Appetizer Recipe: Pesto, Cream Cheese and Bacon Puffs

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The clock is ticking until the end of the year and many of you might be frantically trying to prepare your house for a New Year’s Eve celebration tonight. For many, New Year’s Eve is the most awaited holiday of the year due to the fun celebration with family and friends. With New Year’s Eve comes food, fun reflection and celebration.

If you're hosting or attending a New Year's Eve party tonight and you need one more appetizer dish to complete your spread, these Pesto, Cream Cheese and Bacon Puffs are easy to prepare and very delicious. As midnight quickly approaches, be sure to whip up this tasty appetizer, throw on your party clothes and pour yourself a glass of champagne. This dish is sure to be a big hit at the party!

Pesto, Cream Cheese and Bacon Puffs


  • 2 tubes of refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Open the tubes and unroll the rolls onto the parchment paper.
  3. Separate each roll into four rectangles and press together the perforations.
  4. Mix together the cream cheese, pesto sauce, bacon, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Brush the pesto sauce mixture over each rectangle.
  6. Roll up the rectangles lengthwise so that you have 8 rolls filled with the pesto sauce mixture.
  7. Slice the rolls into 1-inch rolls and place these roll cut-side-up on the parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

What are your New Year’s Eve plans? What's your favorite appetizer to serve during a party with family and friends?

I wish each and every one of you a safe and Happy New Year!

Jen Tilley has an insatiable appetite for all things related to baking and cooking. She is the author, photographer and recipe developer on How To: Simplify, a blog that shares tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen. She enjoys sharing recipes that require very few ingredients and only a small amount of prep and cook time, all of which make time spent in the kitchen simple and enjoyable. Find her online at How To: Simplify and @HowToSimplify.

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