Saturday, March 6, 2010

Warm Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

This dip is taken straight from the recipe file of my friend Mel. She made it for our Project 320 weekend and all of us nicknamed it "Blue Cheese Crack!" It is seriously SO good, and SO addicting. I made it for bookclub last week, and Matt was sad that something so yummy was leaving the house without him getting even one bite! So I promised I'd make it again soon. We're having some friends over to watch the Oscars tonight and this will be served. If you like Blue Cheese, you'll LOVE this dip! I serve it with sliced green apples and french baguette. YUM.

7 slices bacon, crumbled
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c half & half (or whole milk)
4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
1 t garlic powder
2 T fresh green onions, chopped
3 T smoked almonds, chopped

Cook bacon in large skillet
Once bacon is cooked, remove from pan & let cool.
Chop cooled bacon into small pieces, set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Add half & half (or milk) & mix.
Stir in crumbled bacon, blue cheese, garlic powder & green onions.
Stir until combined.
Transfer to a 2 cup oven proof serving dish.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Before serving, sprinkle with chopped almonds.
Serve with sliced apples and/or sliced french baguette and ENJOY!

If you want step by step pics, visit Mel's blog. She's a naturally her shots are great!

I'm also making Gooey Cake Bars for tonight's dessert. Check 'em out!

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