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Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, and Swiss Dip

Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, and Swiss Dip Welcome to the first edition of “Dip Week”! I’m going to be posting a new dip each day this week, maybe Ill throw a cocktail in there too, leading up to the Superbowl! Its going to be fabulous! Umm speaking of drinking..My parents stopped by Saturday night and offered to watch my boys for a few hours so we could go out on a date. I was practically jumping with joy..I had a stressful week and wanted nothing more than to get out for a few it was an incredible surprise. But I digress…my point of this story was booze.

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After almost a year without a sip of alcohol..and even before that, we hardly ever went out and we never drank more than a couple glasses of wine, I decided it would be a good idea to go out and drink vodka tonics. A LOT of them. Fast. I got caught up with the live music, and the excitement of being out and didn’t realize how many Id had until we were walking to the car. Long story short. I can’t do it like I used to…and I’m only 24. The next morning was unwelcome. I suppose that’s what having two little munchkins will do to you..and I am perfectly happy with that! We had a blast Saturday night, but we definitely won’t be doing that again anytime soon ever. I’m happy with a glass or two of wine. (OMG does that mean I’m getting ooollldd? I’ve been having heart palpitations about almost being a whole quarter of a century old..a bit dramatic? Never.)

Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, and Swiss Dip | Fabtastic Eats

Okay guys, so this dip! Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese…its sooo incredible! The combination is can’t.stop.eating. We completely demolished this saying “mmm…ahhh..this is soo good” in between every bite! Its delicious on crackers or toasted french bread. Its fabulously cheesy, salty, bacon-y..(yes, that’s a word) and it will be gone before you know it! This is definitely a GREAT game day, or any day actually, dip! This one’s a keeper folks! Enjoy!

Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, and Swiss Dip | Fabtastic Eats

Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, and Swiss Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 8 slices Bacon, chopped
  • 2-3 Shallots, sliced
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese (I used Fat-Free)
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream (I used Fat-Free)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss/Gruyere Mix
  • Parmesan (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Cook shallots on low, until almost caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, Dijon mustard, and horseradish.
  5. Stir in the shredded Swiss/Gruyere cheese.
  6. Transfer into an oven safe bowl, sprinkle with Parmesan if you'd like.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown and nice and bubbly!
  8. Serve with Crackers or Toasted, sliced french bread! Enjoy!


Adapted From: Rachael Ray

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  • Reply Kristen Carll

    Yum! This sounds delicious! I have to laugh about your booze story because when Nick and I went out last weekend I only had 2 drinks and was feeling prettttyyyy good. oh… and we were back by 11:30 pm.. I said felt old just like you did. ;] Two kiddos will do that to you I guess. {{so worth it}}

    January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha it’s TOTALLY, DEFINITELY worth it, but so sad isn’t it, it only takes a few drinks?! lol At least we’re cheap dates AND we’re young enough that we can still rally the next day! 😛 haha

      January 29, 2013 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I’m a sucker for a good dip and this is a good dip!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:42 am
    • Reply Alaina

      So am I!! hah thanks! 🙂

      January 29, 2013 at 5:28 am
  • Reply Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    Ohhh this dip has my name all over it!

    January 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha its soo good!

      January 31, 2013 at 1:58 am

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