Blue Cheese and Bacon First Down Dip
Recipe from The Food Channel

Indulgent hot cheese dip loaded with the big bold flavors of smoky-sweet bacon, crumbled bits of tangy blue cheese and toasted walnuts.This macho dip requires a thick, sturdy chip!

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    8   slices 
    bacon, chopped
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    1   tablespoon 
    minced garlic
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    2  8  ounces 
    packages cream cheese, softened
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    1   cup 
    (4-oz.) crumbled blue cheese
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    1/3  cup 
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    2   tablespoons 
    minced green onions
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    1/4  cup 
    toasted walnut pieces
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Cook bacon in skillet until crisp, stirring often. Remove from skillet and drain.
Add garlic to skillet and saute over low heat for 1 minute.
Combine cream cheese and cream in food processor bowl or mixer and blend until smooth. Stir in bacon, garlic, crumbled cheese and green onions.
Portion dip in medium baking dish; bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20 minutes. Garnish with toasted walnuts.
Serve warm dip with kettle cooked potato chips.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 275, Fat, total (g) 27, chol. (mg) 68, sat. fat (g) 14, carb. (g) 2, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 0, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 729, sodium (mg) 373, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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