This hot and cheesy bacon dip is just what your weekend is calling for! It’s creamy, cheesy and a little bit indulgent but you can make baked tortilla chips to dip in it and the calories won’t count!
Right now, as I write out this Bacon Dip recipe, I’m listening to my 18-month-old throw handful after handful of her lunch off of her highchair tray. As soon as I go in there she’ll probably point at the thousands of goldfish crackers and half-eaten banana she’s strewn about the kitchen and smile at me proudly. Little Stinker. At least I just steam mopped the floor and can leave them there until she wants a snack.
I kid, I kid!
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How to Make Hot Bacon Dip and Baked Tortilla Chips
While I’m waiting to go in to see what she’s created, I’ll share this awesome Hot and Cheesy Bacon Dip and a fun way to make healthy baked chips. My original plan was to make shamrock shaped chips since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. I have one of those big boxes of cookie cutters that has shapes for nearly every holiday and was confident it had a shamrock.
So I went with stars.
Shamrocks= Leprechauns= Pots of gold= Rainbows= Pixie dust= Stars. See, it works.
How to Make Baked Tortilla Chips
To start, get your favorite flour tortillas, corn tortillas, pitas, wraps, flatbread etc. I used spinach and herb flavored wraps because I wanted a green color. I wish I would have thought about this sooner and made hearts from tomato wraps for Valentines day! Next year.
Figure out what shape you want to cut them into and never assume that you have the shape you want. Oh, crazy cookie cutter people. No shamrock? Really?!
Place your cut-out pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
Use a non-stick cooking spray to coat your shapes in a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 400°. The edges will be lightly browned, but they will not seem crisp all the way through. Once cool, they crisp up and are ready to be dipped in something amazing.
Want that something amazing to dip them in? Hot and Cheesy Bacon Dip, my friend. You’re welcome.
This bacon dip recipe is great because all you have to do is dump all the ingredients into a bowl, mix and transfer into a baking dish to bake. When you pull it out of the oven 2o minutes later you’ll have a hot, cheesy, gooey bacon dip that won’t last long!
Want More Awesome Dip Recipes?
- Sour Cream and Onion Dip
- Baked Cheese Ball Dip
- White Queso Blanco Dip
- Ultimate California Cheesesteak Dip
Hot and Cheesy Bacon Dip
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 2 cups Grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
- 1/2 cuo shredded Parmesan cheese
- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried tarragon rubbed between your palms to release some of the oils of the herb
- a few dashes Chipotle Chili Powder more if you like it spicy!
- Preheat Oven to 400°
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and transfer to an 8×8″ baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with chips, veggies, or bread. Delish!