This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Looking for a perfect summertime dip! This creamy Hawaiian Dip is filled with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pineapple, ham, bacon, and green onions. Delicious and easy to make with a perfect summertime twist! Great for poolside gatherings, picnics in the park and backyard BBQ!
Bacon for Blursday – Delicious Hawaiian Dip
What Day Is It…Blursday?
I feel the weather changing and I know that summer is inching closer and closer but to be honest all of our days are really blurring together! Welcome to “Blursday!” There are days that are such a blur that I am not sure what day it really is anymore but, we are in this together and finding yummy treats to hold us over through out this unprecedented time in our lives is even more important.
I have been yearning for a pick-me-up to snap myself out of the fog caused by every day feeling the same… this feeling of “Blursday.” So, to help me get out of blur I decided to bring a little summertime to my kitchen with delicious bacon filled Hawaiian Dip! Nothing says summertime like a nice cool dip with pineapple, bacon, ham, cheese and onions!! YUM!! Blursday…be gone!
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
2 TBSP Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Can Crushed Pineapple, Drained, Reserve 1/4 Cup of juice
1 Cup Ham, chopped
6 strips of thick cut bacon, diced and cooked
2 TBSP Green Onion, chopped
A perfect summertime dip! This creamy dip is filled with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pineapple, ham, bacon, and green onions. Delicious and easy to make.
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 TBSP Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 can crushed pineapple drained
- 1 cup ham chopped
- 6 strips thick cut bacon diced and cooked
- 2 TBSP green onion chopped
- crackers and veggies for dipping
Dice strips of bacon and cook thoroughly in a skillet, set cooked bacon aside.
In a large bowl blend together the cream cheese, sour cream, and pineapple juice until well mixed and smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture into a pie pan.
Top the cream cheese mixture with the shredded cheese, crushed pineapple, chopped ham, bacon pieces, and green onion.
Cover dish with foil and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serve Hawaiian Dip with crackers and veggies! ENJOY!
While we cannot jump into those poolside gatherings, picnics in the park and backyard BBQ’s just yet, I will be saving this delicious and easy to prepare Hawaiian Dip for our first summer gathering because it was a huge hit with my kids. Cheesy goodness topped with bacon….what could be wrong with this recipe?
National Pork Board’s “Bacon for Blursday”
Over the next few weeks, the National Pork board will be looking at public profiles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find people who need their Blursday made better with bacon. To get in on this delicious “Bacon for Blursday”, simply tag National Pork Board and include #BaconforBlursday on your shares, updates and photos! Up to 1,000 people across the country will be selected to receive a package of pre-cooked bacon to boost their morale and make their “Blursday” a bit better.
In my opinion, bacon makes everything better no matter if it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner; morning, noon or night, power hour or happy hour! I cannot wait to see the #BaconforBlursday shares because we can all agree that bacon is a mealtime hero!
Also, as part of this campaign, #BaconforBlursday t-shirts will be sold HERE . A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. I love this initiative. The restaurants are struggling during this time and it is so important to give them any support and relief possible.
How To Make Perfect Bacon Every Time
PREP TIP: If the packaged sliced bacon is cold from the refrigerator, slowly slide the dull edge of a butter knife along the length between the strips, to separate slices.
COOKING TIP: Avoid crowding while cooking more bacon. Crispy bacon is a product of allowing some breathing room in between strips while cooking so heat can circulate evenly. Where you’d want to limit your frying pan or skillet to 3-4 strips, you can fit about one pound on a sheet pan for baking. And more bacon is always better.
Baking Your Bacon?
Because frying bacon on the stove can be some smoky, messy business, you need to know how to bake bacon. Use your oven to bake the bacon for a consistent and delicious result every time.
• Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
• If you don’t plan to save the bacon fat, line a lipped sheet pan with aluminum foil. When finished, you’ll be able to easily peel the foil from the pan and discard – minimizing the mess to be scrubbed from the pan. (You can save the bacon fat by pouring it from one of the sheet pan corners into a jar. or, if you prefer to just scrap it, line your sheet pan with aluminum foil prior to baking so you can peel and trash them once you’re done.)
• Coat both sides of a cooling rack with light cooking spray before; place cooling rack in the sheet pan.
• Lay strips of bacon across the width of the cooling rack.
• Bake for 20-25 minutes.
• Remove bacon from oven. Place bacon on a plate lined with paper towel, and pat away excess grease with another sheet of paper towel.
Don’t forget to tag National Pork Board and include #BaconforBlursday on any social shares on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the chance to have a package of pre-cooked bacon sent to you for some “Blursday” relief!
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