Cheeseburger Dip is the best appetizer to bring to a party or serve for game day! It’s an irresistible blend of ground beef, bacon, and cheeses that everyone loves.
I first had a version of this dip at a friend’s house. I was completely amazed at how this hot bubbly dip tasted just like the best cheeseburgers I’ve had at restaurants. I took her recipe and tweaked it to suit my own tastes, adding some extra savory seasonings and toppings to make it perfect.
This hamburger dip with cheese is very simple to make and can be ready to go in less than 30 minutes. It’s great as a last-minute sharable appetizer because it uses ingredients that are easy to find and might already be in your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
Why You’ll Love This Cheeseburger Dip
- All The Burger Flavors: If you love a burger loaded up with bacon, cheese, and savory seasonings, you are going to love this dip too. It’s baked with meat, multiple types of cheese, and tons of crispy bacon. Then topped with diced pickles for the perfect bacon cheeseburger bite on every chip.
- Easy to Make: You’ll have this dip ready to eat in around 30 minutes. Burger dips are as simple as cooking the hamburger meat with seasonings, then mixing everything up and baking to make it perfectly hot and bubbly.
- Great Party Food: Serve this dip at a football game, a holiday party, or any type of casual get-together. Everyone loves to dip potato chips or tortillas into this delicious hot dip.
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Bacon: You can’t make a bacon cheeseburger dip without lots of bacon! Make sure you cook your bacon until it’s crispy so that it stays that way in the cheesy dip.
- Ground Beef: Choose lean ground beef for this recipe. You need just ¾ of a pound to make a whole pan of cheeseburger dip.
- Onion and Garlic: These aromatic vegetables add tons of flavor to the meat.
- Cream Cheese: The base of any good cheesy and creamy dip is cream cheese. I don’t suggest using low-fat cheese in this recipe. Allow the cream cheese to soften before trying to mix everything together.
- Sour Cream: Sour cream mixed with cream cheese gives the perfect dippable consistency to this creamy hamburger dip.
- Shredded Cheese: A combination of Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses is perfect here.
- Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, and Pepper: Basic and classic burger seasonings. Worchestershire is an important ingredient that really makes this dip taste like a grilled burger.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and yummy diced dill pickles.
How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
- Cook the Bacon: To a pan or skillet over medium heat, add the bacon, and cook until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Crumble the bacon when it’s cool enough to handle.
- Cook Hamburger: To the same skillet, add hamburger meat and onion and cook together, breaking the meat apart with a wooden spoon until the meat is cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for just 30 seconds. Remove from the heat, and drain fat if necessary.
- Mix it up: In a mixing bowl, combine the meat with the cream cheese, sour cream, half of the cheddar, and Monterey jack cheeses. Worcestershire sauce, and crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything well.
- Bake: Transfer the dip mixture to a baking pan or a cast-iron skillet, top with remaining cheeses, and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350°F/180°C oven until hot and bubbly.
- Serve: Serve your hot Cheeseburger Dip topped with chopped parsley and diced pickles. Be sure to have strong potato chips and tortilla chips for dipping.
Don’t Burn the Garlic! Garlic should be added to the pan with the meat only after the meat is fully cooked. It needs less than a minute on the heat to cook.
Tips for Making Cheeseburger Dip
When Buying Meat: Look for lean ground beef so that you don’t need to drain away so much grease. You can also make this dip with ground turkey or chicken to make it a bit lighter.
Use Different Cheese: This recipe is versatile in that you can swap out the shredded cheddar and jack cheeses if you like. Try using some American cheese (Velveeta would be my choice) or Swiss in the mix.
Extra Toppings: Make this a loaded cheeseburger dip by adding more garnishes. Try shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomato, and a drizzle of a creamy sauce like this Raising Cane’s Sauce or Ranch Dressing.
Use Good Chips: This Cheeseburger Dip is delicious with potato chips, but make sure you get sturdy ones so they don’t break up too much. I like to use kettle-cooked potato chips or a thicker name-brand ruffled chip. Tortilla chips or pita chips will work too.
Keep it Hot: This dip won’t be as delicious or dippable if it gets cold. Serve it right from the oven, or use a warming tray to keep it hot for your guests. You can also re-warm it in the microwave to get it back to the perfect temperature.
What to Serve With Cheeseburger Dip
Delicious Dippers: I’ve mentioned serving cheeseburger dip with chips, but you can get creative too! Try fresh veggie sticks, crusty bread, or even homemade Naan bread.
Serve with Potatoes: While chips are completely perfect with this tip, think a bit outside the box and serve your Cheeseburger dip with Tater Tots, French Fries, or even as a topping for Baked Potatoes. Doing this will make your cheeseburger dip into more of a meal than an appetizer!
Cheeseburger Sliders are another delicious way to add all the amazing flavors of a cheeseburger to your next party too!
Follow this recipe and transfer the mixture to a crockpot instead of a baking dish. Cook the cheeseburger dip in the crockpot for 2-3 hours on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Cheeseburger dip is the best party dip! Everyone will love it if you make this dip to bring over.
Yes, cook and assemble the dip in the baking dish, then wrap it and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, pop the dish in the oven and bake as directed in the recipe card.
I can’t wait until you try this easy and delicious cheeseburger dip! Make it for the game this weekend or save the recipe for the next time you need to bring an appetizer to share!
- 8 slices bacon
- ¾ pound hamburger meat lean
- 1 yellow onion finely diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped parsley
- Dill pickles diced
- wooden spoon
- Paper Towels
- Mixing Bowl
- 1½ – 2 quart baking pan or a 8-9 inch skillet
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
- To a pan/skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Crumble when it’s cool enough to handle.
- To the same skillet, add hamburger meat and onion and cook together breaking the meat apart with a wooden spoon until it’s cooked through (5 minutes). Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Drain fat if necessary.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the meat with cream cheese, sour cream, half of the cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, crumbled bacon, and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything well.
- Transfer to a baking pan or skillet, top with the remaining cheese, and bake for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and diced pickles. Serve hot with potato chips.
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