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Beth Dreiling Hontzas Photo by: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Warm Turnip Green Dip

Transfer the dip to a 1- or 2-qt. slow cooker set on WARM so guests can enjoy this creamy dip throughout your party. To make it spicier, serve your favorite brand of hot sauce on the side.

Southern Living OCTOBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Broil:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (16-oz.) package frozen chopped turnip greens, thawed
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Preparation

1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven.

2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot drippings 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of Dutch oven. Stir in turnip greens, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly heated. Transfer to a lightly greased 1 1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

3. Broil 6 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle evenly with bacon.

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