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Warm Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic and Bacon

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Even people that don't like blue cheese love this wonderful hot dip. It can be served with vegetables, but I find that people like it best with French bread."
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1 h servings 155
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1.75 cups)


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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon from skillet, drain on paper towels and crumble.
  2. Place garlic in hot bacon grease. Cook and stir until soft, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place cream cheese and half-and-half in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese and chives. Transfer mixture to a medium baking dish.
  4. Bake covered in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 155 calories; 14.7 1.1 4.7 35 279 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made this dip on Christmas Eve. It was delicious. The only problem I had was there just wasn't enough! Will be making this one again for sure.

Most helpful critical review

fan of blue cheese but did not wow the family- waste of ingrediants

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Made this dip on Christmas Eve. It was delicious. The only problem I had was there just wasn't enough! Will be making this one again for sure.

This dip is incredible served on thinly sliced green apples ....and with a glass of nice white wine... heaven!!!

Good, but salty - not sure if it was the brand of cheese or the bacon (I used less bacon than the recipe called for, but it was still quite salty)

Wonderful flavor and so easy to make. Even friends who normally would avoid anything with blue cheese just loved this dip!

Delicious spread - very flavorful! I kept mine in crockpot at a recent party and it had a tendency to dry out - suggest adding more half & half if you are planning on eating it over the course o...

Even though I don't know if I'll make this again, I had to give it 5 stars. It proved true to the other reviews - even people who don't like blue cheese liked it. I immediately tasted the blue...

Thanks Carol for a wonderful recipe. I made this recipe as directed except I did add four garlic cloves than recommended. I used Tricuits and toasted french bread with flavor EVOO. This was v...

Yum! I used a bottle of real bacon pieces instead due to lack of time. Served with sliced French bread and it was gone in no time. Very rich and tasty!

This dip was a HUGE hit with my friends at the marina! The only thing I would do would be to try low sodium bacon next time. I could taste the blue cheese, but it wasn't overpowering at all. ...