Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Bacon cheese dip baked right in a bread bowl! This one is perfect for hungry football fans!

hot bacon cheese dip recipe

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of dips, but I’m not sure if I properly conveyed my deep love and affection for a good dip.

You see, dips are so creamy and cheesy and dippy. They are fun to eat and are generally filled with some of my favorite things. Dips are fun. They take me to my happy place.

So, please, don’t tell me that it was wrong that my kids ate this bacon cheese dip, and only this dip, for lunch yesterday. It has four major food groups in it! Dairy, protein, grains, and vegetables!

Well, I guess the vegetable group probably isn’t properly covered when you consider I only added a 1/4 cup of a very finely chopped onion, but I’m okay with overlooking that.

We should all live on the wild side once in a while! Besides, dip doesn’t need to be healthy. It just needs to be delicious.

You should also try my fruit dip and chicken dip!

Trust me on this. This bacon cheese dip? Is outta this world. I’ve made a bacon dip before and it was good. Now, however, I know what good really means and this dip blows that other dip outta the water.

Besides, it’s served in a bread bowl which makes this dip infinitely cooler than those other dips that rely on bowls for serving.

Please. Make this dip.

It’d be perfect for lunch. Or, if you’re more reasonable than me, perfect for your next get together.

I guarantee people will beg you  for the recipe.


Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

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  • 1 unsliced round loaf bread
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 7 bacon strips, diced and fried
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the top quarter off the loaf of bread and set aside. Carefully hollow out the inside, leaving a 1 inch shell. Cube removed bread and set aside for dipping.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bow, spoon into bread bowl. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and cover with the reserved top quarter of the loaf to prevent the dip from becoming to brown while baking.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Serve with bread cubes and crackers.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 4783kcal Calories from fat 3321
% Daily Value
Total Fat 369g 568%
Saturated Fat 118g 590%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 503mg 168%
Sodium 7551mg 315%
Carbohydrate 200g 67%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 29g
Protein 164g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g