Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

This melty, cheesy dip is loaded with ham and caramelized onions for a snack that you don’t want to miss! 

Melty ham and cheese dip!

We’ve talked before about how I just really do not think that ham is a twice a year affair.

All of you people with your Easter hams and Christmas hams are just wrong. I love you, but you’re wrong.

Ham is glorious and it should be eaten whenever one is in the mood! They’re so easy, too. I mean, unwrap, pop it in the oven, and you’re going to have a crazy delicious dinner! So, that’s my PSA of the day. Eat mo’ ham.

Melty ham and cheese dip!

Of course, this time of year, you probably have leftover ham hanging around. Which means that maaaaaybe you’re looking for a way to use it up?

Personally, I eat most of my leftover ham straight from the fridge. A cold slice of ham makes a pretty fabulous snack, am I right? But, fine, whatever! Let me show you a ridiculous way to put that leftover ham to use. It involves copious amounts of cheese and sauteed onions, so you know it’s going to be a winner!

Melty ham and cheese dip!

Dip is my favorite food group, and it’s perfect for holiday weekends! You’ve got family in from out of town, they’re feeling munchy, and you have a bunch of leftover ham. Make this dip! It will knock their cheese-lovin’ socks off! I mean, who doesn’t love a good hot ham and cheese sandwich? This is that, but better!

You can omit the onions if they aren’t your thing, but I love them on my hot ham and cheese sandwiches, so I worked them into this dip. Hope y’all enjoy!

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 35 mins


  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups diced ham
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Provolone cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons chives


  1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden.
  2. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir until very soft and beginning to melt.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and, with the heat still on low, continue stirring until everything is well combined.
  4. Pour into an 8x8 baking dish (or leave in your skillet if it's oven proof) and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted.
  5. Serve with crackers, chips, or small slices of bread.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3005kcal Calories from fat 2163
% Daily Value
Total Fat 240g 369%
Saturated Fat 136g 680%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 839mg 280%
Sodium 5481mg 228%
Carbohydrate 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 167g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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