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Hot Cheese Dip with Bacon and Roasted Peppers in Christmas Colors

Hot Cheese Dip: Mozzarella with Bacon & Roasted Peppers


Howdy Foodie Friend! Today I’m excited to share a deliciously easy appetizer recipe for a hot cheese dip with bacon, roasted peppers and green onions (Christmas Colors!) AND  links to 15 holiday recipes from some of my favorite bloggers (Christmassy ones, for your fun holiday parties!). To jump down to my hot cheese dip recipe click here and for the tasty links click here.

Easy Hot Cheese Dip with Bacon and Roasted Peppers, in Christmas colors! #appetizer #Christmas #recipe


All through December I’ll be sharing my most festive tips and tasty holiday recipes. I’d be delighted to send you weekly emails with recipe updates and holiday entertaining tips so you don’t miss any of the holiday yum.

Something about the dazzle of decorations, the smell of cinnamon in the air (those scented pine cones are everywhere, aren’t they?) and the constant lull of memorized holiday melodies makes me spontaneously invite people over to our house.

Do you do this? You bump into someone at your kid’s karate class and as you talk about Christmas shopping, your upcoming holiday party, trimming the tree and about finding time to do it all, you make things crazier for yourself by inviting them over for drinks later tonight.

Then you hurry home and in a holiday frenzy try to find something to serve when they arrive.

This year things will be different at my house, and not because I’ve banned guests. Nope. Instead, we’ve stocked up on wine when our grocery store had a BOGO on a not-too-terrible brand. And, more importantly, I’ve bought a few long-lasting ingredients that can turn into an everyone-pleasing hot cheese dip at the drop of a Santa’s hat.

Here is the recipe for my hot cheese dip made with mozzarella, bacon (prefried!) and roasted peppers.

Oh wait, before I give you the recipe I need to remind you to scroll down to check out the links to other delicious holiday recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.

Easy Hot Cheese Dip with Bacon and Roasted Peppers, in Christmas colors! #appetizer #Christmas #recipe


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Hot Cheese Dip: Mozzarella with Bacon & Roasted Peppers
 
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This recipe uses items that you can have on hand so you can make it on short notice. The cheese and precooked bacon will keep in your fridge a long time. The roasted peppers in a jar in your pantry will keep for even longer. If you don’t have green onion on hand, skip it or add a tablespoon of pesto to the bacon mixture. This dip must be served hot. You can microwave it for 30 seconds if people somehow don’t get to it quickly enough. Serve it with slices of baguette or crackers.
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Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 strips precooked bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 8 oz part-skim mozzarella cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. Put a small pie plate, gratin dish or cast iron skillet into the oven. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. While the oven preheats and the dish warms up, combine the bacon, roasted pepper, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Once the oven has preheated, remove the dish from the oven and add the cheese to it in a single layer. Return the dish to the oven and bake until the cheese has melted into one oozey puddle, about 10 minutes.
  3. Top the melted cheese with the bacon mixture and return it to the oven just until the bacon and peppers are heated through, 4-5 minutes. Top with the green onion and serve.

Wowzers! Check out all the tasty recipes from the bloggers participating in this Holiday Bites progressive dinner party:

16 Delicious Holiday BitesTomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina

Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs

Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters

Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks

Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road

Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane

Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible

Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects

Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio

Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home

Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Comments
25 Responses to “Hot Cheese Dip: Mozzarella with Bacon & Roasted Peppers”
  1. Katie says:

    Oh my gosh – this sounds INSANELY good Christine! I need to have this in my life, STAT!

  2. Julia says:

    What a delicious combination. All these different flavors together make the perfect dish for a meal with friends.

  3. Stephanie says:

    What’s not to love about this dip recipe? WIll be making this SOON! Thanks!

  4. Diana Cote says:

    This dip looks amazing, I think i might to make some for a party I’m going to soon. :)

  5. What a great party dip and so easy to make!
    Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently posted: Gluten-Free Barbecue Meatloaf Muffins Recipe

  6. Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it? Yum!
    Wendy | Around My Family Table recently posted: Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats

  7. This is the absolute perfect game day food!
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious recently posted: Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

  8. Yum! I have a “go-to” dip recipe I make often around the holidays that is always a hit (and the easiest dish on the planet), but it doesn’t look as good as this one!
    Kerry Ann Morgan recently posted: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake (Full Size and Minis)

  9. Jenn says:

    I was looking for something to take to our family Christmas party – this will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jenn recently posted: Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Cookies and Christmas Giveaway!

  10. Lolly Jane says:

    You had me at cheese!! (; Looks amazing, Christine!
    Lolly Jane recently posted: peppermint pattie chex mix

  11. Emily Wells says:

    The craftquickies pinterest link isn’t working.

  12. YUM, this dip sounds amazing! I would totally bring a chocolaty peppermint dessert.
    Ashleigh @Being Cheap is Easy recently posted: Shake It with Just Dance Kids 2014!

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Thanks Ashleigh! Your chocolaty peppermint dessert sounds like a great idea. That’s my husband’s favorite flavor combination. He would love it most of all!

  13. Katie says:

    I love the idea of keeping a few staple ingredients on hand to make a quick dip! This dip sounds divine… salty bacon plus sweet roasted peppers!?!? Love!
    Katie recently posted: Grape Tomato & Ricotta Crostini + Giveaway

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