Cheeseburger Dip

cheeseburger dip with potato chips on a platter

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 

  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
  • Yield: 1 dish

Look no further for your perfect game day appetizer. This dip tastes just like your favorite juicy bacon cheeseburger without having to go to your local burger joint. It will satisfy every burger craving without the mess of cooking beef patties in your kitchen. You can throw it together with ingredients you probably already have on hand and it comes together in less than an hour.

We served it with thick, ruffle cut potato chips, but it would be also taste great poured on top of French fries. If you’re looking to stay keto, you can omit the ketchup and served the dip with fresh veggie sticks or keto tortilla chips. If you want to make it even more similar to a real cheeseburger, you can top it with chopped pickles.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup beef broth (or water)
  • Garnish: chopped scallions, ketchup, pickles

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for cheeseburger dip
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 

    Add the diced bacon to a large sauté pan or saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat until the bacon has browned, crisped, and the fat has been rendered.

    Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Leave the bacon grease in the pan. 

    crisped bacon in a pan
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 
  3. Add the ground beef to the pan and continue heating on medium-high heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks until it is browned. Drain off some of the fat if needed. 

    ground beef in a saute pan
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 
  4. Add chopped onion to the ground beef and continue cooking until the onions are slightly softened. 

    sauteed onions and ground beef in a pan
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  5. Add the cream cheese and half of the cheddar cheese and half of the Mexican blend cheese to the ground beef mixture. Mix until well blended.

    Add in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon and add more salt and pepper to taste. Mix in the beef broth or water. 

    cheeseburger dip prepared in a pan
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  6. Pour the dip into a small casserole dish or, if the pan you're using is oven-safe, leave the mixture in the pan. Then top with the rest of the cheese. 

    cheeseburger dip in a casserole dish
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the dip is bubbly and the cheese has melted and is slightly browned, about 20 minutes. If you don’t want a crispy cheese on top, then add the cheese at the end and allow it to melt. 

    cheeseburger dip bake din a casserole dish
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  8. Top with scallions and serve with thick potato chips. If you are feeling adventurous, drizzle on a little more ketchup or some chopped pickles. 

Recipe Variation

  • To make a spicy cheeseburger dip add in a 1/4 cup of diced fresh jalapenos or diced pickled jalapenos. The fresh are typically a bit hotter.