This amazing bacon blue cheese dip carries a magic that no other dip can match. And yet, I’ve never seen it served at a party. Not even once. And I’ve been to plenty of parties.
So, today I’m bringing the recipe to all of you with the hopes that each and every one of you that makes this tasty treat serves it at a party. Others need to know about it … it’s a secret that too good to keep!
If you’ve ever bitten into a big ‘ol burger, topped with crumbled blue cheese, you know that this cheese takes on a whole new personality when it’s warm.
It has an unmatched pungency that plays best with your tastebuds when it’s melted, and becomes delightfully ooey-gooey.
Ingredients Needed For Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
Chances are this recipe is one that you’ll have to make a trip to the store to make. But don’t let that stop you from making it. Please don’t.
Bite the bullet and go … you’re going to be glad you did!
Here’s a list of the ingredients you’ll need to pick up while your there …
- CREAM CHEESE – This is the ‘other’ cheese in this recipe. Choose one that has really good flavor.
- HEAVY CREAM – Heavy cream gives this dip a depth of flavor that other creams can’t match. It’s best not to substitute the cream.
- SOUR CREAM – A flavorful sour cream is the best choice for this dip.
- GARLIC – Fresh garlic makes all the difference in the world when making this recipe.
- WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE – Don’t skip the worcestershire sauce. It’s only a small amount, but it adds a flavor element that the other ingredients don’t carry.
- CRUSHED RED PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, & SALT – As always, use the best quality spices you can when cooking.
- BLUE CHEESE – This is the star of the show. Choose a high quality blue cheese to make this dip.
- BACON – I prefer a thick bacon for this recipe. And it’s best to stay away from flavored bacon. Although, smoked bacon is a great choice.
- SCALLIONS – Scallions are great in this recipe. I love them because I can get them fresh all year in the store. But when I have fresh chives in the summer, I prefer to use those.
How To Make Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
Bacon blue cheese dip is crazy easy to make. You can get started by greasing the pan you’re going to bake it in. Don’t forget this step, or your dip will just be stuck to the bottom of the dish when it comes out of the oven.
Then blend the cream cheese, heavy cream, sour cream, garlic, worcestershire sauce, red crushed pepper, black pepper, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Fold in almost all of the blue cheese, bacon, and scallions. And then pour the mixture into the greased pan.
Garnish the top with the remaining blue cheese, bacon, and scallions. And bake until it just starts to turn golden brown on top.
You Can Serve This Dip Cold
I find that the warmth of this bacon blue cheese dip is really it’s major appeal. So, for that very reason, I’ve never served it cold.
However, you can serve it cold if you like. And I understand some people prefer it that way.
Besides, this dip would make great camp food. And it might just be easier to serve it cold under those circumstances. Or, maybe, you prefer a nice cold dip in the warmer months.
Whatever works for you. I’m going to keep baking mine because I’m a little addicted to that oh-so-gooey, melted blue cheese.
Tips And Tricks For This Dish
There are a few tips and tricks for this bacon blue cheese dip recipe that I can share with you, to make your dish turn out the very best it can be.
Here they are …
- Roast the garlic before you use it in the dish. It will lend a great flavor to the dip. Just be sure to increase the amount of garlic you use, as roasted garlic has a substantially milder flavor than raw garlic does.
- Add walnuts to the recipe to add a little nutty flavor.
- If you choose to add walnuts, saute them lightly in the bacon grease left from cooking the bacon before you toss them in.
- Make this recipe up to 48 hours before serving it, and place it in the refrigerator. Remove it from the refrigerator and bake it before serving.
Substitutions For This Recipe
There are many substitutions that can be made when making bacon blue cheese dip. You can substitute either feta or gorgonzola for the blue cheese.
Salami, pepperoni, kielbasa, or sausage can be used in place of the bacon. And chopped onion, caramelized onion, or chives make suitable substitutions for the scallions.
Just remember that each substitution carries it’s own flavor. And, therefore, it changes the flavor of the dish.
So, consider the flavor profile of the ingredient you are using to replace those called for in the recipe before you choose to make substitutions.
How To Serve Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
Bacon blue cheese dip can be served so many different ways it’s impossible to cover them all. But I’ll put what I know to be the best of them out there.
If you’re serving this dip at a gathering you probably want to stick to serving it with things like; raw veggies, crackers, chips, hot pretzel bites, or grilled baguette slices.
It’s also great with apple or pear slices, you can dip them in lemon juice to keep them from browning on the table.
I’ve made this dip the star of the show on a charcuterie board comprised of fruit, cheese, and crackers, and it was great. If you do this, be sure to include some grapes on the board. They have a very appealing way of cleansing the palate, and preparing for a fresh bite of warm, gooey blue cheese dip.
If you’re serving this dip on your own dinner table, or maybe for a smaller gathering, you can use it to top a big, juicy burger, a buffalo chicken sandwich, or a hot roast beef sub. So delicious!
It’s also great over a baked potato, or served on the side of a buffalo chicken wing platter instead of blue cheese dressing.
A grilled cheese sandwich made with this dip and sliced garden tomatoes is out of this world. And I love to dip steak fries in it.
I’ve also stirred it into hot pasta, along with peas, and served it as a side dish.
It has been suggested to me to serve it on top of a thick, juicy, steak just after it comes off the grill. I suspect this is going to be my favorite way to eat this dip. I’m just waiting for warm weather to hit, and I’m on it!
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This baked bacon blue cheese dip is all ooey-gooey and delicious. The pungency of the blue cheese blends incredibly well with the savory elements of heavy cream, sour cream, bacon, and scallions. It's a real crowd pleaser!
- olive oil, to grease pan
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 c heavy cream
- 1/4 c sour cream
- 2 garlic cloves, large, minced
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c blue cheese crumbles
- 6 slices bacon, chopped, cooked
- 2 tbls scallions, tops, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a small baking dish (4-5 cup capacity).
- In a medium mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, heavy cream, sour cream, garlic, worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and salt together.
- Set aside enough blue cheese, bacon, and scallions to garnish the top of the dish.
- Fold the rest of the blue cheese, bacon, and scallions into the cream cheese mixture.
- Press the mix into the greased baking dish.
- Garnish with the remaining blue cheese, bacon, and scallions.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/15/2023. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.