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Smoked Gouda Dip

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Smoked gouda dip is thick and creamy with a delicious, smoky flavor and a salty crunch from crisp bacon. Whether you serve it with potato chips, fresh veggies, or slices of crusty sourdough bread, this cheesy dip will surely be the party appetizer that disappears fast!

Smoked gouda dip surrounded by potato chips.

Smoked gouda has the best flavor on its own but we’re stepping it up a notch with our smoked gouda cheese dip recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s the perfect starter for any get-together, including special occasions, family dinners, or backyard barbecues.

Dress it up with a plate of raw vegetables, toasted pita chips, or these sourdough crackers, or make it a casual appetizer and serve it with a bag of salty potato chips.

Just like our French onion dip, buffalo chicken dip, and Liptauer cheese spread , this smoked gouda dip is an irresistible combination of creamy, cheesy, savory goodness!

And, whenever there’s bacon involved, you know it’s going to be good. 😉

Why This Recipe Works

Smoked gouda dip only takes 10 minutes to make and, just like the prep time, the ingredient list is short and sweet.

  • A combination of smoked gouda and smoked paprika gives the dip a smoky flavor.
  • Cream cheese makes the sauce thick and creamy without needing any thickeners.
  • The dip is naturally gluten-free (use a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce).
  • A quick and easy recipe that you can whip up at the last minute.

dipping a chip into a bowl of smoked gouda dip.

The Ingredient List

To make this smoked gouda dip, you will need:

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Gouda cheese, shredded
  • Cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Green onions, finely chopped
  • Lemon juice
  • Smoked paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt

How to Make Smoked Gouda Dip

For this smoked gouda dip recipe, an electric mixer works best (either a hand mixer or a standup mixer). Make sure the cream cheese is softened so that it mixes creamy and blends with the other ingredients well. Cold cream cheese will result in lumps of cheese in the dip.

Here’s a look at how easy it is to make smoked gouda dip! For the full, printable recipe card with all of the details, scroll to the bottom of the page.

  1. Beat the cream cheese in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the mayonnaise and sour cream.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate until it’s time to serve.
  5. Serve with chips, pretzels, or pita chips!

Not only does our smoked gouda dip make a yummy appetizer, but it’s also a delicious spread and will jazz up any sandwich!

Potato chips in a bowl of smoked gouda dip.

Recipe Tips for the Best Results

  • You can make smoked gouda dip with whipped cream cheese (in a tub) or block cream cheese.
    If you use block cream cheese, make sure it’s softened and beat it well with an electric mixer to remove any lumps. Whipped cream cheese is much fluffier and softer to start with so it’s not necessary to soften it.
  • Store this dip in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve but let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before enjoying. This will give the dip some time to soften and it will be much easier to dip chips into it.
  • Store any leftover dip in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Gouda good for cheese dip?

Gouda is a wonderful addition to a cheese-based dip! It’s rich and creamy and melts beautifully. Gouda adds a complex, cheesy flavor to this cold gouda dip.

What compliments smoked gouda?

Bacon, green onions, and smoked paprika add incredible flavor that make this gouda cheese dip irresistible!

A dish of smoked gouda chip dip.

This smoked gouda cheese dip recipe couldn’t be any easier! It’s the party app you need when… well, whenever you want something cheesy, flavorful, and oh, so GOOD.

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A serving dish with smoked gouda dip and potato chips.

Smoked Gouda Dip

Smoked Gouda Chip Dip is the perfect party appetizer. It's thick and creamy, with a strong smoky flavor from the Gouda cheese. The bacon gives it a delicious salty crunch. This dip is sure to be a hit at your next get-together!
4.92 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 -1/2 cups
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 5 slices cooked crumbled bacon
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the sour cream and mayonnaise. Mix until smooth. 
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 
  • Serve with potato chips, pretzels, or pita chips. You can also use this as a sandwich spread. 


  • This recipe works well with either whipped cream cheese in a tub or block cream cheese.
  • If you use block cream cheese, make sure it is softened and beat it with an electric mixer to get out all the lumps.   
  • Store the dip in the refrigerator but let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. That will give the dip a chance to get soft before dipping chips into it.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 80mg

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Monday 30th of May 2022

I seriously would devour the whole thing with a spoon! It looks so GOOD.

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