Crock Pot Cheesy Bacon Dip

I’ve always been a sucker for dips.  There’s something about eating dip …. chips, veggies, fruit, or almost anything that you can dip into different kinds of dips, makes it taste better.  When my 18 year old was just a toddler, I’d give him cooked green beans and get him some ketchup to dip them into so that he would eat something green.  He loved it.  He thought it was fun to dip his food.

 

Well, this recipe is much more fun than green beans in ketchup.  This recipe has cream cheese and bacon!  And if you think you don’t like cream cheese, maybe you haven’t tried this dip!  My mother-in-law always told us how she doesn’t like cream cheese, then she tried this dip and suddenly it was the best dip she’d ever had.  She had no idea it had cream cheese in it.  It turns out, she just thought she didn’t like cream cheese.  Now, I can’t say that I’ll ever get her to eat recipes with cream cheese  in them on a regular basis, but I will keep trying.  :)

 

Bacon Cheese Dip

 

Here’s the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup sliced green onion

Directions:

  1. Stir together all ingredients.
  2. Place in slow cooker and cook on low until heated through.
  3. Can turn to Keep Warm once heated through so that it doesn’t scorch.

 

 

You can serve this with cut up vegetables, french bread, crackers or chips.  We doubled this recipe, because we made it for a large party AND we served it with tortilla chips.

 

Crockpot Cheesy Bacon Dip


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe

Baylee's 18th Birthday

 

Monday, was my son’s 18th birthday.  18!  I have been a mom for 18 years?  How is that possible?  We had a surprise birthday party for him on Saturday evening and the theme of the party was BACON!  All food had bacon in it except for the peanut butter cup cake.  We had about 25 people in our house to feed, so I was super glad that we (my girls and I) had made a large variety of bacon-y foods.  We had bought 12 pounds of bacon to use, just in case.  We ended up using about 9 pounds…so we did go through quite a bit of it, but not all on this one dish.

 

One of the favorite dishes of the day was the Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites.  OK, maybe that was MY personal favorite.  There were lots of favorites and I’ll be sharing them with you through the week.  But first, let me share with you all about the bacon wrapped chicken bites.  They were the perfect mixture of flavors.  I love bacon and I love chicken.  Combine the two and wow, I love that flavor!

 

Bacon Chicken Bites 4

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

 

Bacon
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Brown Sugar

Bake on Cookie Sheet with cooling rack on it or a broiler pan.

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line Broiler Pan or Cookie Sheet with foil to avoid a horrible burned on mess from the brown sugar.
  3. Cut chicken into 2-3″ pieces.  Bacon Chicken Bites
  4. Slice bacon into the size of piece that will wrap around the chicken, usually in half.
  5. Wrap bacon around chicken pieces.  (No need to use a toothpick, it will stick to the chicken).Bacon Chicken Bites 2
  6. Roll in brown sugar.
  7. Place on roaster pan or cooling rack which is on top of a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, turning once at 15 minutes.  Bacon should be crispy on all sides, but not burned.

 

Now, I know you’re wondering exactly how much you should use.  We were making A LOT, so what we used will differ from what you will need.  We used 5 pounds of chicken and 2.5 pounds of bacon to complete these.  If you’re not wanting to make a large bowl, as pictured above, then you could get away with a much smaller amount.  That 7.5 pounds of meat served 25 people.  Yes, it was all gone, but that’s OK.  I’m pretty sure everyone got to try it!

 

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Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob on the Grill

Bacon Wrapped

 

This weekend, we had a surprise birthday party for my oldest child, who will be turning 18 this week.  He is one of those kids who LOVES bacon.  He talks about it all the time.  If he hears bacon, he wants it.  So… my girls and I decided that we wanted to have a surprise party for him AND make it a bacon party.  So… the next few days, I’ll be sharing all of the recipes that we used, because they were ALL a hit!  I mean, everyone raved about these recipes!

 

The first recipe I want to share with you is the bacon wrapped corn on the cob.  We used fresh corn, that we recently removed the husks from.

 

Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cop

Here’s what you need:

 

  • Corn on the cob
  • Bacon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Here’s what to do:

 

1.  Peel the husks off of the corn on the cob.

2.  Wrap bacon around each piece of corn.

3.  Place in foil.

4.  Add Salt and Pepper

5.  Close foil up, leaving little handles on the end for easy turning.

6.  Grill on the grill for about 20 minutes, being sure to turn it 1/4 turn every 5 minutes.

 

Be careful not to leave it on each side for too long, otherwise it will burn!  (We had several black pieces, thanks to this!).  It can be tedious getting them turned often enough, but….well worth it to get the bacon crispy around the corn but the corn not overcooked.

Bacon WrappedCorn on the Cob

Don’t miss out on the next few recipes.  There will be Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Bacon Cheese Dip, Chicken Bacon Bites, and Bacon Jalapeno Poppers.