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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Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

6 thoughts on “Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe”

  1. This recipe is one to try out with a houseful of guests this holiday season. Perfect for health-conscious individuals and meat lovers alike! Thanks so much for sharing. The photos are very persuasive! Best regards, “Farmer Doug” @ Ladybug’s Mew in Yellow Point, B.C. Canada

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