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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Dip

Party Food: Smoked Gouda and Bacon Dip

  • Author: Olivia Mesquita
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 + servings 1x


Creamy and loaded with bacon and smoked gouda, this warm dip is destined to be the star of your next party.


Units Scale
  • 2 8 ounces packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 16 ounces smoked gouda (shredded, divided)
  • 1 pound bacon (cooked and chopped (see notes), divided)
  • 3 scallions (chopped, divided)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste



  • Prep Ingredients:
    • Shred the smoked gouda.
    • Cook the bacon using your preferred method until crispy, then chop it. If you’re unsure about how to cook a large quantity of bacon, try baking it in an oven set to 400F for 10 to 20 minutes.
    • Chop the scallions.

Cooking Process:

1. Preheat Your Oven:

  • Set your oven to preheat at 400F degrees.

2. Soften the Cream Cheese:

  • Place the cream cheese into a large bowl.
  • Microwave it for approximately 30 seconds or until it softens, making it easier to stir.

3. Create the Creamy Base:

  • To the softened cream cheese, add both the mayo and sour cream.
  • Whisk these ingredients together until they become smooth. The resulting texture should be creamy but slightly runny.

4. Incorporate Main Ingredients:

  • Before you add everything to the mix, set aside the following for garnish: 1/3 cup of the shredded smoked gouda, ¼ cup of the chopped bacon, and 2 tablespoons of the chopped scallions.
  • Introduce the remaining cheese, bacon, scallions, and freshly ground black pepper to the creamy base. Stir well to ensure everything is evenly combined.

5. Transfer and Bake:

  • Pour the dip mixture into an oven-proof dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with the cheese and bacon that you had reserved earlier.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven, allowing it to bake for roughly 30 minutes. The goal is for the dip to turn a golden brown and bubble up.

6. Garnish and Serve:

    • Once out of the oven, garnish the dip with the remaining chopped scallions that you had set aside.
    • Serve immediately for the best experience!


– My favorite method of cooking a large quantity of bacon is by baking it at a 400F degree oven for 10 o 20 minutes or until crispy.
– For a spicy version of this dip, you could add a teaspoon of chili powder OR ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper OR a few dashes of Tabasco sauce.
– This dip is also great served inside a hollowed crusty bread!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: football, NFL, dip, party food, bacon, cheese, gouda, cheesy, party dip, finger food, comfort food

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