Cheeseburger Dip overhead shot in a cast iron skillet with melted cheese and drizzled ketchup on top

Football season means it’s time for party dips and nothing beats a good cheesy dip! This Cheeseburger Dip is so easy to make and is ridiculously scrumptious and everything you want in a good dip!

To make this dip, you will start by sauteeing some white onion (or you can leave it out if you are anti-onion) and then brown some ground beef. After that’s done, it’s just a matter of mixing some cream cheese and shredding some cheese and spices in a bowl and mixing everything together to bake in the oven!

A scoop of cheeseburger dip with a tortilla chip

Of course, you can customize this dip easily with your favorite burger fixings! My husband and I are team #nomustard but obviously, it’s a popular topping and you could mix it in or drizzle on top. I chopped some pickles and added some chives for an extra pop of green. Shredded iceburg would also be good on top of the dip and would add a fresh crunch to the dip.

My husband said this dip smells like In ‘n’ Out which is basically his favorite thing in the world so this dip is a major win considering we now live in Florida again away from his favorite place!

A scoop of cheeseburger dip on a plate with a pretzel roll

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • Please note the servings for this recipe. The recipe below makes enough dip for 4-6 people and I would say depends on how many other things you plan to serve with it. For a hungrier or larger crowd, I would recommend doubling the recipe.
  • Want to make this dip a little lighter? Sub the ground beef for ground turkey, use lower-fat cheeses, and sugar-free ketchup. For dipping, use veggies! You could also serve with small lettuce cups to wrap the dip in for a “bunless” cheeseburger!
  • I do recommend shredding the cheese for this recipe fresh. Fresh grated cheese melts significantly better than pre-shredded cheese which contains additive that prevent the cheese from clumping together. It only takes a few extra minutes and is worth the time! You can use bagged cheese, but the dip may not be as smooth.
  • This dip is best served warm. If serving a group, it will likely disappear quickly, but to keep it warm, you can always use a mini crockpot (affiliate link) to keep it nice and melty for longer!

Close up shot of cheeseburger dip on a cast iron skillet with chopped pickles and drizzled ketchup

Cheeseburger Dip overhead shot in a cast iron skillet with melted cheese and drizzled ketchup on top
Yield: 4-6 servings

Cheeseburger Dip

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Cheeseburger Dip - The ultimate party dip for any gathering or game day! The cheesiest and most addicting Cheeseburger Dip topped with your favorite burger toppings!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup freshly shredded jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (plus more for drizzling on top)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pickles
  • Optional toppings mix-ins: mustard, relish, crumbled bacon, etc.
  • For dipping: pretzel rolls, tortilla chips, veggies, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for 3-4 minutes or until just translucent. Add in the ground beef. Break up with a spatula and cook until browned, about 7 minutes. Season with the salt and garlic powder. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup of the jack cheese along with the ketchup. Fold in the beef mixture and stir until well-combined. Add more salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  3. Transfer dip to a cast iron skillet or baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Drizzle with ketchup (and mustard if using). Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese on top is melted and the dip begins to bubble and is heated through.
  4. Sprinkle chopped pickles on top. Serve warm with desired dippers. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 661mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g

Cheeseburger Dip