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01-13-2009, 03:39 PM #1
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Bacon ranch layered spread
Preparation time: 15 min
Yield: 4 1/2 cups
1 cup sour cream
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES™ Ranch Seasoning
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) LAND O LAKES® Cheddar Cheese, shredded
12 slices (3/4 cup) bacon, cooked, chopped
1/3 cup sliced green onion
Combine all spread ingredients in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Spread onto large serving plate to 1 inch of edge.
Top with cheese, bacon and onion. Cover; refrigerate to blend flavors (1 hour).
Serve with crackers.
Bruscetta-Style Layered Dip: Prepare spread as directed. Top with 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves and 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese. Cover; refrigerate to blend flavors (1 hour). Serve with crackers.
Greek-Style Layered Spread: Prepare spread as directed. Top with 1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves, 1/2 cup sliced ripe or kalamata olives and 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese. Cover; refrigerate to blend flavors (1 hour). Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts right before serving. Serve with crackers.
Ready-to-serve bacon is available in the meat section of the supermarket.