Spinach and Bacon Dip


This easy to make, luscious spinach dip is a party favorite thanks to the addition of bacon. 




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Good news!  I have a date with Michael Bublé in September!  Okay, so my husband and I have a date with Michael Bublé.  He (my husband) is not jealous and I’m willing to share my Bublé experience with him.  Truth be told, both of us are fans, albeit one not nearly as much as the other.   

Four more months until concert date.  I can’t wait!!


I had to join Michael’s fan club in order to purchase presale tickets, but I don’t care.  It was so worth it! I got seats so close that My Bublé could theoretically spit on us!  Okay, so maybe only if a ginormous fan happens to blow directly at us will his projectile make landing.  For a germaphobe, getting excited about the minute possibility of getting spat on is big.  Really big!!


Thanks for letting me get that out!  Now it’s time to talk about something that might interest you a little more, this Spinach and Bacon Dip.  Who doesn’t love spinach dip?  And with bacon, how can you go wrong?




Anyway, this is my take on the ubiquitous, but always delicious party pleaser.  

Enjoy!!



Spinach and Bacon Dip




INGREDIENTS:

10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach
8 low sodium bacon strips
16 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 (8 oz.) package Neufchâtel cheese or reduced fat cream cheese
1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
1 cup peeled and finely diced jicama
1/4 cup chopped scallion (greens only)
1 marble bread loaf or boule (optional)



INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook 8 strips of bacon in a large skillet until brown and crisp.  Drain on paper towels. Chop into small pieces.  Set aside.

Loosen the spinach packaging.  Place on a microwavable dish and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes to defrost.  Drain excess liquid. Place spinach in a kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels and squeeze dry.  Set aside.

Place Neufchâtel cheese in a large bowl.  Microwave for about 20 seconds to soften.  Add yogurt.  Blend until creamy.  Add Vegetable mix, jicama, scallion, and bacon.  Flake spinach and add to bowl.  Mix until thoroughly combined.


Hollow out a marble bread loaf using a sharp knife.  Fill loaf with spinach dip.  Cut the excess bread into bite size chunks.  Serve dip alongside bread chunks, bagel chips, crackers, pita bread, etc.




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