Sunday, November 14, 2010

BLEU CHEESE, BACON & GARLIC DIP

I made this for the Packer/Cowboy game last week. I really liked it. You need to have people that like bleu cheese at your house when you make this! :-)

BLEU CHEESE, BACON & GARLIC DIP
7 sliced bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. half and half
4 oz. bleu cheese crumbles
2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
3 Tbsp. smoked almonds, chopped (optional)

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp (about 7 minutes). Drain the excess fat, then add the minced garlic and cook until the bacon is crisp (about 3 minutes).

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the 1/2 & 1/2, and mix until combined. Stir in the bacon mixture, bleu cheese, and chives. Transfer to a 1qt. (about 2 cup size) baking dish and cover with foil. Bake until thoroughly heated-about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, take off the foil and sprinkle with the chopped almonds. Serve immediately.

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