I came up with a fabulous recipe that is perfect for an appetizer or a crew of hungry football fans 😉 I decided to go with shrimp and bacon because they are delicious together. This was deemed a keeper by everyone in my house.
My recipe for Hot Shrimp Dip with Bacon is so simple to prepare and will feed a bunch of hungry folks.
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
- 4 oz bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled.
- ¼ cup half & half
- 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (more if desired)
- 2 teaspoons butter, divided
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- green onions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Add 1 teaspoon butter to skillet and cook onions for 2 - 3 minutes then add shrimp and cook about 2 - 3 minutes (until shrimp is pink).
- In large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, hot sauce, and half & half.
- Fold in shrimp, bacon and tomatoes.
- Pour into small casserole dish and top with buttered breadcrumbs (breadcrumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon melted butter).
- Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly and breadcrumbs are golden brown.
- We loved this served with crusty bread.
I love that Bacon Press for this recipe. You get evenly cooked bacon without those annoying curled edges. Paired with the Cast Iron Grill, I had perfectly cooked bacon for my dip in no time flat. If you are not cooking on cast iron you really should be!!
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