The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous!

super bowl party dip

The Cheese Dip
4.3 from 12 reviews
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8
I call this The Cheese Dip that will make you famous because it's guaranteed to be the hit of the party! Serve it at your Super Bowl Party, serve it at a cocktail party, serve it anywhere and you'll get rave reviews! It's super easy, and you'll have everyone asking for the recipe. Try it with jalapeño jack if you like a kick...otherwise, stick to the cheddar.
  • 1, 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese OR grated jalapeño jack
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small purple onion, diced
  • Wheat Thins or Frito's Scoops for dipping
  1. Place all ingredients in a shallow baking dish (a 9" square pan or round quiche pan will be perfect!)
  2. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the ingredients are melted enough to stir together.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Serve with Wheat Thins or Frito's Scoops for dipping



  1. Kristl /

    How fun to have all sorts of crackers! Glad it was a hit for Father’s Day.

  2. deja /

    Just made this dip today for fathers and it was a hit!!!! Barely have any left trying to pick at what is left lol I will definitely be making this again soon! I followed the directions exactly minus the pepper jack which I will be trying next! And lightly sprinkled some cayenne pepper right after it came out of the oven and than topped with another handful of cheese yumm!! Served with wheat thins and garlic parmesan pretzel crackers and Doritos everyone who ate it with different crackers LOVED it!@ yumm and thanks again

  3. Kristl /

    I’ve never had that problem with mine separating, and I have been baffled by those comments! Kudos to you for figuring out what some folks are doing wrong!

  4. Joan /

    I think some are not stirring it enough before baking. I basically whipped it with a wooden spoon. Mine did not separate and was not at all greasy. It was a hit.
    I do like the suggestions for variations and I will try that next.

  5. Kristl /

    Whew…it’s nice to receive a positive comment! When I first posted this recipe, I received great reviews, and then there was a rash of “greasy” reviews. I can’t figure out what they were doing wrong…maybe they just enjoyed bashing recipes!

  6. We loved it, we used sharp cheddar cheese and miracle whip instead of mayonnaise. Very creamy, not greasy at all. Fantastic and flavorful. We used about a whole cup of cut up purple onions. No need to heat up anything to mix it together, just smash it and stir it all together and put it in a glass baking dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Kathleen /

    Just made this….. followed the directions to a T. Nothing special about this at all. I was shocked of the comments. It was soooo greasy. I have had much better and more flavorful cheese dips! Umm…. This will definitely NOT make you famous, LOL! Maybe I will try that BLT dip….. sounds yummy!

  8. no need to stir.

  9. my mom just got done making this & i haven’t seen any mention it, but my mom stirred it after she got it out of the oven & the dip fell and even worse the grease/oil i guess from the mayo started separating & honestly there about as much oil/grease as there is dip & while it tasted good it looks VERY unappetizing.

    so i recommend NOT stirring it lol

  10. Kristl /

    Thanks to readers like you this recipe now has lots of clever variations!

  11. Add diced tomatoes, chopped bacon, sour cream, and exchange the purple onion for green onion and you have a BLT dip. Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. SO SO SO good!

  12. Kristl /

    Thanks for adding a few clever and tasty combos!

  13. We love this! In this dish, the cheese is the star, so you need to use a strong flavored one like extra sharp cheddar or my favorite, aged Swiss. Mild cheddar and Monterey Jack melt well but have no flavor, especially mixed into cream cheese and mayo. Make sure you don’t skimp on the onion, too.
    BTW, the Swiss is great with some added bacon or ham. I also make a version with Smoked provolone, diced pepperoni, a little garlic and Italian seasoning, too.

  14. Kristl /

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the kind comments! When I first published this recipe…rave reviews! Lately, I’ve been bombarded with “hate comments”…I’m not sure what’s going on!

  15. Lannen /

    The flavor and texture of this dip is excellent when one knows how to properly follow a recipe.

    When one substitutes a different cheese, one has to expect a different flavor. Huge difference between Cheddar and Jalapeño Jack over Monterey Jack.

    I’ve made this several times and everyone loves it. I also follow the recipe to the letter.

  16. GameFan /

    This dip was very plain. not special at all.

  17. I’m not sure what dip everyone else made, but I can’t believe the good reviews for this dip. I’m so glad I made it before I took it anywhere. It was bland (made with MJ cheese, even added green chilies — didn’t help.

  18. I’m afraid it would give it a sweet taste…not a good combo!

  19. Can you substitute Miracle Whip for the Mayo?

  20. Carolyn /

    Yes, I went exactly by the recipe. Don’t know what happened but I was so disapointed.

  21. Did you use the correct amount of mayo? You’re the first out of 50+ comments to have this problem.


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