Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip

Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip is a creamy and bubbly cheesy dip covered in bacon. Need I say more? I suggest doubling the batch. It’s insanely good!

If I didn’t have you at Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip, then I don’t even know where to start.

Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip is a creamy and bubbly cheesy dip covered in bacon. Need I say more? I suggest doubling the batch. It's insanely good!

But let’s start with the ooey-gooey easy-cheesy base, because honestly?

It could stand on its own. It doesn’t even NEED the bacon. But everything is better with bacon so eventually we’ll add bacon.

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But let’s start with the cheese. Cream cheese, swiss cheese, mayo, scallions. Like I said, this could be a stand-alone recipe right here.

After you’ve baked the cheesy wonder dip to a bubbly golden brown, top it with crushed buttery crackers. Townhouse crackers are divine here and begin to almost melt into the hot bubbly golden brown cheesy. Have you added your crushed crackers? Fabulous.

Now let’s bring home the bacon.

Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip is a creamy and bubbly cheesy dip covered in bacon. Need I say more? I suggest doubling the batch. It's insanely good!

A half pound of bacon, fried and crumbled.

I find it MUCH easier to freeze bacon first, cut the bacon second, and fry the bacon third. Then I don’t have to futz with greasy bacon sliding around on a cutting board as I wield a large, sharp knife which probably has a greasy handle by now.

Frozen bacon cuts easily, and cut bacon fries easily.

And that’s all there is to it. Serve with crackers (more Townhouse buttery crackers, if you ask me) or pretzels or even crunchy, yummy Melba toasts. It’s all just so delicious. And sometimes? I eat some bites with just a spoon.

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Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip is a creamy and bubbly cheesy dip covered in bacon. Need I say more? I suggest doubling the batch. It's insanely good!
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Hot Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip

Warm, bubbly cheeses topped with bacon and crushed buttery crackers. This sinfully indulgent Swiss Cheese and Bacon Dip is guaranteed to make you swoon!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green scallions plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup buttery crackers crushed
  • 1/2 pound bacon fried and crumbled
  • Buttery crackers, garlic Melba toasts, or pretzels for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 4-quart baking dish or 9-inch pie plate.
  2. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese, and scallions and stir until smooth. Spread into baking dish and bake until golden brown and bubbly, 18 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and top with crushed crackers, bacon, and additional scallions if desired. Serve hot with more crackers, garlic Melba toasts, or pretzels.

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29 comments

  1. You had me at cheese and bacon!! Can’t wait to make this!

  2. I’ll take that entire dish Meggan! This looks like the perfect way to pass the time while watching the game :) Pinned!

  3. I saw ‘bacon’ then everything else was a blur. That is an insanely amazing looking topping.

  4. Whoa! This dip looks outta this world, crazy good, Meggan! Definitely need to try this stat!

  5. She kicks, she scores!! This looks amazing with a capital A! I actually have a block of cream cheese in the fridge because I’m having friends around this weekend so your timing couldn’t be better. Dips is one of those things I don’t “get”, if you know what I mean? I can make up a stir fry on the fly, but I have no idea about dips. So thank you!

    • You are so nice, Nagi! I am probably better with dips than stir fries, but I’d rather be better at stir fries ha ha! At least you have a shot at eating vegetables that way! :) Oh wait… I have a scattering of green onions in here. :)

  6. Come to mama you beautiful dip. I need this in my life! How do I stop eating it though?!

    • Pamela the only way to stop eating it is to run out. Therefore I recommend not making it when you are alone because you’ll run the risk of eating it all yourself! :) I am only half-joking… I ate the one pictured above over the course of 2 days all by myself. Not a good idea! ;)

  7. I really want that cracker loaded with dip right now — just one bite! Everything is better with bacon, and one pound…WOW. Looks delicious!

  8. This is a great party appetizer. Amazing how with just a few ingredients you created this yummy dip!

  9. OMG Meggan! I’m dyyyyyying over this dip. I thought I had my game day menu planned for this weekend, but this is totally getting added to the list. You are a genius. ;) Pinned!

  10. Ermagherd!!! Look at all that bacon!!! This is what I’m talking about! Yum!

  11. Wow!!!!! Now that is a dip! Pass me the crackers :)

  12. Made this tonight as our last decadent dip before we go to the cardiologist for my husband’s check up tomorrow. It was fantastic.

    • Tina… !!! LOL! I’m so flattered! I am glad you loved it. It’s really good stuff, and a great meal before seeing the ol’ heart doctor. :D Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Can this be made in the crock pot? I have a baby shower to make a dip for and cannot put it in the oven before hand.

    • Hi Rachel, yes! I need to add directions for that. Just combine the cream cheese, Swiss cheese, mayo, and scallions in a crock pot. I’d heat it on HIGH for 2-3 hours or low for 4 to 5. Once it’s hot, top it with the crumbled bacon and crushed crackers. Done and done! Thanks for the question.

  14. Can this dip be made the night before then baked before bringing to a potluck?

    • Hi Diana! I can’t think of any reason why not. You don’t add the bacon or cracker crumbs until after it’s baked, but the base should be just fine in the fridge overnight! Thanks for the question and please let me know if you need anything else.

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