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Bacon Cheddar Dip

This dip is the perfect party food.  You can make it ahead of time, put the ingredients in the slow cooker and wallah!  3 hours later, your guests will be serving themselves

Let’s start with the cheesy part… you’ll need two 8 oz blocks of room temp cream cheese, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup mayo and two 8 oz packages of shredded cheese

I’m not a fan of packaged, shredded cheese, but in this application I think it’s fine

I chose a sharp cheddar and a cheddar-montery jack blend, but you can use whatever cheese you like.  A combo of cheddar and mozzerella would work well too!  Mmmm

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Put the cream cheese, yogurt and mayo in a mixer until combined thoroughly

Add in the shredded cheese and mix again to incorporate

You’ll need two whole scallions and one large jalapeno

Slice up the scallions, separating the whites from the greens

You’ll use the white section of the scallions during the cooking process and the green for garnish at the end

Cut your jalapeno in half, scrape the seeds out with a spoon and dice the pepper into small pieces

If your crowd can handle the spice of the jalapeno, leave in some or all of the seeds

Just beware… you never know how spicy this will make the dip!

We did say bacon, right?

Cook a pound of bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels and crumble into small pieces

I’ll have to be honest here… I was only going to cook up 1/2 pound of bacon and my family looked at me like I was nuts

So a whole pound it is.  This is for a party, right??

Stir the diced jalapeno, scallion whites & 1/2 of the crumbled bacon into the cheese mixture and scoop into your slow cooker

I used a slow cooker liner to make clean up after the party super easy

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Cover and turn the slow cooker to low for 3 hours

I peeked in on it at about halfway through just to be nosy and to give it all a stir.  Mmmm

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At 3 hours, give it another good stir and top with the reserved green scallions and the rest of the crumbled bacon

Serve right in the slow cooker on a warm setting or spoon out into a serving bowl

Either way, it won’t be around for long!

We served with tortilla chips but crackers would work just as well

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Bacon Cheddar Dip

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Two 8 oz blocks of room temp cream cheese

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 cup mayo

Two 8 oz packages of shredded cheese

2 whole scallions (green onions), sliced

1 large jalapeno, seeded & minced

1 pound of crisp bacon, crumbled

Directions

Mix the cream cheese, yogurt and mayo until thoroughly combined; add in the shredded cheese and mix again to incorporate

Slice 2 scallions, separating the white bottoms from the green tops

Cut a large jalapeno in half and scrape out the seeds; dice the pepper into small pieces

Cook a pound of bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels and crumble; divide in half

Stir the diced jalapeno, scallion whites & 1/2 of the crumbled bacon into the cheese mixture and scoop into your slow cooker

Cover and heat on low for three hours; stirring to combine about halfway through

Top with remaining bacon and reserved green scallion tops

Serve with tortilla chips or crackers

Tools used to make this recipe

KitchenAid Mixer 5-Quart

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel

Simply Bamboo Valencia Bamboo Cutting Board

KitchenAid Gourmet Scraper Spatula

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2 comments on “Bacon Cheddar Dip

  1. I had the cheesy bacon dip and it was delicious!! Definitely going to be a new party dip I bring everywhere 😀

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