Bacon Wrapped Crackers – the perfect delicious and easy appetizer for your next party!
These Bacon Wrapped Crackers are both filled with Parmesan cheese and then rolled in it after they’re done baking. Making them possibly one of the most delicious appetizers you’ve ever tried.
If you’re looking for a Superbowl appetizer or something to put out at your next dinner party, these bacon crackers are the way to go! Serve them alongside a football field cake and some spicy meatballs.
Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Bacon Wrapped Crackers, Ingredients:
Ritz style crackers – I prefer a round cracker, but saltines or butter crackers will also work for this recipe.
Thick sliced bacon – you could use regular bacon, but thick cut is better
Parmesan cheese – the inexpensive kind kept near the spaghetti sauce
Bacon Wrapped Crackers, Directions:
First, lay crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet and place about 1/2 a teaspoon of cheese on each cracker.
Next, slice the entire package of bacon in half (I just use a big knife and do it through the package), wrap each cracker with half a slice of bacon.
Then, bake low and slow for a couple hours.
Finally, pour Parmesan into a bowl and roll each (still warm) cracker in the cheese. Serve immediately or allow to cool, then store in an airtight container for later.
We have company! I know, I know, I’ve told you that several times, but look look — PROOF! Hah! The last time Tracey & co. visited in August we didn’t do any cooking at home.
She likes to remind me that she visited her food blogging niece and then ate take out for a week. Oops. Hey, I was tired. Not to worry though, we’re seriously making up for it this time.
Aunt Tracey is visiting from New Jersey with her two grandkids, and a few days ago the hubster was sent out of town for work at the last minute. Tracey and I took advantage of the alone time to binge on Elementary and cook up a storm.
And by alone time, I mean it was us and 7 kids aged 9, 8, 6, 5, 4, 2 and 2. Let’s just say, the spouses were a welcome site when they arrived back yesterday!
These Bacon Wrapped Crackers are inspired by my mother-in-law (Tracey’s sister-in-law) who also arrived last night to celebrate her birthday at the Magic Kingdom with us today. (Happy Birthday, Mom!).
She makes a long breadstick version that Tracey and I were reminiscing (drooling) about, and I thought – well if you can do it with breadsticks, why not crackers? So we did. And they’re ahhhhhhmazing.
(No, for real. AHHHHHHHMAZING!).
Our house is full of football fans, and these make the perfect Superbowl game day appetizer. I very strongly (strongly) suggest making these bacon wrapped crackers for your game day party.
You’re going to look at the recipe ingredient list and think to yourself, “self, we can kick this recipe up a notch by using really good Parmesan cheese.”
Resist this urge. The cheap non refrigerated stuff in the green can near the spaghetti sauce is what you want to use.
Trust me on this, please.
The crackers and cheese will shrink up with the bacon as it cooks and soak in all that delicious bacon flavor. I cannot adequately describe how yummy these cheesy bacon crackers are.
It’s important not to rush the cook time. I know two hours sounds like a crazy long time to cook an appetizer, but if you do it faster, you won’t end up with the same melt in your mouth result.
Superbowl Football Party Suggestions
- Football Field Tablecloths – I love using tablecloths for parties, it makes clean up so much easier. These cute tablecloths look like a football field and are perfect for your Superbowl spread!
- Football Paper Party Plates – Is it really a football party meal if it’s not served on a football party plate? I mean, these are the big questions in life, folks.
- Football Winner Betting Pool Pads – My favorite part of football parties is seeing who wins the big pool! Make it easy with these pre-printed game day betting pool pads.
- Inflatable Football Field Buffet – I want this for all the days, not just Superbowl. I think we’ll order it for the Superbowl party and then keep it for all our summer get together. I wonder if it will float in the swimming pool?!
- Football Cups – My kids are all in flag football, and I think they’d love these for their end of the season get together! Or hey, just some fun day-today football cups!
Tools for Making Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Bakers Half Sheet – If you watch our live cooking show, you’ve seen me use these bakers half sheets sooooo many times! We use them for everything from roasting vegetables, to making football sheet cakes!
Heavy Duty Long Tongs – Perfect for grabbing those appetizers from the back of the oven, or getting all the way to the back of the grill without burning your knuckles!
Silicone Baking Mats – These work just like parchment paper, but can be used over and over again! Just give them a rinse with some soapy water and you’ll never have to worry about your food sticking again!
More Game Day Appetizers
More Bacon Recipes
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites – Do you like a little sweet with your salty? These Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites are just the trick! They’re totally easy to make, and sometimes I even cheat and buy the precut pineapple cubes. Shhhhh, don’t tell!
Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms – Inspired by an appetizer at Bill’s Elbow, a restaurant in Orlando Florida that sadly went defunct many years ago, these Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms are always a huge (YUUUUGE) hit at parties. I love that you can make them ahead of time too!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers – A little bit spicy and a lot of bit awesome. Try our twist on the ever popular recipe. I bet you’ll love it!
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Bacon Wrapped Crackers
- 1 sleeve Ritz style crackers
- 1 package thick sliced bacon 16 ounces
- Parmesan cheese the inexpensive kind kept near the spaghetti sauce
- Lay crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet and place about 1/2 a teaspoon of cheese on each cracker.
- Slice the entire package of bacon in half (i just use a big knife and do it through the package), wrap each cracker with half a slice of bacon.
- Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours.
- Pour 1 - 2 cups Parmesan into a bowl and roll each (still warm) cracker in the cheese. Serve immediately or allow to cool, then store in an airtight container for later.
This post was originally written in August of 2016 – we miss our family! come back, Aunt Tracey!