Smoked Almond, Cheddar and Bacon Dip

Smoked almonds and bacon provide rich flavor to a delicious dip featuring two types of cheese.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
3
jars (5 ounces each) process sharp Cheddar cheese spread
1/2
cup milk
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1/2
cup coarsely chopped canned smoked whole almonds
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
Assorted raw vegetables or breadsticks, if desired

  • 1 Heat cream cheese, cheese spread, milk and garlic in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in onions and 1/4 cup of the almonds.
  • 2 Spoon into 1-quart slow cooker to keep warm if desired or into serving bowl. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Serve with vegetables. Dip will hold in slow cooker on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally. 32 servings (2 tablespoons dip each).

Expert Tips

Prepare the dip and spoon into a slow cooker. Tote to the party, then plug in to heat and keep warm.

If you like, purchase the bacon already cooked in the prepared meats area of the grocery store. It is available in strips and chopped and is a great convenience item.

The dip mixture can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Spoon into a slow cooker and refrigerate until ready to heat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.