Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

The fluffiness of mashed potatoes combines with the irresistible flavors of bacon and blue cheese in this hot and hearty dip.

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Makes:
48 servings
Serving Size:
2 tablespoons
Prep:
30 mins
Slow Cook:
2 hrs (low)
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Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Ingredients
2 1/4
pounds Yukon gold or other yellow-flesh potatoes, peeled and quartered
4
slices hickory- or applewood-smoked bacon
1
10 ounce carton cream cheese for cooking
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
cup chopped green onions (2)
1/4
teaspoon garlic salt
 
Sour cream-and-onion potato chips or sweet pepper wedges

Directions

  1. In a covered large saucepan cook potatoes in enough boiling, lightly salted water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; reserve 1 tablespoon of the crumbled bacon for topping.
  3. In a large bowl combine the remaining crumbled bacon, cream cheese for cooking, 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese, the sour cream, green onions, and garlic salt. Press cooked potatoes through a ricer* onto the cheese mixture; stir gently to combine. Spoon potato mixture into a 1-1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for about 2 hours or until heated through (160 degrees F).
  4. Top dip with the remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and the reserved bacon. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Serve with potato chips.

From the Test Kitchen

*

If you don't have a ricer, mash potatoes with a potato masher until fluffy.

Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Potato Dip:

Prepare as directed above, except substitute 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces) for the cheddar cheese. Serve with barbecue-flavor potato chips or celery sticks instead of sour-cream-and-onion-flavor potato chips and sweet pepper wedges.

Nutrition Facts per 2 tablespoons: 39 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g carb., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 2% Vitamin A, 5% Vitamin C, 82 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 1% iron

Nutrition Facts

(Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip)
    Per serving:
  • 40 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 7 mg chol.,
  • 64 mg sodium,
  • 3 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 0 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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