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Bacon and Cream Cheese Pesto Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 15 pesto bites
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1/2 brick or 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pesto see recipe in post if making your own
  • 5-6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 15 count package of frozen pre-made filo cups You can also make your own
  • Fresh basil for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Cook bacon slices according to package. You want the bacon to be soft and not crisp.
  • Dice bacon with a knife (I used herb sheers. Reserve some bacon for garnish.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, pesto and bacon. Mix well.
  • Fill each filo cup with mixture and place on baking sheet.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until mixture is hot and filo cups are crisp.
  • Garnish with additional bacon and basil if desired.
  • Enjoy!


You can easily double this recipe to feed a larger crowd

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