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Bacon, Bourbon and Mushroom Dip

This Bacon, Bourbon Mushroom Cream Cheese Dip is peppery and cheesy and slightly sweet with the flavor of bourbon, the saltiness of bacon and the meaty taste of mushrooms!
This Bacon, Bourbon Mushroom Dip is peppery and cheesy and slightly sweet with the flavor of bourbon, the saltiness of bacon and the meaty taste of mushrooms!

I just made a manly cream cheese  dip but it’s not just for men. I know because I ate a lot of it..and I’m not a man.

I just think of it as manly because Manservant ate a lot of it too. He said it was quite addicting.

He said he was too full for dinner, but then he ate a lot of dinner too. There aren’t to many things that say manly more than bourbon. Or bacon.

And what man doesn’t have a steak topped with mushrooms? Well, I don’t know any but I suppose you are out there.

Dip to me spells Super Bowl. Get it? One needs a super bowl to hold the dips. At least in my opinion.

Super Bowl is for cream cheese dips and sips…at least for folks like me. I don’t know an end zone from a fumble to an offsides to holding…except for maybe holding a chip.

Zoe’s excited this year though because she lives in Philly and people that live in Philly are so excited they’ve already danced in the streets.

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But back to mushrooms. This week I found myself with a lot of mushrooms. I can’t even remember what I planned to do with them. But I promise you they weren’t in the fridge to make this dip.

But then they became a dip with bacon because they needed a home…which Manservant was very happy about. Not many things smell better than frying bacon.

And after that… mushrooms fried in bacon. From there it’s just a matter of cooling the mushrooms and getting out the food processor.

Besides cream cheese, sour cream and a touch of mayo, I added pepper. Lots of black pepper. And then the bourbon.

After all bourbon goes great with pepper and bacon. And of course, mushrooms. Throw in some truffle oil, or not, but it does bring out the flavor of the mushrooms.

Which is good for focus if you don’t want to focus on THE Super Bowl-unless of course we are talking about the bowl with the dip.

I’m rooting for Philly. Here in Denver we have a thing about the size of footballs, but I try to stay out of the technical stuff and just keep my head buried in the the winning bowl!

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Bacon Cream Cheese Dip

Bacon, Bourbon and Mushroom Dip

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This bacon, bourbon and mushroom dip is hearty and delicious. Perfect for bourbon, bacon and mushroom lovers!


Units Scale

3 thick slices of bacon

18 ozs of fresh mushrooms sliced thin. (I used criminis and shitakes.)

2 cloves of garlic chopped

1/2 c diced onion

1/2 to 3/4 t freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 T butter

4 oz cream cheese

1/4 c sour cream

2 T mayonnaise

12 T bourbon

1 t truffle oil

1/2 t Worcestershire sauce

More black pepper to taste.

Green Scallions to Garnish

Your favorite dippers!


Chop bacon and add to frying pan. Cook over medium to  medium high heat until pieces are crisp. Remove and set aside.

Pour out bacon grease and reserve. Add mushrooms in an almost single layer. Cook on medium high heat until browned on bottom. Flip mushrooms over and cook until golden on the other side. You want all liquid from the mushrooms to evaporate. Add more bacon grease if they start to stick to pan.

When mushrooms are golden, add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are a bit soft, but I prefer them to have some bite. Stir in pepper and butter.

Set aside and let cool. Reserve 1/2 c mushrooms.

In a food processor with the steel blade add cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, bourbon and Worcestershire. Blend well until combined and fluffy.

Add in larger portion of mushrooms and using the pulsing speed combine into dip. You don’t want to completely pulverize the mushrooms. Add in truffle oil and more pepper if desired.

After mixture is combined, stir in remaining mushrooms and bacon BUT leave a few for garnish. This can be kept overnight and flavors actually get better however there is no need to wait!

Garnish with remaining mushrooms and a bit of bacon. Sprinkle with scallions and drizzle on a bit more truffle oil if you want along with a few more grinds of black pepper.



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Friday 30th of November 2018

Such a delicious appetizer! I've an aperitive dinner on saturday night... Maybe I should try this. I bet my guests will be pleased ;) Very nice website, your recipes looks lovely ;)

David @ Spiced

Thursday 29th of November 2018

I know this was posted before last year's Super Bowl, but I'm just now finding it...and am I glad you have this one pinned to the top of your page! One look at the ingredients, and I knew I would be all in here! First of all, I agree that nothing smells better than bacon in the frying pan...and the smell lingers for a day afterwards, too (at least in our house). That just makes me want more bacon. It's a vicious cycle, I tell ya! And we haven't even gotten to the bourbon (!) and the mushrooms yet. This dip definitely needs to appear in my house soon. It sounds phenomenal! :-)


Friday 9th of February 2018

Who needs chips with this dip? Just hand me a spoon.

Healthy World Cuisine

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

This dip looks killer good Abbe! We did not watch the game but we did our fair share of snacking to make up for it. Great dip to have on hand for our next gathering. Pinned.

Sue/the view from great island

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

I don't do football, but I certainly do bacon dip!