Bacon Guacamole Appetizer (low-carb!)
These bacon guacamole appetizer bites are perfect for game day or any other party – plus they’re low-carb!
Why you’ll love it: It’s an easy and popular appetizer.
How long it takes: 38 minutes (includes time to bake bacon)
Equipment you’ll need: sheet pan, oven, small zip top bag
Servings: makes 40 appetizers
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. Oh yeah, the football game.
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.
You won’t go wrong with bacon appetizers (unless there are vegetarians in the crowd). Try Candied Bacon (pig candy), Bacon Wrapped Dates, or Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Oink, oink.
Oh yeah, and it’s a low carb app. Just ignore that huge stein of beer.
About This Easy Appetizer
Look for the printable recipe at the end of this post.
What makes this bacon guacamole appetizer even easier is that I use already prepared guacamole from my friends at Sabra.
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.
If you’d rather make your own guacamole or buy a different brand, that’s just fine, too. I don’t have a problem with that.
What You’ll Need
Only three ingredients for this easy appetizer!
- Bacon: Use thick cut bacon so there’s a firm foundation for the appetizer. Regular cut bacon will crumble too easily.
- Guacamole: I’ve talked a bit about the guac already.
- Cherry Tomatoes: Top this super easy appetizer with half of a cherry tomato. Always use a serrated knife to cut tomatoes.
How to Make This Appetizer
To avoid cracking or crumbling, slice the bacon into bite-sized pieces prior to cooking (remember it will shrink slightly during cooking). I bake it so that it will remain nice and flat. If you haven’t tried baking bacon yet, you’ll be amazed how perfect it is. I also line my baking sheet with parchment paper so I don’t lose any precious bacon to a sticky situation with my baking sheet. And yes, easy cleanup!
After the bacon is cooked and cooled slightly, use tongs to pick the bacon pieces up and place them on a few layers of paper towels to drain, patting the tops with more paper towels to remove the excess grease.
To easily get the guacamole on the bacon pieces, spoon the guacamole from the container into a zip-top sandwich bag. Then cut a small corner off the bag and just squeeze the guac onto the bacon pieces.
Toppings: I like to vary the toppings. My favorites are either a halved grape or cherry tomato or a small piece of a nice sharp cheddar — both delicious. Other tasty toppings would be a sprinkle of fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, sliced green onions or jalapeño peppers, or pickled red onions. You could leave a few of the guacamole bites plain for traditionalists out there.
This bacon guacamole appetizer, obviously! I love toast topped with guacamole. Use it as a dip for veggies. Try filling small tomatoes with guac. Top slices of cucumbers with a swirl of guacamole for a really healthy appetizer.
Yes, guacamole is filling, has lots of fiber, and is low fat and low carb, perfect if you are on a low carb or keto diet. It’s nutritious, too.
Enjoy! Happy snacking. Oh yeah, and watching
More Game Day Appetizers
- Southwestern Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Bites
- Best Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
- Sweet and Tangy Baked Beans
- The Best 7 Layer Dip
- Flatbread with Hummus
- Seven Layer Dip Crepe Cake from The Cupcake Project (this one looks super fun!)
Did you make this? Be sure to leave a review below and tag me @rachelcooksblog on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest!
- 1 pkg. (16 oz.) thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch pieces
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Sabra Guacamole or 1 cup prepared guacamole
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small chunks
- Line a baking sheet with foil and then with parchment paper. Arrange bacon pieces in a single layer so they are not touching.
- Put bacon in cold oven and turn on to 400°F. Bake for 28 minutes total or until crispy and browned. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Pat with paper towels to remove excess grease.
- Meanwhile, put guacamole in a small zip top bag and cut off a small corner. Squeeze a small amount of guacamole on each piece of bacon and top with either a halved grape tomato or a chunk of cheese. Serve immediately.
- Nutrition for bites topped with tomatoes, not cheese.
- Alternative toppings: chopped cilantro or parsley, sliced green onions, jalapeño peppers, pickled red onions.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
*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.
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