Recipe: Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip

by Seasonal Wisdom on February 27, 2012

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If you’re planning a party with friends, this Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip will win you plenty of fans. It’s a bit decadent, with bacon and cheeses, but this recipe offers low-fat options. And boy does this homemade dip taste good. Check it out!

recipe for spinach and bacon dip

This Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip is delicious for potlucks, dinner parties and other fun events.  Don’t be surprised if the entire bowl of dip gets eaten quickly. The two times we’ve tried this appetizer, it didn’t last long. Make sure you grab some of this dip yourself, before you put it on the table.

Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 5 bacon slices, chopped (preferably local, pasture-raised animals)
  2. 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  3. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup dry white wine
  5. 16-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed completely
  6. 12 ounces low-fat cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese
  7. 8-ounce container of plain, low-fat yogurt
  8. 3 ounces goat cheese
  9. 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  12. Black pepper to taste

Chopped bacon for warm spinach dip

Instructions:

Step 1: Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in Dutch oven.

Step 2: Sauté onion and garlic in hot drippings 3 to 4 minutes. Add white wine and stir to loosen particles from bottom of pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3: Add low-fat cream cheese, plain yogurt, goat cheese and crushed red pepper. Stir well. Then add, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Cook about 10 minutes at medium-low heat, until cheese is melted and thoroughly heated.

preparing warm spinach and bacon dip.

Step 4: Add bacon bits, and mix well. Then transfer dip to a lightly greased, 1 1/2 quart baking dish.

how to make warm spinach and bacon dip

Step 5: Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.

Step 6: Bake at 400 degrees F. for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and bread slices. Enjoy!

warm spinach and bacon dip is popular appetizer

Here was our Warm Spinach and Bacon dip at a birthday party this weekend. As you can tell, it was quite a hit. In fact, we left with an empty bowl and a slew of happy stomachs. Two important signs of a successful recipe!

If you try this dip, we’d love to hear what you think.

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Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand February 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Well, now all I can say is Yummy!

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Teresa O'Connor March 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks, Annie. Let me know what you think if you try the recipe. Best,Teresa

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Susan Potts March 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Making this real soon. I love spinach dips and the bacon is a great touch, not to mention its warm!

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Teresa O'Connor March 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Thanks, Susan. Hope you enjoy it.

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