This Baked Bacon Cheese Dip is the ULTIMATE party food. This creamy cheese dip is made with five different types of cheese, is loaded with bacon and baked up in a bread bowl that makes serving a breeze. We’ve made it twice in the past week alone. No shame. Use your choice of dippers including fresh veggies, chips, pretzels, crostini, or fresh bread.

This outrageous Baked Bacon Cheese Dip is what every party needs. Loaded with bacon, five different types of cheese and tons of flavor . I am a huge fan of dip recipes. Cheese dip recipes in particular. I have noticed that, without exception, dips are the first things to go at parties. And the reasons are simple.

Tips for the Best Cheese Dip

  • Bread bowls can be a nightmare if you don’t prepare them properly. You’ll notice that my instructions call for brushing the bread bowl with olive and baking before filling with the cheese dip. This creates a crusty moisture barrier and ensures that the bread doesn’t absorb too much moisture while it’s sitting out. It’s a quick and easy step that pays off big time.
  • Use the best quality ingredients you can afford. This will get you the best flavor for sure.
  • I like to say a small amount of the bacon pieces and sliced green onions to sprinkle over the top right before serving. It gives your guests a little heads up as to what the dip contains.
  • Give options! You can go crazy with dippers here. Crackers, chips, pretzels, veggie sticks – all are great choices. I also love to serve with fresh bread cubes as well.

Baked Bacon Cheese Dip Recipe
This Baked Bacon Cheese Dip is the ultimate party food. This creamy cheese dip is made with five different types of cheese, is loaded with bacon and baked up a bread bowl that makes serving a breeze. 
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 12 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp TABASCO® Sauce
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese grated
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 12 oz bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 round Sourdough bread (usually around 16 oz)
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut top off the bread and scoop out the insides leaving a 1-inch layer of bread in the bread bowl. Brush the insides with olive oil, place on baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and Tabasco. Mix until combined.
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepper jack cheese, green onions, and bacon.
  5. Carefully spoon filling into bread bowl and top with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Reduce heat to 375F and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until dip is heated through and cheese has melted completely.
  7. Serve immediately.