Tailgate Tip: Creamy Shrimp & Bacon Dip

The Gents

We’ve got a good one for you today and it comes from our tailgate brothers from another mother. Who are these tailgating Titans we speak of? Well they call themselves ‘Gourmet Gents in Tents’ and they are one of the elite tailgates of the SEC. The Gents call South Carolina home and, as you guessed, are rabid Game Cock fans.

If you want to see some world class spreads, check out their Twitter page @Gourmet_Gents, they really knock it out of the park with their food and set up. Now that you know about the Gents, we are going to share some of their favorite recipes this season. The first is a tasty looking dip that is sure to be a hit at your next tailgate. Check it out below.

Creamy Bacon Shrimp Dip


· 2 – 8 ounce bars cream cheese, softened
· 1 cup sour cream

· 1 lb. bacon, cooked crispy & crumbled

· ½ cup + 1 tablespoon chives, chopped

· 12 ounces shrimp cooked & chopped,

· 1 cup + 1 tablespoon finely shredded cheddar cheese

· 1 cup + 1 tablespoon finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese



-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

-Cook & crumble the bacon. Set aside 2 tablespoons and place in a separate bowl for later.

-Add the remaining bacon into a medium-sized bowl. Add in softened cream cheese and sour cream. Mix until well combined, I used a hand mixer. Once well combined stir in 1/2 cup chives, set aside.

-Prepare your shrimp. Once cooked, roughly chop up the shrimp into medium chunks, add shrimp to cream cheese mixture and stir it in along with 1 cup of cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese and mix well.

-Spoon into serving pan, you could really use anything you have, just make sure dip is about 1 inch deep, or you may need to adjust cooking time.

-Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and add remaining cheese and chives then bake for another 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly and the cheese had a golden edge around the pan.

-Remove from oven and serve with crackers, chips or vegetables.


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