4th of July Appetizer Recipe: Chips & Cheese Dip!

4th of July Appetizer: White Cheddar & Vidalia Onion Dip

How are you going to celebrate the 4th of July? I’m super excited to celebrate with good friends and delicious foods. Here is my new favorite cheese dip recipe that is perfect for Independence Day Entertaining! Make it ahead of time (I recommend a double batch – it’s popular!) and warm it up for the 4th. As you might have seen, I’ve been working with Cracker Barrel Cheese so I used the Vermont White Cheddar in this dip recipe. It is fantastic! I love the sharp flavor and it pairs so well with sweet vidalia onions.

Vermont White Cheddar Cheese

I shredded the Vermont White Cheddar Cheese for the dip! You can easily tell it’s an award-winning cheese from its full flavor and cream texture. This dip is focused on the cheese so you really want to use a high quality cheese like Cracker Barrel. It’s perfect for melting in a dip. I also love it on grilled cheese or shredded over grilled veggies. We’ve been enjoying a lot of grilling this summer and this cheese finds its way into almost every meal. It’s a must try!

4th of July Appetizer: White Cheddar & Vidalia Onion DipTo keep things festive, I paired the dip with blue corn tortilla chips, red pepper strips, and cute star-shaped tortilla chips that I made myself. Simply take flour tortillas and a star cutter and go to town! Bake at 350 for a few minutes (not long, watch as they start to golden). Then remove and you’re ready! I think this is a clever way to get in that “red,white, and blue” and they all pair perfectly with the white cheddar & vidalia onion dip!

4th of July Appetizer: White Cheddar & Vidalia Onion DipI’m warning you, you’ll want to double the batch because it’s addictive!

White Cheddar & Vidalia Dip


  • 1-1/2 cups Cracker Barrel Vermont White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup diced Vidalia onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning


  1. Combine all ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Place in baking dish.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling hot!
  3. Enjoy!

This post is sponsored by Cracker Barrel Cheese but all opinions are my own. 


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    Amanda says

    We just made this for a World Cup watch party and it was deliciously insane! I didn’t have enough mayo so I used sour cream instead and it still turned out delish. We’ll be making this again over the weekend for 4th of July!!

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      Courtney says

      SV – You’re referring to the “Old Country Store”. This is a different company, it’s a cheese company that doesn’t have individual stores. It is sold in grocery stores.

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    Erica says

    My husband loves this dip! I made it for the 10th time last night for company and I used herb and garlic cream cheese and omitted the herbs de provence. It was even better! Thanks so much!!!!


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