Bacon Artichoke Dip
Bacon artichoke dip is a creamy appetizer baked to melty perfection. You’ll love this for potlucks, parties, and BBQs alike!
Move over spinach artichoke dip! We are getting ready to one up you in a big way!
The answer is always bacon, isn’t it?
Now put bacon and artichokes in a warm, extra velvety dip? Yes please! It’s a major upgrade to the same old spinach artichoke combo.
With just the right blend of seasoning, a creamy and smoky blend of cheeses and loads of flavor from bacon and your favorite artichokes, you’ll want to make this on repeat for every party!
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Ingredients You’ll Need
Here’s what you’ll need for to make the dip:
- Creamy base – To make this dip extra creamy and delicious, we use cream cheese, sour cream, and regular mayo.
- Garlic – We use fresh garlic and either mince it or crush it.
- Seasonings – You’ll need IItalian seasoning, crushed red pepper, and smoked paprika.
- Cheeses – We use both gruyere and smoked gouda cheese for their creamy texture and great flavor.
- Bacon – You can use your favorite flavor for this.
- Marinated Artichoke – You can use your preferred brand of hearts as long as you quarter, drain, squeeze them dry, and chop them. chopped
Step 1 – Prep work. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. As it heats, lightly grease a baking dish so it is ready for the dip.
Step 2 – Mix the dip. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red peppers, and paprika together until well combined.
Next, fold in the Gruyere cheese, smoked gouda, cooked bacon crumbles, and artichoke hearts.
Step 3 – Bake the dip. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.
Serve hot and enjoy!
What to Serve with It
Serve this awesome app with a variety of dippers. Some of our favorites are:
- bell peppers
- pita chips
- bagel chips
- tortilla chips
All are very excellent choices.
But if you want to make extra special bread, cut a French baguette into thin rounds and brush with butter or olive oil on both sides. Toast the rounds in a 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides. You can even sprinkle a bit of garlic powder or other seasoning on top for a bit of extra flavor if you like.
How to Make it Ahead of Time
If you are bringing this to a potluck or BBQ, you can make it up to 3 days ahead so it is one less thing to worry about the day of the get-together.
Fully assemble the dip and then cover tightly before storing in the fridge. If you are baking it after it has been refrigerated, you may need to add an additional 5 to 10 minutes to ensure it is warmed all the way through.
To store leftovers, tightly seal in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or place in an oven-safe container and heat at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed through.
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Bacon Artichoke Dip
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- ½ cup Sour cream
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon Crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Smoked paprika
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Smoked Gouda, shredded
- 1 pound Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 10 ounces Marinated Artichoke hearts, quartered, drained, squeezed dry, and chopped
- Preheat oven 350 °F
- Lightly grease a baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red peppers, and paprika together until well combined.
- Fold in the Guyere cheese, smoked gouda, cooked bacon crumbles, and artichoke hearts.
- Spoon the mixture into the baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.