A warm bacon cheese dip that’s perfect for dipping crackers, pita chips, or crusty fresh baked bread. The perfect appetizer to serve when company is coming or the big game is on and your family is all gathered around the TV cheering on their favorite team.
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Warm Bacon Cheese Dip
I have always loved a warm dip. this must be why I love this warm bacon cheese dip so much. There’s just something about dipping into gooey melted cheese that is so delicious.
Years ago…many, many years ago, I discovered a recipe for a dip that you bake in a loaf of bread. I’ve made that recipes many times and it always gets tons of compliments.
I decided to make the recipe again without baking it in a loaf of bread, but in a baking dish. It was amazing! Another added bonus to redoing this recipe in a baking dish is it’s now perfect if you’re following a keto-friendly type of diet plan.
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- 8 ounces cream cheese; softened
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cups cheddar cheese; shredded
- 6 – 8 slices bacon; cooked and crumbled
Instructions for Making a Warm Dip
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or food processor, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and bacon. Mix until smooth.
How Long to Bake a Cheese Dip
Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and hot.Garnish with chopped chives, chopped bacon or chopped green onions.
Tips for Making a Warm Dip
- Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature so it’s easy to blend.
- You can use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients, but I like to use my food processor.
- Always pre-cook the bacon before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.
- I like to use a pie plate to bake this recipe in…actually a quiche dish. But a pie plate works great too.
- Make sure you spray the baking dish with non-stick cooking spray before adding the dip.
- You can prepare this recipe ahead of time and then 30 minutes before your guests arrive bake it in the oven so it’s bubbly hot when the doorbell rings.
Other Ways to Serve this Cheese Dip
Usually I like to serve this dip with crackers, pita chips or tortilla chips. One time I even made a recipe of homemade French baguette to go along with it.
Another great way to serve this cheese dip is to spoon a little over boiled potatoes or even on top of a baked potato. This cheese dip would even work great spread on top of baked chicken.
If you’re trying to keep this recipe really low carb or even Keto-friendly, you’re going to want to not have crackers.
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More Easy Appetizer Recipes:
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
- Homemade Queso Cheese Dip – no fake cheese!
- Mini Spinach and Bacon Quiche
- Homemade Guacamole
- Zucchini Pizza Bites – low calorie and low carb!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 323mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 9g
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