Nothing beats hot, gooey cheese as the base for a good dip recipe! This easy appetizer is a take on the classic Hot Brown sandwich and it just might turn into the dip you serve over and over again!
I miss going out to restaurants. I miss trying new places and meeting up with friends. I miss eating outside of my own kitchen and eating on plates I won’t have to clean and glasses I won’t have to wash.
I miss craft cocktails, creative dishes, and appetizers. I REALLY MISS APPETIZERS. I love dips, chips, wings, fries…I love the “meal before the meal”.
This hot brown dip is easy, delicious, and cheesy. I won’t judge you if you decide to make it your meal!
What Is A Hot Brown Sandwich?
A Hot Brown sandwich was created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. It is made with turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and a mornay sauce (cheese sauce) all on thick slices of Texas toast!
The flavors in this sandwich work well together, they are mild but flavorful; creamy, salty and make for a fantastic appetizer.
What Do I Need To Make This Hot Brown Dip?
Large bread bowl
Block cream cheese
Tomatoes and green onions for garnish
How Do I Make A Hot Brown Bread Bowl Dip?
STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
STEP TWO – Hollow out your bread bowl, either discarding the bread scraps or using them as dippers if they are sturdy.
STEP THREE – In a bowl cream together softened cream cheese and sour cream until creamy and combined. Mix in crispy bacon roasted turkey breast slices finely chopped. Stir in cheddar cheese and garlic salt. Pour filling into the bread bowl.
STEP FOUR – Cover the bread bowl with foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for 45-50 minutes. The cheese will begin to brown. Remove the foil and broil until the cheese has browned and bubbles.
STEP FIVE– Sprinkle chopped tomatoes and green onions over the cheese just before serving.
What To Serve With Hot Brown Dip
As I mentioned above, feel free to use the bread from the bread bowl if it is sturdy enough to handle the melted cheese!
You can also use:
Toasted Bread Slices
Thick cut wavy potato chips
Recipe Tips and Suggestions
If you want to lighten this dip up a bit, use Neufchatel or light cream cheese and replace the sour cream with plain, non-fat Greek yogurt.
You can season the cheese mixture with freshly minced garlic and a splash of Worcestershire sauce if desired.
Turkey bacon can be used as well.
For extra melty goodness, replace some of the cheddar cheese with Monterey Jack cheese!
Make sure you cover the bread bowl with foil before you place it in the oven to prevent the bread bowl from burning.
I like to broil the bread bowl on low for just a minute or two; just until the cheese is bubbly, but watch it closely or the bread will burn!
- 1 large bread loaf
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 4 strips cooked bacon chopped
- 2 slices deli turkey, coarsely chopped
- Chopped tomatoes and green onions for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Hollow out your bread bowl, either discarding the bread scraps or using them as dippers if they are sturdy.
- In a bowl cream together softened cream cheese and sour cream until creamy and combined. Mix in crispy bacon roasted turkey breast slices finely chopped. Stir in cheddar cheese. Pour filling into the bread bowl.
- Cover the bread bowl with foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for 45-50 minutes. The cheese will begin to brown. Remove the foil and broil until the cheese has browned and bubbles.
- Sprinkle chopped tomatoes and green onions over the cheese just before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 28mgSodium 197mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 4g