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Skillet Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Skillet Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip served on crackers, baguettes, or even with chips is the perfect appetizer for any gathering or game day party.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Broil2 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Ned Adams

Equipment

  • 10" cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. bacon chopped
  • 2 tbsp. onion finely diced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. granulated garlic (1½ tsp. fresh garlic)
  • tsp. salt +/-; to taste
  • tsp. black pepper +/-; to taste
  • 8 oz. roasted red peppers (12 oz. jar; drained/chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. parsley chopped; divided
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese grated
  • 8 oz. pepper jack cheese grated; divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • On medium-high, heat the cast iron skillet.
  • Once hot, add the crumbled bacon and cook until nearly done; about 3 minutes.
  • Add the onions to the bacon and continue cooking until they begin to soften; about 2 minutes
  • Drain any bacon renderings and place on medium-low.
  • Add the cream cheese, stir until melted, fully incorporating the bacon and onions.
  • Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper to the creamy bacon and onions.
  • Stir in the roasted red peppers and 2 tsp. parsley.
  • Slowly mix in the cheddar cheese and ¾ of the pepper jack cheese.
  • Once the mixture has a melted and combined, sprinkle the remaining pepper jack cheese on the top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining parsley on top of the cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Turn broiler on and place under boiler for about 2 minutes or until it's golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately with crackers, baguettes, or chips.

Notes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  • Place cubed cream cheese in a 4 qt. or larger slow cooker on high to begin melting. 
  • Cook the bacon and onion in a skillet. Once done, drain and transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, stir and place the lid on. 
  • Cook on high for 2 hours. 
  • Once done, turn to warm for serving while entertaining. 

How to keep the skillet dip warm?

Once the skillet is out of the oven, transfer to a slow cooker on warm for serving while entertaining. 

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1059IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 1mg