I made this dip for our Super Bowl dinner at Mama K’s tonight. I was tired of making the usual spinach artichoke and buffalo chicken dips, so I switched things up by using bacon. I baked the dip in a smallish dish, maybe 6 x 6, which worked out perfectly; to make enough for an 8 x 8 dish, increase the ingredient quantities by half (e.g. 12 oz cream cheese).
Bacon Cheddar Dip
Adapted from Spinach Artichoke Dip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 c (heaping) mayo
2 tsp minced garlic
4 oz sharp cheddar
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (reserve some of the cheese).
3) Transfer to baking dish; sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
4) Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.