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Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip—bacon adds much more flavor. You might want to double the recipe because there are never any leftovers. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 cups)


  • 5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pita bread wedges, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 teaspoons in pan. Add artichoke hearts and garlic to drippings; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, onion salt, salt and pepper until smooth. Beat in lemon juice. Fold in artichoke mixture and half the bacon.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining bacon; top with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Serve with pita wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 141 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Idahogem1
    Dec 24, 2015

    I made this for our office "12 pounds" of Christmas and everyone loved it! I ran out of plain cream cheese so had to substitute chive & onion cream cheese but it worked out great! I also didn't bake it but instead mixed in the Parmesan cheese and put it into a mini crock pot to keep warm at the office. Great Dip! VTOHFE

  • opalsemeralds
    Oct 24, 2015

    Made this this evening. Fantastic. I used full fat sour cream as I'm on a low carb diet and this hit the nail on the head for that. Didn't use chips, pita bread or vegetable stick, just ate it with a fork! It's that good, but will serve it with something else for guests. This is a keeper.

  • MarjorieH2
    Oct 16, 2015

    Very good, and easy to make too. It was the hit of a party I took it to, everyone thought that it was really great tasting dip with crackers.

  • swinny
    Oct 5, 2014

    We enjoyed this for football day!! Delish :) Served with tortilla chips and celery sticks.

  • vbsteffer
    Sep 1, 2014

    I didn't have onion salt, so i used celery salt. it is great with carrots and chips.I'll make this again!

  • UrLadyChef
    Aug 29, 2014

    Deleted the salt and chose to toast Naan bread rounds was great recipe!!!!