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Bacon, Cheddar, and Pecan Spread

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Categories: Christmas, Entertaining, Make ahead, New Year, Thanksgiving
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

This is an especially creamy spread filled with bacon, cheddar, and pecan flavors.

Serves: 3 cups (1 Tablespoon servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 block (8 ounces) nonfat or reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices extra-lean turkey bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

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Directions:

  1. Place the cream cheese, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, and pepper in a food processor, and process until smooth. Add all of the remaining ingredients, and process just until well mixed. Transfer the spread to a serving dish, cover, and chill for several hours or overnight.
  2. Serve with whole grain crackers, sliced bagels, and fresh-cut vegetables, or use as a stuffing for celery or as a filling for finger sandwiches.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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