Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

Keep this irresistible dip in mind for the holidays,

it’s red and green!

If you love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich,

now you can enjoy the same flavors in this creamy cheesy dip

Let me show you how easy this is to make!

First cook the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet

Remove the bacon to drain on paper towels

and place tomatoes on the baking sheet

with the rendered bacon fat

Roll them around to coat in bacon grease

Return pan to oven for 10 minutes or until tomatoes burst

Place tomatoes on paper towels to drain and prepare the rest of the dip

Spray a quiche dish or small casserole with cooking spray

Add sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, grated cheddar and garlic

Chop the drained tomatoes and let the juice and seeds run out

Tear the bacon into small pieces and add half of the pieces to the casserole

along with the chopped tomatoes

Mix everything together well, and smooth out the top of the dip

At this point the dip can be covered and refrigerated until baking

{up to 24 hours}

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bake dip until bubbling [time will depend of temperature of dip]

Top the baked dip with reserved bacon pieces and romaine

Serve with crackers, chips, baguette slices, toast points,

celery sticks, romaine scoops, anything you can think of!

This recipe is adapted from Southern Living

Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

All the flavors of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich in a hot cheesy dip!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Roasting time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 8 strips thick sliced bacon
  • 8 oz. Cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 6 oz. grated extra sharp Cheddar {1 1/2 cups}
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • Crackers pita chips, toast points, baguette slices, chips, celery, romaine scoops, endive

Instructions
 

  • Place bacon strips on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, and check to see if it’s done. Return to oven, checking every 2-3 minutes until bacon is crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Place tomatoes on the same baking sheet, and roll them around to coat in rendered fat from bacon. Return to 400 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until they burst. Remove tomatoes to paper towels to drain. Chop tomatoes into smaller pieces.
  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar, tomatoes, and 4 pieces of bacon, torn into small pieces. Put into a quiche dish or round or square shallow casserole dish.
  • Dip can be refrigerated at this point for baking later.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbling. Top with chopped romaine and remaining bacon, torn into small pieces. Serve with your choice of dippers or provide a knife for spreading on toast or bagette slices. Serves 8-10

Notes

Leftovers make a great sandwich spread, reheat in microwave and spread on toasted bread or spread on bread and cook in a skillet like a grilled cheese sandwich
Keyword bacon, lettuce, tomato, BLT dip, cheese and bacon dip, Christmas appetizer, easy party dip, holiday food

You can also eat the dip as a sandwich spread,

reheat in microwave or the oven and spread on toasted bread

or spread on bread and cook in a skillet like a grilled cheese sandwich

πŸŽ„ Keep this in mind for the upcoming holidays! πŸŽ„

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Comments
25 Responses to “Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip”
  1. Martha says:

    This is perfect for the holidays, thanks for sharing!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks so yummy! One night a week during the holiday season we made it a tradition to have finger foods for dinner and watch a Christmas movie with our kids. I’m definitely going to make this for one of our movie nights. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. This sounds good. I love the idea of rolling the tomatoes around in the bacon grease vs. oil for that extra flavor!

  4. Such a fun idea, and really striking to look at!

  5. Jenna, this dip looks so delicious and perfect for the holidays! I must give this a try!

  6. rawsonjl says:

    That sounds like such a delicious party dip! Pinned.

  7. Sounds like a hearty party dip Jenna:@)

  8. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! What a fun dip for football season or the holidays β™₯

  9. lghiggins says:

    Oh, this looks wonderful, Jenna, and it has key words that are winners: cheese and bacon. What could be better? I’ll be right over.πŸ˜‰

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    This sounds so delicious Jenna, think I would eat this as my meal!

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh MY! This is a must try this holiday season! Pinning and making! Thank you! πŸ˜‹ I really also like the idea tht it can be used as a sandwich spread and or grill cheese type sandwich also. How cool is that!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 511. We will be live for our special Thanksgiving Edition on Tuesday this week, be sure and stop by! Hope you have a very special Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  13. Kitty says:

    Ooh Jenna, this dip sounds so yummy! I like the idea of making a grilled sandwich with it, too. Your family is lucky to have you!

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