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Warm Bacon Cheese Spread Recipe

Warm Bacon Cheese Spread Recipe

My friends threaten not to come by unless this dip is on the menu! The rich spread bakes right in the bread bowl and goes well with almost any dipper. Plus, cleanup is a breeze. -Nicole Marcotte, Smithers, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. Cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cut the removed bread and top of loaf into cubes; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until blended; stir in bacon and onions.
  • 3. Spoon into bread shell. Wrap in a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 24x17 in.). Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with crackers and reserved bread cubes. Yield: 4 cups.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Worcestershire adds a delicious savory flavor (aka umami) to recipes.
  • This makes a mean seafood dip as well! Just swap out the bacon for an equal amount of lump crab, cooked shrimp or a combination of the two.
  • Nutritional Facts

    2 tablespoon: 132 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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    germanycook User ID: 6411056 270031
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

    "I wasn't able to access the recipe when I needed to make this, so made it with cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing powder, bacon and shredded cheese. Forgot to heat it up and it was still an absolute hit! YUMMY!"

    teachna User ID: 5500528 259102
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

    "Everyone raved about this recipe!!! I prepared as is with no changes. Definitely a keeper."

    sd20 User ID: 5560294 238882
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

    "We loved it and so easy to make."

    mptwins User ID: 5671414 238153
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

    "Making this now and it has a wonderful flavor. I did not serve in a bread bowl because of family having celiac and not being able to have gluten. I prepped as normal but then threw it in a mini crockpot (for dips) to warm and serve. I used sweet onion because that's all I had on hand and used much less, probably just a few pinches to get some flavor. Will keep this in hand for an easy go to for parties!"

    papa60 User ID: 2543625 231209
    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

    "Omg I made this last weekend for some friends I should have made two they just loved it thank you so much this is a keeper !!!"

    Floweryone User ID: 1804784 218022
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

    "To me, this just screams out for garlic and then it would be perfect!"

    puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 213949
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

    "make it every holiday. it's the best"

    jdymur User ID: 1553720 136694
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

    "I am being asked again to make this fabulous dip. Even the bread bowl gets eaten!!! Try it! It will not disappoint!"

    cglenmichalski User ID: 5091732 89362
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

    "Received rave reviews!"

    twinmama78 User ID: 3451598 42240
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

    "I am usually not welcome to attend parties unless I have this dip with me! Since I don't like onions, I have never put them in it, but that does not change the rave reviews this gets."

    raych32 User ID: 1013655 54189
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

    "I made this for the first time as a Thanksgiving appetizer. Everyone loved it! Can't wait to make it again."

    MNixon4746 User ID: 6361798 86648
    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

    "TOTALLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    patpierceall User ID: 4811005 42239
    Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

    "Way too salty."

    Wrangler505 User ID: 1439094 86647
    Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

    "This the first thing to go when I bring it to a party. Very Yummy"

    Gtat User ID: 5344462 45313
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

    "I make this every year for our superbowl get together its gone way before half-time..."

    becky8637 User ID: 2754900 136692
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

    "Yum! This was delicious. Everyone liked it!"

    Detrick User ID: 1002007 66050
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

    "Excellent recipe. I double it and freeze it in smaller containers so that we always have it on hand. Yum!"

    khuser User ID: 2552938 122599
    Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

    "Love this recipe!!!! The ladies at work always want this brought at potlucks; its a must at family gatherings--wherever this goes, I need to take the recipe along. Give it a try--you'll love it, too!"

    brennemanrs User ID: 918569 42237
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

    "This was a great recipe. I have made it several times now."

    Stef_j13 User ID: 3368176 86646
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

    "I made this for a Christmas party I went to... everyone LOVED this dip and raved about it. It was easy to make and really quite tasty!"

    ksucidlo User ID: 3909449 37487
    Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

    "Absolutely! My family quickly decided this should become a holiday tradition in our house. We now make it for every special occasion."

    wcsaville User ID: 2558664 53202
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

    "This is absolutely delicious!"

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