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Bologna

Bacon-Wrapped Bolo Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Bolo Bites are incredibly delicious and simple to prepare. It is definitely a crowd pleaser at any party or snack time. With just three ingredients you can have this mouth-watering hors d’oeuvre completed in less than 30 minutes.

Bacon-Wrapped-Bolo-Bites4Makes 32 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb bologna, cut in ¾“ cubes
  • 1 lb bacon (33% less salt)
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment. Cut bologna in 32 cubes. Partially cook bacon (drain on paper towels) and cut slices in half.

Wrap bologna cubes with bacon and secure with toothpicks. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 2 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Spaghetti & Bologna Rings in Garlic Sauce

Ring-Bologna2aMakes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Bologna ring
  • 1 sm pkg whole grain spaghetti pasta, uncooked
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup minced garlic
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 4 sm hot red peppers
  • 1 tbsp ground basil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chives for garnish

Method

Cut bologna in ¾ inch lengths. Carefully insert 11 pieces of uncooked spaghetti midway through each bologna piece. Place bologna and pasta in boiling water, cook until al-dente (approx 10 minutes). Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté onion, garlic, tomato, red peppers and basil in olive oil until onion is translucent. Season to taste. Stir frequently. Place cooked pasta and bologna in skillet and toss lightly until heated through. Serve on pasta plates, garnish with fresh chives and ground black pepper.