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Jalapeño Cheddar Bacon Bites Recipe

This jalapeño cheddar bacon bites recipe is quick and easy; perfect for the holidays or a game day get together! Recipe courtesy Sara of Average Betty.

Servings: 8

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:


  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1/2 c cottage cheese
  • 1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz can diced and fire-roasted jalapeños
  • 1/2 c chopped spinach
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp course salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and cut into bits


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat eggs until fluffy in medium mixing bowl. Stir in cottage cheese and shredded cheddar. Add fire roasted jalapeños and chopped spinach; combine well. Fold in flour, baking powder, salt, cumin, and smoked paprika.
  2. Prepare mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Distribute egg mixture into muffin pan by the tablespoonful until almost full.
  3. Top egg mixture with bacon bits and bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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