Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bacon and Tomato Party Dip

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb I usually cook a little bit ahead for Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen. 005Especially when I’m doing some traveling, as I was with Krista and Avery and our friend Ellery Adams on the Killer Cozies tour.

After we got back home, I went right back out the door again for a family vacation before school started back for my children. Sort of a last gasp of summer thing.

Now I’m finally back home and school has started up and I’m all ready to get back into my groove!

I looked at my recipes that I’d fixed and photographed—and wouldn’t you know it, they all had bacon in them!

I’ve been on a bacon kick lately. Maybe it’s not the best thing in the world for you, but adding bacon to just about any recipe makes it that much better.

Right before I went out of town, I was at a summer get-together and fixed a dip that everyone was raving over. Best thing? It was whipped up in just a few minutes. It tastes a lot like a BLT—and the tomatoes are still really, really good right now. I used Romas, just because they’re a little less-messy to work with, but you could use regular tomatoes and just scrape out the seeds.

016 Bacon and Tomato Party Dip

6-8 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened cream cheese
2 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. celery salt
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped and seeded.

Combine the softened cream cheese, mustard and celery salt. Stir in the crumbled bacon and chopped tomato. Cover and chill. Serve with crackers. Makes 2 cups.


Easy, tasty, and fun to share. :)

Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig


  1. Well, Liz, you know everything tastes better with bacon... Your just cooking better!

  2. Bacon my favorite food this will be a nice cold treat during these hot days. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is a great way to use up extra tomatoes coming in from the garden and have something new and delicious to serve too. Bacon does add extra flavor to recipes even if we shouldn't eat a lot of it. Thanks for a cool new dish.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. Ooh, this sounds wonderful. We make a version of this here, but with mayo and without the mustard. I love bacon! We always keep a package or two in the freezer.


  5. What fun to add bacon to this dip recipe!


  6. Oh, tomatoes and bacon -- a perfect combo.
    Can't wait to give this a go!

  7. A Year on the Grill--I need to do Bacon Week or something. I've got a million different recipes with bacon in them. :)

    Babs--And no oven necessary!

    Mason--I'm thinking we eat a little TOO much of it here! But it's sooo good.

    Julie--We eat too much of it here to even make it to the freezer! But that would be a good idea. :)

    Avery--Because bacon makes things better! I think I need that on a tee-shirt.

    Jenn--Hope you'll enjoy!

  8. Okay, you got me. This is one of those "now why didn't I think of this" ideas. I also love BLT's and bacon-and-tomato are such a fantastic flavor combo. Can't wait to try this and boy is this the perfect week for ripe tomatoes. BTW - Love your photos from the Killer NC book tour (here and on your Facebook page, too). Glad to have you back!

    ~ Cleo
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  9. Fabulous. Now I have something for some of the bazillions of tomatoes ripening in my garden. I'm going to make some this weekend. Thanks.

  10. Cleo--It's really, really simple--which might be why it's an easy idea to overlook! Thanks--we had a great time on the tour! Wish the rest of y'all were there.

    Mare--I love tomatoes! Right now there are just tons of them, so it's the perfect time to use them up!

  11. We have about a bajillion Sweet Million grape tomatoes that all ripened this week. Then our local grocery began stocking Wright's thick cut bacon...and now this wonderful recipe!! it is all a huge conspiracy to get me to make this this weekend (if not before)...I just wonder what the rest of them will nosh on??
    Thanks, Elizabeth..our son Connor says that bacon is a food group in his universe :-)

  12. Booklover--Bacon is the BEST food group! And this dip just disappears. I was actually looking for the leftovers after the party I was attending and it took a while to recognize my Corning Ware because there was nothing left! :) Always a good sign!

  13. Yummo! A tasty dip we can use our fresh tomatoes out of our garden.

  14. Bacon and cream cheese? Say no more. Sounds yummy!