Warm Bacon Cheese Dip

A warm bacon cheese dip that can be prepared in minutes and is a crowd pleaser. Bring it over to a friend’s house to watch the game and it will be the first thing to go.

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip | The Girl Who Ate Everything

What I love about football food is that no one judges it.

It doesn’t have to be pretty. Hands are the preferred utensil. And you don’t find people standing around the food table mentally calculating calories and serving sizes. It’s just about down and dirty, full of flavor food.

This Warm Bacon Cheese Dip is just that. Nothing in this world can beat soft sourdough bread scooping up warm creamy dip filled with bacon and cheese. I mean really. Beat that. Tonight kicks off the first game of the NFL season and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

My family claimed it as an instant favorite. It spends an hour in the oven, gently warming up and teasing your tastebuds with its aroma. The bread gets slightly toasted and the dip gets cheesy and warm.
Warm Bacon Cheese Dip | The Girl Who Ate Everything

 This dip has bacon, onions, cheese, and is seasoned perfectly.

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Hollow out a sourdough round saving the inside pieces to use for dipping. Please use sourdough. The texture and taste just can’t be beat by anything else. Fill the bread with your creamy mixture, wrap in heavy duty foil and bake on a low heat for an hour.

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip | The Girl Who Ate EverythingUm…it’s addicting. Try to stop eating it.Warm Bacon Cheese Dip | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 16 servings
  • 1 round loaf (1 pound sourdough bread)
  • 1 package (8 ounces cream cheese, softened)
  • 1-1/2 cups 12 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 pound sliced bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Assorted crackers for dipping
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread. Hollow out the bread leaving a 1-inch shell. Slice the removed bread into cubes and save for dipping.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until blended; stir in bacon and onions.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out bread. into bread shell. Wrap the bread in heavy duty foil and bake for 1 hour or until heated through. Unwrap and give the dip a stir if needed. Serve with crackers and reserved bread cubes.
  5. Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/warm-bacon-cheese-spread#ixzz3CP7t7Twu
Recipe Notes
Source: Taste of Home

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  1. Go Seahawks! The game was great. This dip looks even better. Will have to use it for the next Seahawks game since I didn’t check my emails early enough. But anything with bacon has to be great. Will let you know how my family likes it. : ) Thanks!!!

  2. Sounds yum! I make an awesome dip like this in Australia called a cob loaf. Use sour cream, bacon, cheese, onion and curry powder. Tastes amazing!

  3. Oh baby, I can smell it! xoxo Celia

  4. This looks yummy, I’ve gotta make it, Pinned!

  5. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds like heaven!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  6. I have this in the oven right now! My husband has been really excited all week to try Little Caesar’s pretzel crust pizza so I’m making this to dip the crust in:) Since it’s just the two of us I cut the recipe in half but it smells delicious!!!

  7. I am a Packers fan & was sad that we lost last nite, but the Seahawks do have a good team. This dip sounds yummy! thanks for adding it here.

  8. Oh my goodness does this bring back memories! I love this dip, it’s so delicious and I made it at least more than 10 years ago!!! OK I had to go look it up and it was a contest winner and originally published in TOH in 2003, so i’m sure that is when I made it last, 11 years ago! I must have lost the recipe but I have definitely thought about it more than once over the last 10 years. Thanks for bringing this back, this is definitely going on my next get together for whatever menu and I won’t lose this again!!!!!

  9. I just made this for game day & it’s delicious! Huge hit! Thank you for the amazing recipe.

  10. Could you just mix the ingredients and serve cold??

  11. It’s that time of the year when it’s dip dip dip. Football—-holidays—-regular dinner parties—potlucks.
    And who doesn’t love bacon?

  12. Wow – sounds really good. Thank you.

  13. This is everything I have ever wanted in a dip!

  14. Hello from Iowa :))
    This dip looks wonderful ! What are the yummy crackers that are shown by the bread bowl?
    (Go vikings) !!!
    Marilyn **

  15. Hmmm, just one bread bowl doesn’t make enough. I’m thinking I’ll double the recipe, bake it in a casserole dish and serve with sourdough toasts.

  16. I made this for a party this afternoon and it was the first dish emptied. Awesome dip!

  17. Could you make this in just a casserole dish with the same cooking instructions? I’m not a huge fan of sourdough bread and thought it’d still be good in a casserole dish!?

  18. Would this work in a small crock pot?

  19. My new go-to app (sans onion). Raves all around! 10 out of 10!

  20. This was a very good hit for our company everyone ate, even the bread was eaten. We cut the shell in pieces. Giving this 5 star!

  21. This sounds so delicious!! Dips are always my favorite. Pinned!