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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