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Quick and Easy Low- Carb Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Meat and Cheese Tray

16 to 18 pepperoni slices
20 to 22 Italian salami slices
10 pastrami slices
14 to 16 summer sausage slices
20 to 22 slices Colby Jack cheese

Arrange ingredients in order on serving platter, rolling pastrami. Cheese should be in 1-inch slices. Place cheese last is not serving immediately. Serve with crackers. 

Low-Carb Bacon Wraps

1 package uncooked bacon
1 package cocktail wieners
½ artificial brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon, secure with toothpick. Place artificial brown sugar in bowl. Dip each bacon and wiener into bowl, covering evenly. Place onto baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Low-Carb Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla Roll-Ups 

Makes 16 appetizers

8 low-carb tortillas (between 4-6 net carbs, each)
1 5-oz. can cooked shredded chicken
2 cups Colby-Jack cheese, grated
Green salsa

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray bottom of 2 tortillas with non-stick cooking spray, place on baking sheet approximately 1” apart. Spread 1 tablespoon green salsa over each tortilla. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese evenly over each tortilla. Spoon ¼ of the can of chicken evenly over each tortilla. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Slice each quesadillas into 1” wide by 3/4 “ long slices. Roll and place onto toothpick or skewer. Repeat.

Summer Sausage & Cheese Bites

1 10-oz. beef summer sausage
1 2-inch cube of Colby-Jack Cheese

Cut summer sausage into slices, then cut into fourths. Slice the 2” cube of cheese cut into fourths. Using toothpicks or mini skewers, place one piece of sausage onto toothpick, then cheese and then another piece of sausage. Place on serving tray. Repeat until finished.

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