Baked Cheese Dip

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Baked Cheese Dip is creamy, warm, full of flavor, and works great with pretzels, crackers, bread bowls, or baguette bread.

Baked Cheese Dip

If you are looking for an easy to make holiday appetizer for the family to nosh on while enjoying family movie night, this hot cheese dip is exactly what you are looking for! It is an appetizer that everyone will love!

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 40 Minute Appetizer: Make this appetizer in 40 minutes or less.
  • Easy Recipe: Baked Cheese Dip is fool proof and made in just a couple steps.
  • Party Friendly: This is such a delicious party appetizer that everyone will love.
A side view of the Baked Cheese Dip.

Ingredient Notes for Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

  • Cream Cheese: You can use a low fat or fat free version.
  • Mayonnaise: Try using different flavored varieties or olive oil based mayo.
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese: Mozzarella Cheese and Gruyere Cheese
  • Bacon: Bacon bits or try using turkey bacon.
  • Spices: Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
Cheese, vegetables, sour cream etc. for hot dip.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Hot Cheese Dip

These are the basic steps for making Baked Cheese Dip. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, prep time, cook time and total time and nutrition information.

Making the appetizer.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees f. Then cut up the green onions on an angle and chop up the bacon.

STEP 2: COMBINE INGREDIENTS

In a medium sized bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella, gruyere, salt, black pepper, and bacon. Mix until fully combined and then transfer the cheese mixture to a baking dish.

STEP 3: BAKE HOT CHEESE DIP

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. To get a crispy top remove the foil and broil for 2-3 minutes.

STEP 4: SERVING

Remove from the oven and garnish with additional bacon and green onions. Serve with breadsticks, veggies, or chips.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Prepare this recipe ahead of time by premixing the ingredients together and transferring to the baking dish. Store in the fridge for 1-2 days and then bake for 35 minutes.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freezing is not recommended as the sour cream will cause this cheese dip to separate as it thaws.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat hot cheese dip in the microwave for 1 minutes in the microwave or an air fry in a ramekin for 3-5 minutes or until hot and melty.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Cheese Dip

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGETARIAN?

Make this recipe vegetarian friendly by subbing out the bacon, either remove all together or substitute with a vegetarian bacon alternative.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE GREEK YOGURT IN PLACE OF SOUR CREAM?

Yes, you can actually make this recipe slightly healthier by using greek yogurt.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT IS OVEN BAKED DIP?

This oven baked cheese dip is made of sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, mozzarella cheese, bacon, and gruyere cheese.

WHAT CAN I DIP IN THIS BAKED CHEESE DIP?

Truly you can dip anything that you like such as any flavor of cracker, chips, baguettes, pita chips, vegetables. The possibilities are endless.

Baked Cheese Dip in a container.

Expert Tips for Making This Hot Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

  • Bread Bowl: You could also bake this in a bread bowl. It would be extremely delicious that way as well.  
  • Other Cheeses: If your family prefers other cheeses, you can definitely sub those in. Other cheese you could add in or substitute include parmesan cheese, cheddar, or monterey jack cheese.
  • Chive Cream Cheese: For added oniony flavor you chive or veggie cream cheese in place of plain.
  • Hot: Try adding a little hot sauce to taste for this appetizer recipes.

What to Serve with Baked Cheese Dip

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Baked Cheese Dip
5 from 1 vote

Baked Cheese Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Baked Cheese Dip is creamy, full of flavor, and the fact that it works great with pretzels, crackers, bread bowls, or baguette bread.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature and any brand
  • 1 cup of mayo, any brand
  • 8 ounces sour cream, any brand
  • 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces of gruyere cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Lay out the cream cheese so it can soften to room temperature.
  • Cook the bacon in the manner that you normally would, allow to cool, and chop into small pieces.
  • Wash and dry the green onions and thinly slice on an angle.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add in the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, gruyere cheese, bacon (reserve some for topping the dip), and combine thoroughly with a spoon.
  • Then pour into a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, top with additional bacon and the green onions and serve warm!
  • Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Bread Bowl: You could also bake this in a bread bowl. It would be extremely delicious that way as well.  
  • Other Cheeses: If your family prefers other cheeses, you can definitely sub those in. Other cheese you could add in or substitute include parmesan cheese, cheddar, or monterey jack cheese.
  • Chive Cream Cheese: For added oniony flavor you chive or veggie cream cheese in place of plain.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese, party snack

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