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Baked Spinach & Bacon Dip — Great Super Bowl Snack!

by Christa on January 27, 2012

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I love that commercial they play (way too often) on the radio about bacon.
“Bacon… you can even put it on salad… SALAD.” 
It gets me every time!


Bacon is one of the main reasons I could never go vegetarian/vegan. 
In my pursuit for the perfect Super Bowl Dip, I came across Martha Stewart’s Bacon, Spinach & Onion Dip. I switched it up a little.

Here’s my version, which I think is 10X better because it has twice the bacon that the original recipe calls for. 


This Baked Spinach & Bacon Dip will go fast at your Super Bowl party! My hubby and I finished it in just too sittings, and no I’m not proud of that. 🙂
Side note: I saw Martha at Costco two years ago for a book signing: she looks amazing.


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Baked Spinach & Bacon Dip
(serves 10)
INGREDIENTS:
8 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
coarse sea salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry, & finely chopped**
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Crostini or pita chips, for serving


DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp for 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pan.
2. Add onion to pan, season with salt and pepper and cook on medium heat (stirring occasionally) until onions are tender, 8 minutes. Add flour and cook for 30 more seconds. Add spinach, milk, sour cream and cheese. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes, until cream cheese melts.
3. Stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. 
4. Transfer mixture to a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until bubbling, about 14 minutes. Heat broiler and broil until top browns, 3 minutes. 
5. Remove the dish from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the warm dip with crostini or pita chips. 


**if you like your spinach dip NOT chunky, put it in a blender or food processor for a minute before you transfer to a baking dish and bake in the oven.

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Leslie January 28, 2012 at 1:57 am

Totally agree….I could never give up bacon!!! Love this dip..sounds perfect

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Alviana Kalin January 28, 2012 at 7:12 am

bacon is the best!! 😀 btw, I'm new in this food blogging world, and I'd like to learn a lot from you. care to follow each other? 🙂

viethefoodamateur.

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Rita January 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

You come up with such tempting food. I pinned it and making this today. it will make my man VERY happy.
Rita

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ramya January 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yum!this dip looks"to die for"!Bookmarked!!

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Angela January 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Ohh this looks fabulous! And I love that there's no mayo – that's my biggest turn-off from spinach dips most of the time! Yum 🙂

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Eliana January 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

This certainly looks like the perfect super bowl snack. Especially since anything with bacon is amazing.

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