I can’t even express to you how obsessed I am with this BLT dip. One of my co-workers at my old job made the pre-lightened up version of this for an office potluck and it was practically devoured before everyone had even made it out of their offices to eat. I begged him for the recipe, and since then I have made this BLT dip for tons of occasions and every time people have raved about it. It’s just that good. Super cheesy with smoky bacon, juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce. It tastes like an absolute indulgence.
Every time I’ve made this I’ve played around with lightening it up, and today’s post is the finished product. It tastes every bit as decadent as the original, but it’ll only set you back 134 calories or 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints on myWW Green, Blue or Purple for 1/3 cup. That’s a steal! I typically serve this dip with baked tortilla chips, but crostini, pita chips, pretzel thins, crusty bread or any other dipper would also be delicious. I even spread some of this dip on a barbecue chicken breast and had it for lunch today and it was a magical pairing. To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
This dip is certain to be a crowd pleaser, it always has been for me! If you’re on the hunt for more delicious dip recipes, check out my Greek Layer Dip, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Hot & Cheesy Bean Dip, Beefy Enchilada Dip, Caprese Dip, Pepperoni Pizza Dip and more in my Appetizers category!
- 12 slices center cut bacon
- 2 (8 oz) blocks of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 2/3 cup fat free sour cream
- 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) – I used Cabot
- 5 oz (1 ¼ cups) shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes)
- 1 ½ cups shredded iceberg lettuce
- Cook the bacon according to package directions until crisp and crumble or dice into small pieces. Note: I like to bake my bacon in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 for around 15-16 minutes (cooking time may vary). Set aside on paper towels.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 and lightly mist a 2 QT baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, Mozzarella, mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, ¼ cup of the crumbled bacon (reserve the rest for step 3), salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and stir together until thoroughly combined (you can also use an electric mixer to save time and arm strength). Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly across the bottom. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining bacon crumbles, the diced tomatoes and the shredded lettuce. Serve hot.
3 per (1/3 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com) Adapted from my former co-worker Steve, also found online in the community uploads on MyRecipes
I feel like this would be an amazing grilled chicken topper. Or even dip grilled chicken into it! Yum! Definitely looks amazing.
Yup, I used it that way and it was great! 🙂
Any cheesy dip is a winner to me! I love this BLT version!!
Thanks Taylor! 🙂
I’ve never baked bacon before – what do I need to know? Is there going to be grease splatter everywhere? Thanks Emily!
It’s actually the easiest way to make it (IMO)! Just use a baking sheet with a lip around the edges to keep all the grease in. Lay the bacon slices in a single layer on the sheet and bake! I would check the times I mentioned because I have had it cook differently in different ovens, but you’ll see what it takes to get to your desired doneness. Then just transfer the bacon slices to some paper towels, dump the grease from the pan into your grease jar and wipe it down and you’re done! 🙂
I lay my bacon on a wire grill over a baking sheet with a lip that way the bacon doesn’t lay in the grease as it cooks.
Great idea 🙂
This is just a perfect recipe for a nice warm, sunny day sitting on a deck or patio enjoying the day.
(It’s been such a long winter!)
I agree! So glad to finally see the sun again 🙂
Do you think I could prepare this dip ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when I’m ready for it?? I am planning to make this for my book club meeting, but would love to be able to prepare it ahead of time (meaning the night before)!
Definitely, I’ve done that before! I would chop up the tomatoes and lettuce ahead of time too and then all you’ll have to do is bake it and then sprinkle on the toppings 🙂
This dip is delicious and so easy to make! I made it for two separate Memorial Day bbq’s this weekend, and it was a crowd pleaser at both. Everyone requested I make this for every party we have this summer! I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and have yet to be disappointed by any recipe that I tried! 🙂 Thank you!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks so much for letting me know this dip was a big hit 🙂
Hi Peeps! What do you serve this with? Crackers, Chips, bread?
I’ve actually served it with all of those things! I like it with tortilla chips a lot.
After heating this, is it still going to be good as it gets colder? I am making this for Bunco and not everyone eats at the same time.
I am excited to try this with some shredded chicken ,yummy .
This was sooooooooooooo good! I served it for a friend, then went back and made a tray just for myself. This was a big winner and reheated well over the course of the week. Thanks Emily!