Super bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and it is time for chowing down on game food. When I think of game food, I usually think bacon! This recipe is fast and easy to make, and your family and friends will love it. I know mine do. If that isn't enough for you, it also has bacon! This party food will be a hit on game day (or on any day that you have company). While it may be a cold day on Super bowl Sunday, this dip is served warm out of your oven. So dig in and may your team score as big as this bacon dip will on game day!
A few tips:
1. I use real bacon in this recipe. The original recipe calls for bacon bits, so I kept it in the list of ingredients for those that prefer to use the bacon bits.
2. I like to use a high quality block of cheddar cheese and shred it myself with a cheese grater. I find that the taste of a block of cheese far surpasses the pre-grated packaged cheese.
3. The green onion can be thinly sliced rather than chopped for this recipe.
4. I have baked this dish uncovered, and it does well. To maintain the creaminess and texture of the dip, cover it as a precaution.
8 ounces cream cheese softened
2 cups sour cream
5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (or 3 ounces of bacon bits)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onion, and black pepper). Place the mixture in a 1 quart baking dish. Cover. Heat the dip for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot. Serve with crackers.
(edited by Anna Weicht)