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Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 cups

This tasty dip disappears whenever I serve it. I like that it is quick and can be made ahead. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 round loaf (1/2 pound) unsliced sourdough bread
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the tomato, bacon, basil and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Cut a 1-1/2-in. thick slice off the top of bread; set aside. Carefully hollow out loaf, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cut removed bread into cubes. Fill bread shell with dip. Serve with bread cubes and crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 134 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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