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Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

I've tried assorted appetizers before, but this one is a surefire people-pleaser. The thick bacon cheese dip has lots of flavor and keeps my guests happily munching as long as it lasts. I serve it with tortilla chips or sliced French bread. —Suzanne Whitaker, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Tortilla chips or toasted French bread slices

Directions

  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until cheeses are melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Just before serving, stir in bacon. If desired, top with crumbled bacon. Serve warm with tortilla chips or toasted bread.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Cheddar gets its name from a village in England that is known for the delicious cheese.
  • Worcestershire sauce was originally considered a mistake. In 1835, an English lord commissioned two chemists to duplicate a sauce he had tried in India. The pungent batch was disappointing and wound up in their cellar. When the pair stumbled upon the aged concoction 2 years later, they were pleasantly surprised by its unique taste.
  • Check out 34 dips for serious snack attacks.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 261 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.

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    Reviews

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    • rena 55
      Jul 23, 2018

      Such a wonderful combination! This is warm and delicious and good to the last drop! This will be on my party menus!

    • bonito15
      Mar 1, 2017

      Bacon and cheese in a dip - whats not to like - my family loves this and it never lasts long here

    • dillydog
      Apr 27, 2014

      gloppy- boring - nothing special. I wouldn't make again.

    • sugarmag
      Sep 29, 2013

      Look at any pkg. of shredded cheese. YES, 4 cups of shredded is 16 ounces, just as noted in the recipe. Shredded measures up differently, but it is the same on all pkgs./brands of shredded cheeses. READ the packages.....

    • mamafluffy
      Sep 29, 2013

      I've made this, and it is EXCELLENT! Yummy stuff!

    • barb57z
      May 13, 2013

      The ones who wrote a review about the cheese. I currently have a pack of cheese in my hand and 2 cups of cheese equals 8 ounces. Four cups is 16 ounces.

    • bubbastella00
      May 13, 2013

      Dry ingredients measure differently than wet ingredients. A packet of cheese that says 16 oz. is 2 cups. Please look at the packet when you are in the store.

    • um-num-num
      Dec 31, 2012

      ummm ewwww

    • lakeyshiaj
      Aug 1, 2012

      After reading over the reviews and the recipe i wonder how 4 cups of cheese is 16 ounces? shouldn't it be either 2 cups which is 16 ounces or 4 cups which is 32 ounces.... makes sense why it would be too cheesy!

    • calicocatz
      Jul 15, 2012

      I made this dip for a party and it got rave reviews! Easy and tasty!!!