Bacon Blue Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

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Bacon Blue Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe:- This Bacon Blue Cheese Spinach Dip is a great addition to your game day spread and can be prepared in individual skillets or a standard baking dish!

 

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Bacon Blue Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

It’s football season again! Like most years, my main reason for being here is the cuisine. Is it my fault?

To be honest, I love a good football game (go Patriots!), but if I had to pick between watching the game and the cuisine served on game day, I would always opt for the food. I’m fortunate that I can have both.

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This year, tailgating might seem a little different, but the sports and delicious food will still be available to all of us. And as always, I’ll be working with the assumption that I’ll create some items from scratch and buy the rest as I design my game day spreads. And for all of my prepared meals and ingredients, Shaw’s Supermarket is my first stop!

For even more convenient shopping options, Shaw’s locations also provide grocery delivery and pickup services. Extra credit is awarded for being the “official supermarket of the New England Patriots.” How ideal!

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Alright, who’s up for some football (food)? The spread I created for my “football is back” celebration is seen below. Though I prepared the bacon blue cheese spinach dips from scratch using Shaw’s ingredients, I bought everything else from them.

Chocolate chip cookies and brownies on football shaped board with mini football in background

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I divided the spinach dip into several skillets so that each person could have some. However, if you’d rather, you may prepare it in a standard 8×8 baking dish and let guests help themselves. The recipe is provided below.

 

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I ordered two kind of chicken wings from Shaw’s: honey barbecue and barbecue. Because chicken wings are a must for any football celebration and because it’s always great to have a variety. These are available in Shaw’s deli section.

 

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I also had potato salad with an egg on it. Coleslaw, macaroni salad, and chicken salad are more delectable options from Shaw’s Signature Cafe® range that would be perfect for your game day meal.

 

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And don’t overlook the desserts! I added a fantastic fruit mixture. Fresh cut fruit bowls including a wide range of fruits, including pineapple, apples, and fresh berries, are consistently available at Shaw’s.

I always buy at least a handful to snack on during the week since I can never decide.

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And don’t overlook the desserts! I added a fantastic fruit mixture. Fresh cut fruit bowls including a wide range of fruits, including pineapple, apples, and fresh berries, are consistently available at Shaw’s.

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I always buy at least a handful to snack on during the week since I can never decide.

 

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And since it’s always necessary to have a few baked items to celebrate your team’s victory, chocolate chip cookies and brownies! You can get these at Shaw’s bakery area (which is where I have a tendency to spend far too much time).

 

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Now that you’ve seen the spread, let’s talk about how you can make the bacon blue cheese spinach dip!

 

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Bacon Blue Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

Depending on how you want to serve it, you may make this really simple dip in an 8×8 baking dish or in individual skillets. This is the kind of appetizer for a party that you can throw together fast and bake just before the game begins.

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All you have to do is fry the garlic and onion before sautéing the fresh spinach. Yes, I prefer to use fresh spinach, but if you’d rather, you can use frozen spinach that has been thawed.

Isn’t it absurd how much spinach reduces in cooking?

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Collage showing spinach in skillet and spinach cooked down

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing dish
  • ¾ cup diced onions
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 10 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  •  tsp salt

 

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Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 6 5″ mini cast iron skillets or an 8×8 baking dish.
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add onion and cook until onions are softened and turning golden, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant. Move onion and garlic to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Add half the spinach to the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes, until it’s completely wilted. Add remaining spinach to skillet and continue cooking until it’s all wilted as well, another 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked spinach to a strainer and pressing down on it with a wooden spoon, remove as much excess water as possible. Add to bowl with onion and garlic.
  • Add cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, bacon, pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt to bowl. Mix everything together until well combined. Spoon mixture into prepared skillets or baking dish.
  • If using 5″ skillets, bake dip for 10-12 minutes, until heated through and turning golden. If using an 8×8 baking dish, bake for 20-22 minutes, until heated through and turning golden. If you want dip to get even more golden, place under broiler for about 2 minutes.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or the dippers of your choice!

 

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    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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