Hot Bacon Spinach Dip Recipe has a restaurant-style flavor and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Bacon adds smoky and salty flavor to this creamy appetizer. It’s the preferred game-day snack with my crew!
By the way, French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread is another popular dip recipe.
Everyone loves the cold spinach dip in a bread bowl that Knorr made popular. However, I feel like this version is even better. It’s an easy dip to throw together and I always have the ingredients on hand for those unexpected and last-minute parties! The bacon adds a much-needed punch. Bacon always makes everything better!
HOT BACON SPINACH DIP RECIPE
If you’re looking for a go-to dip, this is your recipe! I make this for tailgating and parties and there is never any left. The secret is the trifecta of creaminess from the sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise.
- Mayonnaise adds silkiness and great flavor.
- Sour cream adds a tang that you really can’t get from anything else, maybe buttermilk, but buttermilk in dip makes it too thin.
- Cream cheese is essential in any good dip. It adds richness and lusciousness.
Can I substitute the mozzarella?
Yes, absolutely. Any melty cheese will bring the dip together. Mozzarella is mild and will let the other flavors shine through. As well, cheddar is always a good choice for dips. This dip also works well with white cheddar, fontina, or provolone.
For the spinach in your Hot Bacon Spinach Dip
I really don’t recommend fresh spinach for dips. For frozen, make sure the spinach is thawed. Make sure you squeeze out any excess liquid so that your dip is watery.
What can I use for dippers?
I like to serve this dip with Scoops, sturdy crackers, or tortilla chips. Additionally, to keep it healthier you can use cucumber, radishes, carrots, and celery.
While you’re here, check out these dip recipes
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.
I updated this post from an earlier version dated June 9, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
Hot Bacon Spinach Dip Recipe
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- 10 oz frozen spinach thawed
- 16 oz cream cheese blocks, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 12 oz bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1 Tablespoon red pepper or to taste
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- Scoops to serve
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain spinach and press between layers of paper towels, set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, red pepper, and thyme until smooth. Stir in feta, spinach, and mozzarella cheese until blended. Spoon into a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon evenly over top. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brown and bubbly. Serve with butter crackers like Ritz brand, tortilla chips, or Frito style chips like Scoops.
- You can make this earlier in the day before your event and refrigerate then cook right before guests arrive.
- Serve with Scoops, sturdy crackers, or Tortilla chips
I’m about to try this spinach and bacon dip. I’m confused about the red pepper and the amount (1 TBL).
Can you elaborate?
I used 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, not ground red pepper. Of course, you can add less
Debbie Caraballo says
OOPS! Sorry, Paula…had a very bad senior moment up there! lol…Had just looked at aforesaid blog, so….got a bit confused…please forgive! Love the dip!
I had a senior moment all day yesterday and I’m not even a senior! lol! I like this dip and with the bacon it’s different from the popular spinach dip. Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie Caraballo says
Paula, this dip sounds divine! Spinach dip is a big favorite of mine, but this takes it over the top! Saw it this morning on Mommy’s Kitchen. 🙂
Paula Jones says
Thank you! I corrected it, can't leave the spinach out of Hot Spinach & Bacon dip after all!! 🙂
is it safe to assume that you add the spinach at the same time as you Stir in feta and mozzarella cheese until blended? You left the spinach set aside in the above instructions lol, but sounds like a terrific dip, I shall try it sometime, thanks for sharing 🙂
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