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The perfect companion for chips, crackers, or fresh-cut veggies, this simple dip needs just 5 minutes to prepare. Warm and gooey, cream cheese dip is always a crowd favorite.
Cream Cheese Dip
Flavorful and easy to make with a combination of cream cheese, bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese dip is then baked until it’s hot and bubbly. This simple dip is a must-have for parties and potlucks.
Cream cheese dip is likely to become your go-to dip recipe for holiday gatherings or just to enjoy for everyday snacking at home. If you're hosting a gathering, combine this cream cheese dip with a few other easy-to-make appetizers such as crockpot cocktail links or creamy chicken tortilla roll-ups.
Serve your warm cream cheese dip in a pie plate or another similarly sized dish. Don’t forget to serve with an assortment of dippers, from chips to veggies.
Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients
- Cream cheese - softened
- Cheese - shredded “old” cheddar
- Onions - green onions diced
- Bacon - crumbled
Old cheddar cheese is a type of aged cheddar that will add a great flavor to your dip and can be found with all the other types of cheeses. If you can’t find aged cheddar you can also use regular cheddar or even another type of shredded cheese for this dip.
Before starting let your block of cream cheese come to room temperature so that it blends smoothly. If you don’t have time to cook bacon or want to make the recipe even easier, you can substitute store-bought bacon bits.
Cream cheese dip tastes delicious with a variety of different dipping options including veggies, crackers, and chips. Serve this dip with celery sticks, pretzel thins, tortilla chips, bagel chips, potato chips, or as a spread for crackers or toast.
How to Make Cream Cheese Dip
FIRST STEP: Mix all ingredients.
SECOND STEP: Place in pie plate.
THIRD STEP: Top with 8 slices of crumbled bacon.
FOURTH STEP: Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
FIFTH STEP: Serve with an assortment of crackers.
What should I serve with cream cheese dip?
Cream cheese dip tastes delicious with a variety of different dipping options including veggies, crackers, and chips. Serve this dip with celery sticks or other crest-cut veggies, pretzel thins, tortilla chips, bagel chips, or potato chips. You can even use this dip as a spread for crackers or toast. You could also top your dip with tomatoes, green onions, or olives.
Can I make this cream cheese dip spicy?
Yes, you can make this dip spicy by adding a dash of cayenne pepper or topping it with jalapeño peppers.
Can I freeze this dip?
It is not recommended to freeze cream cheese dip as it would become watery when thawed.
How to Store Cream Cheese Dip
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover cream cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Leftover dip can be eaten cold or reheated in the oven or microwave.
Cream Cheese Dip
- 1 package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded "old" cheddar
- 3 - 4 green onions diced
- 8 slices bacon crumbled
- Mix all ingredients.
- Place in pie plate.
- Top with 8 slices of crumbled bacon.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
- Serve with an assortment of crackers.