Bacon Guacamole Appetizer (low-carb!)
These bacon guacamole appetizer bites are perfect for game day – plus they’re low-carb!
With Super Bowl approaching it’s time to start planning some game day eats and snacks. Because after all, that’s what is about, right? Food and commercials. Right? Am I missing something? I don’t think so.
Oh and bacon. And guacamole. Food, bacon, guacamole, and commercials. I think that covers it.
This is a perfect Super Bowl snack because it’s ridiculously easy to make. You don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen. As a bonus, it will make your house smell like bacon.
What makes this bacon guacamole appetizer even easier is that I used already prepared guacamole from my friends at Sabra.* I used the classic variety, but if you like it spicier, try their spicy guacamole. Using a great tasting prepared guacamole will take the stress out of this recipe. Goodness knows, living in Michigan, when I slice open an avocado, I never know what I’m going to get. There’s a 50/50 chance it is going to be nasty, brown and stringy inside. Actually more like 80/20. It’s a sad avocado situation here in Michigan. When I open a container of Sabra guac, I know I can confidently move forward with the rest of my recipe.
To avoid the bacon cracking or crumbling, I sliced it into bite-sized pieces prior to cooking (remember it will shrink slightly during cooking). I baked it so that it would remain nice and flat, and then I also lined my baking sheet with parchment paper so I wouldn’t lose any precious bacon to a sticky situation with my baking sheet.
Then, after removing grease and cooling the bacon slightly, to easily get the guacamole on the bacon pieces, I spooned it from the container into a zip-top sandwich bag. Then I cut a small corner off the bag and just squeezed the guac onto the bacon pieces.
For topping, I did some with tomatoes (my favorite), and some with a nice sharp cheddar — both delicious. I left a few plain as well for traditionalists out there.
Enjoy! Happy snacking. Oh yeah, and watching
Serving Size: 2 pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 328mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 5g
Husband’s take: What dude wouldn’t love a bacon guacamole appetizer? I shared these with the neighbors too and they loved them.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Super easy!
Looking for more game day eats? Try Southwestern Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers, Sweet and Tangy Baked Beans, Flatbread with Hummus, Veggie and Dip Stuffed Mushrooms, or this super fun Seven Layer Dip Crepe Cake from The Cupcake Project.
*Disclosure: I’m honored to have been selected to be a Sabra Tastemaker. I’ve been compensated for my time but all opinions are (as always) my own. Thanks for supporting my blog by reading about products I use and love.