Taste of an everything bagel + savory bacon in a creamy spread.
Keyword: BRUNCH, EASY, QUICK
2tbspeverything bagel seasoning(Trader Joes)
2tbspfresh scallions, finely chopped(optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
Allow the cream cheese to soften at room temperature while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lay the strips of bacon. Bake for 20 minutes.
Once the bacon is cooked, immediately remove the bacon from the fat in the pan and allow to cool completely.
Once the bacon is cooled and crispy, crumble it up into a small bowl. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the bacon into even smaller pieces. If you do not own a mortar and pestle, use the back of butter knife to crush the bacon as small as possible.
Finally, add the cream cheese and everything bagel seasoning to the bacon bits and mix until uniform. Add chopped scallions if desired. Voila!
Optional: If you would like to add some caramelized onion to your cream cheese, chop up 1/4 of an onion and sauté it in a pan on low heat with a teaspoon of butter, pinch of salt, and pinch of sugar until desired color is achieved. Once cooled, add caramelized onions to your cream cheese.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator (if it even makes it that far)!