Is there anything more comforting that a hot cheese dip? It’s my favorite go-to appetizer and where I migrate when I’m invited to a party. Now I’m sharing the best Oven-Baked Gruyere Cheese Dip that ever existed! I might be biased (it is a family recipe after all), but it’s just so dang good. Whether it’s game day or a holiday, this is the dip you need to make.
Gruyere cheese has a rich nutty flavor and it mixes with mozzarella, along with cream cheese, for an epic mixture that bakes until bubbly. To add a touch of salty flavor and texture, bacon is thrown into the mix. Everyone asks me for the recipe and I’m finally sharing it.
You don’t have to be an expert cook to put this dip together. All you need to do is know how to preheat the oven and mix. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
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How To Make Oven-Baked Hot Gruyere Cheese Dip
All you need is a 9×9-inch baking dish for this recipe. I serve it fresh out of the oven and add some great dippers to accompany it. Crackers, chips and a hearty baguette all work well with this Gruyere Cheese Dip. I always add a serving spoon so guests can take their own share and not feel the need to hover over the dip.
What To Serve With Hot Gruyere Cheese Dip
When it’s game day, I like to make a big spread of appetizers. Serve this cheesy dip alongside some bite-sized pieces that guests can just pick up. I usually serve a few cheesy dips because they’re so popular. If you do that, I recommend going with a cheddar for contrast.
Craft beer and a dry white wine would pair well if you’re serving this dip during cocktail hour.
How To Make Gruyere Cheese Dip Ahead of Time
If you want to make the dip ahead of time, you just follow the recipe directions expect for baking. Cover it the dish with plastic wrap and you can keep it in the refrigerator overnight. Take it out and bake as directed, per recipe instructions.
Recipe Substitutions You Can Make
Gruyere cheese is obviously the star of the recipe, but if your family prefers a less poignant cheese, you can make a substitution. Reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat mozzarella is also an option. I would NOT substitute the original style mayonnaise for a different variety.
How To Store Leftovers To Keep Fresh
Place any leftovers in an air-tight container and keep it in the refrigerator. The hot gruyere cheese dip can be enjoyed for 3-4 days after baking. To reheat the dip, you can warm it again in the oven for 15 minutes or reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high.
Can You Freeze Gruyere Cheese Dip?
Sadly, no, you cannot freeze this hot cheese dip. Cheese dips don’t freeze well and maintain consistency. You’ll have trouble reheating it and it’s not worth the trouble. Make a new fresh batch every time.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Gruyere Cheese
- Green Onions (Garnish)
Step-By-Step Directions To Make Oven-Baked Hot Gruyere Cheese Dip
Lay out the cream cheese so it can soften to room temperature. Cook the bacon in the manner that you normally would, allow to cool, and chop into small pieces. I prefer the bacon to be on crispier side for this recipe.
Wash and dry the green onions and thinly slice on an angle. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, add in the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, gruyere cheese, bacon (reserve some for topping the dip), and combine thoroughly with a spoon.
Then pour into a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, top with additional bacon and the green onions and serve warm!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature and any brand
- 1 cup of mayo, any brand
- 8 oz sour cream, any brand
- 8 oz of mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 4 oz of gruyere cheese
- 8 pcs of bacon that has already been cooked and chopped
- Green onions, thinly sliced
- Lay out the cream cheese so it can soften to room temperature.
Cook the bacon in the manner that you normally would, allow to cool, and chop into small pieces.
- Wash and dry the green onions and thinly slice on an angle.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, add in the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, gruyere cheese, bacon (reserve some for topping the dip), and combine thoroughly with a spoon.
- Then pour into a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, top with additional bacon and the green onions and serve warm!
Store leftovers in an air-tight container. Enjoy for 3-4 days and reheat via microwave or oven.