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Queso Spinach-Bacon Dip

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Time to Table: 20 Minutes

Serves: 9 (4 tablespoons per serving)

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely minced shallots
  • 2 cups firmly packed spinach leaves, sliced
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup Daisy Sour Cream

Directions

Cook the chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove from the skillet to a small bowl. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from the skillet. Add the shallot and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach. Cook for an additional minute, stirring occasionally. Remove to a small bowl. Add the cream cheese, shredded cheese, grated cheese, milk, and sour cream to the skillet. Cook over low heat until melted and thoroughly heated. Fold in the spinach/shallot mixture and all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon. Garnish with the remaining bacon. Serve with crisp crackers or pita chips.