Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

Let’s take a minute and be honest with ourselves. Fall is here. The weather is here. That certain smell is in the air. And football has begun. Have you started to plan your party for the Big Game yet? I’m sure you have not but it’s time to start thinking about snacks to serve up at your weekly football watching party.

Let’s talk about some obvious fall football flavors: buffalo sauce, blue cheese and lots of chili. While I’m not necessarily about football, I am about the snacks that come along with the territory. These are some of my favorite flavors to indulge in during the fall months and I can never get enough buffalo sauce. Here is some inspiration for this upcoming weekend: Buffalo Chicken Pockets Chipotle Barbecue Burgers with Slaw Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus Let’s bring another football flavor into the equation: bacon. Nothing screams ‘man food’ more than bacon. Now pair that with some of the all new Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles and you’ve got the ultimate football snack. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is so quick and easy to make and full of robust flavors that you may want to consider making a double batch. I chose the Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles for their rich and creamy texture and a more complex flavor for this dip. Pairing this with a peppered bacon and hot sauce gives a spicy kick to the dip with a creamy finish. The dip is best served with carrot and celery sticks or pretzel chips.

I’m sure I’m not the only person that has been fighting the reality of fall but I do know that fall weather brings in some delicious flavors and comfort foods. I would encourage you to step outside of the box and create some new, delicious recipes to share with your family this fall football season and be sure to incorporate more blue cheese into the mix

 

Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

Serves 8 | Finish in 1 hour, 5 minutes
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There’s nothing better for fall than the creamy flavor of blue cheese mixed with bacon.

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) tub whipped cream cheese, 3/4 cup crumbled Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles, 3/4 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, 2 tablespoons minced onion, ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 clove garlic roughly chopped, 1 tablespoon Instantly Fresh Italian Herb Blend, Dash of hot pepper sauce, Salt and pepper to taste, 6 slices peppered bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled, Pretzel chips carrot sticks and celery sticks to serve,

Directions

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cream cheese, blue cheese crumbles, sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish, onion and garlic and pulse until well blended. 2. Add in the Italian herb blend, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper and shredded cheese and pulse until gently combined. Add in the bacon crumbles and pulse 1-2 times to combine. 3. Place the dip mixture into an oven safe dish and cover with foil. Place the dip into the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Serve immediately with pretzels, carrots and celery.


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