Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick


Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick - perfect party appetizers!  my guests gobbled this up!

One day, while listening to the melodious clank of rib bones landing in the galvanized bucket set on the table at Blue Smoke restaurant in New York, I came across the most amazing dip that put all other dips to shame.

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick - my guests gobbled this up!

I’m not talking about those runny dips from the supermarket.  No, those pale in comparison.

I’m talking chunky, hearty, yummy, cheesy goodness – and of course, bacon makes everything better.

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick - my guests gobbled this up!

So when I came across the original recipe, of course I had to make it – and now everyone begs me for the recipe.

What I really love is that it’s simple and you can whip it up in advance – a no stress appetizer.


Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

I like to serve this with pita chips or colorful root vegetable chips.


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 scallions (white and light green parts), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 shakes Tabasco
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled


  1. Stir the sour cream, mayo, scallions, Worcestershire, blue cheese, black pepper and Tabasco until blended
  2. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or up to 2 days to let the flavors develop
  3. When ready to eat – sprinkle bacon on top and enjoy

Recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks – Perfect Party Foods.

I’ll be serving this tonight to usher in the new year.

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick - my guests gobbled this up!

I am known for my signature cocktails and this year, I’ll be making these amazingly festive Cranberry & Pomegranate Cocktails/Mocktails – recipe from Craftberry Bush.

Cranberry & Pomegranate Cocktail/Mocktail

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2013!

Get your own Perfect Party Foods and be the toast of your party.

Share this Post!


  1. Back in the late 70’s I worked in a pizza joint. We used to make our own blue cheese dressing to serve with chicken wings and your recipe is so much like it. Bottled dressings/dips can’t hold a candle to home made! I love the addition of bacon and onions, I’ll definitely be trying your recipe.
    Happy New Year, Kelly!
    Debbie 🙂

  2. That sounds perfect for what I’m looking for. Your timing, as always, is impeccable 🙂 I’m pinning – and then heading to the store to get my supplies. Happy New Year to you and your family Kelly!!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m heading out for shopping and on the way home I’m going to get the ingredients to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy New Year!

  4. You can then add files from your computer to ensure that they
    remain relevant. Look at Dan Frommer’s analysis of 10 years of Mac sales. As we continue to face persistent problems related to human violence, economic inequality and technologically created threats to the biosphere, we need to acknowledge that technology alone cannot solve our problems. Patents involving touch user interfaces, which the Nexus lacks. You need to use the on-screen keyboard and become proficient with it, the iBook will be a learning curve.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *