This Bacon Cheese Dip Is All You Need on Game Day

Looking for a go-to dip for game day? Well, your prayers have been answered. Allow me to introduce you to the dip I make every year without fail: Ooey Gooey Bacon Cheese Dip. My recipe is inspired by this cheddar bacon dip from Kitchen Meets Girl. I started using this recipe after eating pounds of pretzels and beer cheese for every single football gameI was tired of the same old song and dance and wanted something new.

Something about this recipe— the idea of warm cheese and crispy bacon, perhaps—made me realize that it was time I stepped my game up. No more letting my team down with sub-par game day snacks. Then, a miracle was born, and I've never regretted a single scoop of this savory bacon cheese dip since then.

Bacon Cheese Dip

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • 16 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese - optional
  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

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Step 2

Cut bacon into squares with a knife or kitchen shears, cook in skillet, then set aside.

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Step 3

Combine softened cream cheese, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and bacon in a bowl.

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Step 4

Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and cover with panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and hot.

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Step 5

Serve with bread slices, crackers, pretzels, or veggies.

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Go stock up on ingredients and prepare to be hailed as a game day dip superhero. Just remember not to cook the bacon in your favorite game day shirt, or else you'll smell for the rest of the game!