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Best Loaded BLT Dip

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Imagine an old-time favorite sandwich in a dip?  Well, try our Loaded BLT Dip!  It is loaded with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and fresh tomatoes, and has all the essential flavors in a classic BLT sandwich, only in a dip.  The bacon is what makes this dip outstanding, along with 5 additional ingredients, all served on a bed of Romaine lettuce, making it the perfect appetizer. Mmm… what could be better? 

Honestly, this loaded BLT dip is sensational – hands down! 

 

What is a BLT Dip? 

It’s basically a delicious appetizer that resembles an American classic sandwich, only in a dip!  

A BLT sandwich is commonly made with bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiched between toasted bread and lots of mayo.  The BLT sandwich became popular in many Diners across the country, for those who wanted an inexpensive sandwich for lunch. 

It was easy to prepare because the Diners already had cooked bacon along with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.  Today, the BLT sandwich is still popular on menus across the country. 

 

Our BLT Dip is a crowd-pleaser dip!  And you should make it for your next gathering. 

This dip is loaded with fresh ingredients and lots of flavors.  Plus it’s amazingly luscious and creamy!  YUM! 

From my experience, I guarantee it will be enjoyed by all.

 

Best Loaded BLT Dip by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

What makes this the best Loaded BLT Dip? 

Well, thanks for asking!

1.  First and foremost, once you fully cook the bacon, the rest comes together easily and in minutes. 

2.  Secondly, you can serve this BLT dip two ways!  Either CHILLED (as I did here today), or you can serve it baked! 

3.  TIP for BAKING!  To serve it warm/hot,  you only need to transfer the mixture into an 8 x 8 baking dish.  Sprinkle some additional cheddar cheese on top, and bake it in the oven, at 350 degrees F (180C) for 20 minutes, until it is heated through and cheese melts on top.  Then allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. 

 

Ingredients Needed for our Loaded BLT Dip…

  • uncured bacon (about 7 to 8 slices) ( I used Applegate)

  • cream cheese 

  • sour cream

  • mayonnaise

  • shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 ripe tomato 

  • some romaine lettuce 

 

How to make our Loaded BLT Dip: (full recipe card below)

1.  First, cook the bacon until it’s fully cooked and crispy.  You can cook the bacon two ways, in a skillet on the stove-top, and drain on paper towels.  Or you can bake the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is fully cooked. 

Photo of the ingredients and bacon fully cooked by 2sistersrecipes.com

*oops…I accidentally left out the container of sour cream (as one of the ingredients) in the photo above. 

Photos of the creamy cheese mixture and another photo with the cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon tossed in. by 2sistersrecipes.com

2.  In a mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the cream cheese and blend it with the mayo and sour cream until it’s creamy smooth. 

3.  Next, stir in the crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese.   Mix until the mixture is well combined.  Finally, stir in the diced tomato. 

Photos of diced tomato in the mixture. by 2sistersrecipes.com

4.  Place a few ribs of romaine lettuce on a serving dish or platter.  Spoon the mixture onto the bed of lettuce.  Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.  Garnish with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and freshly chopped parsley.

5.  Serve with sliced crusty crostini, corn chips, toasted pitas, or crackers.

 

 

Tips and Notes for Success…

  • To make the BEST BLT Dip, we recommend using real bacon for this recipe.  It makes all the difference in the world.

  • You can cook the bacon two ways.  Either in a skillet on the stove-top, turning them over until they are fully cooked.  Then drain on paper towels. 

  • Or you can bake the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes until the bacon is fully cooked.  Then drain on paper towels. 

  • It’s not recommended to cook the bacon in the microwave, because the bacon will become soggy and you won’t be able to crumble it as well.  

Try this dip and enjoy!!

 

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Yield: 2.5 cups

Best Loaded BLT Dip

Best Loaded BLT Dip by 2sistersrecipes.com
Best Loaded BLT Dip is one that's easy to make, loaded with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and it's lusciously creamy!  The bacon is what makes this dip outstanding, along with 5 additional ingredients, all served on a bed of Romaine lettuce. A definite crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8-ounces of uncured bacon ( about 7 to 8 slices) (I used Applegate)
  • 4-ounces (1/2 of brick) cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded (mild or sharp) cheddar cheese
  • 1 ripe tomato - seed and flesh removed and diced
  • 3 to 4 pieces of romaine lettuce

Instructions

  1. First, cook the bacon until it's fully cooked and crispy. You can cook the bacon two ways, in a skillet on the stove-top, and drain on paper towels. Or you can bake the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is fully cooked.
  2. In a mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the cream cheese and blend it with the mayo and sour cream until it's creamy smooth.
  3. Next, stir in the crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, and diced tomato. Mix until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Place a few ribs of romaine lettuce on a serving dish or platter. Spoon the mixture onto the bed of lettuce. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and freshly chopped parsley.
  5. Serve with sliced crusty bread, toasted pitas, or your favorite corn chips.
  6. Yields: 2.5 cups

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 to 12 servings

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 12.7gCarbohydrates: 3.3gProtein: 6.5g

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xo Anna and Liz

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan
    May 25, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Our favorite sandwich in dip form! Love it!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

      Oh, Thank you so much, Susan! This dip will certainly not disappoint! I promise. 🙂

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