This hot walleye dip is creamy, tangy, and full of flaky walleye.

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Hot Walleye Dip

Did you bring home a big haul while fishing for walleye? We love using up our catch in this hot walleye dip. Talk about a completely addicting and crowd-pleasing appetizer! Serve it with some sliced crusty bread and watch it disappear. Before you know it, you’ll be out on the lake again to replenish your store.

The fishing opener in Minnesota means taking home your daily limit in Walleye.  There are a million ways that you can cook up a steaming hot walleye.  I like to think outside of the box.  Nearly every restaurant on the northern side of this state has an all-you-can-eat fish and chips option on the menu.  That usually means walleye.  Please don’t take this as me complaining in any way.  On the contrary, I love the stuff.  However, I like to mix things up a bit to see what other recipes or concoctions I can throw together to make walleye a tiny bit more interesting.  Hot Walleye dip is it.  This is where the story ends.

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Hot Walleye Dip Recipe

Hot Walleye dip is so mouth-watering good, that you won’t think twice about making it tomorrow or the next day (depending on how often you get out on the lake). Yes, you can read that in true Minnesota fashion as  “Oaut on da layke”.

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Hot Walley Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
This hot walleye dip is creamy, tangy, and full of flaky walleye.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¾ pound walleye or similar white fish
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside an oven-safe serving dish.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions in one layer and nestle the fish in the onions. Cook until the onions have softened and the fish is cooked through. Off the heat and flake the fish with a fork.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until creamy. Stir in the lemon juice, paprika, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and parsley.
  • Transfer the cream cheese mixture into the serving dish and top with the flaked fish mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling. Garnish with green onions and serve with crostini or sliced crusty bread.

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Adapted from The Nellie Bellie Kitchen. Photography by The PKP Way.

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