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!