Cheesy Roasted Garlic Chip-Dip

Cards, chips, dips and dorks! {Name the movie!}

Whether it’s a football game, poker night or movie and wine night with the girls… the chip and dip combo is the best and easiest form of entertainment food. Now, throw cheese into the dip and well … forgetaboutit.

This dip has it ALL. And by “all” I of course mean cheese. Jarlsberg. It reminds me a lot of Gruyere and melts like a dream if you decided to, oh let’s just say… sandwich it on some bread and maybe throw some sliced apples or pears and grill it. Oh yes. Jarlsberg is new cheese-love of my life and is permanently on my list of favorite cheeses. {Yes I have a list… and no I’m not ashamed}

One day I just decided to throw it in alongside shallots and green onions annnnd roasted garlic… and I found myself elbow deep into the bag of chips, diggin’ for crumbs and wondering what the heck happened, where did all the chips go?

Yup it was sooooo weird, they just disappeared.

So, my friends… pretty simple ingredients here. A little cream cheese… a little mayo and Greek yogurt as the base. But what happens next is almost unforgivable… almost.

I started by lobbing off the top third of a head of garlic, exposing all those jewels of deliciousness. I sprinkled the top of the garlic with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Then I covered the baking dish with foil and popped it into a hot 400 degree oven to roast for about 40 minutes.

AHHHHHH. I wish you could smell this!

I squeezed what I could out of the head of garlic {once it had cooled down a bit} and removed any hard-to-get cloves with a fork.

Then I took that fork and mashed the bejesus out of ‘em. Fun. Times.

In a medium bowl I combined; a half cup mayo, a quarter cup of Greek yogurt and 4 ounces of cream cheese {softened at room temperature} and mixed those until smooth and silky.

Then, on my box grater, I grated a glorious heaping cup of Jarlsberg.

Then I added it all to the bowl. Keep goin’ it gets better.

I sliced up a quarter cup of green onions and finely diced up a large shallot.

Then I threw those into the bowl alongside the smashed roasted garlic…

And prayed.

“Lord help me from devouring this bowl of wonderful cheesy-shalloty-garlicky-goodness. Please forgive me for consuming an entire bag of kettle chips {as you know those are the best chips for dipping} and if you would be so kind as to grant me just one wish, I wish that this dip does not find its way straight to my hips. Amen.”

But that was after I seasoned it with salt and pepper annnd just before I ate almost the entire bag of chips.

Ohhhhh this dip is GOOOD! Creamy, garlicky and totally addicting. It reminds me of the classic French onion dip but with a cheesy nutty twist. This dip WILL make an excellent app for any festivity!

Promise.

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Cheesy Roasted Garlic Chip-Dip

Cheesy, shallot-y, garlicky goodness.

Yield: about 1-1/2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1 head of Garlic

1 teaspoon Olive Oil

S & P

1 cup freshly grated Jarlsberg Cheese

1/2 cup Mayo

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream

4 oz. Cream Cheese

1 large Shallot, diced small

1/4 cup Green Onions, roughly chopped

Kettle Potato Chips, for dipping

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Lob off the top third of a head of garlic and place it in a small oven-safe dish. Season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, cover the dish with foil and roast fro 40-45 minutes.

Let head of garlic cool before removing all of the roasted garlic cloves and smashing them with a fork.

In a large bowl combine; mayo, Greek yogurt and cream cheese until silky smooth. Add in the cup of grated Jarlsberg, sliced green onions, finely diced shallots, smashed garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

This dip can be devoured right away or let chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Serve alongside extra crispy kettle chips.

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26 Responses to “Cheesy Roasted Garlic Chip-Dip”

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    Hanna — November 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Uhhhh yes please!

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    Kelsey — November 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Ha-ha! This post made me crack up now I gotta make this dip!

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    Gina — November 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This definitely sounds better than the first time I heard about chocolate and potato chips, but that actually turned out pretty good too.

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    Anna — November 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Can’t Buy Me Love?! Haaaaa! And your dip looks yummy too!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Say whaaaaat? This sounds awesome!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — November 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    This is a definite Super Bowl recipe, for sure! Or holiday potluck, or weekend snack, or Grey’s Anatomy marathon recipe. If you tell me it has cheese and roasted garlic, I’m all over it! Looks great!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    i am truly drooling right now…chips and dip are one of my FAVORITE things ever!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I just fainted.

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    Adam — November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Now THIS is a dip!

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I wouldn’t be able to control myself around this dip!

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    Krysten @ Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen — November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That picture of the garlic in the baking dish…I die. Nice shot lady!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I love any type of dip and this one makes me want to dive in – pronto!

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    Rachel Cooks — November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This looks divine! Ben wouldn’t touch it so I’d have the whole bowl to myself ;)

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    Sarah — November 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Chips and dip are my weakness… Add roasted garlic, and make those chps he kettle variety? I’ve died and gone to food heaven. Totally making this for movie night this weekend!

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    Haley C — November 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Yes please!!!!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    For me, dip is dangerous. Like, I can NEVER pull myself away from it. Laurie, it’s a problem. I am literally obsessed with dip – in any and every form!!!! Jarlsberg cheese is one of my FAVORITES ever, I have got to make this. I am drooling. yep, that’s drool. ps: kettle potato chips – best ever.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    SO my kind of dip. LOVE it.

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    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life — November 9, 2012 at 2:45 am

    YUMMY I want!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 9, 2012 at 3:09 am

    i would make this dip just so i could have my entire house smell of roasted garlic. i can just smell this already!! i bet all my friends would love me forever if i made this dip ;)

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    Keisha — November 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    This is my kinda dip! Roasted garlic and cheese….what more can a girl ask for? I can’t wait to try this dip….it looks and sounds Amazing!

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    Megan — November 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Is that quote from Can’t Buy Me Love? Just a guess. Your dip looks delicious. :) Megan

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Love! This is my kind of dip!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — November 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    My husband just might have a crush on you now

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    Carrie — November 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Did you think at all of baking it? Would that work? I just can imagine it so warm and melty!

    • simplyscratch replied: — November 9th, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

      It did cross my mind! I haven’t baked it yet… but if I did? I’d sprinkle some extra Jarlsberg on top! YUM!

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    Tiffany Arp-Daleo — November 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Sounds amazing and delicious! Definitely adding this to my holiday party recipe list…. love Jarlsberg cheese!

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