Swiss Cheese Dip

My Dad’s all-time favorite appetizer, this Swiss Cheese Dip has the most unique, addictive flavor you’ll ever taste. Your guests will be begging for the recipe and you’ll almost certainly add it to your regular Holiday menu!
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This Swiss cheese dip has been a family favorite recipe for years! We make it for every holiday, gathering, and game day. The dip is cheesy, creamy, and gooey. The sliced almonds provide a delicious crust on top. Serve this to your family and friends!

Swiss cheese dip.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Swiss cheese dip is great for any occasion!
  • It takes just 10 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to bake.
  • The texture is extra creamy and cheesy.
  • The Swiss cheese adds a delicious rich flavor.
  • Dip in bell peppers, celery, brown rice crackers,
  • Great for football game days, entertaining family and friends, or for an easy appetizer.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free and contains no added sugar.
  • Check out this Cheesy Chicken Dip for another favorite appetizer recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the ingredients and substitutes for Swiss cheese dip. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.

Use room temperature cream cheese. Cold cream cheese is harder to mix. Set the cream cheese on your kitchen counter about 2 hours before making this recipe.

Shredded Swiss cheese adds a delicious flavor!

Mayonnaise adds creaminess. We like cleaner brands like Primal Kitchen.

The chopped onion adds a delicious flavor as well.

Lastly, top with sliced almonds. This creates a crunchy crispy topping!

Ingredients for Swiss cheese dip.

Taste & Texture

This Swiss cheese dip is ultra creamy, gooey, and cheesy! The almonds provide a delicious crunchy texture.

This dip tastes mostly like Swiss cheese. It is savory and creamy.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, add the room-temperature cream cheese, shredded Swiss cheese, mayo, and chopped onion. Use an electric mixer to mix the ingredients together.

Step 3

Transfer this mixture to the greased baking dish. Smooth into one even layer.

Cheesy dip in dish.

Step 4

Then, sprinkle the sliced almonds on top, completely covering the cheesy mixture.

Almonds on dip.

Step 5

Bake for 24 to 27 minutes, or until the almonds are lightly golden and the edges are bubbly.

Baked Swiss cheese dip.

Step 6

Lastly, remove from the oven. Serve immediately!

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best Swiss cheese dip!

Use room temperature cream cheese. This is much easier to mix together than cold cream cheese.

Finely chop the onion.

Cover the entire top with sliced almonds. This creates a layer of crunch on top!

Bake until the almonds are slightly golden brown.

Crackers and peppers with cheese dish.

How to Serve & Store

Serve this Swiss cheese dip hot and fresh!

Serve with sliced veggies, brown rice crackers, or even by the spoonful.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does Swiss cheese taste like?

Swiss cheese has a slightly nutty and buttery flavor. In addition, it has a slight sweetness to it.

Can I use another cheese?

Technically yes, but Swiss cheese adds a great flavor!

How do you reheat this Swiss cheese dip?

Bake the leftovers until warmed through. To save time, microwave leftovers until hot.

What do you serve this dip with?

Serve with chopped peppers, celery sticks, cheesy crackers, or just by the spoonful!

Small plate with cheese dip.

Equipment Needed

Staub Baking Dishes: These dishes are great for roasting and baking.

Hand Mixer: Use this hand mixer to whip the mixture together.

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  1. Wow, this Swiss Cheese Dip recipe is a game-changer! The creamy texture of the Swiss cheese blends perfectly with the savory goodness, creating a mouthwatering experience. I tried it at a recent gathering, and it was an absolute hit! The recipe was easy to follow, and the end result was a crowd-pleaser. Definitely adding this to my go-to appetizer list. Thanks for sharing this delightful treat!