Best Cold BLT Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese

This is the best cold BLT dip recipe with cream cheese! It is easy and creamy, made with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, making for the perfect dip or appetizer for any gathering. Serve this BLT dip chilled.

Best Cold BLT Dip with Cream Cheese chilled and ready to serve.

If you are a fan of the classic BLT sandwich, this BLT dip will soon become your new favourite. This is the best cold BLT dip recipe with cream cheese. It is perfect for gatherings or parties, everyone is sure to enjoy it.

From the crispy bacon, the shredded lettuce and the tomatoes with the creamy cream cheese base, what’s not to love? This BLT dip recipe is delicious, satisfying and so easy to make.

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Cold BLT Dip with some chips showcasing the inside of the dip.

If you want to up your brunch game, serve this creamy BLT dip recipe on mini bagels or baguettes. Not only will it up your brunch game, but your guests will enjoy it too. We love how versatile this dip is.

If you are looking for other awesome hosting dishes, check out this Buffalo Chicken Dip, these Make Ahead Double Baked Potatoes, and this Tomato Bocconcini Basil Salad.

Ingredients needed to make best cold BLT dip.

INGREDIENT NOTES

Cream Cheese: For a rich and smooth texture.

Sour Cream: For some added creaminess and a little tart.

Cottage Cheese: For some added protein.

Bacon (Lazy Maple): Adds some crispy texture and sweet maple flavour.

Lettuce: for some added crunch and with its crispy texture.

Tomato: To add some juice, sweetness and acidity, balancing out the flavours.

Chives: For some added zest.

Everything Bagel Seasoning: For a full burst of flavour and texture while bringing out the rest of the flavours.  

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Using a small to medium-sized skillet fry bacon until almost crispy.
  • Remove from heat, and let cool.
Cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream ready to combine.
  • Cream together cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese using a hand mixer.
  • Add the everything bagel seasoning and chives to the cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese evenly onto a round or rectangular dish, about 1/4 inch thick.
Cream cheese mixture layered onto a place, ready for remaining ingredients.
  • Finely chop your bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Blt Dip being put together, ready for the top layer bacon.
  • First add your lettuce on top of the cream cheese spread, followed by the tomatoes and bacon, layering the ingredients on evenly.
  • Chill for 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve with Tostitos, fresh baguette, or spread on mini bagels.
Creamy BLT dip put together and ready to chill.

EXPERT TIPS

Ensure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for 30-45 minutes before mixing.

Blend your cottage cheese well into the cream cheese and sour cream, and ensure no chunks remain for the smoothest texture of this dip.

Always chill this BLT dip with shredded lettuce before serving. This dip is best served cold.

Use maple-flavoured bacon, it ups the flavour of this already delicious dip with some added sweetness.

Layering is key, so always make sure you start with the cream cheese base, followed by the lettuce, tomato and bacon. This layering technique showcases all of the layers of this BLT dip.

SERVING TIPS

Serve the dip with various choices, including toasted baguette slices, crackers, tortilla chips, mini bagels, and even fresh vegetable sticks, like celery, carrot or bell peppers are great low-carb choices.

Always chill the dip before serving. This dip is best served cold, from the fridge.

Layering is also key when it comes to the presentation. We like to spread the cream cheese base as close to the edges as possible, followed by the lettuce, tomato and bacon.

Easy creamy cold BLT dip, ready to serve.

HOW TO PREP AHEAD

You can easily prepare this BLT dip with bacon bits ahead of time. Start by preparing your cream cheese base and plate it on your serving dip. Cover with press and seal and store in the refrigerator.

You can pre-cook your bacon, cool, chop, cover and store it in the refrigerator.

You can pre-chop your tomatoes, cover them, and store them in the refrigerator.

As for the lettuce, to maintain freshness, we like to add this right before serving if we are preparing this dish ahead of time.

Once you are ready to serve this cold BLT dip, you can assemble the remaining layers from the refrigerator and serve it right away.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s)

How long does BLT dip last in the refrigerator?

This BLT dip with cream cheese will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator, covered to maintain freshness.

Can I use pre-cooked bacon bits?

Absolutely! Just note that it will change the texture and taste slightly, as this recipe calls for maple-favoured, crispy bacon.

What is the best way to garnish easy BLT dip?

You can garnish this creamy BLT dip with some sharp cheddar cheese, or fresh parsley.

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Blt Dip with scoop chips, showcasing the inside of the dip.

Best Cold BLT Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese

Enjoy this creamy, flavorful dip that combines the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich in a crowd-pleasing appetizer!/dip!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 67kcal
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Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 cream cheese block, softened room temperature, 250 g
  • cup sour cream
  • cup cottage cheese
  • 6 maple bacon pieces, cooked, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter lettuce shredded
  • 1 roma tomato finely diced
  • 2 tsp chives dried
  • 2 tsp everthing bagel seasoning

Instructions

  • Using a small to medium-sized skillet fry bacon until almost crispy.
  • Remove from heat, and let cool.
  • Cream together cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese using a hand mixer.
  • Add the everything bagel seasoning and chives to the cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese evenly onto a round or rectangular dish, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Finely chop your bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • First add your lettuce on top of the cream cheese spread, followed by the tomatoes and bacon, layering the ingredients on evenly.
  • Chill for 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve with Tostitos, fresh baguette, or spread on mini bagels.

Notes

EXPERT TIPS

Ensure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for 30-45 minutes before mixing.
Blend your cottage cheese well into the cream cheese and sour cream, and ensure no chunks remain for the smoothest texture of this dip.
Always chill this BLT dip with shredded lettuce before serving. This dip is best served cold.
Use maple-flavoured bacon, it ups the flavour of this already delicious dip with some added sweetness.
Layering is key, so always make sure you start with the cream cheese base, followed by the lettuce, tomato and bacon. This layering technique showcases all of the layers of this BLT dip.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, appetizers, blt, chip dip, dip, dips, easy dip recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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