Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip

As some of you know, I am a HUGE NFL fan. I love the Titans all the way, but there are several other teams I follow as well because of a certain player or coach that I respect. Sadly, none of those teams made it to the Big Dance. However, I still love NFL football, so it was only natural that we host a Super Bowl party. We had such a great time and our friends brought some wonderful food. I made this hot bacon & swiss dip that I had tasted at Adam’s company Christmas party. I immediately asked him to get the recipe for me. This is so addictively delicious! I love it with tortilla chips, but it’s great on crackers too. Make this and you won’t be sorry! Well, your waistline might be because it’s hard to stay out of! I did lighten it up a little, but I consumed quite a lot of it!:) I also included some tips below to make this ahead of time so it’s not so hectic just before guests arrive.

Hot Bacon Swiss Dip
Source: Adam’s co-worker’s wife

8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup light mayo
1 c swiss cheese (Can sub shredded parmesean cheese)
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 cup ritz crackers, crushed (I used wheat ritz)
1 pkg. real bacon bits or 8 slices bacon, crumbled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, combine mayo, cheese, onion & cream cheese. Stir to combine.

Spread cream cheese mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top cream cheese mixture with crackers and then top with bacon, distributing evenly. Bake 10-12 min, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

To Make Ahead:
Prepare the cream cheese mixture and spread it into the dish and refrigerate. Take it out of the refrigerator about 10-15 minutes prior to baking and add the crackers & bacon at this time. Bake as listed above. Also, after baking you can keep it warm in a 225 degree oven until ready to serve.

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  1. Cheese and bacon? SOLD!!!!! Looks so good!!!

  2. Katy Mary says:

    want it!!! looks so yummy.

  3. Yummy, that sounds so rich but oh so good. I hope you made a lot of that because it sounds like it would go fast.

  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog and that things like this is why I follow you! Looks delicious!

  5. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    Thanks everyone! I did make two batches of this & the first batch went really fast!

  6. This dip looks fantastic! I'm loving the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Bites and the Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites. I've pinned them all for football season! Thanks!

  7. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    Thank you Candace!:)