Cooking Corner: Bacon Pesto Bites


Monday, November 22nd 2021, 1:09 pm
By: News On 6


Today at the Cooking Corner, Heather Berryhill shows us how to make Bacon Pesto Bites.

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Ingredients:

  1. 8 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon, cut in half
  2. 1, 6 oz Jar of Basil Pesto
  3. 16 Fresh Basil Leaves
  4. 1, 8 oz Package of Halloumi Cheese, cut into 16 cubes
  5. 1 cup Brown Sugar
  6. Olive oil spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare a broiler pan to allow drippings to fall to the bottom. Gently spray the top pan with

olive oil.

Take 8 slices of bacon from the package and cut all 8 pieces in half to create 16 total pieces.

Take the Halloumi cheese from the package and cut into 16 cubes.

Place 1 slice of bacon on a cutting board and smear with pesto from top to bottom. Top 1 end

of the bacon with 1 basil leaf and 1 piece of halloumi cheese. Roll the bacon to enclose the

basil leaf and cheese. Roll all the way to the bottom. Secure with a toothpick and roll through

brown sugar in a bowl. Creating a light coating of the sugar. Add each piece to the broiler pan.

Repeat with remaining bacon, pesto, basil, Halloumi, and brown sugar.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until bacon is golden and cheese is tender. Allow to set

for 5 minutes and then remove toothpicks, if you wish. Serve with a honey mustard dipping

sauce or eat plain.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 16