Southern Baked BLT Dip - VeryVera

Southern Baked BLT Dip

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1h


  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 pt cherry tomatoes, divided
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1/2 c chopped sweet onion
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, shredded
  • tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and fit with a wire rack.
  2. Arrange bacon slices in an even layer on the pan, and bake in the preheated oven until crisp, 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate and cool. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  4. Chop the cooled bacon and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss all but 5 of the cherry tomatoes with the reserved bacon grease.
  6. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400°F until tomatoes burst, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  8. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic paste, 1 cup of the chopped bacon, and 1 cup of the tomatoes in a large bowl.
  9. Add the onions to the mixture and fold in.
  10. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
  11. Bake at 350°F until hot and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.
  12. Cut the remaining 5 cherry tomatoes in half. Top the dip with lettuce, remaining cherry tomatoes, and remaining chopped bacon.
  13. Serve with tortilla chips, crostini or toast points.