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Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip! Bacon adds an extra layer of smokiness to this fabulous recipe. You might want to double the recipe because you probably won't have any leftovers. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 cups)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 of 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!!!!