This Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip recipe combines the classic broccoli and cheddar flavors we all love in a dip no one can say no to. Plus, it’s easy to make!

November and December are packed with holiday entertaining. My goal on IBC is to bring you new appetizer recipes that are simple to pull together and sure to please a crowd. I’m confident this Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip fills the bill.

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If you’re looking for even more holiday appetizer ideas, I created an entire post dedicated to them. You can find that here. Like dips? I’ve got a post for those too! You can find them here.

Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip:

Have you ever had Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup? This recipe follows that flavor profile but in dip form. Broccoli Cheddar Soup is among my favorites, so this dip is, too. (And, yes, there’s bacon involved.)

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Like many folks, I have my go-to recipes, but I also like to try different things. This recipe allows me to do both in one dish. The combination of the broccoli and cheese flavors gives this recipe a comforting familiarity, while the creaminess of the dip takes the classic taste to a new level.

No matter how you fix them, you can’t go wrong with broccoli and cheese. Still, what seals the deal for me with this dip is the crumbly and buttery RITZ crackers topping. Yummy!

Okay, that’s enough talking about the dip. Let me show you how to make it!

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How to Make Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip:

Start by cooking the bacon. Once it’s done, set it aside on a paper towel and allow it to drain. Save the bacon grease in your skillet and cook your broccoli in it. You want the broccoli to be crisp but tender.

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When the broccoli has cooled, chop it and the bacon into tiny pieces.

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Next, in a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic powder. Then toss in the bacon, broccoli, and shredded cheddar cheese and mix that to combine. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Then transfer all that goodness to an 8×10-inch baking dish.

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Before baking, in a small bowl, stir together the crumbled Ritz crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle this on the top of the dip. (Every dip needs a little crunch, right?) Finally, bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is golden!

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The dip is now ready to serve. I like to serve it with Ritz crackers and broccoli florets. The fresh broccoli makes me feel a little less guilty about indulging, but it also tastes so good with the dip.

That’s it my friends. Not too difficult, right?

Looking for delicious dips? Try these:

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This Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip will make a lovely and delicious addition to any of your holiday gatherings. (You may want to make extra so you don’t run out.)

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Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip Recipe:

Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip
Servings: 12 people   |   Prep Time: 20 mins   |   Cook Time: 30 mins
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This Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip recipe combines the classic broccoli and cheddar flavors we all love in a dip no one can say no to. Plus, it's easy to make!
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets plus more for serving
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Ritz crackers
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • RITZ crackers and broccoli florets for serving
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain.
  2. Keep about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the skillet. Add the broccoli and cook 4-5 minutes until crisp but tender.
  3. Remove from heat. Chop the bacon and broccoli into very small pieces.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic powder to a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Mix in the bacon, broccoli, and shredded cheddar cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer to an 8x10-inch baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the crumbled Ritz crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of the dip. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is golden.
  7. Serve warm with Ritz crackers and broccoli florets.

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Need a tasty appetizer? Try this Broccoli Casserole Cheese Dip #broccoli #cheddar #bacon #cheese #appetizer #dip #recipe #appetizer

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  • Cathy Claus at

    I so look forward to your recipe posts this time of year (well all year really!) You make it effortless to choose what apps to serve! All of your recipes are fabulous! In fact making your fall harvest pasta salad this weekend! : ) Your kitchen is so festive and inviting! that pantry though…. ***all the heart eyes!***** welcome to the holiday season!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Cathy!!

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer at

    Hi – LOVE THIS – where did you get your white baking dish? Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s from Staub. You can find them at Crate & Barrel or William-Sonoma.

      xo Michael

  • Karen T at

    I like my go to recipes and also like to try new recipes. Every Thanksgiving I am requested to make artichoke dip, but maybe this year will also throw this in. It looks yummy for sure. Thank you and always look forward to taking a trip out of my reality and into yours when I read your newsletters! Love, love, love your kitchen.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re very welcome, Karen! Enjoy the recipe!

      xo Michael

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