Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip is a cheesy, beefy bacon filled dip that’s the perfect game day appetizer your friends and family will love!

Bacon Cheeseburgers are such an All-American classic that I couldn’t resist making a dip that included all of the cheesy, bacon-y deliciousness that the burger has but without the mess. If you’re looking to add a few more appetizers to your spread, check out my Buffalo Chicken Dip or any other Party Foods on the site.

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

BACON CHEESEBURGER DIP

Game day is almost here and like everyone else, we’re getting ready to host a party with our friends and family. Let’s be honest though, you don’t even need to enjoy the sport to love going to the party. It’s the food and the commercials that really have us talking. It’s just a fun excuse to get together and hang out.

Let’s talk food! I love adding my classic Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip to our spread, as it’s a crowd favorite, but it’s also fun trying new appetizers to really WOW your guests. It’s all about options and the more you have, the less likely you are to run out of food, and nobody wants that. 

This Bacon Cheeseburger Dip is perfect because not only is it easy to make, it gives you all the flavor of the main dish but keeps it in a smaller dipping portion. I like to add potato chips as dippers to keep it simple but you could also toast up sliced up burger buns (or toasted baguettes) or serve alongside crispy french fries to give a diner feel. Have fun with it!

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HOW TO MAKE BACON CHEESEBURGER DIP

  • Add bacon to the skillet, cook and remove.
  • Cook and crumble bacon.
  • Add the beef and onion to the pan and cook on medium high heat.
  • Add cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and stir well until saucy.
  • Add in cheddar cheese, stir quickly and serve.

Cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger Dip in red skillet topped with cheese, pickles and sesame seeds

VARIATIONS ON BACON CHEESEBURGER DIP

  • Mexican: Give it a taco twist by adding a taco seasoning packet to the meat. Top with a dollop of sour cream and sliced jalapenos and serve with tortilla chips.
  • Sauce: Add your favorite BBQ sauce by drizzling it on top before serving or place it in a small bowl beside the dip for your guests to add themselves. 
  • Add-Ins: Try including diced tomatoes, chopped pickles or even a drizzle of ketchup to really give it a classic burger touch. 
  • Toppings: Add chopped pickles, more bacon and sesame seeds for an awesome garnish!

HAMBURGER BUNS FOR DIPPING

If you are spying hamburger buns in this photo below let me tell you about this awesome hack I did for dipping bread! I know a lot of people like chips or French bread for dipping, but I bought a pack of hamburger buns instead.

  • Open the buns onto a baking sheet, laying them single layer cut side up.
  • Bake in 250 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until dried but still chewy (You’re looking for a French bread consistency).

You could toast the buns but that would result in a hard crumbly texture that wouldn’t hold up to the weight of the dip or would make a mess in the dip. This version of buns will be soft/chewy and not at all crumbly. It’s our new favorite bread dip hack.

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can I make Bacon Cheeseburger Dip ahead of time? To make this ahead of time, cook the meat filling and the bacon and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can also make the entire dish and reheat in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until it’s warm throughout.
  • Can I make Bacon Cheeseburger Dip in a Slow Cooker? Yes, follow the same instructions but instead of transferring to a baking dish, add the ingredients into a crockpot and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  • Can I double this Bacon Cheeseburger Dip recipe? This dip is easily doubled. No need to do the math, simply use the slider tool on the recipe card for the servings you want and everything will be calculated for you. 

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HOW TO SERVE AND STORE:

  • Serve: I don’t recommend leaving Bacon Cheeseburger Dip out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. Place it in a crockpot and keep on warm during the party to avoid it getting cold. Make sure to continue to stir it every once in a while to keep it mixed. 
  • Store: Once the dip has cooled, store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container or storage bag. It should be good for up to 4 days. 
  • Freeze: I don’t recommend freezing the leftover dip. Diary can have a texture issue when thawing out and it might become grainy. I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. 

Bread dipped in Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

BaconĀ Cheeseburger Dip is a cheesy, beefy bacon filled dip that's the perfect game day appetizer your friends and family will love!
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 pound ground beef , (85/15)
  • 1/2 yellow onion , chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup hamburger pickles , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese , shredded

Instructions

  • Add bacon to the skillet, cook and remove.
  • Cook and crumble bacon.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease and add the beef and onion to the pan, cooking on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese, sour cream, hamburger pickles, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and stir well until saucy, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in cheddar cheese, stir quickly and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert ā€“ Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. oh my! You have won me over. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe. We love making dips for a game night, this one is always gone first!