Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

Hot bacon dip recipe at Happy Simple Living blog

Last year I wrote a book called 101 Things To Do With Bacon. What I’ve since learned is that if you write a bacon cookbook and then show up at a potluck with some oddball dish that doesn’t include bacon, the guests are likely to shun you for the rest of the party.

With that in mind, I decided to improvise with a hot dip recipe that blends all the yummiest ingredients I could think of—including, of course, crispy, crunchy bacon.

Hot bacon dip ingredients at Happy Simple Living blog

Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip

  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 1 13.5-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Chop or crumble the bacon finely, reserving about a fourth of the bacon bits to sprinkle on top.

Crumbled bacon at Happy Simple Living blog

Remove any tough leaves from the artichoke hearts and chop them in 1/2-inch pieces.

Chopped artichoke hearts at Happy Simple Living blog

In a 1 1/2-quart ovenproof dish, combine the mayonnaise, three-fourths of the bacon bits, the artichoke hearts, the Monterey Jack cheese, 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese (reserve the remaining 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top) and chiles.

Hot bacon dip at Happy Simple Living blog

Smooth the top a bit, and sprinkle the mixture with the reserved bacon bits and cheese.

Hot bacon dip at Happy Simple Living blog

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve warm with thin slices of toasted French bread or bagel chips. 8 to 10 servings.

Hot bacon dip recipe at Happy Simple Living blog

What’s your favorite go-to appetizer recipe for holiday parties?

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P.S. If you like bacon, you should visit my sister website Bensa International – the exclusive society for bacon lovers! You’ll find more bacon recipes including appetizers like bacon-wrapped scallops, a homemade bacon vodka recipe and bacon Bloody Marys!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of six books about home design and food. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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