Backfield BLT Dip

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By Jamie and Bobby Deen

If y’all know anything about us, you know we love Georgia football. Heck, we love all football…we’ve even been known to watch a powder puff game or two back in the day. One of the best things about college football season is tailgating! There’s something about hanging out in a parking lot with your friends and eating food out of plastic containers or fresh off the grill that makes us both say YUM! Maybe it’s more of a guy thing, but it’s definitely a sure thing for the best Saturday afternoon in the fall!

We’re happy to share another of our many tailgating recipes found in this issue of our magazine, The Deen Bros. Good Cooking. It’s packed with recipes and tips for making your football season a winner! Go Dawgs!

Backfield BLT Dip
Makes 8 to 10 servings

1 pound bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded fontina cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
11/2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
Toasted bread rounds, crackers

1 Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray a 11⁄2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2 Set aside 1⁄2 cup crumbled bacon.

3 In a large bowl, combine remaining bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheeses, spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes and remaining 1⁄2 cup crumbled bacon over hot dip. Serve immediately with toasted bread rounds and crackers.

Recipe courtesy of The Deen Bros. Good Cooking Magazine.

More Great Tailgating Recipes
End Zone Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Salsa Verde
Grilled Cheesy Olive Bread
Bobby’s Pickled Shrimp
Mini Pork Sandwiches
Naked Buffalo Wings
Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Lightening Fast White Bean Dip
Hot and Spicy Refried Bean Dip

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Read Jamie’s take on the best season of the year…TAILGATING SEASON.

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By Jennifer on February 01, 2013


The backfield BLT dip looks amazing, thanks for sharing it with us.

By Lynn Marshall on February 01, 2013

I am a handicapped house wife,that loves to cook, would love to have Paul Deens cook ware,and I use her recipes ALL the time,Keep up the good work, still hoping I might win some of those wonderful cook ware,keep up the wonderful fun you provide us with while giving us wonderful rrecipes

By Sue Overfelt on October 12, 2010

This recipe is perfect and let me just say that tailgating and watching football is longer just a guy thing (at least in my circle of friends).  Anything cooked with bacon, accompanied by some beers and good friends is a recipe for a perfect Saturday…and let me just say, there is nothing wrong with watching some powder puff games either, especially when they’re full contact.

By Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer on October 05, 2010

Hey Paula,
My kids want to buy me your set of pots and pans for my birthday,I want the red ones and I would like to get the matching cooking utensils, but I have some great concerns!!!! The set comes with a non stick surface which is great but all your cooking utensils are metal, and I have had these types of pots and pans before and they will scratch have you thought of making your matching utensils for non stick pans?
Thanks so much

By Sheryl Paulson on September 23, 2010

these are some good recipes.. Thanks so much….

By vickey welch on September 22, 2010

Dear Paula….I Love Watching Your Cooking Show.I Think UR Awesome.

By marsha turner on September 22, 2010

Sure wish u guys would make these awesome recipes printer friendly on this web site!!

By Becky Hux on September 22, 2010

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Mmmmmm! I will not be tailgating but this sounds heavenly! I will be trying it!

By Miss Maggie on September 22, 2010


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By Judith Darby on September 22, 2010

I would not care what these two cook I just think they are sexy as hell!!! Saw them live at a Vidalia Onion Festival and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I love there mom don’t get me wrong but Good Golly Miss Molly these boys are just delightful to look at!!!!!!Please have them come to my house(I live on the lake) and cook for me or better yet just come and visit I will cookl for them!!! I am a huge Ga. Tech fan but I will not let that deter me. Love you guys Mucho!!!

By Laura House on September 22, 2010

Tailgate recepie a winner. Hope to try this weekend.

By Carol Tabor on September 22, 2010

I would like to know if all the oysters are safe to eat? Also This Backfield BLT Dip sounds delicious but how do you seed a tomato….Please let me know!!!! Paula and her boys are the BEST!!!
Thank you, Donna

By Donna McDonald on September 22, 2010

What is it with boys and bacon? Great idea for a ball game, or what gets me every time…when I have party for kids and adults hang around instead of dropping off.  This looks like a great topper for my latest favorite- bagel thins.

By Meals On Heels! on September 22, 2010

You 2 Guy’s are the Best But Mom is better I love you 3 you have the best receipt’s around. Have all your cook-book’s to. Keep up the great work.

By Dawn Keene on September 22, 2010

I love this recipe it sounds so good and easy to make. I will be making this on our next Game Day. GO DAWGS!!!!!

By Tracie Coston on September 22, 2010

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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