Total Time
1hr 8mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 48 mins

From Southern Living, December 2013. Bacon and trendy kale update the more traditional hot spinach dip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoons drippings in Dutch oven.
  3. Sauté kale, onion, and garlic in hot drippings 7 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until particles loosen from bottom of Dutch oven.
  4. Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth.
  5. Stir in Asiago cheese, next 4 ingredients, and kale mixture. Spoon into a lightly greased 1- to 1 1/2-qt. baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is hot and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes; top with bacon. Serve with crackers or toasted bread slices.
  7. Note: To make ahead prep recipe through Step 2. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temp 30 minutes, then bake.
Most Helpful

I took this to a holiday tennis get together and it was enjoyed by all. It is also gluten free so it makes it an easy choice when so many people have gluten issues.

squamnh December 20, 2013