If there’s one dip you’re going to want to make to bring to parties, it’s this cheesy bacon dip. Simply put, it’s the best dip ever!!
Let me tell you how I came across the recipe for this cheesy bacon dip: a few years ago when I was getting married, my amazing family/ in-laws threw me this bridal shower. As part of the invites they sent, they included a blank recipe card and asked everyone to bring a recipe to the shower and include it in a recipe box which they gifted me.
One of the recipes in that I got at the shower was from a friend who wrote a really cute message about the dip and ended the note with the sentence “WATCH THIS DIP DISAPPEAR every time”
Let me tell you, that is exactly what happens when you make this dish! It’s always gone, even the bread bowl the dip is baked in gets broken up into pieces and eaten!
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve made this dip over the years, but it’s a true staple at parties and gets requested ALL the time!!! I would highly recommend making it for any and all parties you have coming up.
- ¾ lb thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into little pieces
- 12 oz sour cream (I use light sour cream)
- 8 oz cream cheese ( I use ⅓ reduced fat cream cheese)
- 1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup green onions, chopped
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 loaf of round bread (I use a rustic Italian or whatever unsliced round bread they have in the bakery section)
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Cook the bacon and cut it into small pieces (alternatively you can cut the bacon and then cook it -
- this goes faster). Drain the grease from the bacon by draining/cooling the bacon on a plate covered in a few pieces of paper towel.
- In a bowl mix together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth, then add the Worcestershire Sauce and mix, then add the green onions, cheddar and bacon and stir until well combined.
- Hollow out the bread round (making sure to leave the bottom in tact) - I cut a shallow disc-like shape out of the top and the scoop out the sides by tearing pieces out. Set insides/pieces aside for serving.
- Place hollowed out out of the round bread bowl on top of 2 large pieces of aluminum foil that will cover the dip.
- Spoon the dip mixture into the hollowed bread bowl, and then wrap with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve with bread chunks or crackers on the side
Pictures of the dip at a family party:
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