Do you love entertaining, especially around the holidays? My mom taught me from a young age that the key to successfully entertaining guests is all in the food. It is always better to have too much than not enough. Making it yourself sets your gatherings over the top. Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop has you covered for all of your holiday gatherings. Today we are sharing our awesome holiday party food ideas with you. First up are these delicious cheesy bacon ranch smokies.
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These cheesy bacon ranch smokies are an easy + delicious way to feed a crowd! #appetizer Click To Tweet
- 2 Packages of Lit’l Smokies
- 12 oz. Bacon
- 2 Cans of Crescent Rolls
- 2 tbsp. Ranch Seasoning
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese (to sprinkle on top)
Makes 64 Cheesy Bacon Ranch Smokies
First, pre-heat your over to 375º F.
Next, cut your bacon strips into fifths.
Then cut each half of one can of crescent rolls into 16 roughly-equal pieces (4 pieces by 4 pieces).
- I got a little knife happy in the photo above and cut an extra line. If that happens, use your fingers to pinch the dough back together.
Now wrap one smokie in bacon.
Next, wrap a piece of your crescent roll dough around the bacon wrapped smoke.
Place the double-wrapped smokie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Continue wrapping smokies in bacon and dough until your cookie sheet is full.
Next, sprinkle a tablespoon of ranch seasoning over the wrapped smokies.
- You may want to lightly spray your wrapped smokies with oil before sprinkling to help the seasoning stick.
Bake your wrapped smokies for 8 minutes.
Remove them from the over and sprinkle cheddar cheese over the tops.
Then, pop them back in the oven and bake for an additional 7 minutes.
Remove your wrapped smokies from the oven and allow them to cool.
Repeat the process with a second tray full of wrapped smokies.
These cheesy bacon ranch smokies are a seriously easy way to feed a crowd this season. I recommend serving them with barbecue for the guests that are dippers but that is totally optional. These babies are delicious on their own, too. Now that I’ve whet your appetite, it is time to see what delectable ideas my friends are sharing below. We’ll have you party-ready in no time! Don’t forget to come back on Friday for more deliciousness when we share our cookie recipes and decorating ideas.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.