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Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl

 Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl
This tasty dip disappears whenever I serve it. I like that it is quick and can be made ahead. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 round loaf (1/2 pound) unsliced sourdough bread
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir
  • in the tomato, bacon, basil and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1
  • hour.
  • Cut a 1-1/2-in. thick slice off the top of bread; set aside.
  • Carefully hollow out loaf, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cut removed
  • bread into cubes. Fill bread shell with dip. Serve with bread cubes
  • and crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 134 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.