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“These are my ultimate party sandwiches! So simple, so yummy, so budget friendly. This is my most requested party food. I usually make this with 2 loaves of pumpernickle for a party, but you could scale it down for a small picnic or get together. Just be careful to add the seasoning to your tastes! I cook the bacon the night before to save time the next day.”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
12-14 sandwiches
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 loaves pumpernickel bread (about 12-14 thin slices per loaf)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (5/8 ounce) packet Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 -1 12 lb thin sliced bacon

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a 400 degree oven until crisp, being careful not to burn it, about 10-14 minutes. If you prefer, you could fry it in a pan or on the griddle. (I usually cook the bacon the night before) Drain well and let cool.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and seasoning packet together. (Adjust this to your taste - the seasoning tends to be salty, so pour about 1/4 packet at a time.).
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber and set it aside.
  4. Spread 2 slices of pumpernickle with a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture. On one slice, layer the cucumber and bacon, and top with the other slice of bread (cream cheese on both slices of bread holds the sandwich together nicely).
  5. Cut the sandwich into triangles and serve.

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