Hot bacon spinach dip is an incredibly creamy and cheesy dip that is loaded up with delicious bacon for the most perfect game day or party appetizer.
While there is no shortage of cheesy dip or favorite party dip recipes this one is in high demand at parties and makes wonderful football game day food.
Serve up with favorite vegetables or dip with pita chips, the loaded creamy ingredients makes this recipe one of the all-time best cheese dip recipes to enjoy.
Why you will love Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
There is no doubt that the combination of spinach and cream cheese combined with bacon provides the cheesiest, most delicious, and easy dip that you can serve up to a party – quickly.
The dip can easily be done with fresh slices of bacon or a saved-time method with premade or bagged real bacon.
- Cream cheese – make sure the block of cream cheese is left out about 15 minutes before making the recipe so it’s softened. This makes working with cream cheese a lot easier.
- Frozen spinach – No need to thaw frozen spinach; break it apart so you can mix it.
- Onion – One of my favorite ways to dice up onions is to use onion dicer. It makes cutting onions a breeze with no tears.
- Sour cream – As noted below, there are substitutions for sour cream if you prefer.
- Cheese – Use shredded Mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese in this garlic bacon spinach dip.
- Seasonings – Minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, and ground black pepper
- Bacon – When busy holiday seasons come around, I love taking shortcuts and using bagged pre-cooked bacon or bacon bits. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. If you have an air fryer, air fry bacon and use fresh for the most flavor with the taste of fresh bacon grease and crispy bacon.
How to make Warm Bacon & Spinach Dip
NOTE: Preheat oven to 350.
- Start by adding softened and cubed cream cheese to a mixing bowl.
- Now add minced garlic.
- Dice and add fresh white onion.
- Measure and break apart frozen spinach and add to bowl. It defrosts pretty quickly, and that is fine.
- Finish by adding remaining ingredients, including sour cream, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and mix until combined well.
- Spread mixture into an 8×8 baking pan or large 12-inch cast-iron skillet and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven. Top with an additional bacon layer and broil for 2 minutes.
- Serve warm with sliced bread.
- Instead of bagged real bacon, crumble up ten strips of freshly cooked bacon for this recipe.
- Want some extra flavor? Add sliced green onions, green chilies, red pepper flakes, or a little tabasco to increase the heat.
- Reserve some extra slices of bacon to add to the top as the party dip gets eaten up. This will ensure that as this appetizer recipe gets eaten to the bottom, you can continuously sprinkle lots of generous crunchy bacon for the top layer again.
- Want to skip the sour cream? Substitute for real mayonnaise or unflavored Greek yogurt.
Dippers for Bacon Dip
A crunch is necessary for spinach dip lovers, so toasted french bread, tortilla chips, or crackers are perfect choices.