Elegant get-togethers deserve elegant appetizers—like garlicky white bean spread on grilled Italian bread. Top with bacon and torn basil for the win.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
12 slices (1/2 inch thick) Italian bread
5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 can (15 oz.) white beans, rinsed
3/4 cup loosely packed torn fresh basil leaves, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into thirds
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Let's Make It
Heat grill to medium heat.
Brush both sides of bread slices evenly with 2 Tbsp. oil. Grill 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
Process remaining oil, beans, 1/2 cup basil, cheese and garlic in food processor until smooth.
Spread bean mixture evenly onto bread slices. Top with bacon and remaining basil.
Increasing Fiber in Your Diet
Want to get more fiber into your diet? Eat beans as a tasty side dish, or add them to soups, stews, casseroles or salads.
How to Cook Bacon
Place bacon in single layer in large skillet, just barely overlapping slices. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned on one side; turn with tongs. Continue to cook until bacon is crisp, turning frequently. (A tip to check for doneness is when white, bubbly foam appears over the bacon slices.) Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels.
How to Thoroughly Clean Small Kitchen Utensils
Use a clean unused toothbrush to scrub the crevices of food processor attachments, meat mallets, graters and other kitchen utensils. These utensils will not only look cleaner, but are safer to use without food particles clinging to them.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.