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

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3/4 pound walleye or similar white sh
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside an oven-safe serving dish.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Transfer the cream cheese mixture into the serving dish and top with the flaked fish mixture.

  5. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling. Garnish with green onions and serve with crostini or sliced crusty bread.