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Jalapeño-Bacon Croquettes

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12 servings

Make your next gathering one to remember with Jalapeño-Bacon Croquettes. Everyone simply adores the delectable taste of our Jalapeño-Bacon Croquettes.

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  • Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in medium saucepan on medium-low heat. Add onions; cook 4 to 6 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add chopped nacho slices and garlic; cook and stir 3 min.
  • Whisk in 6 Tbsp. flour until blended. Stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook on medium-low heat 2 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in bacon; spread onto bottom of shallow dish. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
  • Roll cheese mixture into 36 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. cheese mixture for each ball. Whisk eggs in small bowl until blended. Place bread crumbs and remaining flour in 2 separate bowls. Add cheese balls, 1 at a time, to flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, turning to evenly coat each cheese ball with each ingredient. Refrigerate 30 min.
  • Heat remaining oil to 350ºF in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add cheese balls, in small batches; cook 2 to 3 min. or until golden brown. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with salsa.

Special Equipment Needed

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Food Facts

For best results, reheat oil to desired temperature before adding next batch of croquettes to hot oil to cook.

Size Wise

Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.

How to Keep Cooked Croquettes Warm

Cover baking sheet with clean kitchen towel. Spread cooked croquettes onto towel. Place in warm oven until ready to serve.

Special Extra

For even more heat, prepare using KRAFT Shredded Hot Habanero Cheese.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 240
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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