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Slow-Cooker Bacon Caprese Dip

By Cindy Rahe
Created January 10, 2017
Proving once again that bacon makes everything better, this slow-simmered appetizer screams summer.

Disagree all you want, to me, caprese salad is an ultimate summertime dish. Its simplicity is perfect for those lazy, hot days when tomatoes and basil are at their peak. And while tomatoes and basil may be best in the summer, melt-y cheese and bacon are perfect year round! So, why not combine everything together in an easy, crowd-pleasing slow cooker dip? 

The gooey cheese combined with salty bacon, sweet tomatoes and fresh basil is truly addicting, making this a satisfying, easy appetizer to share with friends and family on any summer day.

The dip comes together with just a few ingredients: bacon, three cheeses (cream, Mozzarella and Parmesan), sun-dried tomatoes, basil and juicy fresh tomatoes.


Once the bacon is cooked and the cheeses are melted, place everything in your slow cooker to keep it warm and bubbling. I use (and love!) the Cook and Carry by Crockpot at my get-togethers and in everyday cooking. It’s so convenient when bringing it out of the house, whether I’m headed to the deck or a friend’s house.


Then, garnish the dip with more bacon, diced fresh tomatoes and pretty ribbons of basil. Feel free to serve it from the slow cooker itself, or transfer to a serving dish. Either way, I promise it’ll disappear just as fast as these precious summer days.