Hot Bacon Dip ~ Nik Snacks

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On 6:30 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks   4 comments

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With the official start of the professional American football season breathing down our necks, it’s time to tailgate! You know how I feel about Fall (boo) but I'm always in the mood for football (yay) In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country—to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a kickin' football tailgate party. Click on their links below to join in on the fun!

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans
64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip by 2 Cookin Mamas
Salsa Verde by A Dish of Daily Life
Slow Cooker Sausage Corn Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Sausage, Peppers + Onions Pigs in a Blanket by A Little Gathering
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers by A Mind Full Mom
Beer & Brats Bake by A Simpler Grace
Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars by An Oregon Cottage
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings by And She Cooks
Blackberry BBQ Sticky Wings by Around My Family Table
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread by Beer Girl Cooks
Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted
Roasted Garlic BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe by Bread Booze Bacon
Smoky Jalapeno Poppers by Brunch-n-Bites
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos by Bucket List Tummy
Deconstructed Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno by Cafe Terra
Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread by Cake 'n Knife
Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas by Casa de Crews
Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Coffee Love Travel
Sea Bass Skewers + Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Dash of Herbs
Easy Chicken Roll Ups with Cream Cheese and Veggies by Family Food on the Table
Bottled Tailgate Cocktails by Feast + West
Smoked Brisket Texas Style by Foodal
Loaded Guacamole by foodbyjonister
Cincinnati Nachos by Foodtastic Mom
Cajun Red Beans and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by For the Love of Food
Grilled Shrimp Pizza by Glisten and Grace
Mini Bell Pepper Nachos by Hello Little Home
Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch
BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren's Kitchen
Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life's Ambrosia
Ricotta & Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen
Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes
Cincinnati Chili Dip by Love & Flour
{Slow Cooker} BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer
Beer Sangria by Mixplorology
Crab Pretzels by Mom's Messy Miracles
Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path
Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen
Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom
Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook
Pretzel Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF, SF) by Shaws Simple Swaps
Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory
Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love
Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers
Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite
German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake
Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass
Meat Lover's Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie
Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian
Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is
Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate
Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once
Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest
Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats
If you're a long time reader, or even a casual Nik Snacks fan, you have to know that I am a huge football fan. There's something about pledging allegiance to your hometown team, your favorite star player from your alma mater or just the love of the gridiron action on the field; and let's not forget the fun colors, decorations and fun smack talk that goes down too.
I am a Carolina girl, through and through but before I knew what Carolina was, I was a fan of any and everything Phildelphia. Philly is the city of my birth and I think it's the best city in the Northeast. Im a Southern lady, but my blood is really just dark green tinged with silver haha! Blending my two football loves into one dish was easy as soon as I was asked to collaborate with 63 other bloggers: Hot Bacon Dip!
Not only is it hot from the oven and full of smokey bacon bits (pigskin, anyone), it's hot with the spice of Texas Pete hot sauce and cooled down with creamy Philadelphia cream cheese. You can't go wrong with anything in this very simple and easy dish for your next tailgate!
Hot Bacon Dip
Serves 8-10

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup Texas Pete Original hot sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
8 slices of bacon, cooked, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
Snack crackers, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Add the cream cheese, milk and Texas Pete to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until combined (alternatively, use a large bowl & spoon or spatula)
3. Add in the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic and mix well.
4. Add mayonnaise and the cooked chopped bacon pieces. Mix well.
5. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Garnish with green onions and serve hot/warm with crackers.


Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

This dip sounds so good! I need to try this for our next game!

Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table said...

Sounds like a delicious dip! All that cheese and bacon - can't go wrong!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie said...

This dip looks like everything I need in my life right now (ie- Bacon!). Can't wait to try it!

Barina Craft said...

Your dip sounds delicious. Definitely a tailgate party must try.

Love how you collaborated with lots of other bloggers for all the food recipes and snack ideas. We have something similar on our site for the liquid refreshment side of things titled "NFL Football Team Inspired Cocktails - Drinks For All 32 Rosters" which would be a great pairing.

Cheers and let's go watch the game.