Full of cheese, bacon and green onions this Charleston Cheese Dip whips up in less than 20 minutes and is a delicious dip to have on hand.
We love ourselves a good dip around here. Appetizers play a leading role in our meals and we can build meals from appetizers alone, no questions asked.
When it comes to dips, we prefer hot dips and ones with plenty of cheese. Add some bacon, even better. That’s what makes this Charleston Cheese Dip awesome, it’s full of cheese and bacon and there is no shortage of flavor in this recipe.
WHAT CAN YOU USE TO DIP WITH?
We like to use crackers in this dip. Ritz or club crackers are our go-tos but chips and maybe even some veggies if you’re feeling adventurous will do! How about some added bacon, since you can never go wrong with that. Make up some bacon weaves and use them as chips…I mean I would!
WHY IS IT CALLED CHARLESTON CHEESE DIP?
Now quote me if I’m wrong but this recipe is originally from the lovely Trisha Yearwood herself. She was on tour one year in Charleston and stayed at a hotel who left a basket for her and in that basket was a dip made with cream cheese, cheeses and bacon. So naturally being the cook she was she created this dip to mimic the one she was given.
We love recipe like this one. Ones that hold roots somewhere that you’ve been. I’ve had so many recipes from places I’ve visited that I’ve tried to recreate, it’s sometning that I love to do.
When my husband and myself go out to new places or are on vacation, we love taking photos of restaurant menus so we can try and recreate dishes at home from ones we found to love while away. Technically you could qualify those as copycat recipes and you can find some of my copycat recipes HERE!
But let’s get to the nitty gritty here, if you love cheese, bacon and dips in general than this Charleston Cheese Dip needs to go on your appetizer menu STAT! It’s such a rich and creamy dip, you won’t know when to stop.
Charleston Cheese Dip
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, soft
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded colby Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 green onions diced -
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 8 Ritz crackers crumbled
- 6-8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In bowl stir together cream cheese, mayo, cheeses, onions, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Top with crushed crackers.
- Bake for 15 minutes until soft and cheese is melted.
- Top with crumbled bacon and more green onions.
- Serve with crackers, chips, etc.