Karin Calloway

Food columnist for The Augusta Chronicle.

Bubbling Bacon-Tomato Dip

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The Super Bowl is a great excuse to throw a party and enjoy some party fare. Our Super Bowl spread always includes a hot dip, and this weekend I’ll be baking up a batch of Bubbling Bacon-Tomato Dip to serve at a Super Bowl party hosted by our friends.

Karin Calloway's Bubbling Bacon-Tomato Dip  TODD BENNETT/STAFF
TODD BENNETT/STAFF
Karin Calloway's Bubbling Bacon-Tomato Dip

I came up with the recipe as a way to serve one of our favorite cold dips, Bacon Tomato Dip, as a hot appetizer. The original dip first ran in this column in 1999 and the recipe can be found at chronicle.augusta.com by searching the name of the recipe.

This hot dip comes together in a snap with the help of some spreadable cream cheese with chives and onions.

The remaining ingredients are sour cream, prepared horseradish, diced Roma tomatoes, a package of cooked bacon pieces and some shredded cheese.

This Bubbling Bacon-Tomato Dip is sure to be a hit at your Super Bowl party or any time. Serve with tortilla, corn or pita chips.

BUBBLING BACON-TOMATO DIP

2 8-ounce containers cream cheese spread with onion and chives

1 cup regular or reduced-fat sour cream

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, or to taste

4 Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped

2 4.3-ounce package real bacon pieces

2 cups shredded Italian five-cheese blend

corn, tortilla or pita chips, for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Spread in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

WHAT’S COOKING?

Watch our food writer, Karin Calloway, prepare the recipe on Tuesdays on WJBF-TV 6 (ABC) at noon and Wednesdays during Good Morning Augusta.

We’re looking for your best kitchen creation, whether it’s a simple chili or an elaborate continental concoction. Calloway will re-create your dish, and we’ll feature it on the Wednesday food page of The Augusta Chronicle.

Send your recipe and contact information to karin.calloway@gmail.com, or write to Recipe Favorites, Newsroom, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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