Savory chestnut bacon spread is a delicious use of chestnuts that’s sure to become your next holiday party go-to appetizer. If you’ve never roasted chestnuts before, it’s a lot less complicated than it sounds. Just slit a criss-cross cut into the top of each chestnut and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Chestnuts are an amazing source of both protein and healthy fat. And bacon makes everything better — a hot meal idea for a joyous Christmas gathering.
- 24 chestnuts, roasted
- 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
- 3 packages cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped scallions
- salt and pepper to taste
Remove cream cheese from the package and place in a Pyrex dish. In a separate bowl, mash chestnuts. Drizzle in sesame oil, using a fork to combine until it forms a smooth paste. To the cream cheese, add seasonings and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix in the chestnut spread and blend well. Stir in mayonnaise. Fold in scallions and bacon.
Serve your ready savory chestnut bacon spread with cucumber slices.