Hot Ham & Swiss Dip

by Love Grows Wild

Spread the cheesy love with this Hot Ham and Swiss Dip. Layers of gooey Swiss cheese melted with tender ham make this the perfect appetizer for fall tailgate parties or cookouts.

Here are three reasons to love this recipe even more:

  1. Ohio is the number one Swiss cheese producing state in the nation! Milk from some of Ohio’s nearly 2,600 dairy farms is used to make cheese, including Swiss.
  2. Cheese is the second greatest of calcium for Americans. It can provide calcium for people who don’t meet daily recommendations and risk poor bone health, and it can help fill the protein gap.
  3. Experts recommend enjoying three servings of low fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt every day. A serving of cheese is equal to 1 1/2 ounces of natural cheese, like the Swiss used in this dip.

Catch Liz in the video series Mom to Mom: Real Conversations On A Dairy Farm, where she asked Ohio dairy farmer Laurie Spahr questions about milk safety and nutrition, cow care and raising a family on a dairy farm.

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Hot Ham & Swiss Dip


2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups fully cooked ham, diced
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, ham, dijon mustard, and 1 3/4 cup of the Swiss cheese.
  3. Stir until fully combined and spread into the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or pie plate.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Swiss cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  5. Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped chives, if desired.

Serve with slices of toasted bread or fresh vegetables for dipping.

Guest Blogger

Love Grows Wild

On her blog, Love Grows Wild, Liz Fourez shares her passion for creating a beautiful, handmade home through easy-to-follow tutorials. You can expect to find decorating ideas and homemade recipes each week as she shares the journey of transforming her family’s old farmhouse into the home of their dreams. Liz lives on a farm in rural Indiana with her husband and two young boys.

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