Ask anyone that cook and they’ll admit they have a go-to dish that they bring to any event their invited to. This is my go-to recipe that I’m always bringing to parties. It’s easy, I can make it ahead of time and most of the ingredients are always in my house. Everyone always asks me for this creamy spinach dip with bacon recipe after they’ve tried it. You just can’t stop at one chip and everyone mingles over the dip because it’s too good to walk away from.
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The best part of this recipe is that it’s all made in one bowl. It uses a box of chopped frozen spinach and a package of bacon. If I’m making bacon for brunch, I’ll save some for this recipe. I bet you have most of these ingredients in your house too.
If you want to make it ahead of time, you can do so 24 hours in advance. Just mix everything together and spread in your baking dish. Refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. I recommend putting it in the oven about 40-45 minutes ahead of your event. That way it’s still hot and bubbly when you’re ready to serve. You can serve it alongside tortilla chips or flour tortillas.
Creamy Spinach Dip With Bacon Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350º. Combine your cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, bacon, spinach and mayonnaise together in a large bowl. Mix together until complexity combined (you can use clean washed hands or spoon).
Note: I like to use crispy bacon because it stands out a bit more in the dip after it’s baked. Make sure your spinach is drained as much as possible from any extra water. I soak up any water with paper towels.
Evenly spread in a 2-quart baking dish, using a spatula.
You can refrigerate for up to 24 hours, if needed. Bake at 350º for thirty minutes. Center should be hot and edges are bubbly. Serve immediately with chips and flour tortillas.
- 1 10oz Package Chopped Frozen Spinach, Cooked & Drained
- 1 lb. Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
- 3 8oz Packages Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 5 oz Mozzarella, Shredded
- 5 oz Parmesan, Shredded
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350º. Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well.
- Spread in a 2-quart baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray first).
- Refrigerate for up to 24 hours in advance before baking or bake for 30 minutes at 350º.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or flour tortillas.
I buy the pre-shredded packages of mozarella and parmesan cheese. If your package is a bit more than 5oz - just throw the whole package into the mix. You can't go wrong with a little extra cheese, right?
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 682mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 18g