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Baked Blue Cheese Dip

Creamy, cheesy Baked Blue Cheese Dip is a warm and comforting appetizer that aims to impress your guests. Bursting with savory flavor from blue cheese, bacon, and green onions, enjoy it with some crispy toast points or chips for a satisfying start to any meal.

blue cheese dip topped with green onions and bacon in a dish

 

If you’re planning for a party or game-day appetizer spread, this blue cheese dip is a serious crowd-pleaser. It goes way beyond your average cheese and crackers or hummus and veggie trays. Best of all, this straightforward recipe is easy as it gets–you’ll only need to mix the ingredients together and bake!

One bonus of making cheese dips is you can make them with any kind of cheese you want. If you’re looking for more great dip recipes for your repertoire, you must try Baked Goat Cheese Dip. You also can’t go wrong with savory Rosemary Roasted Olives for any appetizer spread. They’re rich, salty, and addictive!

Why You’ll Love This Baked Blue Cheese Dip

  • With just a handful of ingredients and simple instructions, this dip is easy enough for novice cooks to handle, yet still delivers big-time flavor.
  • It can be ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish, most of which is baking time. 
  • Find all the cheesy satisfaction you’re craving in this dip. Who doesn’t love gooey, melted cheese in every bite?
  • While it’s perfect for dipping veggies or chips, this recipe can also be used as a topping for baked potatoes, burgers, or any other savory food that could use a cheesy kick.
  • Save time by mixing the dip a day ahead of time, then bake it just before you’re ready to serve it.
blue cheese dip topped with green onions and bacon in a dish with a cracker

What You’ll Need

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  • Blue Cheese Crumbles – Pre-crumbled blue cheese can save you some preparation time, but feel free to crumble it by hand if you have a block. 
  • Cream Cheese – Full-fat cream cheese is best for this recipe. Make sure it’s soft when you’re ready to mix it.
  • Sour Cream – Adds a tangy element and lightens up the texture of the dip. 
  • Bacon – Crisp bacon adds a bit of smoky flavor and substance. 
  • Green Onions – These add a layer of savory onion flavor and color without being overpowering. 
  • Garlic – Adds a warm, savory flavor to the dip.

How To Make Baked Blue Cheese Dip

  • Mix the dip ingredients. Combine the soft cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic until smooth. Gently fold in the bacon and blue cheese crumbles. 
  • Bake. Pour the dip into an oven-safe dish and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Once it’s hot and bubbling, remove it from the oven and top with green onions and additional bacon if desired.
How to make cheese dip - a baked blue cheese dip

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • To save time, set your cream cheese out well in advance to allow it to soften completely. Also, cook the bacon ahead of time so it’s ready when you need it. Save some extra crumbles to sprinkle on top of the dip after baking.
  • For easy mixing, use a stand mixer or electric beaters to blend the dip ingredients together. Avoid whipping extra air into the dip by just mixing it until everything is smooth. 
  • Consider mixing the dip mixture a day in advance. Store it tightly covered overnight in the baking dish, then pop it in the oven when it’s almost serving time. 
  • Serve this dip with tortilla chips, toasted baguette, or fresh vegetables like carrots or celery. 
  • Use high-quality blue cheese for the best flavor. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, feel free to substitute it with shredded cheddar or Gouda instead.
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Can I Leave Out the Bacon

Yes, feel free to omit the bacon for a vegetarian version of this dip. Alternatively, you can substitute tempeh “bacon” or another type of vegetarian bacon.

Can I Use Low Fat or Fat-Free Cheeses?

If you prefer, you can use low-fat cream cheese and sour cream in this recipe. Be aware, though, that it will affect the overall flavor and richness of the finished dip.

Serving Suggestions

This creamy Blue Cheese Dip will be a welcome addition to any meal, but here are a few family favorites that we like to have with it.

  • Boneless Chicken Wings – Enjoy tasty buffalo wings without all the work! They’re perfect for a game day spread alongside this dip. 
  • Air Fryer Chicken Wings – Save some calories with this quick and easy wing recipe that’s nice and crispy. 
  • Pan-Charred Asparagus with Toasted Almonds – Include some tasty spring veggies on the table with this easy and nutritious side dish. 
  • The Best Classic Hamburgers – Enjoy this dip with a classic burger, and you can even save some dip to spread on the burgers instead of adding cheese. Yum!
  • Fudgy Brownies – Blue cheese goes wonderfully with chocolate, so whip up a batch of these quick fudgy brownies for a dessert nobody will complain about!

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Yield: 8

Baked Blue Cheese Dip

Baked Blue Cheese Dip - a creamy cheese dip recipe with bacon and lots of blue cheese. Warm, gooey, and great for parties! 

Baked Blue Cheese Dip - a creamy cheese dip recipe with bacon and lots of blue cheese. Warm, gooey, and great for parties! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, sour cream and garlic until smooth. Gently fold in bacon and blue cheese crumbles.
  3. Pour into an oven safe dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and hot
  4. Top with green onions and more bacon if desired. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 65mgSodium 398mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 8g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sandra

Monday 16th of October 2023

Such an amazing dip recipe! It was a huge hit! This is now my new go to dip recipe for parties!

Catalina

Sunday 15th of October 2023

I can't resist this dip! It has all the flavors that I like!

Amanda Batcher

Thursday 12th of October 2023

I love blue cheese and the thought of baking it and turning it into a dip sounds amazing!

Katie

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Okay this recipe looks so indulgent and delicious! I know this would be a hit at any party! Your judging adventure sounds like a lot of fun too!

Jennifer Blake

Saturday 1st of September 2018

My son has just discovered the amazingness of bleu cheese recently and is already a major bacon lover. Can't wait to see his face when I make this for game day!

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