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!

5 from 1 vote

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipes, game day recipes, party recipes
Calories: 160 kcal

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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Ham and Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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