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Here's a quick, go-to recipe for a hot cheese dip that's a delicious appetizer your guests will devour!

Hot Cheese Dip Appetizer

Bruce Bradley
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snacks & Appetizers


Hot Cheese Dip:

  • 1 cup chopped onions see notes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise see notes
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Optional Garnish:

  • chopped chives or the tops of green onions

Serve with:

  • Toasted bread slices of a whole wheat baguette, or whole wheat crackers.


  • Mix the onions, mayonnaise, and cheese into a 1-quart baking dish, pie plate/quiche dish, or several smaller baking dishes/ramekins.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Remove from oven and serve with crackers or slices of a whole wheat


We recommend organic ingredients whenever possible.
I think sweet onions work best with this recipe, although I've used yellow onions in a pinch.
Definitely try to use a higher quality mayonnaise made from real ingredients like Chosen Foods or Primal Kitchen Mayo.
If you don't like mayonnaise or prefer a vegetarian option, try using 1 cup of Whole Milk Greek yogurt plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar instead of the mayonnaise.
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