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Blue Cheese and Bacon First Down Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup (4-oz.) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Serves:

10

This macho dip requires a thick, sturdy chip! It is bursting with big bold flavors of smoky-sweet bacon, crumbled bits of tangy blue cheese and toasted walnuts. Serve it up warm with crunchy kettle-cooked potato chips.

Why Try? Crave-able, hot and hearty dip recipe takes “chips & dip” to the goal line with the ultimate snack flavor combination.

Foodie Byte: For added convenience, dip can be made ahead, held chilled and baked right before serving (be sure to portion the dip in the container that it will be baked in before refrigerating).

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp, stirring often. Remove and drain.
  3. Add garlic to skillet and sauté over low heat for 1 minute.
  4. Combine cream cheese and heavy cream in food processor bowl or mixer and blend until smooth.
  5. Stir in bacon, garlic, crumbled cheese and green onions to the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Portion dip in medium baking dish; bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with toasted walnuts.
  7. Serve warm with kettle cooked potato chips.

Nutritional Information

Calories 275, Carbohydrates 3g, Cholesterol 75mg, Fat 26g, Fat Calories 234, Fiber 0.25g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 14g, Sodium 455mg. Daily Values: Calcium 115.02mg 12%, Phos 142.43mg 14%, Copper 0.07mg 4%, Zinc 0.88mg 6%, Panto 0.57mg 6%, Biotin 1.73mcg 577%, Iodine 2.45mcg 2%, Magnesium 14.39mg 4%, Iron 0.42mg 2%, Vitamin B6 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Vitamin B12 6%, Vitamin D 5%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 16%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.