This post was sponsored by Coleman Natural. All opinions expressed are my own.
This classic and easy Million Dollar Dip takes just 5 minutes to make and it's a delicious centerpiece for a charcuterie board filled with veggies and carbs.
Million Dollar Dip, a tasty and delicious dip that you can't stop eating, takes just a few ingredients to throw together. Crispy bacon, mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, and a little garlic powder are mixed together to create a dip that family and friends will enjoy.
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Ingredients in Million Dollar Dip
- Crispy cooked Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon - Coleman Natural is not only budget-friendly but is also a better-for-you option. The Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon clearly shows that the meat is sourced from American family farmers that never use added hormones or antibiotics, ever.
While doing my weekly grocery shopping at Weis, I grabbed Coleman Natural bacon as well as the other ingredients needed to make this Million Dollar dip. Find a store near you to pick up this bacon as well as all of the fun dippers to enjoy this tasty appetizer.
- Mayonnaise - either regular or light works fine.
- Garlic powder - this seasoning adds a nice overall flavor to the dip.
- Shredded cheddar cheese - mild cheddar cheese works well with this dip.
- Scallions - scallions or green onions pair deliciously with bacon and cheese and brightens the flavors of the dish.
How to Read a Meat Label
You can learn a lot about the food you put on your table by reading the label. When taking a look at Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon, the label shares a lot of details about how the meat is sourced and processed before being packaged and sold.
When choosing meat products for my family, I look for meat that is just that… meat – and Coleman Natural delivers. With no preservatives, or artificial ingredients and sourced from farms that never use added hormones or antibiotics, I know I’m feeding my family something I can feel good about.
Understanding a Meat Label
Reading the meat label can tell you a lot about the product that you are not only purchasing but also feeding your loved ones.
Coleman Natural breaks down what consumers can expect from their products, and they advertise easily and clearly on their products’ labels.
The label for Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon informs you of some very important things:
The meat was raised in the USA - This means the meat was sourced from farms within the United States and was never imported.
The bacon was made in the USA – This means the bacon was processed and manufactured in the United States.
It tells you that the bacon is uncured – The difference between cured and uncured is as simple as being preserved with artificial preservatives or natural curing agents such as cultured celery powder and sea salt.
There are no antibiotics – Following the USDA guidelines, this means that the animals are not fed or treated with antibiotics, ever.
There are no added hormones – Coleman Natural sources meat from farmers that never administer added hormones or growth promotants to their animals, allowing them to mature the way nature intended.
The meat label also indicates the product is American Humane Certified Pork. Coleman Natural raises its animals the way that nature intended, and the brand meets the third-party certified 200+ science-based humane animal care standards.
All of the information above is given clearly and simply on all Coleman Natural meat products so you know what you’re buying by just reading the front label.
How to Make Million Dollar Dip
Million Dollar Dip only takes 5 minutes to make when working with cooked bacon.
Chop the ingredients - Coarsely chop the bacon into small pieces and dice the scallions and set aside.
Reserve some toppings for garnish - Set aside some chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions for garnish.
Add the ingredients to a large bowl - First, add the mayonnaise to a large bowl and sprinkle with garlic powder. Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, and chopped crispy bacon. Mix well until all of the ingredients are well combined.
Transfer to a serving bowl - Scoop the mixed million dollar dip into a large bowl before serving.
Garnish - Top the dip with the reserved crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions.
What Do You Serve with Million Dollar Dip?
The options are endless! I like to create a charcuterie board with this dip so everyone will have fun choosing their favorite dipper.
Some tasty veggie dippers include:
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Sliced cucumbers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sliced red peppers
Crunchy carb dippers include:
- Tortilla chips - blue, yellow, and white corn are all great choices.
- Naan crisps - garlic & cheese, sea salt, or other varieties are packed with flavor and make great dippers.
- Grilled pita bread slices
- Crackers - any variety you choose
Can You Make Million Dollar Dip Ahead of Time?
You sure can make this Million Dollar Dip recipe ahead of time! Like most dips, the longer the flavors have a chance to marry the more flavorful it becomes. This dip recipe will last for 3 to 5 days if stored properly in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
This dip is one that needs to be refrigerated and is perishable, so when it's not ready to be eaten, keep it in the refrigerator until ready to do so.
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Bacon Cooking Tips and Tricks
Can You Freeze Bacon?
You most certainly can! You can store an unopened package of bacon in the freezer for up to 6 months!
Can You Cook Bacon in the Oven
Making bacon in the oven is easy to do and if done properly, creates less of a mess. To make bacon in the oven, there are only two things that are needed:
- Sheet pan
- Aluminum foil
To make bacon in the oven, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Make sure to wrap the foil over all sides of the pan.
Add the bacon in a single layer and bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes depending on the desired level of crispiness.
Transfer the oven-baked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess grease.
Can You Freeze Cooked Bacon?
The answer is yes, you can freeze cooked bacon! To make freezing bacon easy, cook the bacon on the stovetop or in the oven and allow it cool.
Using a freezer-safe bag, alternate slices of bacon with parchment paper to avoid the bacon from sticking together. This way, you can remove as little or as much bacon as you would like with ease.
Freezing cooked bacon also makes breakfast time quicker and easier!
By cooking Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon ahead of time and freezing it for later use you don't have to sacrifice the quality of meat in recipes that you enjoy. The bacon is cooked and ready to use at any time.
How to Heat Frozen Bacon
Reheating bacon is easy, remove the desired amount of bacon from the freezer and pop it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds.
Having pre-cooked frozen bacon is great to keep on hand for the use of not only this Million Dollar Dip recipe but also for garnishments on potato soup, in an egg omelet, or any other time you might just want to snack on some bacon.
This post was sponsored by Coleman Natural. All opinions expressed are my own.
- 2 cups mayonnaise, light or original
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, mild
- ½ cup sliced scallions, about 5-6 scallions
- 6 slices Coleman Natural Uncured Bacon, cooked crispy and coarsely chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- Coarsely chop the bacon and slice the scallions. Reserve some for garnish.
- Add the two cups of mayonnaise to a large bowl and sprinkle with the garlic powder.
- Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the mayonnaise as well as the bacon and the scallions.
- Mix to combine the ingredients well and transfer to a bowl for serving.
- Garnish with additional cheddar cheese and the reserved bacon and scallions.
Keep the Million Dollar Dip refrigerated until ready to use.
If stored properly, this dip will last for 3-5 days.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coleman Natural.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 663mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.