Baconnaise. It’s the manna of the grocery gods, the jarred deliciousness of smoky, bacon spreads. It’s delicious.
A little dab makes a sandwich less drab. Mixed with tuna or chicken, salads come alive. With hard-boiled egg centers, and deviled eggs take on a heavenly flavor. And, finally, mixed half-and-half with sour cream, expect greatness as a fresh, tasty vegetable dip.
Tip: Baconnaise contains only 1 net carb per Tbsp and 80 calories.
I admit to not having much luck initially working Baconnaise into a recipe. A failed attempt at oopsie rolls with Baconnaise as the fat netted a disaster that halted progress, at least momentarily.
Thankfully, unlike the failed meringue bread tweak, the slightly salty, mellow undertones of bacon mayonnaise blends wonderfully with the addition of fresh, kicky sour cream for dipping vegetables, meats, as a makeshift hollandaise sauce over eggs, or especially with roasted green beans.
Tip: Baconnaise contains eggs, so be sure to keep the product refrigerated after opening.
The other thing I love about this dip? It has a strangely familiar flavor, and I’ve just placed it; it tastes just like the onion ring dipping “Campfire Sauce” from Red Robin. Now I want to make onion rings, too.
Tip: This dip is only .75 carbs per serving and only 55 calories.
I’m going to warn you now: This dip is addicting. I stood at the counter and dipped roasted green beans [recipe here] until I slapped my own hand (I stopped at a single serving. Honest). Still, I can envision eating an entire tray of roasted green beans with Baconnaise dipping sauce and being in heaven.
Easy Veggie Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup J&D’s Baconnaise (or other flavored mayonnaise)
1/4 cup sour cream
Combine. Keep cold. Get a manicure. You’ve done enough.
Makes 1/2 cup dipping goodness, or 4, 2-Tbsp servings.
Per Serving: Calories: 55, Carbohydrates: .75 g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: .75 g, Protein: .5 g, Fat: 5.7 g
Price: $2.49-2.79 for 15 fl. ounces
Usefulness: As a delicious, zesty spread
Negative: If you suffer from MSG sensitivities, be careful; this product contains autolyzed yeast extract and smoke flavor.
Store Locator: Where to buy
Disclosure: J&D’s provided this product free of charge for review, but this has not affected my review of the item.
Kathy Fuller says
YUMMO!!! Where can you find this baconnaise? I’ve never seen it. We have WalMart Super Centers and Kroger here where I live.
Baconnaise should be both places. I amm seeing it more and more. I know for a fact I’ve seen it at King Soopers. I posted a store locator at the bottom of the post/review to help! 🙂
Chris S says
Great review and I agree, GOOD stuff! I love coating chicken with it, then parm. cheese and baking!
Ooh! With chicken! Nice, Chris!
That sounds like heaven in a jar. I was just about to ask you wher to find it, when there was the link, right in front of my eyes. Sadly, the link is out of date. Several of the local stores recommended are actually closed down. I shall keep my eyes peeled.
Bacon taste without having to clean up the grease? Mmmmm!!!!!
It’s good stuff. A light, smoky taste makes it even better.
Leona Olson says
I have never heard of this. Thanks for the info.
Thanks! It really is pretty darned good. Baconnaise itself is robust and the sour cream really brings out some of its other flavors, too.
Tina Mendenhall says
I didn’t have Baconnaise, but used chipotle mayo instead — pretty AWESOME!
I love chipotle mayo!
Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale says
Just wanted to let you know this recipe is linked on the main page as Vegan, but it is not.