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. And you might want to double it—we never 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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