Friday, May 21, 2010

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip

Whenever we have guests over for dinner, I try to set out an appetizer or two for them to munch on while I put the final touches on the meal. I love this one because I can throw it together in the crock pot and forget about it. Okay, I really don't forget about it. I stir it a couple of times and sneak a taste or two. Aren't you supposed to taste something before you allow your honored guests to eat it?

Here's what you need:

2 pkgs cream cheese (8oz each)
4 cups shredded cheese (I use a mixture of cheddar and jack)
1 cup half and half
2 teas Worchestershire sauce
1 teas dried minced onion
1 teas mustard
10 bacon strips, cooked and diced

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small crockpot. Cover and set on low for 2 hours or until cheeses are melted. Stir a couple of times. Just before serving, stir in the bacon. Serve warm with crackers or tortilla chips.

This recipe can be easily halved if you're feeding a small crowd.

If you don't keep half and half on hand (which I don't), here's a substitution tip. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a microwaveable measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal one cup. Works great!


  1. My boys would LOVE!!! this dip because of the BACON!!!

  2. Thanks for the half and half tip, never thought of that!!! :) Looks great! :)

  3. This sounds delicious, Marsha! I have a small crockpot that I've always thought would be wonderful for appetizers, but I've never used it (I don't think)! This sounds like just the recipe.
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