This blue cheese bacon dip appetizer is ideal for entertaining! Make it cold or warm, baked in individual cups and serve with fresh grapes or spicy crackers.
Blue Cheese bacon dip appetizer
I don’t normally like blue cheese but when it comes to dips, I would always give blue cheese a thumb up. Blue cheese lends a distinctive, deep and complex flavor to this particular blue cheese bacon dip appetizer, flavor I find truly irresistible, especially when served with spicy crackers. Adding bacon and dry roasted peanuts to this dip bring things to a whole new level of tastiness!
I also love it that blue cheese makes it hard to have too much of this dip as it’s very nourishing! I think this dip can easily be used as salad dressing too or as a dip for potatoes or buffalo wings. Just my opinion but I see this amazing dip as being so versatile! And guess what? This delicious dip makes an awesome snack too! If you want to make it lower in fat you could use lean smoked bacon and low fat yogurt instead of buttermilk and sour cream.
Blue Cheese Bacon Dip Appetizer recipe
- 7 bacon slices, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 (8 oz = 225 gr) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 sour cream
- 4 oz = 125 gr blue cheese (I used Castello Danish blue Traditional – not sponsored, I just happen to love this cheese, my favorite blue cheese ever!)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, halved
- Spicy crackers
- Grapes (optional)
- Pickled cucumbers (optional)
- Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.
- Drain bacon on a paper towel and set aside.
- Add smashed garlic to skillet, and sauté for a minute.
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add buttermilk and sour cream, beating until well combined.
- Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, chives and dill (I crushed the blue cheese with a fork).
- Sprinkle dry roasted peanuts.
- Serve with spicy crackers, grapes or pickled cucumbers.
- If you want a warm dip (I personally find it too heavy), spoon the whole mixture, evenly into 4 individual baking cups. Skip the peanuts for this step. Bake at 350 F = 180 C for 15 minutes or until golden. It may bubble a bit. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts when done.