Vegan Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Dip

Vegan Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Dip

This spicy, cheesy, smoky dip is a game day essential.

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Serves: 8

Step aside spinach dip! This hearty, two-cheese dip from Chef Charity Morgan melds a touch of heat from fiery cream cheese with the smoky flavor of vegan bacon for a dip that’s absolutely irresistible. 

What you need:

1 tablespoon grape seed oil
1 (10-ounce) package vegan bacon, diced
2 (6-ounce) packages jalapeño cream cheese
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, zested
8 ounces vegan cheddar cheese shreds
1 teaspoon smoked salt

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Into a saucepan, warm oil and cook bacon until slightly crispy. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add garlic, cheddar cheese, bacon, and salt. Mix well, and then place into an oven-safe dish. 
  3. Bake until top is slightly golden and bubbly, about 16 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 3 minutes, and serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Photo credit: Charity Morgan