RECIPE | Southerners’ Favorite: Charleston Cheese Dip!

9d8a6f052919d958ddd5decdaa022e67H e l l o!In the South, cooking and food aren’t just a necessity to sustain life. In the South, cooking and food are a way of life. And there’s nothing us Southerners love more than the combination of a few of our favorite things: Duke’s mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, and good ol’ fashioned Ritz crackers.

That’s why today’s recipe — a favorite of my family and our Southern friends — is sure to wow your guests at your next gathering until the very last, bottom-of-the-bowl-scraping drop.

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, look what recipe’s on the blog today: Charleston Cheese Dip! My mom’s friend made this delicious dip at an engagement party for my husband and me in April, and it was also served at our wedding! However, it is also perfect for a summer BBQ, watching college football on Saturdays, or if you’re just in the mood for something cheesy and delicious. Enjoy!Untitled

Total Time: 
25 min
10 min
15 min
10 servings

Charleston Cheese Dip - Big Hit as Appetizer for a Crowd


  • 1/2 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 butter crackers, crushed, such as Ritz
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Corn chips, crackers or bagel chips, for serving



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish, such as a 9-inch pie pan. Top the mixture with the cracker crumbs and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, crackers or bagel chips.





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