Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip for Tailgating
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.
Oh my goodness would we love this dip! I am totally going to have to try this! How delicious!
I hope you try it, please let me know if you do Pam! xoxo
Roasted garlic is just plain wonderful. This is a fantastic dip, I´m pinning it now! Have a great sunday!
It really is, isn’t it Paula? Thanks for the pinning!
Bacon and garlic, yummy, Nicole!
Perfect combo Cindy! Thanks!
I can see this as being a wonderful spread for sandwiches or bagels too. Pass me the platter…I am ready for this dip for sure!
It was so good on the sandwiches, so I’m pretty sure it would be amazing on bagels – maybe topped with capers. mmm… I want to make it again now. Thanks Renee!
Um yes I will take the whole bowl, thank you! Looks delicious Nicole thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful SundaySupper Lane, you did such a great job! Loved this theme!
I love both the Dip and also your homemade tortilla chips too! Thanks for the great recipes, Nicole.
Thank you so much Faye!
Bacon and garlic are two amazing flavors apart from one another…combine them? Yesssss please!
The combination was absolutely amazing. Thank you!
Yeah, I’d suck my fingers with you. Errrrr…you know what I mean.
This is quite honestly the BEST comment I have ever gotten. haha I love you! It really was THAT good though!
I can just smell this already … Two of my favorite scents Garlic & Bacon…. I love this already!!
Amazing scents, but the flavor on your tongue… to die for.
I really need to eat breakfast before checking out these awesome posts, I am starving 🙂 I just want tailgating food!! Looks amazing!
I do that every week too! haha Thank you!
Oh my, I love garlic and can smell this beautiful appetizer all the way over here!
Garlic is my favorite too… we use a lot and my hubby is always like “Did you use enough garlic?” because I use it a lot and the whole house always smells like it! haha Thank you!
Oh My!! Ya, Sour Cream, Garlic & Bacon…a heavenly combination!! Just to think of it makes my mouth water!!
Sandy!! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Miss you like crazy! You would really enjoy this one, no doubt. Next time I’ll save a little and bring it down. <3
Oh my does this dip look ever so delicious. Garlic and bacon – what could be more delicious?
I agree! Thank you so much Bea!
Again, anything with bacon…..is for me!! Boy do I have a lot of dips to be trying out this season!! Thanks for sharing Momma!
Momma you got that right… bacon. Then you add in that roasted garlic and omg so good! 🙂
I am obsessed with garlic as well. I couldn’t imagine life without lots and lots of garlic. And this garlic and bacon dip sounds delicious
So happy to find another garlic lover… I cannot get enough! This was amazing. Thanks Laura!
I could eat garlic all day long and probably this dip too! Love the addition of bacon! See you tonight at #SundaySupper on @fromagechick!
haha Me too! So good! Thanks!
Ooh, garlicky bacon goodness… I can feel the pounds!
haha considering how much I ate of it, I’m surprised I didn’t gain a pound! haha
This looks amazing and delicious! I love all dishes that have bacon especially if it involves an appetizers.
I love appetizers – it’s like bite size goodness and you can try lots of diff things and call it “small meals” haha. Thanks!
Seriously…how could anyone go wrong with this?!? I LOVE roasted garlic and, of course, everyone loves bacon. And in a dip! YUMMY!
Thank you so much Brandie!
This sounds so good!!! I am reading everyone’s posts on an empty tummy. Not good!! LOL I am starving now!!
I did the same thing Bobbi! haha Thank you!
This looks great, I love dips!!
I love making dips for game day! Can’t wait to try this out!
Dips are the best tailgating and party food! I swear! Thanks!
I want this dip. I want this dip real bad. I’m a garlic lover too, and this dip looks amazing. Happy #SS! Pinned.
So good Jennie, you have no clue. Thanks for pinning! 🙂
I guess I shouldn’t read these things while I’m hungry–this could easily be my whole dinner!
I do that every week. I need to work on that too. This WAS my whole dinner, shhh…. don’t tell anyone!
I might be drooling just a little….this sounds so good!
I was wiping drool off my chin, don’t worry. haha Thank you!
OMG…I need to have this ASAP. Now I need to get YOUR blog for SRC ;)!
haha Wendy, I’m sure at some point it is bound to happen… who knows! Thanks! 🙂
I love this recipe! It combines some of my favourite foods – garlic, bacon and green onion – into one fantastic dip! I need to try this ASAP.
Me too Nancy! Three favorites. Hope you do decide to try it!
What a delicious recipe. It would be wonderful for any tailgating event.
Perfect. No doubt. Thanks Veronica!
Oh yum Nicole. I am so making this for the Auburn/Alabama game in November. Bacon and roasted garlic are awesome.
Totally amazing. You’ll love it and it’s great for a game or for any other occasion (and sometimes just because… because its so good.. yeah that’s why!)
Wow, that looks so amazingly good. And I like the idea of serving it with bread instead of chips. Yum.
The flavor was much more distinct with the bread rather than veggies or chips. It was SO good!
OMG! Roasted garlic AND bacon together? SWOON!
Believe you me, when I felt like I wanted to actually lick the bowl at the end, I was swooning too… amazing combo.
I have never roasted a garlic before but this recipe makes me want to, yum!
Roasted garlic is amazing. You totally need to hon!
Simple easy & love the roasted garlic !! Will def be making this !
Sue it was amazing! Thanks!
Roasted garlic and bacon – what else is there? Can’t wait to give this a try!
I love bacon and garlic too. When a recipe calls for 1 or 2 cloves of garlic I disregard the recipe and just put as much as I want which usally half a head of garlic. This dip looks amazing!
Garlic and Bacon did you say??I’m totally in!I’m also a garlic addict and can see myself emptying that whole bowl in a matter of seconds 🙂
I can imagine that! Garlic and bacon, yes, that sounds totally luvly and … addicting.
Chris, it so is! 🙂 I blame the source of my eating so much to it’s compelling addicting properties. Yeah, that’s it. 😉
Oh wow this sounds great! I’m pinning it for later.
That dip deserves a nice, stout beer bread! I love garlic and all of it’s health benefits. We’ll ignore the mayo. LOL
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You can’t even taste the mayo… in fact, I’m not sure it’s even necessary to make this dip taste as good as it does. That roasted garlic and bacon flavor FAR outweighs it. Love!
I kept seeing the title to your post popping up everywhere. Roasted garlic AND bacon?! Those are my two favorite things ever 😀
Garlic and Bacon? Wow! sounds amazing!
This was delish…I made it a day ahead and the favor’s really popped.
This was delish…I made it a day ahead and the favor’s really popped. Just might want to read your recipe instructions. You cooked the garlic but never actually added them to the blender or bowl. Reading the recipe there is no garlic in it. Line 3 is one too many “and’s”. Line 4 Should read “the salt and pepper.” Not the salt and the pepper. But, tasty recipe thanks. 1st time cooks might be confused about not adding the garlic.