So this weekend, my mom came to Nashville [also known as “the best idea we’ve had in a long time”].
And she came bearing a life-changing cream cheese experience.
Of course, giving dairy credit where dairy credit is due, this recipe is originally from BooMama, my mentor in many things of life and all things of cheese.
So Mama and I, we went to a party to watch some Georgia football. And we brought along what has since been named “Heaven On A Cracker.”
Trust me. I tried to take a picture before people started eating, but it didn’t happen. Apparently, my friends have a strong like for all manner of cheese dips.
But, I did have to keep saying, “it’s a glaze, not grease” because when you pile bacon on cheese and then pour a glaze over top, believe you me, it looks like grease. Which honestly, didn’t stop some folks. In fact, I think Sonnie said, “that’s a lot of grease, but everyone is eating it, so….”
Please. Try it. I mean, I may not really know you, but I know you enough to know that you won’t hate this. [That statement is not true at all. But I still hope you like the dip.]
Captain Rodney Cheese Bake
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 6 Ritz crackers, crumbled
- 8 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
- ½ cup Captain Rodney’s Sweet & Spicy Glaze or Boucan Glaze
Mix first 4 ingredients, then spread in a square casserole dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then sprinkle bacon on top and drizzle with glaze over all. Serve with Ritz crackers, pita chips or your favorite cracker.
Note: Captain Rodney’s is available at Whole Foods. Boucan Glaze was the old name and Sweet & Spicy Glaze is the new name. The glaze is available online from www.bellbuckle.com if you don’t have a Whole Foods nearby.
We doubled the recipe and put it in a 9 x 13.
[Also, just FYI- we used light mayonnaise and turkey bacon. So obviously, it was a healthy alternative to the other snacks, such as carrots and hummus.]
And y’all. It was gone by the end of the evening and we had about 20 people eating. Which you KNOW Mama loved cause she got cook for and hang out with 20 of the cool kids of Nashville.
And Chris and Ansley. [who have recently started an INSANELY awesome blog for wives who have traveling/on the road husbands- a much needed area of ministry here. Check it out.]
The only thing I would do differently is that we served the cheese bake with ritz crackers and I would opt for a saltier cracker, maybe a pita chip. Cause I’m not a huge fan of ritz crackers. I’m not one to fear an overly rich experience, but you know how ritz crackers are so buttery and kinda soft? Yeah, I just wanted a hearty chip. Personal preference maybe.
But hello. It’s my blog. This place aboundeth with my personal preferences.