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We are counting down the weeks to Christmas! I don’t know about you, but my household is in full on “entertaining” mode. I feel like every weekend we have guests over for some holiday cheer, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Since I love having friends and family over, I’m always searching for simple food solutions for holiday entertaining! Luckily I have found a way I’m able to create delicious appetizers, meals, and desserts to make entertaining this holiday season that much easier.
I’m a working mom and time isn’t always on my side. That is why when I’m looking for holiday recipes, I prefer ones that provide those time efficient holiday solutions. I don’t have hours upon hours to work away in the kitchen before my guests to arrive. Thanks to amazing products such as Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I’m able to cook some holiday cheer that not only tastes great, but is easy to create too! One of my favorite appetizers to make is Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Cream Cheese Dip. It’s quickly become a favorite among my guests who come for holiday visits.Check out below for a detailed tutorial of how to make my Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Cream Cheese Dip.
1 package of cream cheese, softened (8 oz each)
1 roasted red pepper finely chopped
1 large jalapeno finely chopped
4 chopped up bacon slices
1 tablespoon of milk
1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese
1 tablespoon of honey
Directions for Cream Cheese Dip
First off, in reference to the roasted red peppers, you can usually fine them in a jar (or canned) at your local super market. This definitely saves on time if you are able to purchase your peppers already roasted! However, if you decide to use a fresh peppers, there is a simple way to roast them. Place them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Use tongs to turn the peppers over to their other side, and roast for another 20 minutes. Then use a food processor (or knife) to finely chop your pepper.Now let’s get that bacon going! Feel free to cook your bacon as you deem fit. If you’ve never cooked bacon before, why not try chopping up the slices and cooking in a skillet with a little bit of oil, over medium to high heat for about 10 minutes, or until you reach your preferred “crispness”! Drain the bacon and set aside for the time being. At this point you may decide to go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Take your cream cheese and stir until smooth. If you want to use an electric mixer, that will make the process go by quicker! Add in the milk, beating until combined. Stir in the roasted red peppers. Mix well!Once your cream cheese is smooth and mixed well with the roasted red peppers, add in your bacon and jalapenos. You can also add in your honey at this point.Gently fold in the goat cheese, and feel free to add spices such as rosemary or thyme. I’ve actually tried this dip with adding lump Maryland crab meat. It’s a delicious addition!
Next spoon the mixture evenly into 2 different 1 cup individual baking dishes or into a 1 quart baking dish. Because I like to place a smaller bowl on my chip plate, I do the individual dishes and swap them out as each one becomes empty.Place the dishes in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until you notice the top start to turn a golden brown.I love to serve the dip warm with french bread slices and rosemary flavored crackers. Honestly they pair well with any type of crackers, especially butter based ones!I just love the creamy texture and that nearly every bite has a hint of goat cheese, peppers, bacon, and subtle jalapeno flavoring! You can actually serve this dip warm or cold. My tutorial is on how to serve it warm, however if you’d like to serve it cold, just place the dip in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. I love that I was able to purchase everything I needed for this recipe at my local Walmart. I found Philadelphia Cream Cheese in the refrigerated Dairy section. Between now and February 13th, 2016, you can grab a coupon for $1.00 off two Philadelphia Cream Cheese packages.Don’t forget to connect with Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese on Facebook and Twitter!
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Samantha K says
That looks amazing!! Sounds perfect for the appetizer table at our holiday party!
Toni Thomason says
I’ve been looking for a new dip to try for our holiday parties, and this looks so delicious I think I will add it to our menu for next week! YUM! (client)
You didn’t say how much the cream cheese was through Feb 13th.
Hi Lynne, the coupon is for a $1.00 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese. The original price prior to the coupon will vary on location!
Nancy Lustri says
OK…Wow! This looks sooo gooood! I am going to make this for my upcoming super bowl party. I like that you used fresh roasted peppers. They’re good from the jar too, but you can’t beat fresh roasted! Thanks for the recipe, Ashley! :)
vickie couturier says
that looks so good and not hard to make
Ooh! This sounds delicious! Pinned so I can make it sometime soon.
This looks so yummy! Roasted red peppers are my favorite thing to add to dips! Bonus points for being something so easy to make!
This looks so great. I see it on my table for Super Bowl Sunday. I love that you roasted the peppers too.
I hadn’t cooked with roasted red peppers until just a few months ago, and I’ve been dying to find more recipes with them. I can’t wait to try this, it looks amazing!
Heather Johnson says
I love anything with cheese, especially cream cheese! And bacon! Cheese and bacon are heaven on earth. Pinning this recipe for later!
sarah alexis says
Okay seriously thought… mixing Roasted Red Pepper & Bacon & Cream Cheese … i mean… how much more delicious can a recipe get???? This looks amazing :)
Kara Marks says
This looks like a great recipe and not too hard–thanks!
Tara L says
My husband would kill for this even if I mixed everything up with Hummus that would be really good too. I’m not a bacon person it actually depends on what I eat with it and how lol. I’m a picky eater.
Emily @ The Innovative Mama says
This looks totally amazing and something that my husband and I would both very much enjoy!
Sonya Morris says
Oh my! This looks so delicious! I will have to try this for our next get together with friends.