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I like sports, but I’m not a sports enthusiast.  In fact, most of the time when there is a get together planned around sports, I’m more likely to get excited about the food than I am the game.

And since it’s football season, and everyone is gathering to watch their favorite teams play, you need a good dip recipe to eat while you cheer your team on!  I was actually first drawn to this recipe because I had both some bacon and Swiss cheese that I needed to use up, so I thought I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone.  (That’s kind of a horrible saying, isn’t it?)  But I’m so glad I had those ingredients that needed to be used, because this just may be a new favorite.  You can’t really go wrong when you put cheese and bacon together, but this was seriously addicting.  In fact, I ended up just eating the dip and the bread for dinner!!

Swiss and Bacon Dip
from 30 Minute Meals

total time:  25 minutes

8 slices bacon, chopped
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 rounded teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
3 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
bread and/or veggies, for dipping

Preheat oven to 400F.

Brown bacon in nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Drain crisp bacon bits on paper towels.

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon, Swiss and scallions with cooked bacon. Transfer to a shallow small casserole or baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly at edges, 15 to 18 minutes. Top with chopped smoked almonds. Place dip on a platter and surround warm casserole with breads and carrots for dipping.


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I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!


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9 Responses to Saturdays with Rachael Ray – Swiss and Bacon Dip

  1. Cindy says:

    Something about bacon and cheese that just says "eat me", LOL. YUM-O

  2. Joanne says:

    I'm totally with you. I'm not such a big fan of sports themselves but I like that they give me an opportunity to sit with my friends and eat. this dip sounds awesome! I am definitely going to add it to my football season rotation!

  3. newlywed says:

    This looks SO good. I have actually tried to convince my husband to watch more football because I like football snacks…
    I linked up a RR recipe with you!

  4. scrambledhenfruit says:

    I'd much rather tailgate than watch a football game. 🙂 This dip looks yummy- you can't go wrong with bacon and cheese!

  5. Peabody says:

    I love anything with the word bacon in it. Mmmm.

  6. Monet says:

    I agree. I don't like sports, but I love getting together with family and friends (and eating good food too!) This dip looks delicious, and I'm sure it would be popular at any football or sports party. I love the smoked almonds on top!

  7. Vivienne says:

    lol i like your hitting the bird with 1 stone strategy!

  8. Barbara says:

    Oh my! I've GOT to make this one ASAP! Love all those flavors!

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