One bit of this gooey, creamy hot cream cheese dip and you are going to keep on dipping. This cream cheese dip recipe is quick and easy and is perfect for any time. Gameday, a party, or just because.

A cast iron baking dish filled with a melted cheese dip. The dip is topped with scallions. Cheese crackers are next to the dish.

Note this post was sponsored by Lance Snacks, but the crackers featured in this post were discontinued by the brand. Please feel free to make a batch of my Gluten Free Cheez Its, which are pretty amazing, to enjoy with this dip.

Not only is this one of the most popular hot cheese dips I make, but this appetizer is ready in just minutes! If you love appetizers as much as we do, don’t forget to check out my Best Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes!

These cheese crackers are perfect to use in recipes like this delicious quiche recipe, they are great alone packed in my kids’ school lunches, and they make a fun cracker for dips!

Optional Ingredients:

  • Thawed frozen spinach that has had the extra water squeezed out.
  • Chopped canned artichokes.
  • Onions and bacon.
  • Sundried tomatoes or fire-roasted red peppers.
  • Fire-roasted hatch chiles! This would add a lot of delicious spice to this cheese dip.
A cracker dipping into the gooey cheese.

How To Make Hot Cream Cheese Dip:

Step 1: Let the cream cheese soften on the counter. I took mine out before I took the kids to school. By the time everyone was dropped off, it was the perfect temperature for the mixer.

Spreading out the cheese mixture in a black baking dish.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 375º F.

Spread out the cheese, then spread parmesan on top. Bake for 15 minutes and serve hot. If you want another hot cheese dip, try this White Queso Dip, too!

Sprinkling fresh chopped scallions on top of the cheese dip.

Recipe FAQ:

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze leftover cream cheese dip. I will warn you that the texture may be slightly different than when you make it fresh. It will still taste fabulous, and you can make a double batch to freeze for later.

To freeze the dip, place it in an airtight glass container, plastic bowl with a lid, or freezer bag. The best way to defrost the dip is to place it in the fridge the night before. Then, you can rewarm it in the oven.

How can you tell if the cheese dip went bad?

Cream cheese dip has gone bad if it has developed any kind of mold or discoloration. If it has become dried out or is slimy, then that is another indication that it is old. Cream cheese should never feel chalky or grainy, either.

If the dip no longer smells good and you notice a sour odor, then toss it out. Typically, the leftover refrigerated dip will last 5-6 days.

Can you reheat this cream cheese dip?

Yes, you can reheat hot cream cheese dip. My favorite way is to warm it up in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until it is heated all the way. The microwave is another option if you are in a hurry.
 
If you decide to use the microwave, heat it in 20-30-second intervals. It will heat really fast, so you want to stir it so the edges don’t overcook.

(*TIP: cover the dish with wax paper if you microwave it to prevent it from exploding all over the roof of your microwave.)

Can I make this hot cream cheese dip in a slow cooker?

You can make this quick and easy hot cream cheese dip in the slow cooker. I love to do this, as the flavors blend beautifully!!

Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir them up, and heat them on low for 2-3 hours. If you want to add any extra ingredients like bacon, put them in simultaneously with the other ingredients.

Once the dip is gooey, bubbly, and hot, it is done. **It’s important not to overcook the hot cream cheese dip because it will begin to separate after a while, and the texture will be off.

When Should I Serve this Dip?

You can serve this dip for pretty much any occasion you can think of. We like to eat it for a snack, but here are some other ideas for you:

  • Dinner Party – Serve it as an appetizer; everyone will beg for the recipe.
  • Showers – This hot dip will go over well with a crowd, so a baby or bridal shower is the perfect event to serve it at.
  • Potlucks – Take this to the next potluck, and I am confident you won’t have any leftovers to bring home.

Serve With:

This creamy hot dip goes well with delicious crackers, but you can serve it with all kinds of foods. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Vegetables – Dip veggies like carrots and celery or top-cooked asparagus with it!
  • Bread – Take pieces of gluten free bread and dip them! I promise every bite is going to be delicious. Try my Gluten Free Focaccia Bread and my Gluten Free Breadsticks recipes!
  • Pretzels – Use your favorite gluten free pretzels, and there won’t be a drop of dip left over!
  • Dip these Gluten Free Cheese Straws into this hot cream cheese dip!
  • French Fries – All I can say is holy yumminess! You will want to indulge in this every once in a while.
  • Tortilla chips – Everything tastes great with crunchy tortilla chips.

Hot Cream Cheese Dip with Scallions

Sandi Gaertner
A cheesy hot cream cheese dip with scallions.
4.87 from 29 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces Greek Cream Cheese Softened. Regular cream cheese is okay if you can’t find Greek cream cheese
  • 4 ounces Gouda shredded
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add softened cream cheese to a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer. 
  • Add garlic, gouda, scallions, and seasoning. Mix in with the electric mixer.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with crackers.

Video

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 361mgSugar: 2g
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older April 2019 post with more details since Lance discontinued their gluten free cheese crackers.

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  1. Such an excellent recipe, Sandi! I will definitely give it a try as soon as possible. This is a great idea for a movie night, right?