Summer Recipes: Bacon Cheese Tartlets

By July 17, 2008Recipes

Some of you may remember back to THIS POST, where I listed a summer menu that we were serving to dinner guests.  I promised to share the recipes, and will be doing so over the next few days while I am away at CHA.  Hopefully they will lead to some blissful summer meals for you, your family and guests to enjoy from the cozy comfort of your own home!

APPETIZER: Bacon Cheese Tartlets
makes 12 servings
I was so excited when I found this at the grocery store.  It is the same dough used in Pillsbury’s Crescent rolls, except it is all one sheet.  This opens up all kinds of new doors since they are not pre-cut into triangles!

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
shredded cheddar cheese
6 strips of bacon, fried crisp (reserving drippings)
4-5 mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
1 rounded tablespoon of minced garlic
Salt & pepper to taste
1 egg
sliced green onions, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Unroll dough and cut into 12 equal squares.  Place each square in buttered section of muffin pan.  Sprinkle a small amount of cheese (just enough to cover bottom) into each tartlet.

2. Fry bacon in small pan until crisp and remove from pan to cool.  Reserve about two tablespoons of dripping in pan, discarding any remaining.  Add red pepper, mushroom, garlic and salt & pepper.  Saute in drippings until soft.

3.  Add one rounded tablespoon of red pepper saute to each tartlet.   Sprinkle crumbled bacon evenly between all tartlets.

4. Whisk together one egg & 1 tablespoon of water.  Divide mixture evenly between all twelve tartlets by pouring mixture on top of the red pepper saute & bacon.

5.  Bake for 10-18 minutes until a nice golden brown.  Garnish with green onion.


Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • 1
    Pam Davis says:

    Thanks Nicole! I saw the Recipe Creations and was so excited to try them. Now I have the perfect recipe. I can’t wait to see the rest of your recipes.

  • 2
    Sandy Dawes says:

    How convenient it was to get this recipe, Nichole. I was hitting a wall for a different snack to take to my frineds’ gathering this weekend. This one sounds really satisfyingly yummy; thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Have a great time a CHA.

  • 3
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Lovely looking appetizer and so easy! Thanks…and look forward to more great ideas! Have a great time at CHA!

  • 4
    Granna on the Go says:

    Thanks for the “heads-up” for the Recipe Creation product. I will look for those next time I am in the store. I need to take an appetizer for a party Friday night. Now, I plan to make this recipe.

  • 5

    OMGosh, when did Pillsbury come out with that??? Fantastic! Thanks so much for pointing it out… Veggie Pizza is going to be so much easier to make now! Anxious to try your recipe, too!

  • 6
    Lisa says:

    This would be great to use the mini muffin pans for h’dorerves. Little bit size pieces. Can’t wait to try these. Thanks Nichole!

  • 7
    Alison Snow says:

    I had to smile when I saw this post – as a Pampered Chef consultant, we’ve been “creating” this dough for years by unrolling the full sheet onto stoneware and then gently rolling it out with a Baker’s Roller 🙂

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  • 8
    Sharron Gregory says:

    I used to sell Pampered Chef also and used this dough often–how fantastic to not have to put the triangles together! Thanks for the great new recipe!

  • 9
    Christi says:

    This sounds fantastic!! I just wrote down the recipe and can’t wait to try it soon! Thank you so much!

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    Miriam Napier says:

    Question: Do the bacon slices not get chopped and added back to the red pepper mixture? Or do you just need the drippings for the saute?
    Can’t wait to try this!!! Yum-thanks!!!

  • 12
    Michelle says:

    These look yummy!

  • 13
    Sandy K says:

    This sounds and looks so yummy. I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • 14
    Jackie Guadagnolo says:

    EECK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those look FABOO! I have not seen these new “non-crescent” rolls and now I must have them!! Can’t wait to try this recipe. TFS!!

    Jackie G.

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    turkey says:

    NO rhys yue will not get any

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    Alex Staff says:

    Bacon’s good all year round, but a bit of cheese would be nice and filling on a hot summer day. It looks yummy, in any case. Perhaps an extra serving of garlic should bring out an extra burst of flavor for that dish.

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