This Cheesy Roasted Garlic Dip features oven-roasted garlic, cream cheese, and a blend of mozzarella, Gruyere, and parmesan cheeses, baked to perfection. It’s an ooey-gooey warm dip that is full of cheesy garlic flavor in each delicious bite! It is an irresistible appetizer for any occasion! For the same cheesy garlic flavors in a sandwich, try my Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese, too!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Garlic: Once you taste how much flavor roasted garlic adds to recipes, you will want to roast garlic more often! In fact, you may want to check out my Roasted Garlic Ravioli and Roasted Garlic Hummus, too! You will need three heads of garlic, each with about 10-12 cloves.
Cream Cheese: The cream cheese provides the dip with its creamy and rich base.
Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise complements the cream cheese by providing a creamy and slightly tangy consistency. If you don’t have any on hand, make your own!
Cheeses: Mozzarella, Gruyere, and parmesan cheese all add to the flavor and cheesiness of the dip.
Green Onion: Chopped green onions are used as a garnish for the finished dip. They add a vibrant color and a fresh, slightly oniony flavor. You could substitute chives or parsley if preferred.
Can I Make The Dip In Advance?
Sure, you can prepare the cheesy roasted garlic dip in advance. Follow the recipe up to the point where you’ve mixed the roasted garlic, cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and cheese blend. At this stage, you can stop and refrigerate the mixture. Keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. When ready to bake the dip, spread it into a prepared baking dish and bake. You may need to add a minute or two to the baking time if it has been chilled.
What To Serve With Cheesy Roasted Garlic Dip
When serving this dip, here are some delicious options for dipping:
- Pita Chips
- Vegetable Sticks
- Tortilla Chips
- Sliced French Baguette
How To Store Cheesy Roasted Garlic Dip
To store cheesy roasted garlic dip, first, let it cool completely. Then, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3-4 days (but best enjoyed within 1-2 days). When ready to enjoy, heat up the dip in the oven or in the microwave.
Cheesy Roasted Garlic Dip
- 3 heads garlic, about 10-12 cloves per head
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup (58 g) mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups (226 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 cup (113 g) Gruyere cheese, shredded, divided
- ½ cup (50 g) parmesan cheese, shredded, divided
- green onion, chopped for garnish
- crackers and/or crostini, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Set out a 10-inch square of aluminum foil.
- Peel away all the loose, papery, outer layers around the heads of garlic. Leave the head itself intact with all the cloves connected.
- Trim about ¼ inch off the top of the heads of garlic, exposing the cloves inside.
- Place all garlic heads in the center of the sheet of aluminum foil.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up to the center and seal (creating a foil packet with the garlic inside). Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the garlic cloves are soft and deep golden brown.
- Remove the garlic from the oven and carefully open the sealed foil packet to allow the garlic to cool slightly. Set aside. Leave the oven set at 400°F as you prepare the dip.
- Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- When the garlic is cool enough to touch, squeeze out the cloves into a medium bowl. Discard the remaining skin.
- Mash with a fork until the garlic forms a paste.
- Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the mozzarella, Gruyere, and parmesan cheese.
- Add two cups of cheese to the garlic mixture. Mix well.
- Spread the garlic mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese blend.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden.
- Garnish with green onion. Serve warm with crackers or crostini.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
Oh my gosh, YUM! I wasn't sure I was going to like this one with all of that garlic but wow, was it delicious!! I liked it with buttery crackers!
Wow, this dip is definitely garlicky, which is a great thing! I mean, it is called cheesy roasted garlic dip for a reason. Taking the time to roast the garlic really does make a difference.
Super garlicky and cheesy, like garlic cheese bread in dip form! Can't go wrong with that!
This is an epic dip for garlic lovers! Absolutely loved it on crackers, but I could eat this with just about anything!
I adore roasted garlic and cheese so this is just the best combo! It kind of reminded me of cheesy garlic bread. Keeps the vampires away.