The name of my Bacon and Cheese Dip says it all-bacon and cheese! Not much can go wrong when bacon and cheese are put together, and this dip is no exception. It will be your go-to dip to make for all of your parties because it is so easy and delicious! You will also love my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Dip!
Bacon and Cheese Dip
There are some things that just go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, Mickey and Minnie, Fish and chips, Humpty and Dumpty, Green Eggs and Ham. Okay, you get the idea. It’s a fun game to see how many matching pairs you can think of! Well, one pair that definitely goes on this list is bacon and cheese! Yep, it’s such a simple combination that is a perfect match. In fact, no fancy name is needed for this dip because Bacon and Cheese Dip is all that needs to be said to get the deliciousness across.
It’s really no secret that so many people, including me, love bacon. There is some scientific reasoning to our love of bacon, but it’s way too complicated for me. I just know I love it, and I use bacon for quite a few of my recipes, like my Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms and my Bacon Chicken Bites. When cheese is paired with bacon, I know it is going to be good!
Bacon and Cheese Dip Ingredients
Bacon and Cheese Dip is one of the easiest dips to make, and it will be one of the fastest dips devoured at your next party. Bring it to the next potluck or simply make some for yourself to enjoy. You only need a few ingredients, and once the bacon is done, there is no more need for the oven! Just pop this dip in the microwave a couple of times, and you are set!
- Cream cheese (room temperature)
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese
- Green onions
- Crackers to dip
NOTE: It is best to use room temperature cream cheese. One trick to get the cold cream cheese to room temperature fast is to fill a metal dish with hot water and submerge the contents of the foil packet into the water. The cream cheese will be at room temperature in about 5-10 minutes.
How to Bake Bacon
When I cook bacon, I do it in the oven. I set the temperature to 415°F and while it is preheating, I lay out the individual slices of bacon on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. (Yes, right on the pan! No rack needed.) They are perfectly crispy in 18-20 minutes. No flipping and easy cleanup! Then, crumble the strips of bacon into little pieces. Use this trick for other recipes calling for bacon like my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Pinwheels. Yes, more of that cheese and bacon combo that goes together so well!
How to Make Bacon and Cheese Dip
Once you have your bacon cooked, this is really one of the easiest recipes to make. I absolutely love this dip, and I have never had any complaints from my friends and family who have tried it. Because it is so easy, it can be made at the last minute, or you can make this dip ahead of time if you are on top of things! It’s simply mixing the ingredients together and warming it up in the microwave. Start with combining the cream cheese and sour cream until it is smooth. Next, add in the shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, and garlic, and pop it into the microwave and cook the cheesy mixture for about 2 minutes. Take out the dip and stir it well before putting it back into the microwave for an additional 2-4 minutes. Finally, top it all off with the all-important crumbled bacon!
Serve this dip warm with any type of cracker or even some veggies. You can always substitute lighter varieties of the sour cream and cream cheese if you are watching calories.
Bacon Cheese Dip
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese, onions, and garlic.
- Place the bowl in the microwave, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove, and stir well. Return to the microwave, and cook an additional 2 to 4 minutes more.
- Top with crumbled bacon.
- Serve warm with crackers.
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