Cheesy Bacon Greens Dip

Posted by francis keyser Monday, October 15, 2012
Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4-8
Prep Time: 15-20 min.
Cook Time: 40-45 min.
Difficulty: 1

This is of my favorite Southern inspired dips that I have ever had.  Heck it is straight up one of my favorite dips period!  Zo worked on I do not know how many versions of this until she found perfection!  You really need to try this Cheesy Bacon Greens Dip even if you are not a fan of greens.  It is great with pita chips, tortilla chips or crackers.

Ingredients
Dip
1/2 cup neufchatel
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (diced)
2 oz pancetta (diced)
1/4 tsp cayene pepper
4 cups mixed greens collard, turnip, mustard (chopped)
1 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)

Garnish
1 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
2 tbsp jalapeno (seeded. diced)

In a medium skillet over medium high heat saute onion, garlic and pancetta for 5-7 minutes.  Add greens and cook until totally wilted (7-10 minutes.)

In a medium mixing bowl mix together remaining ingredients with greens mixture until even. Pour dip into a medium sized backing dish and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and top is browning (20-30 minutes).

Top with garnish and serve hot with chips and crackers.

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