Recently some of the girls in town started a new Bunco group. Thankfully I was lucky enough to be included in the group, because I really enjoy it. It’s a great group of girls, and a super fun time. Plus I’m super competitive so even rolling dice and leaving things to chance gets me revved up for a “W”. (Although I’ve yet to take a single penny home). We always do potluck type snacks and everyone brings whatever their hearts desire. This go round I decided to bring my “go to” dip. Baked Potato Dip.
This dip is SUPER easy, quick, cheap and always a hit. I’m thankful my friend introduced me to it a few years back since it’s easy to throw together in a crunch. It can be put together in less than 10 min and in the oven for 15 while you’re finishing getting ready. (P.S. if you’re looking for a healthy dip, keep on searching. )
A couple side notes, you can easily cut this recipe in half. I made enough for about 15 people, so I made a deep bowl and plenty of dip. Also, please excuse the crappy pictures. It was night time and I was also experimenting with the possibility of broiling the cheese to bubbly and forgot about it. Don’t do that. Bookmark this puppy, pin it, do whatever you need to do to remember it for next time you need something quick and easy for a party.
- 2 (8 oz) Packages of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
- 1 to 1½ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped green onions/chives
- ¼ cup bacon bits
- 1 Kings Hawaiian Bread Bowl
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Hollow out bread bowl leaving about an inch of bread around the edges. (Save the bread)
- In a bowl (or stand mixer) mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon bits until well combined.
- Transfer mixture into hollowed out bread bowl and sprinkle a little cheese on the top of dip.
- Place dip in oven for 10 - 15 minutes until bread is just golden and cheese is melted on top. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn the bread.
- Cut remaining bread that was removed from bread bowl into pieces for dipping.
- Serve warm with bread and/or chips.