This dip is delicious as a game day appetizer or a quick party food. Present it with celery and carrot sticks for a fresh bite, or serve it wonderfully hearty with a buttered baguette.
I don’t know about you, but when winter temperatures dip to freezing, all I want is something warm to eat. And it’s even better if I can serve it on a coffee table as I snuggle up on the couch in front of the TV. This blue cheese dip checks all the boxes – and is one of my recent favorite savory bakes. It’s true comfort food, I tell ya!
Ideally, you’ll use a cast iron skillet for this dip. It makes a crave-worthy crispy cheese edge all around the pan as it bakes. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can bake this in a 9 or 10-inch round cake pan or 9×9-inch square pan.
The base of this recipe starts with a nice fat cube of butter that melts and cooks down some minced garlic to golden brown. (Is there anything better than the fragrance of butter and garlic cooking together? Okay, maybe freshly baked butter cake layers… I digress.)
You’ll swirl this mixture around the pan to completely coat the edges.
I don’t consider the buttered baguette optional with this recipe. It’s so toasty and delicious with the dip. As I said earlier, it is wonderfully hearty and perfect for a cold weather indulgence. Having said that, I’ve made this and served it with salty potato chips, celery sticks, and water crackers. So, choose your adventure/dipper!
All of the creamy ingredients are mixed together and spread in the buttered skillet. There’s a lot of big flavors going on here, such as the garlic, bacon, blue cheese, and that small but necessary amount of chopped chives.
This dip also has pecans in it! -which may seem odd but I really think you’ll love the nutty sweetness they offer. A few more pecans are sprinkled on top for crunch.
Although this dip is proving to be a wintertime favorite, I know it will be a year-round recipe for quick and easy entertaining.
This recipe was developed using real butter and dairy for the American Butter Institute and their website Go Bold With Butter! Click here for the printable recipe, and be sure to check out all of their other excellent recipes!