Swiss Cheese Dip
It’s actually almost embarrassing to tell you just how simple this recipe is. My favorite part? I typically have all 3 ingredients on hand at all times. Shredded Swiss Cheese, mayonnaise and scallions. (green onion tops)
This cheese and mayo dip is perfect when you get some surprise company, as it takes minutes to make. You can eat it right away, but I think it only gets tastier as it chills in the fridge and the flavors get a little time to get more acquainted.
We have served it a number of ways, from using it as a chip dip, to a Swiss cheese spread for crusty bread and crackers. I love it as a veggie dip, too. Plus it’s a little more on the healthier side that way.
How to make Swiss Cheese Dip
The hardest part of preparing this Swiss cheese and onion dip? Shredding the cheese and slicing the scallions. Of course, I am being facetious, if that is as hard as it is, why wouldn’t you make this dip?
You can purchase shredded Swiss cheese in a packet, but I would highly recommend that you take the extra couple of minutes to shred your own. It won’t have that funky preservative that keeps it from sticking together in the bag. Just good ‘ol cheese, the way it was meant to be.
Don’t skimp on the mayo. No low fat or fat free stuff here. Use full fat mayonnaise for this recipe. I promise you, it’s the only way.
If you want a more oniony flavor, you can add in some of the green onion to the dip. It gets really oniony really fast though, so you might want to make it as the recipe instructs the first time and switch it up after you taste it, if you feel you’d like to.
Simply combine the mayo, shredded Swiss, and scallions together in a bowl. Reserve a few scallions to garnish the top.
You can serve it right away, but I prefer to refrigerate it for a few hours before I do. I love it nice and cold, and then you’ll get the full flavor effect.
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Swiss Cheese vs. Jarlsberg Cheese
Switch this same recipe up by using Jarlsberg cheese in place of the Swiss. They are honestly both very similar in taste and in appearance. In fact, Jarlsberg is sometimes marketed as Swiss cheese, or Emmental.
Jarlsberg is sometimes referred to as Baby Swiss and has a sweeter, nuttier flavor than Swiss cheese does. It is a semi-firm yellow cheese you’ll find beneath its wax rind exterior. Both Norwegian kinds of cheese have similar melting characteristics.
Other Swiss Cheese Appetizer Recipes to Enjoy
- 6 ounces shredded swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions (green onion tops)
- 2 cups of mayo (REAL-- not the fat free or light kind)
- Combine all of the ingredients, reserving just a few of the green onions to sprinkle on the top of the dip.
- Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Great as a spread on crusty bread or crackers, or as a chip or veggie dip, too!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
Nutrition isn't guaranteed accurate.
I first published this recipe on October 8th, 2013. It was updated to improve user experience and re-posted June 22nd, 2020.