This creamy tailgating dip is perfect for any occasion. Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip is filled with favorite ingredients to create an incredibly flavorful dip that goes fast.
Roasted Garlic? Check. Bacon? Check. It’s a Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip to die for!
I’m a little bit of a garlic addict, roasted garlic is the best. And if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you already totally know I’m a bacon addict.
When you combine the two together, you get this amazing roasted garlic bacon dip that goes so beautifully with chunks of bread, fresh veggies, pretzels and crackers.
We also make homemade tortilla chips to enjoy with the dip.
Why We Love This Recipe
- A very easy and quick recipe to make!
- Goes well with breads, vegetables, meats and more!
- If you love garlic, this dip is totally up your ally!
- Bacon… because… bacon!
What Can I Serve with Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip?
It doesn’t really matter what you serve with Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip, because this dip is just gooood.
I mean, knock your socks off, eat it all at one time and look around to see if anyone has anything else to dip in it because you ran out of stuff so you just start using your finger to get it all out of the bowl, good.
- Dip sliced bread chunks into it or spread onto bread rounds to make a delicious appetizer.
- Spread on deli meat and rolled up to create an appetizer roll up.
- To serve as a dip with fresh vegetables, potato chips, pretzels or crackers.
- Makes a great thing to spread on grilled chicken breasts or anything coming off the grill.
- Delicious with pita bread or in pita sandwiches.
- A great sandwich spread!
It has an extremely strong roasted garlic flavor, paired beautifully with the savory bacon flavor.
Add in some green onions and you’ve got a great flavor combination that just intermingles together on your tongue and leaves you begging for more.
You know the potato chips you can’t eat just one of? Yeah… you won’t be dipping just one of anything in there. I promise.
See all that bread in the photo? Two minutes. Gone.
Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip
fresh garlic heads – you cannot really use minced garlic for this recipe, because you need to roast the garlic heads
olive oil – this is for roasting the garlic
bacon – self explanatory – choose your favorite brand
sour cream – it is okay to use light sour cream or even plain Greek yogurt if desired
mayonnaise – Do not use miracle whip (which is not mayonnaise anyway) for this recipe
finely chopped green onions – this adds to the texture and flavor, but chives could be substituted if desired
Worcestershire Sauce – Any brand will do but this does add to the flavor, so shouldn’t be skipped
salt & pepper – this can be adjusted to taste, so be sure and sample along the way so you don’t add too much
It’s just good. You need to make it. Soon.
This is literally our favorite dip recipe. It’s simple, extremely flavorful and one we reach for at any occasion!
Substitutions for Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip
I mentioned above where substitutions could be made. You can try other substitutions but I strongly advise trying to stick to the recipe when possible, to get the same texture and flavor.
It’s amazing. All that roasted garlic flavor and everything is better with bacon. ha!
How to Properly Store Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip
Don’t you agree that roasted garlic really does add something to dips, spreads, etc. Oh and what we had leftover? Which wasn’t a lot I might add. We smothered all over a sub sandwich the next day. I do this with almost every dip.
For best results, store your Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 5-7 days.
It can be made ahead of time, and actually is best that way. It allows the dip to marry all its flavors together and you can a smoother more deep flavor profile.
If you don’t have time to make it up ahead of time, try to let it rest about an hour or two before serving. If you absolutely cannot wait, then it’s fine to serve it as soon as it’s ready, it just won’t be as flavorful as it could be.
This is one of those recipes that simply gets better as time goes by.
If a recipe we make can pass the “I’ll eat it all in one sitting test” but then I have enough to spread on a sandwich and it tastes good, I know it’s a keeper and will be made again and again.
A Great Tailgating Recipe!
I am not a big football fan. I’m not really into sports…
But, I do enjoy going to the tailgating parties… why? The food!
It’s the best! (Super Bowl Parties rock too!)
More Football – Tailgating Recipes
Side Dishes For Tailgating
Main Dishes for Tailgating
- Buffalo Boneless Hot Wings Sliders
- Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Pickled Pork Sandwiches
- The Best Chili Recipe
- Best BBQ Burgers Ever
Desserts for Tailgating
Drink Ideas for Tailgating
Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip Recipe
Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip for Tailgating
- 2 heads of garlic
- olive oil for roasting the garlic
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1½ cups of sour cream
- ¾ cup of mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons or more of finely chopped green onions
- 1 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- Using a knife, cut the tops off the two heads of garlic. Put the garlic inside tinfoil wrap, drizzle with some olive oil and the close the foil completely. Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a fork mashed on top of the garlic smashes it.
- Open the tinfoil and allow the garlic to cool. Mash the garlic up with a fork.
- Crisp the bacon and crumble using a food processor so the bacon is finely chopped.
- In a large bowl, mix the sour cream and mayonnaise together well. Add the finely chopped green onions, the finely chopped bacon, mashed roasted garlic and blend together.
- Mix in the Worcestershire sauce, the salt and the pepper.
- Eat. But not all at once. Like I did.