WARM BACON CHEESE SPREAD RECIPE

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Ingredients

  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. Cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cut the removed bread and top of loaf into cubes; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until blended; stir in bacon and onions.
  3. Spoon into bread shell. Wrap in a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 24×17 in.). Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with crackers and reserved bread cubes. Yield: 4 cups.
Test Kitchen Tips

  • Worcestershire adds a delicious savory flavor (aka umami) to recipes.
  • This makes a mean seafood dip as well! Just swap out the bacon for an equal amount of lump crab, cooked shrimp or a combination of the two.

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