BLT Dip

Classic deli-style BLT meets ooey gooey dip served in lettuce cups, PF Chang fashion. I invented this little dip for Super Bowl this weekend or any other party where bacon is required. This dip is very rich and the sun-dried tomatoes shine in this dish, further enhancing that bacon ecstasy. You are allowed to eat this once a year followed by a 5 mile run, 75 squats, 50 lunges, 100 sit-ups, 100 pull-ups, and 1 million burpees.

Enjoy!

BLT Dip
2- 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup sun dried tomatoes, not in oil, diced*
1 lb. crispy bacon, crumbled- reserve 1 T. grease
1/2 packet ranch dressing mix
8 slices white bread, diced
1 T. melted butter
1 1/2 large heads iceberg lettuce

In a large microwave safe bowl soften cream cheese for about 45 seconds in microwave oven. Add the mayo, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix, mix until smooth. Spread into a 9×13 inch baking dish and top evenly with bread cubes. Mix melted butter with 1 T. reserved bacon grease and brush lightly over bread cubes- I did not use it all. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes or until dip is bubbly and golden brown. In the meantime, core lettuce, rinse and dry. Using a plastic knife cut head in half from top through core. Remove inner yellow leaves. Taking one by one, gently remove each leaf and place each lettuce “cup” on a platter- I got about 14 “cups” from one head. To serve, allow your guests to spoon some dip into the lettuce cups, using the lettuce as a wrap. You can serve this with crackers but then it would be BCT Dip. Serves about 8.

Note- I used California Sun*Dry’s Cello-packed Sun Dried Smoked Tomatoes and their Regular Sun Dried Tomatoes, 1/2 cup of each, diced.

Other Great Football Foods
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Pepperoni Dip
Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

Don’t forget to wear RED this Friday in support of National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of women’s heart disease. And join my heart healthy recipe roundup because after this recipe we will all need to fix our hearts.

24 Comments

  1. Alison
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 8:43 AM | Permalink

    Is there an occasion where bacon ISN'T required? It also might be worth a million burpees. I'll get a head start:-)

  2. unconfidentialcook
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

    This actually makes watching the super bowl worthwhile! Yum!

  3. oneordinaryday
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    I love BLTs, so this sounds tasty to me!!!

  4. Dawn
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 11:28 AM | Permalink

    you know I love when you create. I love this and of course must try it at once.
    now I have PF Changs on my mind. lol

  5. Fallon
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    hahah I guess the 1 million burpees with counteract the 1 lb of bacon 😉

  6. Karen
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM | Permalink

    This dip sounds really good and look how healthy it is, served in lettuce cups! 😉

  7. grace
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM | Permalink

    good thinking, robin sue! this is so clever, not to mention tasty and easy. can we say winner? yes, yes we can. 🙂

  8. Dan
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 5:08 PM | Permalink

    That looks very good – and very quick.

  9. sophia
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    I would familiarize myself with football JUST for this awesome dip! What a GREAT creation!

  10. Sabrina
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM | Permalink

    looks good

  11. Sheila
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 6:38 PM | Permalink

    I couldn't even do one burpee, but I think I could eat the whole dish of this!

  12. noble pig
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    Ummm, yeah!!!

  13. Danielle
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM | Permalink

    My cousin makes this and it is sooooo yummy! I don't know her recipe, but I will definitely be trying this one! 😀 It looks delicious, BTW!

  14. Patsyk
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

    I've never seen this before… I can imagine how it must disappear so fast once it hits the table! YUM!

  15. Ingrid
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    I don't like the t's in blt but this sounds and looks good.
    ~ingrid

  16. Daily Freebies
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

    Yummy! I love your blog 🙂

  17. Mimi
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    This sound pretty tasty.
    Mimi

  18. Maris
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    This sounds delish for superbowl but I'm now craving BLT for lunch!

  19. DailyChef
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 2:15 AM | Permalink

    Yum! What a great addition to my growing collection of Super Bowl recipes.

  20. cessc
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

    Burpees are of the devil lol!!! Looks good!

  21. Sweet and Savory
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    I sent you an email with a recipe. Just wondering if you got it.

  22. pigpigscorner
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM | Permalink

    Very creative! Anything with bacon for me!

  23. 12th Man Training Table
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM | Permalink

    Mmmmm … bacon!

  24. Kevin
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    What a great idea for a dip!

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