Football Food: Charleston Cheese Dip

Since I’m still recovering from a whirlwind trip to Vegas, I’m pulling this post out of my archives for the great big football food link party today!

Unless you’ve been on a diet for the past decade, you might already know that Trisha Yearwood has a cooking show and few cookbooks on the market that have some finger licking good recipes in them. Garth and Trisha ain’t skeered to eat some good ol’ down home greasy food that we all love here in the South.

I was searching around online for a party recipe a few weeks back and stumbled on Mommy’s Kitchen where I found this recipe for Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip.

The guests at my party devoured this stuff. If you need a great appetizer that will be a huge hit at a party, look no further. If you are highly offended by sky rocketing fat grams and bacon grease, you might want to skim over this one.

Seriously, y’all. Trisha wasn’t playing around when she wrote this recipe.

Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 – 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 – cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp)
1/2 – cup grated Monterey jack cheese (I used Cabot Pepper Jack)
2 – green onions, finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
8 – Ritz crackers, crushed
8 – slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, all the cheeses, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish.

Top mixture with cracker crumbs and bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through. Remove the pan and top with the bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, pita chips or crackers.

I turned the broiler on mine for just a minute at the end of the cooking cycle to give it a little extra of that golden brown bubbly goodness.

I forgot the Ritz cracker topping on my recipe, but it didn’t matter since I ate mine with crackers anyway. But like any good Southern Culture on the Skids, I prefer Captain’s Wafers. 🙂

This stuff is evil. And oh so delicious.


I’m teaming up with these gameday gurus who are also posting some delicious football food recipes today!  Be sure to stop by and visit their blogs for more great Super Bowl appetizer ideas:

Twice Baked Potatoes from The Country Chic Cottage
Assorted Appetizers from Mural Maker
Sausage and Cream Cheese Pockets from Mom 4 Real
Bacon and Cheese Fries from A Step in the Journey
Charleston Cheese Dip from Unskinny Boppy
Greek Veggie Pizza from Mrs. Greene
Creamy Pizza Dip from Just Shaken Together
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
from Mad in Crafts

Appetizer Recipe from Dreaming In Color
Meatloaf Bites from The Shabby Creek Cottage
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups from Mom Endeavors

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  1. This looks fantastic!

  2. Mouth-watering!!

  3. Everything is better with bacon!!! Gotta try this!

  4. Oh, we don’t get that cheese or those crackers either but I’m sure it would taste great with the stuff I get!

  5. HOLY COW does this sound yummy! I mean cheese and bacon? Sign me up!

  6. My friend Becky makes this dip, and it is usually gone within minutes! I am so ready for that party…I’ll bring drinks!!!

  7. This looks AMAZING! Who eats diet food on Super Bowl Sunday anyways? Yum 🙂

  8. Beth, I have seen this recipe and I think I even pinned it on Pinterest. So thanks for showing this again. I plan on making this next weekend!

  9. I pinned this a while ago, and with your endorsement I think I better make it. What’s a few fat grams among friends? Do tell about Vegas, unless what happened there has to stay there.


  10. Sounds great. I’m going to try it for the Super Bowl!

  11. Sounds so good. I may have to make a late night snack.

  12. I’m going to someone’s house for the game this weekend and thought this would be fun to take but, since I’m not able to bake in the oven I was thinking of making it in a crockpot and taking it to keep it warm throughout the game. Any thoughts or advice?

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  14. Oh my goodness! These look delicious!



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