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Potluck Lifesavers – Simple Recipes for Any Holiday Party

Jalapeno Bacon Bites
Halved peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon.
 

  • 1:1 Jalapeno Peppers per Slice of Bacon
    (12 peppers recommended to serve 25)  
  • 1 8-ounce package of Cream Cheese  
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese 
  • Paprika 

 

Instructions: Cut Peppers into halves and fill with cream cheese. Top lightly with shredded cheese and wrap with one half-slice of bacon. Let sit in fridge overnight. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked. Season lightly with paprika.

 

Christmas Shaped Mini-Pizzas
A super simple and festive appetizer.

You will need: 

 

  • Flatbread  
  • Tomato Sauce 
  • Cheese 
  • Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions, or toppings of your choice 
  • Christmas-Shaped cookie cutters (the recommended shape is a Christmas Tree) 

 

Instructions: Cut Flatbread into Christmas shapes, and dice desired toppings. Spread flatbread shapes with a thin layer of tomato sauce, cheese and desired toppings. Bake in mini-oven at 450 for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and flatbread is crispy. Let cool and enjoy!

3-Ingredient Pinwheels
Pastries stuffed with pesto and peppers.

1 Package of Pillsbury™ Crescent Dinner Rolls
¼ Cup Basil Pesto
¼ Diced and Jarred Red Peppers

Instructions: Separate dough into four rectangles. Spread a thin layer of basil over dough (leaving about ¼ inch near the edges) and garnish with red peppers. Roll each rectangle up and smooth each edge. Cut into 6 even slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

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