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Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

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Blue Cheese Bacon Dip | Life, Love, and Good FoodI don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a lot of hype building this week around one of the biggest college rivalry match ups of the season, Tennessee vs. Florida. In anticipation of the big game, there’s an entire week of Gator Hator events hosted around Knoxville–all in good fun, of course–in an effort to raise $17,000 to benefit the Love Kitchen. Come Saturday, this Volunteer family will be watching the big game while we munch on football food, including this seriously good Blue Cheese Bacon Dip.
Blue Cheese Bacon Dip | Life, Love, and Good FoodNo kidding, this stuff is delicious! Anything with bacon has got to be good, right?! We’ve found that Honey Crisp apple slices are the perfect compliment to this blue cheese, bacon, and garlic-infused dip. Dip the apple slices in lemon juice and they will keep fresh for the entire game. What else is on your football party menu? Go, VOLS!
Blue Cheese Bacon Dip | Life, Love, and Good Food
Yield: 12 servings

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip | Life, Love, and Good Food

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip. Delicious football food or party appetizer. Serve with Honey Crisp apple slices, grape clusters, and assorted crackers or flatbreads.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7  bacon slices, fried crisp and chopped
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2  8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup  half-and-half
  • 4 ounces  crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons  chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Grape clusters
  • Apple slices
  • Flatbread or assorted crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat softened cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Add half-and-half, and again mix until smooth.
  3. Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, and chives. Spoon mixture into a 1 quart baking dish and bake 15 minutes until warmed through. Top with nuts and serve with fruit and crackers.

Notes

Southern Living, December 2004

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

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