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Hot Bacon Dip

Hot, Cheesy, Rich, Smoky with a hint of fresh and BACON! It feels like nothing bad could happen EVER again! Dip it with a chip, spread it on bread, serve for a tailgate, take it to a party or Netflix and chill with this hot bacon dip recipe! It’s great for everything in life! 

A spoonful of bacon dip with the bowl in the background

Why This Recipe Works.

  • Comes together quickly.
  • Full of Cheese, Bacon, Green Onion, Tomato and Other SUPERB Flavors
  • You can use this recipe for how to cook bacon in the oven on the rack  to quickly and cleanly cook all the bacon at once if you want!

 

Here’s How It’s Done…

STEP 1. Cook the bacon and dice it up, set it aside. 

a photo of five strips of cooked bacon on a rack with grease glistening

STEP 2. Dice the Tomato

tomato diced with knife on cutting board

 

STEP 3. Dice the green onions. 

green onions diced on cutting board with knife

STEP 4. Grate the Cheese ( use pre shredded cheese for a shortcut, but a super sharp cheese like Cabots is best, and that doesn’t come pre shredded). Frankly, it’s the sharpness of the cheese that makes this bacon cheese dip something really special! 

cheese grated with grater and cutting board

STEP 5. Cut up the cream cheese. 

Seriously, when you are making a bacon cream cheese dip, doesn’t the cream cheese just set the whole thing off? 

cream cheese cut into 1 inch cubes and knife

STEP 6. Mix it All Together, put it in a baking dish and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes! YUM! 

bowl of hot bacon dip with chips and spoon

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). 

Can I Make This Bacon Dip in a Crock Pot? 

Yes! Absolutely! Simply mix it all together well, put in the crockpot set on low for 3 hours and you’ll be ready for party time! 

How Can I Make This Hot Bacon Dip in the Microwave?

Easy! Mix all the ingredients together and put in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir well, repeat for 1 minute intervals until heated through.

***NOTE, the top will not brown slightly like it does in the oven, but the cheese will all melt and that will work just fine. 

Can I Make Hot Bacon Dip Ahead?

Yes, mix it all together and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Take it from the refrigerator and bake just before serving. 

How Long Is Bacon Dip Good For? 

Don’t leave sitting out for more than 2 hours. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. 

Can I Freeze Hot Bacon Dip? 

Yes, you can freeze this bacon dip, but the consistency does change slightly. I would recommend just making this right before you plan to serve it.

OR 

Freeze the individual ingredients (cheese, cream cheese, chopped cooked bacon, tomato, onion) and then add then thaw and mix when ready to bake it. 

Honestly though, you have no worries about having leftovers, people GULP this stuff down. I’ve never ever had any leftovers. 

Can I Use the Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer to Mix This Up?

You can, but do not add the tomatoes, onion or bacon that way. Add those and mix by hand. The mixer beats those up too much and then they just become part of the cheese. It is much prettier with larger chunks of tomato, bacon and onion.

What Can I Do With The Leftovers?

First of all, there won’t be any (unless you make a triple batch because you are HOPING for leftovers!).

In that case…

Perfect on top of

Baked Potato

Baked Sweet Potato

Egg Casserole

Served with Bacon Pull Apart Bread

Over Rice

white bowl of cheesy dish covered with tomatoes and scallions

 

Can I Use This As a Spread? 

Yes! Of course! It will be hot and easily spreadable. Spread it on toast, crackers or even your fingers. It’s that GOOD!

Does This Hot Bacon Dip Hold Up When It Cools Down?

Yes! The consistency is the same (it does get a little thicker) but it is still just as delicious! 

Why Do I Have the Grate the Cheese? 

If you use pregrated cheese, you’ll find that the consistency is different. Pregrated cheese is treated to keep it from sticking together and that can lead to a different mouth feel with this dish, some might call it gritty. 

Can I Leave the Green Onions Out of Hot Bacon Dip? 

Yes, of course you can, but it will be missing a real “fresh” element that makes this dip delicious! 

Can I Add Mushrooms to This Dish (or something else)?

Be my guest to give it a try. You might want to saute something that you are adding to make sure that it is appropriately softened for the dish. 

Dip with spoon and dip on crackers in background

Tips and Tricks for Hot Bacon Dip

  • Go ahead and fry up the entire package of bacon, you’ll want to sneak a few while you are working on everything else. 
  • There are about 12 slices of regular sized bacon in a 1 lb package. This recipe calls for 8. 
  • Fry the bacon a little more crispy than you usually would, it gives more flavor. 
  • Make SURE to remove the insides of the tomato and only use the outer meaty part, the seeds and tomato goop will make this recipe soupy. 
  • Dice your green onion pretty small. 
  • An 8oz block of grated cheese  is more than a cup, but it is the right amount of cheese for this recipe. 
  • Use room temp cream cheese, or your arms will get sore trying to stir it all in. 
  • Be sure to stick this in the refrigerator after 2 hours

PRO TIP: Save out a little tomato, bacon and green onion to sprinkle on the top. 

If you enjoy this Hot Bacon Recipe, you might also enjoy….

Bacon Jam

Mouth Party Bacon

How to Save Bacon Grease

How To Cook Bacon on a Rack in the Oven

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Slow Cooker Green Beans and Bacon

Bacon dip in a bowl with a spoon in the dip

Hot Cheesy Bacon Party Dip

This easy, affordable and delicious dip is party ready in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon dip, hot bacon dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon - cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp, cut into 1" blocks
  • 1 c mayo
  • 1 c cheddar cheese buy the best sharp cheese you can find, grate it yourself
  • 2 whole Roma tomatoes seeds and inner goop removed , only use the outside meat and chop fine.
  • 1 bundle green onions – finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic pre minced, jarred in oil is fine.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, mayo tomatoes, onions, garlic and bacon in a bowl.
  • Put in an oven safe dish and bake for 20 mins on 350 or until bubbly and browning on top.

Notes

  • Go ahead and fry up the entire package of bacon, you'll want to sneak a few while you are working on everything else. 
  • There are about 12 slices of regular sized bacon in a 1 lb package.  This recipe calls for 8. 
  • Fry the bacon a little more crispy than you usually would, it gives more flavor. 
  • Make SURE to remove the insides of the tomato and only use the outer meaty part, the seeds and tomato goop will make this recipe soupy. 
  • Dice your green onion pretty small. 
  • An 8oz block of grated cheese  is more than a cup, but it is the right amount of cheese for this recipe. 
  • Use room temp cream cheese, or your arms will get sore trying to stir it all in. 
PRO TIP: Save out a little tomato, bacon and green onion to sprinkle on the top. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Hot Cheesy Bacon Party Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This recipe first appeared on Loaves and Dishes on December 30, 2014 and has been updated with new photos, why this recipe works, here’s how it’s done with step by step photos, frequently asked questions. The recipe has been updated with equipment, nutrition information, video, notes and pro tip***

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Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Everything's better with bacon!

Gina Jefferies

Monday 16th of February 2015

How did I miss this post? Congratulations, Sarah!!! I am so excited for you and your fiancé!!! I was looking through Loaves and Dishes for some yummy recipes to make while we are stuck inside during this crazy ice storm in Knoxville. We are making your Mom's Garlic Kale Chips recipe, and if we have all of the ingredients, we are going to make this dip, too. Thanks for posting!!!

wendi.spraker@yahoo.com

Monday 16th of February 2015

Gina - you are so funny! I never thought about having Garlic Kale chips with Hot Cheesy Bacon Party dip before! Believe me - the bacon dip will be a hit! WE LOVE IT! Maybe to counterbalance the calories - you could use the kale chips as the dip carrier! :) Have fun with the snow! :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Congratulations and best wishes! If every woman who wanted a husband knew about this cheesy bacon dip, imagine how the world would change! :)

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