Brainy Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

"Brain" bowl inspired by Allrecipes


Blue cheese and bacon come together in this tangy dip that pairs perfectly with Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins and is served in a "brain" bowl. Happy Halloween!

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles (can be cooked bacon chopped or real bacon pieces sold in packages)
  • 1 TBS snipped fresh chives (more for garnish if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • red piping gel, if desired

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and milk with electric mixer. Mix until smooth.
  2. Mix in Worcestershire sauce, blue cheese, bacon, 1 TBS snipped chives, salt, pepper, garlic powder and finely chopped onion.
  3. Put mixture into refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow for the flavors to meld.
  4. Take the whole cauliflower, and with a small, sharp paring knife, remove the outer leaves and most of the stem. Cut a shallow cup into the stem and around the edges of the stem, being careful not to dislodge the florets. The depression does not need to be deep. The dip is thick and will sit nicely on top of the cauliflower "brain" bowl.
  5. Place cauliflower in shallow bowl with cut side up. Spoon dip onto cauliflower in the area cut out. Fill to desired amount. Top with additional snipped chives and bacon pieces, if desired. Draw "arteries" with red piping gel, if desired. Serve with Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins, Original Wheat Thins, and/or celery sticks.

Yield: approx. 2 cups

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.

Total time: 45 mins.

Tags: dip, Halloween, blue cheese, bacon, wheat thins, buffalo, cheese, snack


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