Bacon and Bleu Cheese Dressing or Dip – Secret Recipe Club

by Suzanne on February 19, 2012

Bacon and Bleu Cheese Dressing or Dip

 

I consider myself  blessed and lucky for a number of reasons.

NOTE:  Not in any particular order

Reasons I’m Lucky – Top Ten List

  1. I have lived to be 56 years old.  Never thought I would make it this far and I look forward to my next birthday.
  2. I am one of the happiest people on earth.  Yep, it’s true.
  3. I continue to be amazed by all around me – mountains, oceans, plants, birds, animals, people – and never fail to appreciate their beauty and differences.  Thank you Mom and Dad.
  4. I couldn’t ask for more in a family – my heart swells with love and pride every time I think of any of them.
  5. My husband is my best friend.  I trust him and love him unconditionally.
  6. I had the best parents anyone could ever have.  I’m sure they were custom ordered for me.
  7. My friends are true.  I’ve got their back and they have mine.
  8. My troubles are manageable.  I don’t want anyone else’s.
  9. I live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  I NEVER take this for granted.
  10. I have met many, many incredible people who I now consider great friends through blogging.

I want you to know a bit more about #10.  One of the people I have met in cyber-space while blogging about food is my friend, Amanda over at Amanda’s Cookin’.  She is the genius behind the Secret Recipe Club.  SRC started with 19 of us and now there are four groups of 75 with a waiting list a mile long.  Lots of great food bloggers and recipes.  But one of my new favorites is Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.

My decision about which of Heather’s recipes to make was ridiculously difficult.  Everywhere I looked and every recipe that I reviewed sent my taste buds into orbit.  I’m sure NASA is wondering where all those taste buds came from.

Then again, when I saw her receipe for Bacon and Bleu Cheese Dip, my decision became very easy.

I love blue cheese and my husband has also acquired a taste for it over the years.  I’ve been looking for a recipe that I can say is THE best Blue Cheese Dressing that I have found – AND I want it to be a recipe that I will keep forever.

I’ve found it.

No doubt, I’m lucky.  VERY lucky to have found Heather, her blog site and this recipe.  Many, many thanks, Heather!

Bacon and Bleu Cheese Dressing or Dip

Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

5 slices of Bacon, cooked and chopped
8oz Cream Cheese

8oz Mascarpone Cheese
1/3 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp roasted Garlic
4 oz crumbled Bleu Cheese
2 Tbsp dried Chives
1 tsp fresh cracked Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Pink Himalyan Salt, finely ground
1/2 tsp Celery Seed
1/2 tsp Sweet Paprika

1/4 tsp dry Mustard powder

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Cook the bacon until browned.  Drain on paper towels and chop.

3.  Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Combine the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and yogurt in a large bowl.  Add in the bacon, garlic, blue cheese, chives, and seasonings.  Mix until well combined.

4.  Spoon into a baking dish and heat for 20 minutes until bubbly hot. Top with fresh chives.

This is FABULOUS!  And very versatile.  Use it for a vegetable dip or topping for a sirloin steak, grilled to perfection.  How about a topping for little baby toasts?  And guess what.  By adding a little buttermilk, a pinch more salt and using the mixture cold, you can turn this into a wonderful dressing for your wedge salad!

Want to catch more of the Secret Recipe Club recipes? Check them out here!



{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Hezzi-D February 19, 2012 at 4:52 AM

I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for making my recipe and for hosting my group in SRC!

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Suzanne February 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Loved it! I can’t wait to dig back in and have a bit more today! And, you’re welcome, I’m really enjoying the group a lot.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 20, 2012 at 4:00 AM

This dip looks fabulous! I need to throw a party so I have an excuse to make it!!

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Suzanne February 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I often have a party of 1 . . . sometimes 2 for “special” recipes. ;)

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Lol, I love that!!

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Megan's Cookin' February 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM

THIS looks and sounds fantastic!!! The hubby and I are huge blue cheese fans and I need to make this for us. I love every idea you had for it, it’s so versatile. As a dip, steak, and turn leftovers into a dressing insures that I wont waste. Perfect recipe!!!
Loved the recipe, loved the post.
Loved the thankful attitude! :)

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Suzanne February 23, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Thanks, Megan! I’m still munching on it with all kinds of things. I WILL perfect a salad dressing from it, too. As for the thankful attitude, that is a recessive gene – that I am also thankful for. Two things I find missing most often . . . . Gratitude and Respect. Something I work on every hour of every day.

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heidi February 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM

This looks like something that is perfect for me – can’t wait to try it (Heidi, visiting from group C :-))

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Suzanne February 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

You will love it! Thanks for stopping by to visit, Heidi!

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

This dip looks perfectly delish! What a great bunch of photos, too. You’ve definitely got me craving it now! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne. You have a beautiful blog and I’m glad to have found you.

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Suzanne February 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Thanks so much, Georgia! I’m heading over to your place now. I love making new friends!!

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