Saturday, January 19, 2013

Baked Bacon Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl!

 
 
 
This is a yummy concoction of cheeses mixed together with bacon and baked in the oven in a hollowed out bread bowl.  It goes together easy enough, but does require some time to bake. You can serve this with chunks of bread, bagel crisps, or my favorite is tortilla chips.  This would be perfect for your Super Bowl Party.   I like to garnish the top with some chopped green onion and some extra bacon.   This is what you will need:

1 round loaf of bread (I used the King's Hawaiian Bread)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened ( I used light cream cheese and it works fine)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups cheddar or a cheddar Monterrey jack blend, shredded
1 Tbs. dry Ranch dressing mix
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash of Tabasco sauce (to your taste)
6-7 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/4 cup green onions, sliced with some of the green blades

Hollow out the bread bowl, leaving a good amount for a shell.  Place it on a large sheet of foil, on a heavy cookie sheet or pizza pan.
 
 
Blend the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, Tabasco sauce and garlic powder until it's smooth.  You can probably just do this with a spoon unless the cream cheese is not soft and then you will need a mixer.  Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese and all of the bacon crumbles except for about 2 or 3 strips for the top. Pour into the bread bowl. Cover with the foil and place in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour.  Take the foil off the top and bake for about 15 more minutes.  
 
Garnish with the rest of the bacon and green onions!
Baked Bacon Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl!



7 comments:

  1. We call this heart attack dip...so yummy!

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  2. Looks very yummy. I want to try this recipe.
    Thank you. : )

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  3. Yummy!!! I definitely want to try this recipe!!!!!

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  4. Definitely going to do this.....football is a great excuse Not to diet...lol

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  5. I'm making this ... TY for sharing.

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  6. This is excellent, everyone raved of it.

    QUESTION ~ must it be baked in a bread bowl or can it just be baked in a dish?
    TY

    blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

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    1. daisymommy@live.comJanuary 12, 2014 at 6:44 AM

      I have made similar dips where I have mixed and heated all of the dip ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. I Microwaved on defrost as I have a powerful unit. Stirring until melted and smooth to desired consistency. Eat with crackers or dippers of your choice or...
      Heat foil wrapped bread bowl separately in the oven. When both are hot, add the heated dip to the bread bowl. Place back in the oven for approx. 10 to 15 minutes uncovered. Garnish with reserved bacon and green onions and serve! This saves on your prep time tremendously. ;)

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