Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip – Hot Cheesy Appetizer Dip
Bacon Cheeseburger Dip is a hot, cheesy appetizer recipe to serve at your big game party. But this version is based on the classic seven-layer dip, only instead of Mexican ingredients, it has all of your favorite burger toppings. The crowd will be cheering for the food instead of their favorite team when you make this Layered Cheesy Hamburger Dip.
Get ready to dip everything from burger buns or waffle fries to tortilla chips or bell peppers, because this recipe is also gluten free, low carb, and keto-friendly!
Disclaimer: This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Cabot Creamery Co-operative. As always, all opinions are my own. Originally published on Jan 24, 2018. Updated on Jan 13, 2020.
My boys were totally digging into this recipe. On a random Tuesday. For dinner. I was pretty much winning the Mom MVP Award that night. I mean, the biggest football game of the year was still a couple of weeks away. Yet we were devouring a hot cheesy dip for dinner?
Let’s just call it practice, or pre-game warmups, or maybe even strength and conditioning. Because we all know the big game is really all about the big game grub. We want to have our game faces and snack bellies ready!
OK, really I was just doing everything in my power to maintain my Mom MVP status that week. A mini-marathon of our favorite sitcom to watch together, ice cream for dessert, a trip to the movies, homemade pizza for dinner, mommy-son date night where I actually let them order chicken fingers, several hours of video games. Yes, that and more all happened within the span of a few days.
My husband was on the other side of the country for nine days. It was cold. And there was a school holiday and a snow day. If the fun of eating cheesy hamburger dip helps me maintain my sanity for a little while, then I’m calling an audible. We are going to break from our usual game plan and having cheesy appetizers for dinner.
Defense, people. Defense.
Plus, now the boys and I know our game plan for our party snacks, and it involves this…
Cheesy Hamburger Dip Recipe
I’ve made everything from Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche to Bacon Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet. Clearly, I love taking this comfort food and enjoying it in new and creative ways. This time I took a little inspiration from a famous west coast burger chain and incorporated it into a delicious dip.
Every layer of this Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger dip just makes it more and more irresistible. Most seven-layer dip recipes tend to be more Mexican-inspired, but this all-American version started with the same base, a layer of cream cheese. Top that with ground beef flavored with the classic combination of ketchup and mustard and sprinkle with caramelized onions. After adding plenty of cheese, pop it into the oven until it is ooey-gooey and delicious. While it bakes, get your bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and burger sauce ready so that you can dig into bacon cheeseburger deliciousness in no time.
What is in bacon cheeseburger dip?
- Worcestershire Sauce
- ground beef
- salt and pepper
- ketchup – for a low carb and keto dip, use a sugar free ketchup or Homemade Ketchup
- yellow mustard
- cream cheese
- shredded cheddar cheese – I used a combination of Cabot Seriously Sharp white and yellow)
- bacon – cooked and crumbled
- lettuce – shredded
- tomatoes – chopped
- burger sauce – based it on this copycat burger sauce recipe from Dinner, Then Dessert, stir together plain Greek yogurt, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, and white vinegar
How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
- Caramelize onions in a skillet with butter and Worcestershire sauce. Remove and set aside.
- Brown ground beef in the same skillet, then stir in ketchup and mustard.
- Spread a layer of cream cheese in the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish.
- Top with the beef mixture, caramelized onions, and cheese.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and the cheese is melted.
- Add your favorite burger toppings – I used bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and burger sauce it is toppings time.
What do you serve with Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip?
- Of course, you can go for standard dippers, like tortilla chips or crackers.
- You can even take the low carb route by digging in with mini bell peppers or pork rinds.
- Personally, I think for the full bacon cheeseburger experience, either toasted burger buns or French fries, particularly waffle fries, work great.
I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Cabot Creamery Cooperative to share this Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip recipe!
From the first time I mentioned Cabot, I think in my Baked Cauliflower Tots recipe (which you can actually find in The Cabot Creamery Cookbook), I have never held back my love for their cheese and other products. I’ve been enjoying their cheese, yogurt, and more since I first discovered it while vacationing in Vermont years ago. They truly do make the World’s Best Cheddar. It also happens to be naturally lactose-free and gluten free. I love everything from Seriously Sharp to Horseradish Cheddar. When my little guy was a baby, he wouldn’t touch cheese until he tried the Farmers’ Legacy Collection. And Cabot also has a full line of award-winning dairy products, from cream cheese and Greek yogurt to butter and sour cream, plus whey protein powder, many of which I used in this recipe.
And if you love Cabot, you’ll want to try all of these 20+ Cabot Cheese Recipes!
But there’s more to Cabot than just the cheese. I love that Cabot is run by the dairy farmers. They are a cooperative, and 100% of the profits go back to the over 1,100 dairy farmers. Cabot is a certified B Corporation because of their attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders. And through the Reward Volunteers program, Cabot recognizes and gives awards of cash, trips, and other prizes to people giving back to their communities and logging their volunteer hours. I got to see Cabot’s appreciation of community volunteers in action when I attended two Gratitude Grille events in the Washington, D.C. area. Volunteers from different organizations were served lunch as the farmers’ recognition of the work these people do to make the world a better place.
What do you use to grate cheese?
This Kitchen IQ Paddle Cheese Grater is my absolute favorite. The shreds are wide but thin, so they cover the dish and melt easily. Plus it is super sharp, making shredding a breeze. You can shred your cheese right over a salad or quickly shred a perfectly-melting pile for Cheddar Bacon Ranch Roasted Potatoes.
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Need more game day recipes?
- The Best Chili Recipe completes any tailgate party. You can also make Keto Chili Without Beans!
- Cheesy Quinoa Bites with Veggies are healthier finger food. Or change it up with Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites.
And don’t forget these hot cheese dip recipes:
- Kentucky Hot Brown Dip
- Hot Pork Roll and Cheese Dip
- Cheesy Hot Jambalaya Dip
- Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip
- For a twist on a favorite, try Artichoke Dip with Kale and Cheddar from Foodness Gracious.
- Shugary Sweets kicks it up with Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip.
- And ooey-gooey gets taken to another level with Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip from All Day I Dream About Food.
Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Recipe
A hot, cheesy party appetizer recipe with all your favorite burger toppings. You can stick with tortilla chips, but it’s even more fun to dip toasted buns or even waffle fries. Need a low carb keto dip? You’ve got it, just use bell peppers or pork rinds for dipping. It’ is gluten free too!
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Seven-Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
For the dip
- 1 Tablespoon Cabot unsalted butter
- half of a medium onion chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- one 8 oz. package Cabot cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 cups about 8 oz. shredded Cabot Cheddar Cheese (I used a combination of Seriously Sharp white and yellow)
- four slices bacon crumbled
- about 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- burger sauce recipe below
- additional burger toppings if desired
- French fries tortilla chips, toasted roll pieces, mini bell peppers, etc. for dipping
For the burger sauce
- 1/2 cup plain Cabot Greek yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
For the dip:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onion and Worcestershire sauce.
- Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove onions and set aside.
- Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook until fully browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the ketchup and mustard.
- Spread cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of a 2 quart glass baking dish. Top with the beef mixture, caramelized onions, and cheese.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and the cheese it melted. While it is baking, prepare the burger sauce and cook the bacon, if you haven't already.
- Immediately sprinkle with bacon, and top with lettuce, tomatoes, burger sauce, and any other desired toppings.
- Serve immediately with chips, fries, vegetables, etc. for dipping.
For the burger sauce:
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth and uniform. Store any extra in the refrigerator.