Easy BLT Dip Recipe

Easy BLT Dip Recipe

Need a great dip for that upcoming party and have no idea what to make?  If so, you are going to love this Easy BLT Dip Recipe!  This easy dip is super creamy, full of flavor, and the star of the party!

  

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  I’m excited to share with you this easy dip recipe.  Similar to the famous (and very delicious) sandwich, this BLT Dip gets its name from the three key ingredients (bacon, lettuce, and tomato). 

 

BLT Dip in white bowl with Corn Chips, cheddar, tomatoes and lettuce on the side

 

This dip has been one of my favorite easy appetizer recipes for parties and get-togethers for many years.  It’s great for any time of the year and doesn’t take very long to whip up. Win and Win, right?!

 

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It’s an easy dip recipe to make and only takes about 30 minutes to put together.  It’s a great finger food for a party – no utensils required!

 

What are the ingredients for this Easy BLT Dip Recipe 

The ingredients for this dip are pretty straightforward.  Unlike many BLT dips, this is a BLT dip with cheddar cheese.  I think that makes it a bit different from most others, but the cheddar cheese actually adds extra flavor and texture.

 

 

8 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped 

2 cups sour cream

1 1/2 cups mayo

4 oz cream cheese (softened)

1 cup chopped green onions

1 cup chopped and shredded romaine lettuce

3 Roma tomatoes seeded and chopped

dash of salt

dash of pepper

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

 

Keep in mind that the ingredients listed above are how I make this BLT dip.  You can certainly add more bacon (which is never a bad idea, right) if you wish, reduce the amount of mayo if you aren’t a big mayo fan, etc. 

 

Feel free to experiment a little and find the perfect combination for your taste.  That’s part of the fun of cooking. 

 

BLT Dip in red bowl with crostini slices on side

 

How do you make Easy BLT Dip 

 

I guess that’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?  How do you make this Easy BLT Dip?

 

Well, the steps are pretty simple for this creamy BLT Dip appetizer.  Really, the hardest part is cooking bacon (and you really don’t have to do that if you buy the precooked bacon).    

 

Step 1.  Preheat oven to 400F.  Lay 8 strips of bacon on a shallow cooking sheet.  Cook for 14 – 16 minutes or until crispy.  I prefer this method of cooking the bacon (vs stovetop) because it frees you up to mix the other ingredients.  If you want to save on the baking time, you can use pre-cooked bacon.

cooked bacon slices on sheet pan

 

Step 2.  After the bacon is done, drain off the extra bacon grease and use a paper towel to absorb grease from the bacon.  I use kitchen shears to cut up the bacon into small bits or you can use a cutting board and chopping knife.    

 

 

Step 3.  Place the mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese into a medium-size bowl and mix thoroughly.

BLT dip in mixing bowl

 

Step 4.  Add the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, lettuce, green onion, and tomato to the mayo, sour cream, cream cheese mixture (save some bacon, lettuce, green onion, and tomato for garnish).  Similar to the bacon, I use kitchen shears to cut up the lettuce and green onions.

BLT Dip in glass mixing bowl

BLT Dip with chopped bacon on top in glass mixing bowl

 

Step 5.  Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly.

 

Step 6.  After mixing all the ingredients, transfer the dip to your favorite dip container.  Sprinkle the extra bacon, green onion, lettuce, and tomato on top to make a really nice looking dip.  Personally, I don’t sprinkle any of the cheese on top, but that is just personal preference.  If you like a dash of yellow on top from the cheese, I say go for it :).  Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, or veggies.

 

TIP!  If time allows, place the dip in the refrigerator for at least an hour to give all the ingredients time to combine.  I’ve found that the flavors of all the ingredients really come to life when the dip is allowed to sit for a bit (even overnight if time allows).

 

If you do plan to make your dip ahead of time, I recommend waiting to add your toppings (bacon, green onion, lettuce, and tomato) until you are getting closer to serving time.  Otherwise, the lettuce may start to look soggy or wilted.  Never a good look.       

 

BLT Dip in red bowl with Crostini slices on the side

Easy BLT Dip Recipe

Need a great dip for that upcoming party and have no idea what to make?  If so, you are going to love this Easy BLT Dip Recipe!  This easy dip is super creamy, full of flavor, and the star of the party.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 403kcal
Author: MyKitchenSerenity

Equipment

  • Kitchen shears

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce shredded and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.  Lay 8 strips of bacon on a shallow cooking sheet.  Cook for 14 - 16 minutes or until crispy.  I prefer this method of cooking the bacon (vs stovetop) because it frees you up to mix the other ingredients.  If you want to save on the baking time, you can use pre-cooked bacon.
  • After the bacon is done, drain off the extra bacon grease and use a paper towel to absorb grease from the bacon.  I use kitchen shears to cut up the bacon into small bits or you can use a cutting board and chopping knife.
  • Place the mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese into a medium-size bowl and mix thoroughly. 
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, lettuce, green onion, and tomato to the mayo, sour cream, cream cheese mixture (save some bacon, lettuce, green onion, and tomato for garnish).  Similar to the bacon, I use kitchen shears to cut up the lettuce and green onions.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly.
  • After mixing all the ingredients, transfer the dip to your favorite dip container.  Sprinkle the extra bacon, green onion, lettuce, and tomato on top to make a really nice looking dip.  Personally, I don't sprinkle any of the cheese on top, but that is just personal preference.  If you like a dash of yellow on top from the cheese, I say go for it :).  Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, or veggies.
  • Let me know what you think! Comment on the recipe and take a pic of your awesome looking BLT Dip and share with me on IG or Pinterest. I'd love to hear from you!

Notes

If you are in a hurry, you can get the pre-cooked bacon and use that instead of cooking the bacon  yourself.  Be sure to keep refrigerated.  
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Nutrition

Serving: 5oz | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14.6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

Note:  *Different brands will vary on the net carbs so keep that in mind.  For the most part, they should be fairly close.  Use a site like MyFitnessPal.com or HappyForks.com to figure out this information based on the brands or ingredients you used.

  

Easy BLT Dip Recipe FAQs

 

How to quickly soften cream cheese

If you’re short on time, remove the cream cheese from the foil wrapping and place it on a microwave-safe plate.  Microwave the cream cheese in 10-second increments, checking frequently as you don’t want to melt the cheese – just soften it.

 

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Definitely!  I recommend making it at least a few hours before serving or even the day before.  This gives plenty of time for all the flavors to mingle and really enhances the flavor of the dip.  Keep the dip covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Save the garnish until you’re ready to serve the dip. 

 

How long can you leave BLT Dip out? 

This is a very important question.  Parties and various events often go on for hours with the dips, appetizers, etc. left in a central location so attendees can just kinda graze around.

 

The problem with that (particularly during warmer weather or in a warm room) is that some foods are perishable.

 

When stored in the refrigerator, this BLT dip can last for a couple of days.  When left out, this dip should be fine for an hour or two due to the mayo and sour cream.

 

My recommendation is that you keep the dip refrigerated as much as possible. 

 

What to serve with BLT Dip?

When it comes to what to serve with BLT Dip, there are a bunch of choices.  Personally, I am a big fan of crostini bread.  I can sit and eat a lot of this dip with a plate of crostini.

 

If you aren’t familiar, crostini is a baguette crouton that you can find in the deli section at your local grocery store.  My store offers it already toasted, but you can easily toast yours on a cookie sheet in the oven if need be.    

 

My husband, on the other hand, loves this dip with a bag of Fritos corn scoops.

 

You can also offer:

  • ritz crackers,
  • toasted bread,
  • tortilla chips,
  • pita chips,
  • or vegetables (celery or cucumber slices)      

 

Can you make BLT Dip Healthier?

If you are looking for a low calorie, low-fat option, you can certainly make some substitutions/changes. 

 

Make substitutions like: 

  • Turkey bacon rather than pork bacon,
  • Low-fat cream cheese,
  • Low-fat mayo,
  • Low-fat sour cream,
  • Eliminate the cheddar cheese,
  • or serve celery or cucumber slices with your dip rather than chips, crackers, or bread. 

 

By making these simple changes, you can cut back on the calories and fat content.

 

Can you make BLT Dip Low Carb or Keto?

BLT dip, on its own, is low carb!  To make it keto, use avocado oil mayonnaise.  Serve with low carb veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower florets.  Pork rinds are an option, too.

 

Can you substitute Romaine with Iceberg Lettuce?

I think people are a little more familiar with iceberg vs romaine lettuce, but both are common and used in a wide variety of salads and sandwiches.  For the purposes of this recipe, yes you can use iceberg instead of romaine and it’ll be just fine.  I have used iceberg in the past with my BLT Dip and it was great. 

 

It really comes down to personal choice.  Some find iceberg to be crunchier than romaine.  If that appeals to you, then iceberg lettuce might be a good choice.

 

From a nutritional standpoint (and why I use romaine vs iceberg), romaine is a healthier choice.  Both vegetables are low carb, but romaine is substantially higher in many vitamins and minerals than iceberg.  

 

If you make this recipe, let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!

 

Need a great finger food dessert to take to a party?  Try one of these easy portable, handheld desserts:

Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Blonde Brownies

Italian Cream Cake Cookie Bars

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Anne



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