Hot Blue Cheese Dip is a party favorite! Baked until bubbling, this dip is great for chips, crackers, veggies, and even chicken wings!
Why We Love Homemade Blue Cheese Dip
- What’s not to love about a baked dip?! This blue cheese dip is loaded with garlic, chives, and cheese and just begging you to dip your favorite snack in it.
- I love that I can prep this dip ahead of time and then add the topping and able when I’m ready. It makes hosting football games at our house a breeze.
- While this dip is amazing when first baked, it’s just as good chilled or reheated the next day. I’ve been known to spread some on a burger bun instead of mayo. SO good!
What is Blue Cheese Dip Made Of?
BLUE CHEESE: You can use a mildk or stranger blue cheese depending on your taste preference. Since the blue cheese is being baked into a dip, the rest of the ingredients help tone down the funk a bit. You can buy a brick of blue cheese and crumb it yourself or buy a tub of precumbled cheese.
DIP BASE: This dip uses a combination of cream cheese, mayonnaise, and milk for the base. This combination is mild enoguuh to let the blue cheese shine through without overpowering the dip flavor.
SEASONINGS: To punch up the flavor you’ll need garlic, chives, salt, and pepper Nothing fancy. Just great pairings for the cheese.
TOPPING: To give this dip some texture, we’re topping it off with Italian-seasoned panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and butter.
How to Make Blue Cheese DipJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, add the cream cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, milk, and mayo to the bowl of a food processor. Then cover the bowl and pulse until everything to smooth and combined.
STEP 2 Time to add the blue cheese and chives. You can either add them to the food processor bowl and pulse to combine, or transfer the cream cheese mixture to a bowl and stir in the blue cheese and chives by hand. The second option will leave bigger chunks of blue cheese in the dip.
STEP 3 Transfer the dip into 8-inch cast iron skillet, pie plate, or baking dish and spread it into an even layer. Set this aside for a moment.
STEP 4 In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and melted butter. Then sprinkle the bread crumbs all over the dip. Bake for 25-30 muntes until the dip is bubbling and the topping is golden.
Tips & Tricks
- Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- If you want to jazz up your blue cheese dip with bacon you can! Cook 4 strips of bacon and once cooled, chop or crumble it into small pieces. Stir in the bacon into the dip along with the blue cheese and chives, and then bake as directed.
- Want to lower the carb count of this dip? You can skip the bread crumb topping and bake as is.
- This hot blue cheese dip is great for chips, but you can dip anything you like – crackers, veggies, slices of toasted bread, or even chicken wings!
Blue Cheese Dip Recipe FAQ
Can I melt crumbled blue cheese?
You sure can! I love melted blue cheese over steak, but it’s really great in dips like my mom’s famous buffalo chicken dip. (OMG soooo good!) It’s especially easy to melt down blue cheese when it’s mixed with another medium like cream cheese or milk to help heat it indirectly.
Is blue cheese healthy?
Since blue cheese is made from milk there’s lots of calcium in it (even compared to other cheeses) and protein, which is great, but like all cheese it has a fair amount of calories and fat per serving. So you’ll want to eat it in moderation. Blue cheese also contains a compound known as spermidine which has been linked to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Not a bad cheese choice to enjoy.
Other Recipes You May like
- Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
- Blue Cheese Potato Chip Nachos
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Mississippi Sin Dip
- French Onion Dip
- Crock Pot Spinach & Bacon Queso Dip
Hot Blue Cheese Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 3 garlic cloves rough chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 7 ounces blue cheese crumbles plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives sliced, plus more for garnish
- ½ cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- To a food processor bowl add the cream cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, milk, and mayo. Pulse until combined and smooth. Add the blue cheese crumbles and chives and pulse until mixed, with chunks of blue cheese remaining.
- Transfer the blue cheese mixture to an 8-inch cast iron skillet, baking dish, or pie plate. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and butter until well combined. Sprinkle evenly over the blue cheese mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dip is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and top with extra blue cheese crumbles and chives if desired. Serve warm with chips, crackers, or veggies for dipping.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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