Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip Recipe
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Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Move over, spinach-artichoke dip! Bacon adds an extra layer of smokiness to this fabulous recipe. You might want to double the recipe because you probably won't have any leftovers. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pita bread wedges, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without pita wedges): 141 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 teaspoons in pan. Add artichoke hearts and garlic to drippings; cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, onion salt, salt and pepper until smooth. Beat in lemon juice. Fold in artichoke mixture and half of the bacon.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining bacon; top with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pita wedges. Yield: 12 servings (1/4 cup each).
Originally published as Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip in Taste of Home September/October 2014 , p75

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Idahogem1 User ID: 4985974 240131
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I made this for our office "12 pounds" of Christmas and everyone loved it! I ran out of plain cream cheese so had to substitute chive & onion cream cheese but it worked out great! I also didn't bake it but instead mixed in the Parmesan cheese and put it into a mini crock pot to keep warm at the office. Great Dip! VTOHFE"

opalsemeralds User ID: 1540060 235550
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Made this this evening. Fantastic. I used full fat sour cream as I'm on a low carb diet and this hit the nail on the head for that. Didn't use chips, pita bread or vegetable stick, just ate it with a fork! It's that good, but will serve it with something else for guests. This is a keeper."

MarjorieH2 User ID: 7042130 235066
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Very good, and easy to make too. It was the hit of a party I took it to, everyone thought that it was really great tasting dip with crackers."

swinny User ID: 1858482 201065
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"We enjoyed this for football day!! Delish :) Served with tortilla chips and celery sticks."

vbsteffer User ID: 3608900 201064
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I didn't have onion salt, so i used celery salt. it is great with carrots and chips.

I'll make this again!"

UrLadyChef User ID: 2799208 213680
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Deleted the salt and chose to toast Naan bread rounds was great recipe!!!!"

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