This New $3.29 ALDI Find Is "So, So Good"

It’s the perfect easy appetizer for cookouts.

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My sister Karen is the queen of dips, and she loves to entertain. Whenever I go visit her, I know she’ll put out some fantastic snacks. She makes an amazing bacon and cheese dip, but, well, frankly, she now has competition because I just discovered the Parmesan Bacon Dip at ALDI!

What’s So Great About ALDI’s Park Street Parmesan Bacon Dip

The list of ingredients for ALDI’s Park Street Parmesan Bacon Dip sounds like the starting point of my sister’s recipe—sour cream, Neufchâtel cheese, and mayonnaise—plus Parmesan cheese, bacon, chives, and spices. It also costs only $3.29 for a 10-ounce container.

This dip has got it going on. First off, it’s creamy, but it has almost a whipped texture. It smells like garlic, onion, and bacon—and oh, it is so, so good. It’s almost as good as my sister’s homemade dip, but it’s way easier to make (just open a carton), and I don’t have to drive two hours to get my sister’s dip. ALDI also has a Chipotle Parmesan Bacon dip that’s got a little heat. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m a little more partial to the regular dip. My hubby, however, prefers the heat.

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Simply Recipes / Photo Illustration by Wanda Abraham / Retailers below

How I Like to Enjoy This Parmesan Bacon Dip

Chips—potato, corn, and pretzel—all pair perfectly with this dip, and basically, any type of cracker is improved with the dip.  It also works great as a dip for vegetables, bread slices, and pitas. It would also be perfect to put into hollowed out cherry tomatoes or radishes for a fancier appetizer.

This dip is spreadable enough that you could also use it on sandwiches. I think it would taste great on BLTs, turkey sandwiches,, and even veggie wraps.

I also think that you could pour a container into an oven-proof dish, add some extra Parm or mozzarella on top, and bake it for a warm dip. Or mix in some jarred artichokes and thawed frozen chopped spinach before baking for a tasty vegetable and bacon dip.

I told my sister Karen about it, and she decided she had to try it. She said it wasn’t as good as her homemade dip, but for a deli dip, it came pretty close.

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