Cheddar Bacon and Broccoli Pinwheels

It happened again… with all of the chaos of the holidays you completely forgot about making the dish for the party tonight! Instead of dropping by the store for that container of cookies again, whip up these cheddar bacon and broccoli pinwheels. They’re quick, easy, and a sure-fire crowd pleaser!

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I’ve totally been there more times than I care to admit. I’m crazy organized with my lists and planners but somehow, the big family Christmas pot luck falls through the cracks. It’s not that I forget about the event, only the cooking of the dish.

Then I run out of time and pick up something pre-made at the grocery store on the way there. I don’t know what it is about this particular task but I never seem to stick it in my brain. This year, I’m totally ready with these delicious cheddar bacon and broccoli pinwheels.

Luckily, they’re so easy to make, even if you’re not prepared (like I usually am not) you can easily whip up a batch to take with you. Even better? Everyone will absolutely love them!

Cheddar Bacon and Broccoli Pinwheels Ingredients

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set your baking sheet aside.

 

Close Up of Chopped Broccoli Florets

Step 2

Next, coarsely chop your broccoli florets and toss into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Step 3

Add your sour cream, bacon bits, and shredded cheese to the mixing bowl and fold with a spatula until well-combined.

 

Close Up of Ingredients Mixed in Bowl

Step 4

Then add in a pinch of salt and pepper and fold into the mixture. Set mixture aside.

Step 5

On a separate piece of parchment paper (or other non-stick surface) roll out one can of crescent rolls dough.

Step 6

Next, pinch the seams of the crescent dough together so that there are no seams.

 

Close Up of Mixture Spread on Flat Dough

Step 7

Spread half of your sour cream mixture in an even layer on your crescent dough.

 

Rolled Dough on Parchment Paper

Step 8

Then roll your dough up starting with the long edge closest to you.

 

Sliced Dough on Parchment Paper

Step 9

Next, cut your rolled dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide sections.

Step 10

Repeat steps 5 through 9 with your second can of crescent dough.

Step 11

Place your dough rolls on the parchment-lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Step 12

Bake for 13 minutes.

 

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Step 13

Allow your pinwheels to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack. This keeps them from falling apart when you transfer them to the rack.

 

Hand Holding Cheddar Bacon and Broccoli Pinwheel

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Yield: 40 Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon and Broccoli Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon and Broccoli Pinwheels
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
  • 8 oz. Light Sour Cream
  • 2.5 oz. Real Bacon Bits
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 Cans Crescent Rolls

Instructions

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set your baking sheet aside.
  2. Next, coarsely chop your broccoli florets and toss into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add your sour cream, bacon bits, and shredded cheese to the mixing bowl and fold with a spatula until well-combined.
  4. Then add in a pinch of salt and pepper and fold into the mixture. Set mixture aside.
  5. On a separate piece of parchment paper (or other non-stick surface) roll out one can of crescent rolls dough.
  6. Next, pinch the seams of the crescent dough together so that there are no seams.
  7. Spread half of your sour cream mixture in an even layer on your crescent dough.
  8. Then roll your dough up starting with the long edge closest to you.
  9. Next, cut your rolled dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide sections.
  10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 with your second can of crescent dough.
  11. Place your dough rolls on the parchment-lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake for 13 minutes.
  13. Allow your pinwheels to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1 Pinwheel

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66
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Easy and Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

A visit to any Mexican restaurant with free salsa proves that you can never get enough. It is seriously delicious and a perfect appetizer or snack idea. Of course, free salsa doesn’t combat the cost of eating out. Save money and enjoy a healthy take on the dish with this easy and fresh homemade salsa recipe.

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You already know how much I adore tacos so it should come as no shock that I also love salsa. My favorite is the fresh mild salsa at Chipotle which is what inspired this delicious recipe. The freshness and crispness of that salsa… I could eat it with a spoon and this salsa is equally as good, if not better!

You’ll feel the same way about this salsa. In fact, after mixing it all together, you will sneak a taste immediately. Before you get to it, though, I want to warn you to scrubs your hands thoroughly after mixing up this deliciousness. The capsaicin from the jalepenos gets stuck under your nails if you don’t. One itchy eye later and you feel like your whole face is on fire. Don’t let that happen to you.

 

Bowl of Salsa Next to Jalepeno and Cilantro

Fresh Homemade Salsa Ingredients

Step 1

First, dice up your tomatoes and place them in a bowl.

Step 2

Next, cut the stem off of your jalepenos and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds from the jalepenos.

Step 3

After your seeds are removed, finely dice your jalepenos and add them to the bowl with your tomatoes.

Step 4

Then peel and dice your red onion. Add it to the mixture in the bowl.

Step 5

Next, chop up your cilantro and add it to your bowl.

Note:

Step 6

Top the mixture with your lime juice and a pinch of salt (if adding salt).

 

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Step 7

Lastly, stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until well-combined.

 

Jar of Fresh Salsa

Serving and Storage

Serve with some crispy tortilla chips for an awesomely satisfying snack or appetizer. Store your salsa in glass jars in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (longer if you don’t mind it being a little mushy). I used pint sized jam jars but you could honestly use any jars you have on hand. You can also mix this up with some mashed avocados for some fresh guacamole in minutes. How awesome is that? Fresh deliciousness on hand when you want it.

 

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Summer is on its way and this easy and fresh homemade salsa recipe is exactly what you need for those upcoming barbecues. Of course, it’s also the perfect healthy food staple to keep in your fridge for meals too. Top your tacos with it, add it to your fave quinoa bowl, or dip some corn chips in it for a satisfying snack. What’s even better is that it’s so easy to make you’ll never go back to the processed jar stuff again. Pretty awesome, right?

Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Fresh Jalepenos
  • 1 Medium Red Onion
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • Optional - Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. First, dice up your tomatoes and place them in a bowl.
  2. Next, cut the stem off of your jalepenos and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds from the jalepenos.
  3. After your seeds are removed, finely dice your jalepenos and add them to the bowl with your tomatoes.
  4. Then peel and dice your red onion. Add it to the mixture in the bowl.
  5. Next, finely chop up your cilantro and add it to your bowl.
  6. Top the mixture with your lime juice and a pinch of salt (if adding salt).
  7. Lastly, stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until well-combined.

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Delicious Warm Taco Dip Recipe without Cream Cheese

Tacos should not be relegated to Tuesdays. Tacos and taco related dishes are great for any day of the week, especially parties. This delicious warm taco dip recipe without cream cheese is the perfect way to get your taco fix quickly and easily.

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Seriously, can you ever have enough tacos? If you didn’t answer no, I don’t know if we can be friends anymore. Just kidding… sort of.

When you love tacos as much as I do, you’re always looking for new ways to enjoy that delicious flavor. Unfortunately most parties serve the taco dip with cream cheese and that’s not my thing. I’m not as picky an eater as I used to be but I still can’t stand cream cheese (even in desserts, gasp!).

 

Taco Dip Topped with Jalapenos next to Corn Chips on Plate

That’s what is so great about this delicious warm taco dip recipe. It is made with zero cream cheese. It gets its creaminess from yummy sour cream instead. Even if you like cream cheese, you’ll still flip for this cheesy, taco-y, melt-in-your-mouth dip! Top it with some jalapeno slices for extra spice or additional shredded cheese for the cheese lovers. Either way it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for even your pickiest guests.

 

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Warm Taco Dip Ingredients

 

Ground Turkey in Stock Pot

Browning Ground Turkey in Stock Pot

Step 1

First, brown your ground turkey in a stock pot.

 

Water and Browned Ground Turkey in Stock Pot

Step 2

Next, add in 2 cups of water.

 

Taco Seasoning on Ground Turkey in Stock Pot

Step 3

Then stir in your taco seasoning and bring the mixture to a boil.

 

Taco Meat Cooking in Stock Pot

Step 4

Continue boiling for 10 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently while you do.

 

Simmering Taco Meat Cooking in Stock Pot

Step 5

Turn down the heat and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

 

Shredded Cheese on Taco Meat in Stock Pot

Melted Cheese Stirred into Taco Meat

Step 6

Next, stir in 3 cups of shredded cheese until well combined with taco meat.

 

Mixing Sour Cream into Cheese and Taco Meat

Step 7

Lastly, mix in your sour cream and serve immediately.

 

Close Up of Jalapeno Topped Taco Dip

Optional:

This is absolutely delicious on its own but I love to add jalapeno slices for an extra kick. If you don’t like spicy then you can omit them. Serve this warm taco dip with corn chips for dipping and you’re good to go.

 

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Now even my non-cream cheese loving friends can enjoy delicious taco dip during celebrations. This delicious warm taco dip recipe is amazing and so easy to make. If you want to munch on it while binge watching Santa Clarita Diet, I won’t tell. Can’t promise the kiddos won’t pitch a fit if they catch you though.

This recipe is also perfect to keep in your arsenal for last minute party dishes. It comes together quickly and is still delicious if you have to reheat it. It’s a win-win party appetizer.

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