Captain Rodney’s Baked Cheese Dip

by Erin

If sweet and salty is your thing, you’ll love this creamy cheddar dip topped with bacon, Ritz crackers, and Captain Rodney’s Boucan Pepper Glaze!

Captain Rodney's Baked Cheese Dip with bacon, cheddar and Ritz crackers

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First things first… SNOW IN EAST TN!! We didn’t get as much as some places but it still made me happy. I think that’s the most snow I’ve seen ever fall in TN.

I am trying to curb my enthusiasm however as many people’s Valentine’s Day plans may be disrupted and/or lose power. That’s just not good for anybody. But you know what is? Cheese and bacon.

Captain Rodney's Baked Cheese Dip with Ritz Crackers

Even though I am restricted to cooking healthy meals, there are plenty of game nights at which to make appetizers and dessert – hooray! I took the first opportunity to make this dip (albeit I did make a slightly healthier version) using a new found love, Captain Rodney’s Boucan Pepper Glaze. It’s a sweet and spicy sauce that can be used on just about anything such as a glaze on meats and vegetables, straight out of the bottle as a dip, or mixed in to add flavor to a recipe.

Captain Rodney's Baked Cheese Dip Topped with Bacon

Sarah made this dip for our lab Christmas party and I nearly inhaled the entire pan by myself. It’s a cream cheese and cheddar mixture topped with crushed Ritz crackers, bacon, and Captain Rodney’s glaze. What’s not to love about that?

As part of my going away present from her (which was super amazing by the way), she included a bottle of this glorious glaze. Thankfully, the recipe only required 1/2 cup which means I get to try it with all kinds of other things. So many possibilities! But at the same time, it’ll be hard to not just recreate this dip.

Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip If you need more hot dips for a party, here is another favorite dip that I discovered while living in TN – Tennessee Sausage Cheese Dip!

Captain Rodneys Baked Cheese Dip

Post updated 3/29/20, photo above is the original.

One year ago: White Chocolate Cake Batter Hearts

Two years ago: Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Captain Rodney's Baked Cheese Dip with bacon, cheddar and Ritz crackers


Yield: 16 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature (I used reduced fat)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 crushed Ritz cracker, plus more for serving (I used whole wheat)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Captain Rodney's Boucan Pepper Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix Greek yogurt, cream cheese, cheddar and onions until blended. Place in a pie pan and spread evenly. (If preparing ahead, stop here and refrigerate.)
  3. Top with crushed crackers and bake for 15 minutes. Immediately top with bacon and glaze.
  4. Serve warm with more Ritz crackers.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Captain Rodney’s.

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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron February 13, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Serious Yum! I love cheese and cheese dips are my favorite!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Mmm, this looks so gooey and decadent! I could easily make a meal out of it! :D

Vicki @ WITK February 13, 2014 - 6:11 pm

We got lots of snow here in NJ! Over 12 inches! I’m so glad I have a real job now, because my PhD & PostDoc bosses would have expected me to come to work today :)

This would have been an excellent snack to have during the snow day. Sadly I only have Ritz crackers, nothing else :)

Jennifer | Bake or Break February 13, 2014 - 5:18 pm

A friend of mine made a version of this for a party years ago, and we all ate in with complete abandon. It’s really ridiculously good. I need to track down some of that glaze!


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