Satisfy your burger craving on game day with our easy and hearty Cheeseburger Dip!

White bowl of warm Cheeseburger Dip. Topped with diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce and Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese. Potato chips are used as dippers. Looking for an alternative to your chips and salsa routine at your pigskin party? This warm, melty Cheeseburger Dip has all the taste appeal of a traditional burger in dippable form – perfect for casual entertaining.

We love this Cheeseburger Dip because it has all the fixings of our favorite burger topped with the robust flavor of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese. Plus this dip is flexible, too. Love mushrooms on your burger? Saute a few ‘shrooms and stir them into the dip. Craving more meat? Add some crumbled, cooked bacon. However you customize your dip, make sure to set out a big bowl of your favorite potato chips. They make the perfect dipper for this gooey dip.

Tip: Missing the bun? You can also serve this Cheeseburger Dip with warm, toasted baguette slices.

Another reason this Cheeseburger Dip scores big? You can make it ahead of time. Prep the dip the night before, pop it in the fridge and then bake through right before kickoff. Hosting duties – and game day apps – don’t get much easier than that!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kerrygold. We only share products with you that we love and use all the time. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Garnish with Lemon possible.

White bowl of warm Cheeseburger Dip next to a bowl of potato chips. Spoonful of Cheeseburger Dip removed from bowl.

Yield: 6

Cheeseburger Dip

Cheeseburger Dip


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean or higher)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 7 ounces Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese, shredded and divided
  • Chopped lettuce and tomato, optional garnish
  • Potato chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, adding onion and garlic about halfway through browning. Drain excess fat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, sour cream and 5 ounces of shredded cheese. Stir in beef mixture until well combined. Pour into a greased 1-½ quart baking dish. Top with remaining 2 ounces of shredded cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with chopped lettuce and tomato, if desired. Serve warm with potato chips.


This dip can be prepared through step 3, covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Continue with step 4 when ready to serve allowing a few extra minutes of baking time if dip is cold.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 484mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 25g

Shake up your game day appetizers with this warm, make-ahead Cheeseburger Dip recipe. It has all the flavor of a traditional burger in dip form!