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Loaded Blue Cheese Dip

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You need this loaded blue cheese dip in your life! Not only is it an easy recipe, but wow, is it delicious!

We are huge fans of blue cheese and will add it crumbled to salads or use it in a dip for grilled wings, but this recipe takes blue cheese to a whole new level. This dip is topped with chopped bacon, shredded cheddar, and the savory goodness of minced green onion. Hello. Yes, please!

The beauty of this recipe is that frying the bacon is the only cooking you’ll need to do. If you’d like to streamline things, purchase pre-cooked bacon. It might not taste the same, but it’s great for when you’re in a hurry. The rest of the ingredients for loaded blue cheese dip are found right in the dairy and refrigerated dressing sections of your grocery store.

We highly recommend using either Lite House or Marie’s jarred blue cheese dressings for this dip recipe. They are MUCH better than the bottled dressings. You can find the Lite House or Marie’s products in the refrigerated salad dressings section of your store. If you’re not sure where they are, ask a store clerk, and they’ll guide you right to it. 

Ingredients

  • 1 13-ounce jar chunky blue cheese dressing (recommend Lite House or Marie’s)
  • Plain whole-milk yogurt 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (use sharp or medium cheddar)
  • Cooked bacon 
  • Green onions 
  • Salt 
  • Onion powder
  • Granulated garlic (or garlic powder)

How to Make Loaded Blue Cheese Dip

  • Fry bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let drain for 10-15 minutes. Finely chop and set aside.
  • Place yogurt softened cream cheese and 1/2 jar of dressing into a food processor: pulse 10 times and transfer contents to a medium bowl.
  • Stir in the remaining blue cheese dressing, 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the bacon, and 1/2 of the green onion—season with salt, onion powder, and granulated garlic.
  • Taste for salt content and adjust as needed. 
  • Cover bowl and place into the refrigerator for two hoursReserve remaining bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Transfer chilled dip to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with reserved cheese, bacon, and onions.
  • Serve the loaded blue cheese dip with potato chips, vegetables, or crackers.
  • This dip works well with hot wings too.

Keeping the Dip Cold

  • For extended freshness during service, fill a resealable plastic bag with ice. 
  • Seal bag and place into a bowl larger than your bowl of dip. 
  • Set the bowl on top of bagged ice, and it will remain cool for a longer time. Restock ice as needed.
  • Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Quick and Easy Blue Cheese Dip

Loaded Blue Cheese Dip

This is one of the easiest blue cheese dips you can make. It's perfect for cookouts, Super Bowl, and potlucks!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Dips
Cuisine: American Food
Keyword: blue cheese dip, dip recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 13-ounce jar chunky blue cheese dressing (recommend Lite House or Marie’s)
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt (avoid tart yogurts like Greek or Icelandic)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon finely chopped
  • 2 green onions minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (add more if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic (optional)

Instructions

  • Fry bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Let drain for 10-15 minutes. Finely chop and set aside.
  • Place yogurt, softened cream cheese and 1/2 jar of dressing into a food processor. Pulse 10 times and transfer contents to a medium bowl.
    Stir in remaining blue cheese dressing, 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the bacon, and 1/2 of the green onion. Season with salt, onion powder, and granulated garlic.
    Taste for salt content and adjust as needed. Cover bowl and place into the refrigerator for two hours
    Reserve remaining bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To assemble. Transfer chilled dip to a serving bowl.
    Garnish with reserved cheese, bacon, and onions.
    Serve with potato chips, vegetables or crackers.
    This dip works really well with hot wings too.
  • For extended freshness during service, fill a resealable plastic bag with ice. Seal bag and place into a bowl larger than your bowl of dip. Set bowl on top of bagged ice and it will remain cool for a longer time. Restock ice as needed.
  • Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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