We are starting a new series of #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday recipes that we have been given in the past to give our supporters some oldie-but-goodie recipes to try! Here is a Warm Bacon Blue Cheese Dip submitted to us by Mary Jo Walsh this past spring. The bacon would be great to prepare in our flameware skillet, and you can use one of Katie Teesdale’s Bitsy Bakers as a baking and serving dish for the dip.
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Warm Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
7 bacon slices, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup half & half
4 oz blue cheese (preferably Maytag), crumbled
2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
Cook bacon until almost crisp (about 7 minutes). Drain fat. Add garlic and cook until bacon is totally crisp. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add half & half and beat until combined. Add bacon mixture, blue cheese, and chives to cream cheese mixture. Transfer to a oven proof backing dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Serve with assorted crackers, bread, carrots, celery, or other veggies.
Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before baking.
Submitted by Mary Jo Walsh