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Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe

Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe

This tasty dip disappears whenever I serve it. I like that it is quick and can be made ahead. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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

2 tablespoons: 134 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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devans7474 User ID: 5273532 250099
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"I made this for a 4th of July party and it was a big hit. easy to prepare and delicious! Will definitely make this again. It's a keeper!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 238425
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Really yummy :) I didn't have very much cream cheese so used creme fraiche instead - of course it made it runnier but was still good. I added some salt too which it seemed to need."

Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 232725
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"This is very good! I made it exactly as directed the first time and served it at our Friends' Friday Night card party and everyone loved it. The last time I made it I ended up substituting grape tomatoes from my garden cut into 8 pieces each (yes, you can easily slice grape tomatoes ) enough to make 1 cup of tomatoes and used 1/2 cup packaged real bacon bits (packed) which also turned out very well and was just a s tasty. This is a keeper!"

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 228464
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"Crazy good! I could eat it with a spoon!"

Gottabekiddingme User ID: 8016965 142428
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Great recipe as it is. I also tried it with a little pesto substituted for the basil and added some fresh crab meat and a little lemon juice. Also yummy."

Meliss83 User ID: 2892827 89132
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Loved this dip, I use sundried tomatoes instead of the fresh. Gives a richer flavour."

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