2 cups Cheddar cheese (375 mL)

2 tbsp chopped chives, OR  (25 mL)

green onions

1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)

1/4 tsp garlic powder (1 mL)

8 crisply cooked bacon slices


In food processor with sharp blade or in blender, process cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.  In medium bowl, combine cream cheese mixture, Cheddar cheese, chives or green onions, parsley and garlic powder until well combined.  Spread evenly in 9-inch (23 cm) glass pie dish. 

Place bacon on bacon rack and cover with two paper towels.  Microwave on high power 7 to 8 minutes.  Cut into small pieces with pair of kitchen scissors.  Garnish top of cheese spread with bacon pieces.  Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 15 minutes and serve with low-carb crackers.


1 serving
176.4 calories
7.5 g protein
15.7 g fat
1.1 g carbs