Episode 14 – Modern Sex Research

If we are to be fully responsible scholars, we must be able to critique our disciplines and identify what areas need improvement. Today, we dissect our own disciples – and ourselves. What are we making today? Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan, mayonnaise and Worcestershire. Stir in bacon, spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Spread bacon mixture into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheeses.
  5. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and parsley, if desired.

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