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Cheese and Bacon Dip

Cheese and Bacon Dip

This cheesy bacon dip  is made in about 5 minutes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese and Bacon Dip, Dips
Servings: 10
Calories: 264kcal


  • 12 oz Bacon 350 g,chopped
  • 8 oz Cream cheese  250 g, softened
  • 1 cup Sour cream  preferably full fate
  • ¾ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder  or sub with onion powder
  • 1 cup Shredded tasty or cheddar cheese 
  • 1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Shallots / scallions chopped (4 – 5 stalks)


  • 1 Round cob bread  sourdough works best
  • 5 Jatz / Ritz or other plain savoury cracker  crushed
  • Oil spray


  • Cook bacon in a non stick skillet / fry pan over high heat until browned. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and garlic powder together in a heat proof bowl.
  • Stir through most of the bacon, all the cheese and most of the shallots. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. The dip may look like the oil from the cheese has separated. Just stir well and it will come (and stay) together.
  • If serving as is, pour into a serving bowl, top with remaining bacon and shallots.
  • Serve with crackers, chips and the bread you pulled out to create the bread bowl


  • If making this in a bread bowl. use a small knife to cut a circle on the top of the cob loaf then remove enough bread to make a bowl. Pour the dip into the bowl.
  • Top with crushed crackers, spray with oil. Bake for 20 minutes at 180C/350F until top is golden.
  • Top with remaining bacon and shallots. Serve warm.


 Nutrition per serving, assuming 10 servings, excluding bread 

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size94g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories264
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 23.7g 37%
    • Saturated Fat 11.8g 60%
    • Trans Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 55mg 19%
  • Sodium 337mg 15%
  • Potassium 107mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.8g 3%
    • Sugars 1.5g
  • Protein 7.1g 15%

  • Vitamin A 14%
  • Vitamin C 3%
  • Calcium 14%
  • Iron 3%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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