Bacon Crisp

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Bacon Crisp Bacon Crisp Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 24 bacon crisps
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 2 hours at 250 degrees, or 40 minutes at 350 degrees
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb sliced bacon, cut in half
1   sleeve Waverly Wafers or other buttery rectangular crackers





Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

Place 1 teaspoon of the cheese on each cracker and wrap tightly with a strip of bacon.  Place the wrapped crackers on a broiler rack on a baking sheet and put the baking sheets on the oven rack.  Bake for 2 hours, or until the bacon is done.  Do not turn.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve hot or at room temp.

Cook’s note: You can also bake at 350 for 40 minutes if in a hurry!

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Wondering if I can make these a day ahead of time? Should I refrigerate or freeze? Reheat? Bring to room temp? Thanks!

By Julia on December 21, 2013


I have made these too but instead of parm I used cream cheese. Yummy and it doesn't fall off the cracker when wrapping it with the bacon.

By Cynthia A Webb on November 07, 2013


The sweet version of this is amazing. Use brown sugar instead of parm. You will love it. Missing you Paula, you need to get a new show real soon.

By Christine M. Rucinski on October 15, 2013


I like your post, because I love bacon. The pig is my favorite animal of all. I do actually prefer make bacon on the floppy side and not so crispy, but your methods are solid. I’m definitely not a microwave user, but the frying pan and oven are ways I’ve used before. Pork belly is king!

By Andrew Smith on October 04, 2013


Soooo glad your back and I like Ree Drummond too

By Kay Copeland on September 13, 2013


My cousin always makes these for family gatherings now I have the recipe for my parties can't wait to make them smile

By Anonymous on September 13, 2013


To Hope--Who cares where it came from? Just be glad you have the recipe. Cooks copy each other's recipes all the time........this isn't anything new. At least with Paula's post, we don't have to deal with all the sarcastic nonsense that Ree Drummond posts on her web.

By Lulu on August 09, 2013


I'm making these now,I think Chicken n Biquit crackers would be awesome with these..will try them next time..

By Kim on January 31, 2013


Hello there! I'm just curious or I should say confused about your recipe Bacon Crisp. I got this recipe from Pioneer Woman before the Christmas holiday and it's the same recipe. Who copied who? I know I probably won't receive an answer, but I just thought I would bring it to your attention, as someone is copying someone. Pioneer Woman said she received her recipe from her mom, where did Paula get hers? This is very misleading to us who watch both shows. Hope you can clear it up.

By Hope on January 25, 2013


People tell me everyday that I look just like you Ms. Paula, and I can even cook too. smile

By pamela kay carpenter on May 20, 2012


Fixed this for Super Bowl and it was a "Touch Down". Everyone loved it! Once guest called it bacon crack because it was so addicting, she kept eating it.

By Pam on February 06, 2012



By Anonymous on January 18, 2012


This is a recipe to turn guests inside out craving more. ALWAYS a huge hit at parties and receptions that gather many remarks like "Who brought this?" and "Can I have the recipe?" I'm always willing to share and enjoy telling that it is a Paula Dean recipe. Have baked at both suggested temps and time - I prefer the shorter time of 40 minutes at 350 and use Keeblers Club Crackers.

By Corky Lyman on December 26, 2011


If in a big hurry, place on paper towels in the microwave, in fact, I prepare mine this way now because it does not take more than 5 - 6 minutes. Guests love them......Never any leftovers

By dee on December 17, 2011


OMG!!!! Addictively yummy!

By N.B. on November 18, 2011


About 10 years ago I devised a very similar recipe. I use sesame seed breadsticks and wrap a strip a bacon around it. I sprinkle them with parmesean before they go into the oven. When they come out I sprinkle again and serve them hot. Delish!!

By Tori on August 12, 2011


By Anonymous on June 28, 2011


it's so amazing how you can wrap bacon around something and it makes it taste so good something a simple as a chacker.

By Angelia on June 02, 2011


I had these at a party last week and they were wonderful! Had to walk away from platter as I couldn't stop eating them.

By Anonymous on November 12, 2010


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