Spicy bacon dip is the ultimate game day dip recipe

Spicy Bacon Dip, photo provided by Tabasco
Spicy Bacon Dip, photo provided by Tabasco /

What can make bacon better, this spicy bacon dip recipe combines a handful of ingredients into the ultimate game day dip recipe. Even though this dip recipe should be served with some chips, many people might want to eat it with a spoon. Yes, it is really that tasty.

Recently, Tabasco curated a variety of big game recipes. Whether the gathering is just a few people or that pod group, this spicy bacon dip could be the big winner on the table. Although some people might want sliders or a heartier dish at halftime, you might want to make two batches of this dip recipe so that you have some extra dip for the fourth quarter.

The simplicity of this recipe shows that sometimes a great dish is about favorite flavors. The combination of bacon, cheese and Tabasco is tasty. It doesn’t need 10 more ingredients added into the mix.

Ready to make the spicy bacon dip recipe?

Luckily, Tabasco has graciously shared this recipe with FoodSided. Even the most novice cook can master this recipe.


  • 2 tsp TABASCO® Brand Chipotle Sauce
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine all ingredients. Place in shallow baking dish.
  • Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until warmed.
  • Serve with chips or crostini.

If you choose to make the spicy bacon dip, here are a couple of hints. The Chipotle Sauce adds a smoky note to the recipe. If you prefer a bolder, spicier heat you can choose a different Tabasco or simply do half the Chipotle and half traditional Tabasco. It does change the flavor, though.

Also, make sure that the bacon is crispy and well-drained. The crispy bacon is important to provide a little bit of texture in the recipe. The size of the pieces depends on your personal preference.

Lastly, serving this dip on a crostini makes it a hearty appetizer. If you use chips, consider a thicker chip that will stand up to the creamy dip. No one wants to lose a chip in that dip.

If spicy bacon dip doesn’t tempt your taste buds, Tabasco has a variety of dip recipes for the big game menu. From a pizza dip to infused ranch chipotle dip, there are many recipes that will score at any big game gathering.

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What is your favorite dip recipe? Share you suggestions in the comments.