Best Dip Ever -Cheesy Bacon Dip

If there’s one dip you’re going to want to make to bring to parties, it’s this cheesy bacon dip. Simply put, it’s the best dip ever!!Cheesy bacon dip, the best dip to bring for parties, cheesy bacon dip in a bread bowl

Let me tell you how I came across the recipe for this cheesy bacon dip: a few years ago when I was getting married, my amazing family/ in-laws threw me this bridal shower. As part of the invites they sent, they included a blank recipe card and asked everyone to bring a recipe to the shower and include it in a recipe box which they gifted me.

Making the best dip ever, cheesy bacon dip in a bread bowlOne of the recipes in that I got at the shower was from a friend who wrote a really cute message about the dip and ended the note with the sentence “WATCH THIS DIP DISAPPEAR every time”

Making cheesy bacon dipLet me tell you, that is exactly what happens when you make this dish! It’s always gone, even the bread bowl the dip is baked in gets broken up into pieces and eaten!

How to make cheesy bacon dipI cannot tell you how many times I’ve made this dip over the years, but it’s a true staple at parties and gets requested ALL the time!!! I would highly recommend making it for any and all parties you have coming up.

Cheesy Bacon Dip
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Cook time
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Recipe type: Dip, Appetizer
Serves: 24
  • ¾ lb thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into little pieces
  • 12 oz sour cream (I use light sour cream)
  • 8 oz cream cheese ( I use ⅓ reduced fat cream cheese)
  • 1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 loaf of round bread (I use a rustic Italian or whatever unsliced round bread they have in the bakery section)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Cook the bacon and cut it into small pieces (alternatively you can cut the bacon and then cook it -
  3. this goes faster). Drain the grease from the bacon by draining/cooling the bacon on a plate covered in a few pieces of paper towel.
  4. In a bowl mix together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth, then add the Worcestershire Sauce and mix, then add the green onions, cheddar and bacon and stir until well combined.
  5. Hollow out the bread round (making sure to leave the bottom in tact) - I cut a shallow disc-like shape out of the top and the scoop out the sides by tearing pieces out. Set insides/pieces aside for serving.
  6. Place hollowed out out of the round bread bowl on top of 2 large pieces of aluminum foil that will cover the dip.
  7. Spoon the dip mixture into the hollowed bread bowl, and then wrap with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve with bread chunks or crackers on the side
Pictures of the dip at a family party:Cheesy Bacon Dip Collage

Note: This recipe has been made by a reader and is featured on my Reader Recreation page. If you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe or tutorial that you’d like to share, just include the hashtag #Sweetphiblog on social media or send me an email to, I love seeing your recreations!

Reader recreation - bacon cheese dip

Reader recreation – bacon cheese dip

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  • nenasinclair

    This looks delicious! A perfect dip for holiday entertaining! Pinned it to my Recipes board! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      Thanks for the comment! This recipe has quickly become a favorite for parties and events and is always being requested 🙂

  • md kennedy

    The Dip sounds awesome – but I also want to hear more about your amazing race! Sounds like a great family activity.

    • Sweetphi

      The amazing race is a great family activity (great for large groups too). So what happens is is that one of my husbands aunts plans different ‘challenges’ and then gives clues to move on to the next activity, teams are made, and then whichever team finishes first, wins. Some examples of the challenges have been: having a bucket of water and sponges, and then empty cups set up around a table, the teams have to fill/carry water with the sponge and then fill the cup, whichever team is done first moves on to the next activity (which was driving to a local park after figuring out a crossword puzzle with the name of the park and then when they got to the designated park, doing a 30 second chicken dance as a team and then moving on.) The teams get very competitive, I was lucky enough to help man one of the stations this year will hopefully get to do the same next year 🙂

  • gudie

    This cheesy dip is what I have been looking for, should be good to make ahead and put in oven just before serving. Thanks.

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