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.


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Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipes, easy dip recipes, game day recipes
Calories: 213 kcal

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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Bacon Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 42mg1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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