Monday, March 7, 2011
Bacon Cheese dip
Bacon Cheese Dip
I got this recipe from my Best Friend Angie. I have changed it a little (like I always do), but it is essentially her dip. This is so super rich and cheesy and bacony. Everything is better with bacon right? It's way easy. I made this for my birthday, and have had quite a few requests for this recipe! Feel free to change it up, and let me know how it goes!
I actually preferred the trader Joe's 3 cheese Italian mix, its less oily that this one was. Just pretend that is Trader Joe's cheese. Or if you prefer to grate a bunch of cheeses, this has Parmesan, provolone and I think mozzarella in it. Feel free to use whatever cheese strikes your fancy.
Chop up your bacon into about 1/2 inch pieces.
I used the whole package. This is not health food.
Dice 1/2 a yellow onion
Throw the bacon into a sizzling hot saute pan.
Let that render down.
While the bacon is cooking, dice up your green onions.
I love green onions...
Once your bacon is crisp...
Use a slotted spoon to pull it out of the grease. Drain as much of the grease as you can. I would even suggest putting it on a paper towel to drain before doing the next step.
After your bacon has drained for a bit on the paper towel, throw it into a bowl.
( I am trying to help you avoid the greasy mistake I made!)
Toss the diced onions into the bacon grease.
Let those cook until translucent and they have caramelized some.
(the little brown edges are so tasty)
then scoop those out.
(let those rest on a paper towel for a bit as well. You don't wanna be like me and toss the whole greasy mess in the bowl)
Add the drained onions to the bowl.
3/4 cups of mayo.
The can said these were hot, but it lied. You can use as hot or as mild as you like. me and duck like a little heat in our cheesy bacon dip!
Add the cheese.
Pour into an 8x8 baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees.
Until it's all bubbly and oozy and yummy!
Serve with sourdough bread, or my favorite, tortilla chips!
Give it to your husband while its still bubbly,
then look all innocent when he burns his mouth...
Seriously there is so many ways you could change this up. Add cream cheese, red bell pepper, Cheddar cheese. I don't know what else. This is always a hit around here!
1 package bacon
3/4 cups mayonnaise
1/2 large yellow onion (about 1/2 a cup when diced)
1 bunch green onions (about 1/3 of a cup when diced)
1 can green chili's
2 cups 3 cheese blend cheese (I like Trader Joe's)
Chop bacon into about 1/2 inch pieces. Render that down until crispy. remove from pan. Drain. add diced onions to hot bacon grease. Saute until translucent and caramelized. Remove from pan to drain. Add drained bacon and onions to a bowl. Add diced green onion, mayonnaise and cheese. mix well. put in an 8 x 8 baking dish. cook at 350* for 40 minutes. serve with tortilla chips or sourdough bread, It is very good served in a bread bowl!