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Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 12 to 15 servings
This warm blue cheese dip is one of our top-rated appetizer recipes and ideal for entertaining. You can bake it in individual cups or a 1-quart dish and serve with fresh fruit, crackers or flatbread.

Ingredients

  • 7 bacon slices, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Grape clusters
  • Flatbread or assorted crackers

How to Make It

  1. Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon, and set aside. Add minced garlic to skillet, and sauté 1 minute.

  2. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add half-and-half, beating until combined. Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, and chives. Spoon mixture evenly into 4 (1-cup) individual baking dishes.

  3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle evenly with chopped walnuts, and serve with grape clusters and flatbread or assorted crackers.