Charleston Cheese Dip

(Republished from a posting on TNT Cook. Originally published here.)

Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip

I got a new cookbook yesterday.  OK……I got three.  I couldn’t help myself.  I rationalized this with my husband by telling him I was doing a cookbook give away.  So now I have to do a cookbook give away, but which one?  As I ponder over which cookbook I have to give up, I decided to try one recipe out.  I picked Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip from her Home Cooking Cookbook.Oh man, it did not disappoint.

It is ooey, gooey, cheesy, melty and bacony all at the same time.  We loved it.  This dip would be perfect to serve at your Superbowl Party !!!

And on a personal note, Tony now wants to marry Trisha, but I reminded him I have her cookbook so I can cook just like her.  My marriage is safe….for now.  Oh, and I guess I get to keep Trisha’s cookbook, since my marriage depends on it.  You understand, right ? Don’t be mad, I have two other cookbooks to pick from for the give away.

Charleston Cheese Dip

Source: Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood
Servings: 10
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

2 green onions, finely chopped

Dash of cayenne pepper

8 Ritz or butter crackers, crushed

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer mixture to a shallow baking dish, such as a 9 inch pie pan. Top the mixture with the cracker crumbs and bake for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove the pan from the oven and top with bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, crackers or bagel chips

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