Smoked Almond, Cheddar and Bacon Dip

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

Yield

32 servings (2 tablespoons dip each)

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
3 (5 ounce) jars 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

Directions

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.

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).

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Additional Information

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 105 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 5 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 260 mg; Total Carbohydrate 2 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g); Protein 4 g Exchanges: 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 0

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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