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Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake Dip

Captain Rodneys Dip, also known as a Cheese Bake, is a creamy, cheesy, bacon-y and dip with a sweet and spicy twist. Baked until bubbly and melty and topped with a golden cracker topping.

plate of captain rodneys dip

Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

You can’t get better than sweet & spicy, mixed with bacon, tons of cheese, and buttery crackers!

When I think of gathering a group of friends, I know this dip will be a hit and loved by everyone.

There is something for everyone and you can prep it ahead of time and just bake in the oven for a few minutes and it will be ready with all the bubbly, melty cheese.

And did I mention, studded with crispy, smoky bacon?

Captain Rodney perfected the pepper jelly glaze, now grab a few bottles and whip up this dip for your next gathering.

Not only is it great for picnics and get-togethers, but it’s a top tailgating recipe for sure!

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Ingredients Needed

Cream Cheese – Make sure you cream cheese is at room temperature or at least not right out of the fridge. It will be easier to combine with the other ingredients.

Cheddar Cheese – It’s best to shred or grate your own cheese, it melts so much better. Feel free to substitute mozzarella or pepper jack cheese if you prefer.

Bacon – Make sure the bacon is cooked before you add it to the dip. Otherwise it will be soggy and no one like soggy bacon!

Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze If you can’t find it, feel free to substitute out your favorite hot pepper jelly.

Butter Crackers – I like to use Ritz crackers but Club crackers work perfectly too!

Mayonnaise – I am partial to Duke’s mayo but use your favorite.

Green onions Substitute for chives if needed.

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How to make Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

First: Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese in a bowl. Stir to combine.

Second: Add in the Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze, green onions, and bacon.

Third: Spread in a 9 inch pie dish or baking dish, cover with cracker crumbs.

Fourth: Bake for 20 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and the crackers are golden brown.

Remove from oven and drizzle with more captain rodneys glaze, green onions, and bacon crumbles. Enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

captain rodneys dip dish with scoop removed

Can this be made ahead of time?

You can prep this a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

If you are prepping ahead of time, I would recommend leaving off the cracker crumbs until right before baking to avoid them from getting soggy.

Can I freeze this?

You can bake and then freeze this for up to 1 month. Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the oven.

Again, I would leave off the cracker crumbs until reheating.

How long does it last?

Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days if tightly wrapped.

What can I do with the leftover Captain Rodney’s Dip?

If you want to mix things up a bit, you can take any leftovers, roll them into a large cheese ball or smaller, bite-sized cheese balls and serve with crackers.

crackers dipping in cheese dip

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • there are a few different glaze flavors so feel free to use 1/2 cup of any Captain Rodney Sauce
  • I like to use pie plates but feel free to use an 8 or 9 inch baking dish.
  • whip the mayo cream cheese together before adding the other cheese to make sure the cream cheese is evenly mixed.
  • if you don’t have Boucan sauce, feel free to use your favorite pepper jelly!
  • after you bake it, sprinkle with bacon and captain rodney sauce for more garnishes.

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dip with text "super easy captain rodney's cheese bake"

This Captain Rodney’s Bacon Cheese Dip is easy to make and full of flavor and texture! Whip it up for your next gathering or game day party!

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Captain Rodney's Cheese Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Captain Rodneys Dip, also known as a Cheese Bake, is a CREAMY, CHEESY, BACON-Y dip with a SWEET and SPICY twist.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze (divided)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked, chopped, divided)
  • 2 green onions (more for garnish if desired)
  • 1/2 cup butter cracker crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise and cream cheese. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to combine until smooth.
  3. Add in the cheddar cheese. Mix to combine.
  4. Add 1/2 cup Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze, green onions, and half the bacon to the cheese mixture. Mix to combine.
  5. Spoon into a 9 inch pie plate or similar size baking dish.
  6. Top with cracker crumbs.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and the crackers are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup Captain Rodney's Pepper Jelly, and top with remaining bacon.
  9. Add more sliced green onions for garnish if desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables. Enjoy!


*If you love this recipe as much as I do, please leave me a comment and rate it 5 stars. Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 403mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 9g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Jo Tinker

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Our favorite. My grandson says you have to make this Grandmom.


Monday 19th of December 2022

Love it!

Amy V

Friday 11th of November 2022

Love this dip! Thanks for giving the amount to drizzle over the top as the bottle’s recipe doesn’t say how much. Your suggestion is PERFECT!!!


Saturday 12th of November 2022

Thank you! So glad you liked it!


Sunday 16th of October 2022

Absolutely love this dip so easy to make and everyone finishes it. !!


Monday 17th of October 2022

So glad you like it!


Wednesday 18th of May 2022

Can you make this in a crock pot?


Wednesday 18th of May 2022

I have never tried but I suspect you can. I would use a small one or double the recipe if you use a large one. Then I would keep it on low for an hour and then move to the warm setting. Let me know how it turns out!

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