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, 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.
Remove any tough leaves from the artichoke hearts and chop them in 1/2-inch pieces.
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.
Smooth the top a bit, and sprinkle the mixture with the reserved bacon bits and cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve warm with thin slices of toasted French bread or bagel chips. 8 to 10 servings.
What’s your favorite go-to appetizer recipe for holiday parties?
About Eliza Cross
Eliza Cross is the author of 17 books, including Small Bites, 101 Things To Do With Bacon, and BERRIES. She enjoys sharing ideas to simplify cooking, gardening, and home projects. She is also the owner of Cross Media, Inc. and founder of the BENSA Bacon Lovers Society.
6 thoughts on “Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe”
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Looks yummy. Love turkey but ready for something new. Thanks for the idea.
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
This looks fantastic! I really like the idea of both bacon and the green chilies in the recipe!