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Goat Cheese and Bacon Dip

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Goat Cheese and Bacon Dip
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 15
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Get crackers, baguette and pear slices ready for this creamy, baked goat cheese and bacon dip - a great appetizer recipe to start your celebrations!
Updated Mar 6, 2014

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 7 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 4 oz chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Pear slices, toasted baguette slices and crackers, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon 10 minutes, until crisp, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Cook garlic in bacon drippings 1 minute.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add half-and-half, beating until combined. Stir in bacon, garlic, goat cheese and 2 teaspoons thyme. Spoon mixture into ungreased 1-quart casserole or 4 (8-oz) individual baking dishes (ramekins).
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve dip warm with pear slices, baguette slices and crackers.

Nutrition

210 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Total Fat
18g
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Sodium
270mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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