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Mmmmm. Bacon. This warm bacon cheese dip is a family favorite. It’s on our menu for Christmas Day munching plus we bring it out several other times a year when we’re looking for something delicious to eat. If I remotely think there’s a chance that you like bacon, I make this dip for you. And for some reason, sports watching and this dip go hand in hand. There’s rarely a big sports event that doesn’t get watched while shoveling bacon dip in our faces.
With all the March college basketball games happening now, we have lots of opportunities to spend some time cheering on our favorite teams and enjoying this simple bacon cheese dip appetizer!
My kids go through phases where they are super excited about a certain activity. We’ve gone through the standard video games. We’ve been obsessed with handball. But basketball is something that shows up fairly consistently.
My older son loves to play and luckily our neighbors have a hoop that they let him play on. I played basketball in junior high and high school (which my current friends don’t understand since I don’t like to exert myself or sweat…) so my son often asks me to play with him.
It is NOT like riding a bicycle. I’m terrible. But that’s kind of the fun of it. The pressure is off. It’s a fun way to be active and spend time with my him. But there sure are a lot more aches and pains after playing than there used to be… Thankfully I don’t worry about that and just enjoy the active moments with my son. I always keep Advil on hand for when I need it.
Whether it’s for cramps, muscle aches, or headache pain Advil is my go-to for keeping me off the bench. (Sports reference, see what I did there…). Be sure to only use the product for its intended purpose and follow the dosage directions from the packaging! Ask a doctor before use if you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn.
Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil.*We’ve set up our college basketball brackets and have big plans for parking in front of the TV and enjoying some of the games. So you KNOW we’ll be enjoying our favorite bacon cheese dip right along with them!
The dip is crazy easy and uses cream cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, cheddar cheese (using pre-grated cheese makes this even faster!) and green onions. Although I have made this without the onions in the past, they really do add a great flavor so don’t forget to grab them when you’re shopping at Walmart for the rest of the ingredients and your pain relievers!
The trickiest part of making this dip is to remember to leave the cream cheese out to soften. For some reason I can NEVER remember that part! Otherwise you just put everything in a bowl and mix well. Use your favorite oven to table dish and bake it until warm and bubbly! What’s awesome is this dip can be made ahead of time and kept cold in the refrigerator! Just bake when you’re ready! I love recipes like that!
And if you plan on taking this dip to someone else’s house for a basketball watching party, just make it in a disposable pan so you don’t worry about bringing it home. They make some great non-aluminum options that don’t look disposable. Serve this warm bacon cheese dip with butter crackers or baguettes. You could also serve it with fresh veggies…but really this is a carb lovers appetizer. Because I let my family (of which I’m the only girl) choose what games we watch on TV, I get to decide how to set out our snacks.
I don’t usually use the colors of the teams we are rooting for. I tend to decorate by the season. It just became spring and I’m in to light and bright colors. I like to keep it simple and use a decorative napkin to add a little flair. Using all white serving dishes helps to keep the look crisp and easy. The little white appetizer plates get tons of use during sports season. They are a great way to encourage my family to get up off the couch and come to the table to put their snacks together.
Much like during an episode of my favorite reality show, they can get in the zone...And when the game is over, we’ll head right outside to play some basketball together. It’s the perfect way to work off some of these dip calories.
Bacon Cheese Dip
This Bacon Cheese Dip is full or warm and gooey goodness! It's easy to make and perfect for any kind of party. Or a Tuesday. Or breakfast. It's that good.
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- 3 oz. bacon bits
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup green onions chopped
- Soften cream cheese to room temperature.
- When softened, add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
- Pour cheese mixture in to an oven safe baking dish.
- Bake at in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, uncovered.
- Serve with crackers, veggies, bread, or pita chips.
Do you keep your medicine cabinet stocked up? Keeping Nexium 24HR on hand ensures that we can enjoy the warm bacon and cheese dip with no worries of discomfort after. I like to make sure to have everything I might need to keep my family and any guests as comfortable as possible no matter what we’re serving!
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For your convenience:
I love that you can shop at Walmart to stock up on great Pfizer products and pick up groceries at the same time! This means I’ll have more time for watching basketball or shooting hoops with my son rather than running all over town to get what I need.
To find Advil and Nexium 24HR, head towards the pharmacy area of the store. Advil can be found in the Pain & Fever aisle while Nexium 24HR can be found in the Antacid aisle. Want even more savings? Click through to coupons for Advil and Nexium 24HR.
Is your family in to basketball? What do you serve while cheering on your favorite teams?