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Hot Bacon Cheddar Spread


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, thyme and pepper. Stir in cheese, green onions and half the bacon. Transfer to a greased 3-cup baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, 13-15 minutes or until bubbly. Top with crushed crackers and remaining bacon. Serve with assorted crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers for serving): 105 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Appy_Girl
    Jan 13, 2018

    A 5 star dip. Super easy and Cheesy Good. I added extra scallions including the green tops. This dip needs some chill time and it will be good to go. Use a good grade of cheddar cheese. I grated mine by hand. I also like the way the bacon shows its face as well. Ritz Crackers are the perfect choice. The Buttery cracker really compliments the richness of this spread. I made just half of the recipe. Perfect for just 2.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor. A yummy must try .

  • sameday15
    Dec 31, 1969

    someone brought this in for a work day and it was very very tasty

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