Bacon Horseradish Dip - a blend of sour cream and mayo loaded with crumbled bacon and horseradish. Serve with chips or crackers for the perfect snack at the holidays or for game day or movie night.
I have a penchant for salty snacks... more specifically, a seemingly endless craving for salty chips and creamy dip. Bacon horseradish dip checks all the boxes - it's creamy and cool, yet spicy and pungent. And did I mention there's plenty of salty bacon too? Yes, this dip is dangerous... dangerously GOOD!
Why you will love this dip
Not only is this dip beyond delicious, but it's also beyond easy to whip up. The hardest part is waiting to eat it for a few hours while all of the flavors blend together. In addition to bacon and horseradish, this dip only requires a few ingredients.
What is horseradish?
Horseradish is a root vegetable most typically used as a condiment. It has a sharp pungent flavor and tastes spicy or peppery. But unlike hot peppers, the spice of horseradish is felt in the nose and sinuses.
Fresh horseradish root can typically be found year-round in most supermarkets. But for this recipe we're using prepared horseradish which is readily available in the refrigerated section of your supermarket. Prepared horseradish is preserved in a vinegar and salt mixture and typically sold in glass bottles. It can be added to dips (like this one) and sauces, and spread on sandwiches.
How to make
This bacon horseradish dip recipe couldn't be easier to make. Simply stir together the ingredients and taste. Feel free to adjust the amount of horseradish to your personal taste. If you don't care for a strong horseradish taste, start by adding half of the amount, tasting, and adjusting accordingly. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is preferable) before serving.
Can I make this dip ahead of time?
You can absolutely make this bacon and horseradish dip ahead of time. In fact, it's best to refrigerate the dip for several hours or overnight before serving. It allows the flavors to blend and become more pronounced.
Bacon and horseradish dip keeps well for 10-14 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It gets better with age, as the flavors will continue to blend. But, in my house, this dip never lasts more than 1-2 days... it's that good!
I usually serve this dip with potato chips - kettle cooked ones are my favorite! Pretzels, crackers, or veggies are great for dipping too.
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Bacon Horseradish Dip
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 8 slices bacon cooked crisp and chopped
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
- chives or scallions for garnish
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Stir to combine. Fold in chopped bacon.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Top with chopped scallions or chives.
Author's note: This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been updated.