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Warm Mississippi Cheese Dip

Who doesn’t love cheese? It’s something that everyone craves and you can’t stop at one bit. I always like to serve a cheese recipe when I’ve got company coming over, it makes for a great appetizer with beer & wine. This Warm Mississippi Cheese Dip recipe is creamy and delicious! Serve it with chips or in a bread bowl – everyone will love it.

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Easy dips are one of my favorite appetizers to serve. They’re so comforting and everyone seems to gather around the dip to eat and chat. They can be a little bit more tricky to serve, compared to cold dips, because you can’t really bake them ahead of time.

However, you can certainly prep the dip ahead of time and bake it at the last minute. You want your dip to be bubbly and hot for dipping. I serve this for game day, baby or wedding showers or even for a movie night. This dip pairs so well with an IPA or white wine, making it great for parties.

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How To Make Mississippi Cheese Dip

You can make this dip in a casserole dish or bake it in a bread bowl. Save yourself time time and grab some bread from the local bakery (any dome shaped bread will do) and make your own bread bowl. The only tools you’ll need to make the dip are mixing bowls, aluminum foil, parchment paper and a baking sheet.

Hot Mississippi Cheese Dip Recipe
Mississippi Cheese Dip is a fabulous hot dip to serve for parties!

When To Make Mississippi Cheese Dip

If you’re taking the dip somewhere, I suggest baking it in a casserole dish. The bread bowl is harder to transport and won’t hold up as well. Serve this dip for game night, tailgating, church potlucks and movie nights. The bread bowl option is better when you’re hosting an event in your own home. Just bake the dip right before serving!

How To Prep The Dip Ahead of Time

If you want to get most of the work out of the way, prep the dip by following all of the steps up until baking. Don’t add the bread bowl to the dip. Instead, refrigerate the mixture until just before you’re ready to make it. You can prep the dip the night before.

Pull the dip from the fridge, add it to your casserole dish or the bread bowl and bake as directed. This is a great way to make the dip ahead of time and then all you have to do is bake it!

How To Store Leftover Mississippi Cheese Dip

Transfer any leftovers to an airtight food storage container. Keep the dip in the refrigerator. For best freshness, enjoy the dip within 5-6 days of baking it. To reheat the dip, transfer portions to a microwave safe container. Microwave the dip on high in 30-second increments until hot again. Stir well.

Can You Freeze Mississippi Cheese Dip?

Unfortunately this dip doesn’t freeze well. The texture changes when it thaws again. Instead, I like to make a new batch every time.

What You Need From The Grocery Store:

  • Sour Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Diced Ham
  • Hot Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • French Bread With Center Removed (or any dome-shaped bakery bread)
  • Green Onions
  • Chips and Crackers (for dipping)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Parchment Paper

Directions To Make Mississippi Cheese Dip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the sour cream, cream cheese until creamy and smooth.

beating together the sour cream and cream cheese in bowl

Mix in the Worcrestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder. Fold in the cheese and diced ham.

Folding in the ham and cheese to the dip

Scoop into a bread bowl or casserole dish (if you’d rather serve with chips). Wrap the bread bowl with foil and bake in the oven for 35 minutes. 

Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 10 – 15 minutes or until the cheese is slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

Hot Mississippi Cheese Dip Recipe
Yield: 12 Servings

Mississippi Cheese Dip

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A creamy and delicious cheese dip recipe that can be served in a bread bowl or with chips - perfect for tailgating, snacking or as an appetizer.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 container (16oz) sour cream, softened
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 C diced ham
  • 1 TBSP hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 loaf French Bread - Optional (with center of the loaf removed leaving a thick layer of bread remaining)
  • 1/2 C Green onions diced
  • Crackers/Chips For Dipping
  • Aluminum foil
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the sour cream, cream cheese until creamy and smooth
  3. Mix in the Worcrestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder.
  4. Fold in the cheese and diced ham.
  5. Scoop into the bread bowl or casserole dish.
  6. Wrap the bread bowl with foil (or cover with foil if using dish) and bake in the oven for 35 minutes
  7. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 10 - 15 minutes or until the cheese is slightly golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

  • For best freshness, enjoyt the dip within 5-6 days of baking. Keep leftovers refrigerated. Reheat in the microwave, on high, in 30-second intervals.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

**Nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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