Smoked Cheddar and Ghost Pepper Bacon Dip

Apple and bread slices wait to be dunked into a cheesy baked dip with bacon

Smoked Cheddar and Ghost Pepper Bacon Dip

Every good holiday party needs at least one stretchy, cheesy dip – you know, the one all your guests...

Every good holiday party needs at least one stretchy, cheesy dip – you know, the one all your guests crowd around. Smoked Cheddar and fiery ghost pepper-flavoured bacon take this dip a step above the rest.

  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Dish Type: Canadian
  • Season: Winter
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Main Ingredient: Bacon
  • Calories

    80 cal

  • Total Fat

    7 g

  • Saturated Fat

    5 g

  • Sodium

    95 mg

  • Total Carbohydrate

    1 g

  • Dietary Fiber

    0 g

  • Sugars

    1 g

  • Protein

    4 g

Smoked Cheddar and Ghost Pepper Bacon Dip

Apple and bread slices wait to be dunked into a cheesy baked dip with bacon

  • Calories

    80 cal

  • Total Fat

    7 g

  • Saturated Fat

    5 g

  • Sodium

    95 mg

  • Total Carbohydrate

    1 g

  • Dietary Fiber

    0 g

  • Sugars

    1 g

  • Protein

    4 g

How to make

Ingredients

  • 4 slices

    PC®Sweet Ghost Pepper Naturally Smoked Bacon
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL)

    Shredded PC® Smoke Flavoured Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL)

    Chopped fresh chives
  • 1 pkg (250 g)

    Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)

    Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)

    PC®Old-Fashioned Dijon Prepared Mustard
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)

    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL)

    Cayenne pepper

How to make

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  • Step 2

    Place bacon in cold skillet. Cook over medium heat, turning often, until golden and crispy, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined cutting board to drain. Discard paper towel; finely chop bacon.

  • Step 3

    Transfer 1 tbsp bacon to small bowl; stir in 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese and 1 tbsp chives. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    Stir together cream cheese, sour cream, mustard, Worcestershire, cayenne pepper and remaining bacon, 1-1/4 cups Cheddar cheese and 2 tbsp chives in large bowl until well combined. Transfer to 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate, smoothing top. Sprinkle with reserved bacon mixture.

  • Step 5

    Bake until golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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