Charleston Cheese Dip

Charleston Cheese Dip made with cream cheese, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise, crushed ritz crackers and bacon bits. 
If you love cheese and bacon then you're going to love this dip. I am a big cheese lover so it was no surprise that I chose this recipe while thumbing through Trisha Yearwoods new cookbook.

Her Charleston Cheese Dip was one of the first recipes I saw when I purchased her book. I mean with all that yummy cheese and bacon how can it be bad. I love sharp cheddar cheese so that was my first attraction to this recipe.

It also calls for cream cheese and Monterey jack cheese. This recipe is like cheese heaven showered in bacon. Really that's the only way to describe it.

If you're looking for a great cookbook with easy home cooked flair, than this is the cookbook for you. My long standing favorite is Trisha's first cookbook, Georgia Cooking in a Oklahoma Kitchen

I really didn't think her second one could compare to her first, but I was wrong. There really hasn't been a recipe in either cookbook that I haven't like.

For New Years Eve I made her Hot Corn Dip which is over the top good. I could literally sit and eat that stuff with a spoon. Both of these dips

would be great for a Super bowl get together. These dips are defiantly not chic food because believe me even the guys loved this stuff. If you ask me I would make both of these dips because it is just too hard to choose.

Yield: 6-8
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Charleston Cheese Dip

Charleston Cheese Dip

Charleston Cheese Dip made with cream cheese, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise, crushed ritz crackers and bacon bits.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1/2 - cup mayonnaise
  • 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 - cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 - cup grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 - green onions, finely chopped
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 8 - Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 8 - slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish.Top mixture with cracker crumbs and bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, bagel chips or crackers.
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Siggy said…
Cheese heaven showered in bacon...HA! Love it!! This looks fabulous and sounds perfect for a certain big game coming up :)
Unknown said…
Oh, and this is easily adapted to a low-carb lifestyle....YUMM-O!!

Laura said…
Yummy, you can't loose with bacon and cheese! I also think it would be yummy to use green chilies in place of the green onion.
Chrissy said…
I LOVE Trisha's new cookbook! It's been a delight to cook from...and this cheese dip you made looks amazing. cheesy!!!
Tina Butler said…
Laura I bet green chiles would be a nice substitute. I love green onions but hubby hates them. He likes green chiles though.
Michele said…
Wow! I've been looking for some yummy super bowl treat ideas and this looks to die for. I think I may have to try it.
Laurie said…
I can't wait to try while watching the Packers this afternoon!!!
Lisa said…
This looks delicious...I've been wanting to find a new dip recipe and this is perfect. We all love bacon, cheese and onions!
Unknown said…
Wow this sounds good! I can't wait to try it.
Leslie said…
Are there people who dont like cheese and bacon? lol
Tina Butler said…
Leslie the little girl that I sit for hates cheese. I don't know about that cause is it really possible? She is proof that it is.
a moderate life said…
Hi Tina! What a lovely potluck you have going here! Look at all the wonderful dishes! This is my first time linking up to your sunday gathering! I am linking a great Mark Bittman recipe for roast pork with garlic and rosemary that helped me get over my fears of cooking a roast! All the best and enjoy your sunday with your family! Alex
Heidi said…
I've seen a few of Trisha's recipes and they seem just like things my mom would make. I linked up a creamy jalapeño dip that can also be used as a salad dressing, taco sauce, baked potato topping, or drizzle for shrimp. Have a great week!
I've got both of her books and I really like that dip. I know what you mean about eating it by the spoonful.
Erin said…
Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm a sucker for dips of all kind and this would be awesome!!!
grace said…
Oh my that looks wonderful. you had me at cheese thanks for sharing and the linky. I love to check out the different recipes
hsmomma said…
I got Oklahoma Cooking from a Georgia Kitchen for Christmas, and I agree--I haven't found one recipe that we have not loved. I will have to check her newer book out....this dip looks awesome!!
Cynthia Matzat said…
In the cookbook, does it say how many servings the dip is supposed to make and what the serving size is? Thanks for your help.

Cynthia from What's for Dinner
Ann said…
Served this at the Super Bowl. Oh yeah, this was good and easy that's for sure.Everyone kept coming back for more! That's a good sign. Never thought about using green chilies, that would be good also.
I have her new cookbook, also gave one to my oldest daughter. Now I know she will cook out of it!
Thanks for the post.
Gloria said…
Greetings! I saw the picture of this on Pinterest, so I 'pinned' it and came over here for the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Liz Slater said…
Just found this recipe, and tried it this weekend. It was awesome!! I think I may heat up the leftovers for lunch. I will definitely be making it again for our upcoming Super Bowl party.
Dee said…
Thanks so much for the Charleston Cheese dip recipe. It was delicious!
Leslie said…
Somehow I'm just now seeing this recipe, and my mouth is watering!!! This would be a great new dip to take to parties. I probably shouldn't be reading your blog at supper-time...I'm drooling!
Dorian C. said…
Could this be made in a crockpot? Wondering if anyone tried it? Looks FABULOUS!
Anonymous said…
Does anyone know if the mayo was substituted for greek yogurt if it would come out right?? thoughtS??
Anonymous said…
I'm going to try crab in mine. Horror stories?!?
Anonymous said…
This came out so good, thank you for posting!
Anonymous said…
Great with vegetables too, not just crackers.
Unknown said…
My husband hates mayonnaise. Do you think it would still work using sour cream instead?