Bakin’ With Bacon and The King


SURPRISE!  Now that Thanksgiving is over – I decorated the place for our NEXT holiday – Christmas!

Not only that but I’m working on a whole pile of great Christmas recipes from appetizers to desserts.     Today I’m starting with a truly yummy appetizer – and it’s served hot and it is absolutely DELISHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Hot Bacon, Onion and Swiss Dip


8 thick-cut bacon slices

4 cups thinly sliced yellow onion (from 1 large onion)

3 (5-oz.) pkg. pre-shredded Swiss cheese

12 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup thinly sliced scallions

¾ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lightly chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cooking spray

½ cup crispy fried onions (such as French’s)

Assorted crackers, pretzel dipping sticks, or pretzel chips


Instructions Checklist

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high, turning occasionally to cook evenly, until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Reserve 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet; discard remaining drippings. Add onions to reserved drippings, and cook over medium-high, stirring often, until onions are very tender and caramelized, 15 to 18 minutes.

Stir together Swiss cheese, cream cheese, scallions, mayonnaise, thyme, cayenne, and caramelized onions in a medium bowl. Chop bacon, and add to onion mixture; stir gently to combine all ingredients. 

Spoon mixture into a lightly sprayed 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven, until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fried onions; garnish with thyme. Serve hot with crackers and pretzels. 

Wanna talk delicious?  Well this is!


35 responses »

  1. Second attempt at comment. The first one got an ‘error’…love the bacon-loving Santa. But where did this year GO??? I’ll need a nap to solve that one….


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