Warm, cheesey, creamy, kale and bacon dip is sure to be a crowd pleasing appetizer!
I know, I know, what’s she doing she doing sharing another bacon recipe in the midst of swimsuit season. Well I promise I didn’t put a whole package of bacon to this recipe, if I did I would probably need to rename it Fatty Fat Kale Bacon Dip. There are only 4 slices of smokey delicious bacon in this cheesy, creamy, and lightened up dip. So as long as you don’t eat all the dip by yourself (trust me, it’s hard) then your waistline is safe, plus we have all that healthy kale to counteract it!
So why am I making us this delicious addicting cheesy dip today? I’ve teamed up with Sargento® and am participating in the third and final phase of the Chopped at Home Contest! If you’re a fan of the show Chopped then you are familiar with how it works. You get a basket of ingredients that you are required to use and then let your imagination run wild as you come up with a tasty dish. Phase 3 of the Chopped at Home Contest’s 4 required ingredients were Sargento® Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar, kale, bacon, and oyster crackers. I immediately knew I wanted to make a hot cheesy dip, because seriously who doesn’t love melted cheese?!
I loved using the Sargento® Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar in this dip! It’s a blend of both mild and sharp cheddar cheeses and I love that Sargento’s cheese is cut from blocks of 100% natural cheese. The 4 State Cheddar works perfectly with the salty bacon, kale, and the light mayo and Greek yogurt that I used to make this dip ultra creamy. Since I’m a texture freak, I loved adding the crushed oyster crackers on top for a nice crunch. This warm dip is baked in a skillet until it is hot and bubbly then served with a crusty baguette or some crudity for a lighter option.
Not only can you make this delicious warm kale bacon dip at home, but you can also enter the Chopped at Home Contest and come up with your own creative Chopped-inspired dish featuring Sargento’s shredded cheese plus a chance to win $10,000!
Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. For more inspiration, check out the Sargento Pinterest page Pinterest.com/sargentocheese/ or visit Sargento.com for more information. The Chopped at Home Challenge gives viewers a chance to create their best recipe using the selected basket ingredients, including Sargento Shredded Cheese, for a chance to win $10,000!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento. The opinions and text are all mine.