Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip

This post may contain affiliate links, which gives me a small percentage of the sale, at no cost to you. Thank you!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip . . . this warm and creamy dip has plenty of bacon and cheese, and just the right amount of heat. Perfect for game day or any gathering! 

Cheesy Bacon Dip made in a slow cooker. Just a bit of heat makes this dip extra irresistible!

If you need an appetizer that is perfect for Game Day, look no further. I mean, you can’t get better than bacon and cheese together can you?

This cheesy bacon dip may not be the prettiest appetizer to show up at the table, but I assure you that everyone will forget all about its looks after one mouthwatering bite. It is incredible!Spicy Cheesy Bacon Dip is a perfect game day appetizer.

This tasty dip starts with bacon, so right off the bat you know it’s gonna be a hit with football fans. To make it even more over irresistible, you cook up the onions in the bacon grease with a little sugar and some seasonings. By this point your house smells pretty amazing, so don’t be surprised if people come running. 🙂

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheese Dip recipe

After cooking your bacon and onions, all you do is stir all the ingredients together in a slow cooker. I have a Little Dipper Crock Pot, and it was the perfect size for my family. If you will be serving a crowd, you will want to double it and use a larger crock pot. In an hour or two, you will have a cheesy, melty, absolutely mouthwatering dip. Just look at that cheese!

Recipe for game day Spicy Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip #appetizer

I served this cheesy bacon dip with tortilla chips, but you could also use crackers, bagel crisps, or even crunchy veggies. (I think red peppers would be pretty fantastic.)

Simply amazing cheesy bacon dip made in the slow cooker. #appetizer #gameday

Spicy Bacon Cheese Slow Cooker Dip

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip

Yield: 8-10 servings

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Dip
Creamy bacon dip with a bit of a kick - serve with tortilla chips for a perfect appetizer or snack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove (1/2 teaspoon) garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 of a 10oz can of diced tomatoes and green chilies (I use Rotel original), drained


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat till crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Reserve about 1/2 a tablespoon of bacon grease. Add the onion, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Fry in the bacon grease till tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain any extra grease.
  3. Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 1-2 hours, or on LOW for 2-3. Serve warm with chips, crackers, or veggies.


-You can also place in a small baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes.

-Recipe inspired by Real Housemoms

If you love this appetizer recipe for game day, you’ll enjoy these too!


  1. My mouth started watering as soon as I opened your blog post! I can’t imagine anything more tasty than this dip! Adding this to our entertainment recipe list.

  2. I love anything with cheese and bacon. This is a great dip recipe!

  3. Holy cow, this is so good, I want more and more of it!

  4. Craving this dip right now! Perfect for a game day!

  5. This is the perfect game day recipe! Love anything with bacon and cheese!

  6. Oh man – anything with bacon is my kind of appetizer! This is so perfect for parties – and I absolutely LOVE that you can make it in the slow cooker.

  7. Can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon! Can’t wait to try this!!

Speak Your Mind