Make lots of this bacon green onion dip because it’s so addictive, you can’t stop eating it!
Bacon Green Onion Dip: Great For Snacking
If you’re like me, you love snacking on a good savory dip on crackers. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to snack on!
Are you a bacon lover too? I’m thinking who isn’t!! Well, if you are then this is the dip for you. It’s loaded with bacon and I mean really loaded. It’s not just a strip or two crumbled in or “run through on stilts” as my mom would have said. There’s 10 strips crumbled in here and that’s probably about half a pound!
Like Cheese And Garlic?
This bacon green onion dip has you covered there too.
There’s a fair amount of grated cheese in this dip. Along with the bacon and green onions, the addition of the grated cheese makes this even more savory. You may use either Parmesan or Romano. I tend to use Romano because of it’s more robust flavor. However, if you don’t care for that variety, Parmesan will do just nicely.
I used garlic powder in this mainly because I was too lazy to mince garlic that day, but feel free to mince up some fresh garlic for this or you can use the dehydrated minced garlic. If you do use the dehydrated kind, you’ll have to let the dip sit a while so the garlic re-hydrates and imparts flavor. As far as using the minced garlic you can buy in the produce department of your supermarket, I suggest bypassing that as there has been problems in the past with bacteria. Convenience is not worth getting sick!
Works Well Warm
Like most cream cheese-based dips, this one also works well warm.
Of course it will have a more liquid texture, however that texture works better with chips as the chips won’t crack. A slow cooker set on “warm” does the trick here.
The warm way is the best way to go if you’re having a big-game party for the Super Bowl. But make sure you make tons of this because it’ll disappear very quickly!
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
- ⅓ c. grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ c. sliced green onions - optional
- 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; add onions and mix well. Stir in bacon. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.
- If desired - add diced pimentos and have a festive looking dip! About 2 tbs would be good.