Hot Kale and Bacon Dip

I think we’ve all come to learn that the only reason I host game day parties is for the food!

I mean, who actually has time to watch the game when there is all the amazing finger food sitting in the kitchen? Not this girl!

Hot Kale + Bacon Dip - one of the most epic game day snacks ever!

This year I teamed up with my friends over at Hellmann’s® to bring you the ultimate game day dip. I’ve posted a handful of spinach dips on the site in the past, but today we’re kicking things up a notch and creating a spin on that classic dip. Meet my latest obsession: Hot Kale and Bacon Dip. Hellmann’s® mayo makes this dip perfectly creamy and smooth and addictive!!

It’s basically so good that it shouldn’t be legal. And here’s a word to the wise… one must not be left alone with it for too long, otherwise I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ll finish it by yourself. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything ☺

Hot Kale + Bacon Dip - an epic game day snack!

So whip this one up for the game this coming weekend and let all your friends sing your praises.

Hot Kale + Bacon Dip

On second thought, maybe make a double batch and keep a secret stash for yourself once the first batch is polished off.

Hot Kale and Bacon Dip

Hot Kale and Bacon Dip


  • 18 ounces Frozen Chopped Kale
  • 1 cup Hellmann’s® Real Mayo
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 Package Knorr Vegetable Mix
  • 4 strips cooked Bacon crumbled (about ½ cup crumbled)
  • ¾ cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Serving suggestions:
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Celery + Carrots
  • Crostini


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Thaw the frozen kale and squeeze out any excess moisture.
  3. Combine the kale, mayo, sour cream, vegetable mix, cooked bacon and half of the shredded cheese in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a medium sized baking dish and top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake until bubbly and lightly golden on top, about 20 - 25 minutes.
  6. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. Totally agree…the best part about Game day parties are the food!
    Specifically this dip. The cheese….the kale…the bacon…this is killing me! Definitely shouldn’t be left alone with this….depending on how you look at it I guess 🙂

  2. Wow! This is some combination I have never thought of before. It sounds delicious! I think I can put this on my game day list!!

  3. Would this work with fresh kale? I always have a ton in the fridge and I hate buying frozen if I can use fresh!

  4. I can’t wait to try this dip! Is this something I can make ahead of time and refrigerate and bake later? Thanks!

  5. I just made this on a whim with fresh kale (cooked in the bacon drippings) while swapping out the sour cream with cream cheese and using Mozzarella cheese. My sister ate at least a third of it herself. It’s so good.

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