A Game Day favorite, this Warm and Creamy Bacon Dip will have your friends and family circling the coffee table like you’ve never seen. You might want to make a second batch.
I subscribe to a lot of magazines, probably at least fifty.I love reading publications about cooking, wine and design. I am never without a large pile of them on the coffee table. They often inspire me to get cooking in the kitchen. Can you relate?
In many magazines this month, I kept seeing advertisements for bacon bits used in dips. Of course my eyes gravitated and fixated on the words “bacon”, “dip” and “warm” every time I came to a page with a recipe printed on it. Not only was it haunting me, it was calling to me. However, I know I’ve said it here before, I believe “dip” should be it’s own food group, and I can rarely pass one up, but bacon bits are something I don’t normally buy.
Then it happened, I found bacon bits in my pantry. I do not even remember buying them. Score.
This is one of those “deadly dips” that can be polished off before you even know what happened. Don’t ask me how I know that. Gah.
I suppose with all the Game Day weekends coming up we’ll have to make this again, because it’s not Game Day without dip.
I ended up adding real bacon and extra green onion for garnish. I suppose you could save some of the bacon bits and use them on top instead. The perfect Game Day snack.
Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients.
Place in a 1-quart baking dish. Cover. Heat 25-30 minutes or until hot.
Serve with sliced French bread, crackers and/or chips. Could this be any easier?
Warm and Creamy Bacon Dip
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- 3 oz bacon bits
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup chopped green onion, more for garnish
- chopped bacon or more bacon bits for garnish
- Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Place in a 1-quart baking dish. Cover. Heat 25-30 minutes or until hot.
- Note: Serving Option: Dip may also be placed in hollowed round sourdough loaf, wrapped in foil and heated in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.