Cheesy Bacon and Turnip Greens Dip

This crowd-pleasing Cheesy Bacon and Turnip Greens Dip is best served hot out of the oven and slathered on toast.

Cheesy Bacon and Turnip Greens Dip
Serves 4
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  1. 3 slices bacon
  2. 1⁄2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  3. 4 cups chopped fresh turnip greens
  4. 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  6. 1 cup shredded fontina cheese, divided
  7. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  8. 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  9. 1⁄4 cup sour cream
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  11. 2 tablespoons heavy
  12. whipping cream
  13. Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  14. Toasted bread slices, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a 6- to 8-inch cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Chop bacon, and set aside.
  3. Add onion to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add turnip greens in batches, stirring after each addition until wilted. Stir in salt. Reduce heat to low. Add cream cheese; cook, stirring frequently, until smooth and combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 3⁄4 cup fontina, 3⁄4 cup mozzarella, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, and cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1⁄4 cup fontina, remaining 1⁄4 cup mozzarella, and bacon.
  4. Bake until hot and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve hot with toasted bread slices.
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