Recipe: Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer

A quick, go-to recipe for a delicious, hot cheese appetizer that your guests will devour!

Need a quick appetizer your guests will love? Then look no further! This Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer will have your friends and family asking for more!

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

As with most of my favorite recipes, there’s a story that comes with it.

When I was getting married oh so many years ago, we had a couples shower, and one of the guests gave us a simple but lasting gift—a small, decorative baking dish with one of her favorite recipes in it for Hot Swiss Cheese Dip.

I must admit, I was a little skeptical of the recipe at first. But after trying it once, I was a complete convert. It really is SOOOO yummy!

And boy is this recipe easy to make and remember: 1 cup of chopped onions, 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese, and 1 cup of mayonnaise. Yes—a cup, a cup, and a cup. Can you memorize that? Even my failing memory can make this dish without looking it up the recipe!

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

Now I must admit that I sometimes used to make this recipe with mayonnaise made from highly processed ingredients like soybean oil. However, these days I usually make my mayonnaise from scratch. Thankfully, though, there are several great store-bought mayo options made from real ingredients so scratch mayo isn’t necessary (check out Primal Mayo or Chosen Mayo).

And if you’re not a fan of mayo, try the vegetarian option in the recipe notes that substitutes Whole Milk Greek Yogurt. While it’s not quite as good, it’s still pretty fantastic!


My Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

So if you’re entertaining anytime soon, chop up some onions, grate some cheese, and whip up this tasty Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer. I promise you—it’s a surefire hit!

Cheers!

Bruce

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
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Recipe type: Snacks & Appetizers
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Serves: serves 6-10
 
Ingredients:
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.
Instructions:
  1. Mix the onions, mayonnaise, and cheese into a 1-quart baking dish, pie plate/quiche dish, or several smaller baking dishes/ramekins.
  2. 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
Notes:
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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Here's a quick, go-to recipe for a hot cheese dip that's a delicious appetizer your guests will devour!

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