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Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

I get asked for this recipe all the time, so in the interest of making my life easier, I figured I would post it here. This is a great appetizer that is super simple to make. It is perfect for entertaining at home or to carry along to holiday parties, etc. You can make everything ahead of time and then heat it up just before your guests arrive, or if you have a long trip to your destination you can keep it in a cooler and heat it up after you arrive. We also use this one for tailgating at football games, just prep it in an aluminum dish and heat it up on the grill.


1/2 cup mayonnaise
One 8 oz pack cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 green onions (chopped)
6 Ritz crackers (crushed)
8 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1/2 cup of any Captain Rodney’s Glaze

Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar and onions in greased pie pan. Top with crackers and bake at 350° degrees for 15 minutes. Top with bacon and any Captain Rodney’s Glaze.  Serve with crackers, I prefer Ritz.

Most folks use Captain Rodney’s Sweet & Spicy Glaze on this, but I am fond of the Sweet Garlic Grilling Glaze or the Lime Ginger glaze, it doesn’t matter though it is good with any of them.


  1. jodi thomas

    Thanks- I love the dip & uasually cannot find my recipe when needed.
    I would be in trouble with quite a bunch of people if I didn’t bring that awesome dip to a gathering. So, thanks for making my recipe search so easy as a few clicks.
    Sincerely- Jodi Thomas

  2. Marajiq

    Thank you for opening a wonderfully new sight..I wish you the best of luck with your new venture.

  3. Nancy Thomas

    This is FABULOUS! Do you have any other recipes using Capt. Rodney products?

    • Sara Jo


  4. Monkeybrad

    I use the hot sauce, glazes, pepper jelly and salsas all the time. I’ll see what else I have interesting to post.

  5. Catherine+10

    Unbelievable. Melts in your mouth.
    Just picked up two bottles after being lured in by your samples at Sunset Grocers!! What brand of crackers did you use at Sunset???Will be back for more…

  6. Monkeybrad

    I usually serve the Cheese bake with Triscuits, Wheat Thins or Carr’s Table Water Crackers but I have friends who serve it with club crackers or on toast points. I haven’t found anything yet that it is not awesome on.

  7. Melinda Aldison

    Yes this is a great dip. I had it at tailgating…I was so excited about my new recipe to share. Captain Rodney’s is not anywhere to be found in Memphis Tn. Help!!!!

  8. Linda J. Lee

    Love this recipe!! Would someone respond as to whether this can be found in grocery stores or specialty stores? I’d love to be able to buy it locally.

    Thanks so much!

  9. Monkeybrad

    I know it is available at many grocery stores and any of the big chains can get it if you request it. There is also a “Private Reserve version available form specialty stores. If you don’t find it there, it can be ordered from the manufacturer @

  10. peggy Hill

    great dip, have found small bottles in Kroger, by the jelly/jams. also sold in Collierville, TN at the Silver Caboose

  11. ka roerts

    Easy Way in Bartlett, TN is where I purchased some of the sauce.

  12. Heather

    I found the boucan glaze in Hernando, MS at Square Cupboard and in the gift shop by Funderburk’s Pharmacy.

  13. Susan

    They have Captain Rodney’s at Paisley Pineapple in Olive Branch, MS. My son is coming home from Iraq tomorrow and the first thing he asked for is the Captain Rodney’s Cheese Dip!

  14. becky

    They have Captain Rodney products at Willow Tree in Owensboro, KY…great stuff!

  15. Ann Turner Moore

    Love Captain Rodney’s cheese dip!
    Just used for a party for the first
    time and now I am copying the recipe for my guests.

    All I need on a deserted island!!

  16. Jacqulynn Hurd

    You can find any Captain Rodney’s products at
    Amazing product, a must try for all their glazes and jellies!

  17. Sindi

    How long is Captain Rodneys sauce good after it has been opened?

  18. Pam McKinney

    Love this sauce!!!! After opening does it need to be refrigerated? Don t want this wonderful sauce to spoil.

  19. Monkeybrad

    Looking at the ingredient list there isn’t anything in there that would need to be refrigerated. I keep mine in the cabinet and have never had an issue from season to season.


    I found my “bottle” at The Gift Horse, Germantown, TN.!

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