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Cheese Log

This simple cheese log recipes stuffed with cream cheese, chives, bacon a spices — literally the only appetizers recipe you'll crave!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Lindsey


  • 12 Slices Bacon divided
  • 3/4 Cup Chives divided
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese room temp
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Tabasco add more if you’d like more heat
  • 1 Cup Cheddar


  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon in batches until crispy.
  • Set bacon aside on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease.
  • Crumble the bacon with your hands. If some pieces won’t crumble, place them on a cutting board and chop them into small pieces.
  • Chop the chives.
  • In a medium bowl, add softened cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper, tabasco, cheddar, ½ cup of chives and half the bacon to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place a long piece of plastic wrap on a clean counter.
  • Place cheese in the center of the plastic wrap and roll/mold the cheese into a log. Then continue to roll it back and forth to smooth out the edges.
  • Add remaining bacon and chives to a large plate and mix them together.
  • Remove plastic from the cheese, and roll the cheese on the bacon and chives plate, pressing these ingredients evenly into the edge of your cheese log.
  • Cheese log can be served with crackers immediately, but is best when it’s able to firm up slightly. To do this place it in the fridge for 1 hour. Enjoy!


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 9.3% | Vitamin C: 2.1% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 1.5%
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