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15 Easy Vegetarian Snacks are the perfect answer when the afternoon munchies kick in!  These are all vegetarian, easy to make and healthier than your average snack!15 Easy Vegetarian Snacks are perfect when the afternoon munchies kick in! These are all vegetarian, easy to make and healthier than your average snack!|wordslikehoneycomb.com

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10 Holiday Appetizers ranging from dips to finger foods that are easy to make and please a crowd!  These delicious options are sure to make you the perfect party guest!holiday

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Creamy Spiced Guacamole is a remix of traditional guacamole except loaded with spices like cumin and packed with both cilantro and garlic flavors! Meet your new favorite guacamole!Creamy Spiced Guacamole is a remix of traditional guacamole except loaded with spices like cumin and packed with both cilantro and garlic flavors!|wordslikehoneycomb.com

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Monterey Jack Tomato Poppers are the perfect quick 'n easy appetizer or snack with refreshing butter lettuce, bright heirloom tomatoes and creamy sharp cheese.  Dip in Spicy Avocado Sauce for a flavor bomb in your mouth!

Monterey Jack Tomato Poppers are the perfect quick 'n easy appetizer or snack with refreshing butter lettuce, bright heirloom tomatoes and creamy sharp cheese. Dip in Spicy Avocado Sauce for a flavor bomb in your mouth! |wordslikehoneycomb.com

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Creamy Feta Veggie Bites-the perfect veggie item to lighten up your Christmas spread! Clockin’ in well under a 100 calories a serving, they also make a great snack. Festive and Delicious, folks!|wordslikehoneycomb.comI have delightful little festive bites for you today!  And aside from being delightful they are quite exciting for your mouth and EASY.  I know you were all waiting for that word.

And of COURSE they are perfect for Christmas because...you know...red and green.  And let's be honest, if you are going to bring vegetables for Christmas, they better be cute and involve cheese.  Well, CHECK ✔and CHECK✔ because these bad boys are quite adorable and sandwiched with a spicy feta kick incorporating flavors of creamy tomato and basil.  They are totally bite-sized so you can grab like 53 while walking by the table quickly...no one will be the wiser! ...continue reading "Creamy Feta Veggie Bites"

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Creamy Cranberry Cheese Spread –an easy real cranberry cream cheese spread that you can make ahead and serve your hungry Thanksgiving guests! This works perfectly with warm fresh bread or crackers or even with your turkey for an extra-indulgent treat! |wordslikehoneycomb.comDon’t you love being greeted with a big ole’ picture of THAT☝💕 Its my virtual hug to you and I hope it’s creamy promises convince you that it is worth one more last minute stop to the grocery store! ...continue reading "Creamy Cranberry Cheese Spread"

Sweetened Pumpkin Hummus-a quick easy snack that will satisfy your pumpkin pie craving yet is on the lighter side. Perfect with apple slices, bread or crackers! | wordslikehoneycomb.com*This post includes an affiliate link for a Kitchen Aid Food Processor, because I love the product and definitely recommend it. Opinions about the product are all my own.*

Calling all pumpkin lovers! 🙋🎃

I give you pumpkin in hummus form with a little sweetness thrown in there because we all just want the sweet side of pumpkin, right?

Not sure about you, but Pumpkin pie isn’t my everything at Thanksgiving. I don’t know why, but I have never been drawn to it unless served with whipped cream that covers most of the flavor of the pie. Pumpkin hummus though? Don’t even need to top it with whipped cream. ...continue reading "Sweetened Pumpkin Hummus"

Whipped Butternut Chipotle Spread- the perfect fall appetizer that can be made ahead and served on garlic toast with caramelized onions and cilantro. Simple, meatless and full of flavor! Your guests will love it! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

This was a soup.

In my head, I saw a pretty fall-looking, slightly orange but not the ugly orange, soup with bacon on top and some cute garnish. Yep, and then google hit me with the realization that about 16846514 other people had thought of the same thing.

And then I pouted. 😦😣😤

And then I saw that long pretty French loaf on my counter that I impulsively bought with no set plans to use, which becomes food waste about 83% of the time. I am not proud of it guys, but honesty is crucial.

And BOOM. It hit me. Time for some Fall Party Food guys!

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Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi Bites- an easy game day appetizer that will leave your guests coming back for more! Dip anything in this hot dip, but we love the little crispy gnocchi! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

Oh Friday…I have been looking forward to you since the last time you were here. And to celebrate our favorite day of the week-I bring you Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi bites.

Yes, you read that correctly and it IS as good as it sounds.

Self-nominated Game Day chef here again to provide you with mouth-watering munchies during all those hours that will be spent watching people chase a ball this weekend. And that experience will most definitely be better with 87463 of these fried Gnocchi bites dipped in that spicy, salty cheesy bowl of love.

Raise your hand if you love bacon 🙋*me, me, me, me, me!!!*

Yes, if you didn’t raise your hand, then you are definitely the minority. I am sorry. So just allow the peer pressure to take you away and join ze bacon club. We are so happy here.

Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi Bites- an easy game day appetizer that will leave your guests coming back for more! Dip anything in this hot dip, but we love the little crispy gnocchi! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

I definitely need to give my mama the credit on the inspiration of this recipe. I knew I wanted fried gnocchi but I texted her this: “what would you want to dip tiny crispy potatoes (she is a gnocchi newbie) in at a party?” and quickly received the reply: “something bacon and cheddar-ey”

Moms are good for EVERYTHING guys.

I mean…lightbulb! Why didn’t I think of that? Some foodie I am. What wouldn’t be good dipped in ‘something bacon and cheddar-ey’?!

So, listen to my mom, not me, and serve this luscious bowl of sharp cheddar cheese meets touch-of-spice-jalapeno meets salty bacon, whipped up together in a creamy dip that could serve as dinner.

Like, get a spoon and grab the bowl.

No, don’t listen,🙈 that may lead to tummy problems…*moderation, Brittany, good grief*

Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi Bites- an easy game day appetizer that will leave your guests coming back for more! Dip anything in this hot dip, but we love the little crispy gnocchi! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

Don’t fall in love with this appetizer on looks alone though…because it comes together quickly and is ready to be served in less than 30 minutes!

SCORE.

A simple pan fry of ingredients, a mix of other ingredients + fried ingredients in the food processor and slab that goodness in a bowl and you are good to go.

If you have never fried gnocchi before, you are in for a treat! It cooks just as fast this way as it does in a bowl of soup! I am talkin’ you better watch them closely because they will be done in a jiffy for you!

If you are going to make this recipe for a crowd, I would definitely fry up two packages of gnocchi, since this sort of makes a TON of dip. And even if you love it as much as I did, and coat each gnocchi with dip to the point of creating a complete mess, you aren’t going to use up this dip with the eh…85 little gnocchi’s in a 16oz package.

Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi Bites- an easy game day appetizer that will leave your guests coming back for more! Dip anything in this hot dip, but we love the little crispy gnocchi! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

So live large people. Load up on gnocchi goodness.

Oh speaking of…we are all going to just agree that we don’t need super detailed nutritional facts on this recipe 0_o Because it depends on your guests’ appetite, but it makes about 3 cups of dip and I recommend adding it to a mini crock pot to keep melty and delicious!

Enjoy your weekend folks!  We will be enjoying family this weekend and discussing casseroles next week...so I know you will be back 😉

*Nutritional Information does not include gnocchi, only dip, which makes 12+ servings*

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Spicy Bacon Cheddar Dip with Fried Gnocchi Bites
 
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Serves: 12+
Ingredients
  • 1-2 packages of regular gnocchi
  • 4 strips of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ½ onion
  • ¾ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2½ cup skim milk
  • 1½ cup cheddar (or desired cheese)
Instructions
  1. Heat gnocchi in batches to allow gnocchi room to cook in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until gnocchi brown and crisp and set aside.
  2. Add chopped bacon to skillet and allow to crisp. Place jalapeno and onion in food processor until minced and add to pan with bacon. Once tender, set aside.
  3. Add butter to skillet, and whisk in flour until crumbles have formed. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring when needed to keep from burning.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheddar, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes and add to food processor along with bacon mixture and sour cream.
  5. Process until smooth and serve with gnocchi immediately or add to mini crock pot.
Notes
-Use two packages of gnocchi for larger crowds
-Garnish with chopped green onion, slices of tomato, more bacon, cilantro, more cheese (etc.)