Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip


Football season is finally upon us -- Yay!!! 

I love football!  I'm participating in a fantasy football league this year so I'm following all the teams closer than ever before in addition to cheering on my favorite teams.  To celebrate the first Sunday of regular season football, I made some appetizers. 

The Hot Bacon Cheese Dip I made was delicious.  I added the red pepper flakes, which were optional, and it was a bit too spicy for Serena.  I loved it though and appreciated the kick the pepper flakes added.  I highly recommend sports fans to share this during a game this season.

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip
Tasty Kitchen

1 whole round loaf of bread
8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese (do not use low fat or 2%)
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese (do not use low fat)
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cups finely diced onion
7 pieces thick-cut bacon, fried and diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the top quarter off the loaf of bread and carefully hollow out the inside, leaving a 1-inch shell. Cube removed bread and set aside for dipping.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and spoon into the bread bowl. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until heated through. If the top starts to brown to much, cover with a piece of tin foil. Serve with bread cubes and crackers.


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