Hot Bacon Dip

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OK folks, I know I’ve shared lots of football recipes with you since the beginning of the season.  But I gotta say that this might be my favorite one yet!  It’s definitely my favorite dip recipe ever.  A dear friend of mine made it at a party once in college, and I’ve never forgotten how good it was!  In fact, I tried lots of other recipes that seemed similar, but none could compare.  Then I finally got the recipe from my friend, and oh I’m so glad I did!

I made this dip at an Iron Bowl party last weekend.  If you don’t know what the Iron Bowl is, you must not live in the South and you probably haven’t watched the news much in the last few weeks.  And that’s ok.  But allow me to inform you:  the Iron Bowl is the Auburn vs. Alabama football game which is the last game of the regular season each year. It’s called the Iron Bowl because for years it was played in Birmingham, AL, known for its steel industry.  It’s also the most vicious rivalry in the country. Anyway, last week’s Iron Bowl was the MOST EPIC, UNBELIEVABLE, AMAZING GAME EVER!  The game is being touted as “the most impressive game in college football history” and some even say in  the history of all of sports.  It was awesome, and I’m so proud of my Auburn Tigers!!! It’s been a magical season.  And the victory in that game means that Auburn is going to the SEC championship, which is tomorrow! WAR EAGLE!

I know many of you may be NFL fans or not care about football at all, but hey this dip is something EVERYONE will love.  Because who doesn’t love bacon?!  This dip is ssssooo easy and only has 4 ingredients! It doesn’t get simpler than that!  It makes a ton too.  This would be great to serve at any party, and I know with Christmas coming up, you’ll have lots of parties to go to!  I definitely recommend you give it a try, and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Hot Bacon Dip

Yields: 12 servings

Hot Bacon Dip


  • 2 blocks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened (1/3 less fat works)
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 16 oz sour cream (reduced fat works)
  • 2 packs (4.5 oz each) of real bacon bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, reserving some of the bacon pieces for topping.
  3. Pour into a 3 qt casserole dish and top with remaining bacon pieces. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Best served with Frito's Scoops, but it'd also be great with Club crackers, Tostito's, etc.

Source: My awesome friend Ben!



12 thoughts on “Hot Bacon Dip

  1. I never write comments, but I just had to congratulate you and all Auburn fans in your incredible win over Alabama. Through I am a Michigan graduate and die hard fan…go Blue!…that auburn win was one of the most exciting final plays I’ve ever seen. It will leave in the memory of all football fans for a long long time. Congrats!

    • lindsayballen December 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm - Reply Author

      Why thank you Lorna! I’m so proud of the way Auburn has played this year when no one gave them a shot! And that bama game is definitely one for the ages. It’s nice to hear people around the country giving Auburn some accolades! Thanks for taking the time to comment, and War Eagle!

  2. Could I put this in a crockpot in order to keep it warm? Thanks. The Iron bowl was fantastic this year! I live in Alabama and am so proud of both teams. Thanks for the recipe.

    • lindsayballen December 11, 2013 at 10:29 am - Reply Author

      Hi Lolly! I think it would be a great idea to keep it warm in the crockpot! Just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn. I’ll probably try that next time because as it sat out on the counter, it did lose its consistency a little.

    • lindsayballen January 1, 2014 at 8:14 pm - Reply Author

      Oh I’ve never heard of that particular diet. But any diet that allows you to eat this kind of food must be awesome!

  3. If you were taking this to a party can you make this ahead of time and not bake it until you got there? And how far ahead of time do you think you could make it? Thanks! Sounds so yummy!!

    • lindsayballen November 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply Author

      Hi Vickie, I think it would be fine to make ahead of time as long as you keep it refrigerated. I would probably not do it earlier than a couple hours just because the cheese and bacon will get a little mushy.

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