Our church has decided that on Sunday evenings we are going to try and do a potluck meal at least once a month to help offset the cost of going out to eat. We like to get together and fellowship after church at the local Cracker Barrel, but it can get expensive — especially for a family of 4.
This past Sunday night we had one of those potluck meals, and we deemed it with an Italian theme. We decided to make these yummy Cheesy Tomato and Bacon Bites. Now — I have to tell you how wonderful my hubby is, because while I was taking a much needed afternoon nap, he got online and found a great recipe on the Betty Crocker website. We, of course, changed it up a bit and made it our own, but it still ROCKED!
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Cheesy Tomato and Bacon Bites
- 2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus 1/3 cup for sprinkling on them at the end
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3 dashes of hot sauce
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup of ranch dressing
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 large plum, Roma tomatoes, each cut into 8 slices
- 10 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
- Thinly sliced green onions, if desired
- Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, stir together Bisquick mix, cheese, sugar, Italian seasoning and hot sauce. Add 1/3 cup of the mayonnaise and the milk, stirring with fork until moistened. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 5 or 6 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 1 3/4-inch round cutter; place rounds on cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
- Spread biscuits with ranch dressing; top each biscuit with tomato slice. Spread tomato slices with remaining parmesean cheese; sprinkle evenly with bacon and onions.
- Place back in the oven to melt cheese and heat tomatoes. Serve immediately or at room temperature.
These Cheesy Tomato and Bacon Bites were the perfect little appetizer to take with us to an Italian themed feast. Thanks sweetie for finding the recipe and helping me knock these out that night! You’re the best 🙂
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