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Cheddar and Bacon Dip Recipe

This cheddar and bacon dip is sublimely simple to make and a tasty change from pimento cheese. As long as you love cheese and bacon you will love this dip recipe!

Cheddar Bacon dip

I’m always looking for a good dip recipe and this easy cheddar and bacon dip is now on my list!

If you love cheese and bacon, you are in for a treat. This simple cheese dip recipe, topped with crispy bacon is a great topper for the ubiquitous Ritz cracker.

Yeah, I will tell you. This bacon cheddar spread really does taste great on a Ritz!

I mean how could it not? 

Cheddar bacon dip on a cracker

Why is this dip recipe so good?

This cheddar spread, uses bacon grease along with mayonnaise, to create the silky texture of this very spreadable dip.

Top this with crispy bacon and well, one has a savory perfect bite that is perfect before any meal.

I’d love mine with a cocktail, but that is totally up to you.

Dips are one of my favorite starters and as long as I don’t over dip, just a few are enough to whet my appetite!

cheddar bacon spread in blue bowl

I found this dip recipe a few years ago and it was described as a rillette. Now you may know that rillettes are made with meat, like pork or duck, and the fat of the meat is used to preserve it.

In this case, bacon fat is used for flavor and texture and though I am guessing this would also last a very long time in the fridge, I doubt we will be able to test that.

This stuff is so good, I know it will disappear fast!

This could be seen as a riff on pimento cheese, but honestly, I think there is no need to compare.

Cheddar bacon dip with crackers

Both are divine! 

Looking for a quick appetizer? Well, next to my 3 ingredient artichoke dip, this cheese and bacon dip is also pretty easy to make.

Fry up some bacon. Grate up some cheese. 

Mix 2 T of the bacon grease with some mayo, a bit of onion and hot sauce and combine with the cheddar.

You could use a food processor, but I use an immersion blender to make this spread silky smooth.

cheese dip in bowl with bacon

Now what to do with that fried bacon? I love to sprinkle it on top or serve it on the side.

That way it doesn’t get soggy when stirred into the dip.

Tired of crackers? Well, try celery. This is like a stepped up version of Cheez Whiz stuffed celery. 

No I never ate that stuff, but Zoe sure did!

Cheese Dip in blue pottery bowl

If you have time, let this chill in the fridge. It still stays soft and spreadable, but being in the fridge gives the flavors a chance to blend together.

Holiday time is the perfect time to relax and snack. After all putting out some appetizers keeps everyone out of the kitchen. 

Enjoy your holidays and just make sure to get them to clean up. Now pass the dip, please!

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Cheddar Bacon dip

Cheddar and Bacon Dip

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 2 reviews
  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American


This silky, creamy cheese dip recipe with crispy bacon is a must for an appetizer. but I suppose you could spread it on a sandwich, too!


Units Scale

4 strip of bacon, about 1 cup, finely chopped

1/2 c mayonnaise

2 t finely chopped white onion

1/2 t Tabasco or hot sauce

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, About 2 cups (White and yellow is what I used)


Cook bacon with your preferred method. I always microwave whole strips, but it you are chopping it, probably better to do it on the burner.

Transfer 2 T of bacon drippings to a 4 cup measuring cup and stir in mayonnaise, hot sauce and onion. Whisk until well blended.

Now add your freshly grated cheese. Get out your immersion blender and pulse until everything is silky and blended. An alternative is to use a food processor.

Chill if you have time and serve with crackers or celery!


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Sunday 27th of December 2020

Bobby just bought a 2 pound block of cheddar Costco. this is going to be a New Year's snack! YUM! I'm already craving it. Hope you and your family are having an absolutely wonderful holiday season.

Tricia B

Saturday 26th of December 2020

Sounds like a bowl of deliciousness I could hurt myself on! Hope you had a wonderful Hanukah and wishing you a very Happy New Year!


Thursday 24th of December 2020

I seriously would devour the whole darn bowl at one go in no time! Too dangerous to keep it around me. Happy Holidays, Abbe!