#BrunchWeek: Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of #BrunchWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. 




With all of the craziness associated with buying a house and moving into it, I never got around to sharing with you how Easter went. First, I always host and I wasn't going to let the little thing of just purchasing a house stop that. But I also knew that I needed to be realistic. This was not the year for elaborate, time consuming recipes.



And then I saw a post on Facebook from the local farm, saying to let them cater your Easter dinner instead. I checked the price and realized it was significantly cheaper to allow them to prepare the ham and three side dishes compared to me buying the ingredients and making them. So I immediately placed an order and decided I would make easy appetizers and desserts to go along with our catered meal.

An image of stuffed cherry tomatoes showed up on Pinterest not long later and I was intrigued. I made them for Easter and they were devoured, so when the assortment of cheeses from Cabot cheese showed up, clearly the only option was to make them again. I may have ate 5 but you won't judge me for that right?


Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Source: Cookaholic Wife creation
Servings:12-24 tomatoes
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Ingredients:
    • 12 campari cocktail tomatoes or 24 cherry tomatoes
    • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • ¼ cup Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • green onions, chopped

Directions:
1. Slice off the tops of each tomato then use a melon baller or small spoon to scoop out the inside.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese, garlic powder and onion powder until combined. Add in crumbled bacon and chopped green onions, reserving a small amount of both as an additional garnish.
3. Spoon or pipe the mixture into each of the tomatoes, garnishing each with remaining crumbled bacon and green onions.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 1 day in advance and kept covered in the refrigerator.




Wanting a heartier appetizer, I chose campari cocktail tomatoes because they're slightly bigger than your standard cherry tomato, but either will work fine.

Cheese, bacon, chives and tomato. Really, what could be better than that? If you're looking for a recipe to easily throw together and bring along to your next cookout or party, I definitely suggest these. I guarantee I'll be making them again and bringing them along to my mom's for one of her pool parties.



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