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Bacon Parmesan Bites

Easy do ahead appetizer with only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • wire baking racks


  • Buttery crackers such as Club Crackers Waverly Wafers or Ritz
  • Bacon strips
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack or racks on top
  • Lay crackers out on top of wire racks.
  • Put about 1 tsp of Parmesan on each cracker
  • Cut bacon into pieces the length of your crackers. If it’s too wide, fold it in half so it sits on top of the cracker.
  • Add another tsp of Parmesan on top
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours and check. Continue cooking until crackers are golden and bacon is cooked through, approximately 2 hours total. Cooking time depends on your oven and the type of bacon used.
  • Make plenty, they disappear quickly!


Add brown sugar on top of the Parmesan for a sweet element
Sprinkle crackers with black pepper to add a little zing
Sprinkle crackers with chopped fresh parsley or finely chopped green onions
Serve with a creamy dip like Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing
Keyword bacon crackers, bacon Parmesan bites, bacon Parmesan crackers, easy party appetizer