This post is sponsored by Great Midwest® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Cheesy holiday recipes are super popular and I have a classic that I am spicing up for you. When I moved out of the house in my 20’s, my mom made my sister and I cookbooks. The old kind with the typed up recipe cards filled with family recipes that we grew up with. Through the years I also hand wrote many recipes I used while entertaining friends for various reasons. I recently found the recipe for a southern cheese dip which I had not made in 18 years easily Given the task to make something Great Midwest® flavored Cheddar and Jack Cheeses I know this would be the best cheese dip recipe for entertaining this holiday season.
Our local store did not have many varieties compared to the website but Great Midwest® flavored Cheddar and Jack Cheeses, areWisconsin-made, artisan cheeses that inspire you to think outside the box. Hand-crafted in small batches, using only the purest, certified hormone-free milk for a smooth, natural flavor worthy of any dish. Here are the two flavors I brought home, knowing the spicy Mango would be the one to mix up a traditional appetizer recipe.
Best Cheese Dip Recipe for Entertaining
Bread and cheese go together like apple and pie don’t you think? This hot cheese dip is made in an edible bowl, so no clean up!!
Simply cut the top off of the loaf, we used a whole wheat boule. Then hollow out the crust and cut up the bread to serve along the cheese dip.
Shred the Great Midwest Mango Fire Cheddar cheese as well as some plain cheddar if you don’t like too much kick.
Mix your other ingredients in a mixer and put the cheese dip into the hollowed out bread. I could eat this just like this. Don’t you do it…. Trust me warm gooey cheese dip is just what you need this holiday season.
Replace the top of the bread…
And wrap in tinfoil. You can bake it right away or store it in the fridge until an hour before you are ready to serve the cheese dip. (I set out the while the oven heated up)
The photos I took the evening I served this were not great. You get the idea of just how yummy this appetizer is. There is not much left.
Serve it along side with the extra bread, celery sticks and carrots for a big crowd pleaser. Switching out the recipe to incorporate the mango cheese with mango salsa really gave this dish an amazing new flavor.
Southwest Cheese Dip Recipe
- 1 lb bread boule. No sliced
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Mango salsa (medium)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Great Midwest® Mango Heat Cheddar Cheese (or a combo or mild cheddar)
- Fresh veggies sticks and cut up bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut top off of bread and set aside
- Hollow out bread, leaving 1/2 inch thick shell, and cut into cubes
- With a mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream or greek yogurt, cornstarch and salsa together until smooth.
- Mix in cheddar cheeses.
- Spoon into bread shell and place top back on.
- Wrap in foil and bake 1 hour. Serve with veggies and bread cubes.
- You can make this up to 1 day in advance and allow it to set on the counter while you heat up the oven
Pin this amazing warm gooey cheese dip for your next holiday gathering!