These bacon guacamole appetizer bites are perfect for game day or any other party – plus they’re low-carb!

Recipe Overview

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

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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.

Trio of appetizers on paper napkin with white rectangular tray of appetizers in background.

About This Easy Bacon Appetizer

What makes this bacon guacamole appetizer even easier is that I use already prepared guacamole. If you’d rather make your own guacamole, that’s just fine, too. I don’t have a problem with that.

Using a great tasting prepared guacamole does 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.

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

Slice the bacon into bite-sized pieces prior to cooking to avoid cracking or crumbling (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!

Sheet pan with uncooked bacon ready to bake.

Drain bacon well. 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.

Squeeze on the guacamole. 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 are 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.

Bacon guacamole appetizers topped with half of cherry tomato or small piece of cheese.

Enjoy! Happy snacking. Oh yeah, and watching football commercials.

More Game Day Appetizers

Recipe

Bacon Guacamole Appetizer (low-carb!)

4.80 from 10 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 38 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
These bacon guacamole appetizer bites are perfect for game day – plus they’re low-carb!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 ½ to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) prepared guacamole (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • Nutrition information is for bites topped with tomatoes.
  • Alternative toppings: cheddar cheese (2 oz.), chopped cilantro or parsley, sliced green onions, jalapeño peppers, pickled red onions.

Nutrition

Serving: 2appetizers, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 154mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 142IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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17 Comments

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says:

    Game day really is just about food and commercials, I totally agree. And this is one appetizer that will absolutely be making my list! I cannot resist it!

  2. Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    Love the use of bacon as a cracker!

  3. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I am all over this appetizer! The bacon base is genius!

  4. denise says:

    wow, just wow!

  5. Amanda says:

    Dear Rachel & Sabra-
    You complete me.
    Amanda

  6. Karly says:

    Dude. You just made my day. Bacon as a tortilla chip…yes, please.

  7. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Bacon and avocado! I want it all!!!!

  8. Melanie Bauer says:

    What’s NOT to like about these bite sized treats, Rachel – love everything you’ve got going on here and guarantee I’d eat way too many!

  9. Sues says:

    I love bacon in my guacamole, but have never thought to put guacamole ON my bacon. Best idea!! I’d probably eat a million of these…

  10. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    USING BACON AS A CRACKER? Seriously, you are a GENIUS. I am obsessed with how easy these are and if you say my house will smell like bacon, well, I’m IN. Pinned!