Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Bacon cheeseburger dip is a hot, cheesy appetizer recipe to serve at your big game party. But add even more layers of deliciousness to this game day snack and the crowd will be cheering for the food instead of their favorite team when you make this Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip.
Disclaimer: This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Cabot Creamery Co-operative. As always, all opinions are my own.
How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Every layer of this Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger dip just makes it more and more irresistible. See for yourself when you watch this recipe video. Most seven-layer dip recipes tend to be more Mexican-inspired, but this all-American version started with the same base, a layer of cream cheese. Top that with ground beef flavored with the classic combination of ketchup and mustard and sprinkle with caramelized onions. After adding plenty of cheese, pop it into the oven until it is ooey gooey and delicious. While it bakes, get your bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and burger sauce ready so that you can dig into bacon cheeseburger deliciousness in no time.
And dig in is exactly what my boys did. On a random Tuesday. For dinner. I was pretty much winning the Mom MVP Award that night. I mean, the biggest football game of the year was still a couple weeks away and we were devouring a hot cheesy dip for dinner? Let’s just call it practice, or pre-game warmups, or maybe even strength and conditioning. Because we all know the big game is really all about the big game grub, and we want to have our game faces and snack bellies ready!
OK, really I was just doing everything in my power to maintain my Mom MVP status that week. A mini-marathon of our favorite sitcom to watch together, ice cream for dessert, a trip to the movies, homemade pizza for dinner, mommy-son date night where I actually let them order chicken fingers, several hours of video games – yes, that and more all happened within the span of a few days. My husband was on the other side of the country for nine days, it was cold, there was a school holiday, and a snow day. If the fun of eating seven-layer bacon cheeseburger dip helps me maintain my sanity for a little while, then I’m calling an audible and we are going to break from our usual game plan and having cheesy appetizers for dinner.
Defense, people. Defense.
Plus, now the boys and I know our game plan for our party snacks, and it involves this…
Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip is the ultimate cheesy appetizer for watching the big game!
I’ve made everything from Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche to Bacon Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet, so clearly I love taking this comfort food and enjoying it in new and creative ways. This time I took a little inspiration from a famous west coast burger chain and incorporated it into a delicious dip. I started with a base of Cabot Cream Cheese, because that’s how all great layered dips start. Then I caramelized some onions and added a bit of Worcestershire to deepen the flavor a bit. After browning ground beef, ketchup and mustard were stirred in, to give it the flavor of the mustardy coating on those aforementioned fast food burgers. The beef and onions were added on top of the cream cheese along with plenty of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and the whole thing was baked until hot and melty.
Then it was toppings time. Of course bacon is a must, but then you can really finish those seven layers with any of your favorite burger toppings. I went with lettuce and tomatoes, must like the traditional seven-layer dip recipe. Plus it was drizzled with burger sauce, which is based on this copycat burger sauce recipe from Dinner, Then Dessert, but I swapped out the mayo for Cabot Greek Yogurt, Feel free to stick with the original recipe, if you like.
Of course you can go for standard dippers, like tortilla chips or crackers. You can even take the low carb route by digging in with mini bell peppers. Personally, for the full bacon cheeseburger experience, I chose French fries…
I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Cabot Creamery Cooperative to share this Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip recipe!
From the first time I mentioned Cabot, I think in my Baked Cauli-Tots recipe (which you can actually find in The Cabot Creamery Cookbook), I have never held back my love for their cheese and other products. I’ve been enjoying their cheese, yogurt, and more since I first discovered it while vacationing in Vermont years ago. They truly do make the World’s Best Cheddar, which also happens to be naturally lactose-free and gluten free. I love everything from Seriously Sharp to Horseradish Cheddar, and when my little guy was a baby, he wouldn’t touch cheese until he tried the Farmers’ Legacy Collection. And Cabot also has a full line of award-winning dairy products, from cream cheese and Greek yogurt to butter and sour cream, plus whey protein powder, many of which I used in this recipe.
But there’s more to Cabot than just the cheese. I love that Cabot is run by the dairy farmers. They are a cooperative, and 100% of the profits go back to the over 1,100 dairy farmers. Cabot is a certified B Corporation because of their attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders. And through the Reward Volunteers program, Cabot recognizes and gives awards of cash, trips, and other prizes to people giving back to their communities and logging their volunteer hours. I got to see Cabot’s appreciation of community volunteers in action when I attended two Gratitude Grille events in the Washington, D.C. area where volunteers from different organizations were served lunch as the farmers’ recognition of the work these people do to make the world a better place.
Need some more hot, cheesy dip recipes to make with products from Cabot?
My friends also have some amazing hot dip recipes too. For a twist on a favorite, try Artichoke Dip with Kale and Cheddar from Foodness Gracious. Shugary Sweets kicks it up with Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip. And ooey gooey gets taken to another level with Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip from All Day I Dream About Food.
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Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
A hot, cheesy appetizer recipe to serve at your big game party with all the ingredient in your ultimate bacon cheeseburger.
For the dip
- 1 Tablespoon Cabot unsalted butter
- half of a medium onion, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- one 8 oz. package Cabot cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cups (about 8 oz.) shredded Cabot Cheddar Cheese (I used a combination of Seriously Sharp white and yellow)
- four slices bacon, crumbled
- about 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- burger sauce (recipe below)
- additional burger toppings, if desired
- French fries, tortilla chips, toasted roll pieces, mini bell peppers, etc. for dipping
For the burger sauce
- 1/2 cup plain Cabot Greek yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
For the dip:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onion and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove onions and set aside.
Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook until fully browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
Remove from the heat and stir in the ketchup and mustard.
Spread cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of a 2 quart glass baking dish. Top with the beef mixture, caramelized onions, and cheese.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and the cheese it melted. While it is baking, prepare the burger sauce and cook the bacon, if you haven't already.
Immediately sprinkle with bacon, and top with lettuce, tomatoes, burger sauce, and any other desired toppings.
- Serve immediately with chips, fries, vegetables, etc. for dipping.
For the burger sauce:
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth and uniform. Store any extra in the refrigerator.
Burger sauce adapted from Dinner, Then Dessert.
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