Also, I like to add an extra 1/2 – 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top of the dip before baking, so it’s extra gooey! © 2008–2020 Macheesmo. That said, I actually think this cream cheese spread would be very delicious and still unique if you left it out. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and use a rubber spatula to stir to combine well. I knew there was a reason I liked you! Stir this all together with the softened cream cheese. Loaded with favorites like cheddar, bacon, scallion, and sun-dried tomato. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Drain those and let them cool on a few paper towels and then stir them together with all the other add-ins. This looks amazing! An Elite Cafe Media Food Publisher Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and use a rubber spatula to stir to combine well. Interesting idea! Crispy bacon adds huge flavor to this recipe. Here are a few of my favorite ideas: Who doesn't love free stuff? This has to happen! Basically anytime you see the word “loaded” on macheesmo, you’ll find bacon. :). There actually ends up being more add-ins than cream cheese which is the way I like it! Yes, with a minor alteration. :D This looks incredible. Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Spread My mom was famous for her bacon dip. I want to have this for snack today! The next time you are grabbing a dozen bagels for work or a casual brunch, skip their pre-packed tubs of cream cheese and make this sucker. Love all that bacon! A delicious cream cheese spread that you can’t find in stores. Technically no, you don’t HAVE to… but I do recommend it. Now that you're here, stay a bit, browse a few recipes, and let's get cookin'! Without chilling, the dip may be thinner than you’d like. I can’t wait to make it for holiday parties! In a small bowl, beat the first eight ingredients. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened. This no-bake dip is great for any party, and tastes great when made ahead of time! It looks complicated but comes together in a snap. Increase the amount of cream cheese to 8 oz and reduce the sour cream to 1/2 cup. Add 1 packet of ranch seasoning to add a ranch spin on the dip. Try to chop/mince everything so it’s roughly the same size. Your email address will not be published. I’m using bacon crumbles from Costco which are surprisingly tasty. Thanks Christina! © 2008–2020 Macheesmo. My mom was famous for her bacon dip. Leftover cream cheese will keep well in the fridge in an air tight container for a week. This is the stuff dreams are made of! I’d maybe try a few drops of liquid smoke… That would definitely go a long way towards what bacon brings. Holy heaven, this looks amazing. What? It’s not essential, but if you’re going to do it, do it right. So many people asked me for the recipe! This Cheddar Bacon Cream Cheese version though, just may be my favorite so far. Mix all ingredients together, transfer to a greased baking dish and bake at 375 F degrees for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. It looks complicated but comes together in a snap. The great part about dips that don’t need any baking, is the only limit to how many times you can multiply this recipe is how big your mixing/serving bowls are. Spread on crackers and ENJOY! Designed by good ole Neversink. Over the years, I’ve really expanded my cream cheese spreads to include a bunch that you just will never find in any store. Serve with celery and crackers. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This looks so yummy but I’m leaving out the bacon. I see you all out there. I'm Amanda... a wife, mother of two rambunctious kiddos, photography nerd, and bacon lover! personally? Thank you! Oh my, this looks fantastic!! Well folks, party season is upon us! Raise your hand if you love bagels and cream cheese but are pretty sick of all the standard cream cheese varieties! I recommend baking strips (not thick cut) until they are nice and crispy. Then, crumble 8 slices of bacon. Think it would be nice but just don’t add too much! Easy. It also goes great on toast believe it or not! It’s packed with pretty much all of my big flavor add-ins and is delicious on any savory bagel. Bring on the bacon! A delicious bacon cream cheese spread that you can't find in stores. Your email address will not be published. My favorite ingredient is actually the sun-dried tomatoes I think. Just make sure you multiply ALL ingredients by the same amount (2x, 3x, etc), so all the proportions will be the same. I love a good dip! Loaded with all the favorites like cheddar, bacon, scallion, and sun-dried tomato. I LOVE how quick and easy it is to make! Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Print Recipe (Opens in new window). (Unless they read Macheesmo, of course). This dip requires no baking, and can be made completely ahead of time! I ended up tripling it and it was the perfect amount! Spread it on celery sticks or form it into a fancy shape and serve it with crackers on the side. Once bacon is crispy, let drain and cool on a few paper towels and then chop. I am 100% making this right now. —Lynette Abderhalden, Salem, Oregon. Spread the mixture into a pie plate. Your email address will not be published. Making it Fri for our morning Saturday bagel run, Ha! This time of the year is a CRAZY busy time for us all, so having a super easy appetizer up your sleeve is a huge help. HOW TO MAKE this CREAM CHEESE DIP recipe STEP ONE: In a medium size bowl mix together all of the ingredients, except for the bacon. If you have some extra cheddar bacon cream cheese, it’ll keep well in the fridge for a week or so. An Elite Cafe Media Food Publisher | Updated March 2, 2019 to add some new photos and improve directions! Delicious!! That looks incredible!!!! Cook bacon until crispy either on a skillet over medium-low heat or bake it in a 375 degree F. oven for 15-20 minutes. Damn that looks amazing. Get an ad-free ebook of my most popular recipes, plus be the FIRST to know about new things coming to the site! Spread it on celery sticks or form it into a fancy shape and serve it with crackers on the side. If it is too thick, add a touch of olive oil or bacon drippings. Serve cream cheese in big smears on bagels. Chilling the dip allows all the flavors to really come together, and will make it more of a “scoop-able” consistency. Make your next bagel even better! I made this for my Christmas party over the weekend and everyone LOVED it! Sure, you can buy mix-in cream cheese at many stores these days but you won’t find anything out there like this Loaded Cheddar Bacon Cream Cheese! I know that’s not everyone’s idea of a good recipe adjustment but what is a vegetarian to do?