Kroger Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip

Are you looking for an easy to prepare and flavorful cheese dip? Homemade Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip is perfect for you.

Smoked gouda cheese dip in a bowl

Sometimes you are thinking of what to prepare for a party or even a game day. This may be the perfect cheese dip for you.

This recipe makes a wonderful spreadable cheese that is perfect to spread on top of crackers. This cheese spread can be used as a sandwich. I have even placed this into a jalapeno pepper, wrapped it with bacon, and baked it in the oven.

In many of my local Kroger stores, they have a cheese section at the deli. They have a wonderful selection of cheeses; soft, hard, shredded, mild, sharp, and everything in between. I personally love many of the cheese spreads that they craft in the store.

They have a variety of cheese spreads in the store, and so many of them are quite good. They have the Jarlsberg cheese spread. They also have a Jalapeno Jarlsberg Cheese Spread. And finally, they have his wonderful Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip.

Smoked Gouda Dip Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Red onion
  • Smoked Gouda cheese

How to Make Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip

  1. Place mayonnaise and onion in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Shred the cheese and mix the cheese into the mayonnaise.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

This recipe is actually very flexible to make. I think you could substitute green onion, either the green tops or the white portion, in place of the red onion.

When I make this I like to let it rest in the refrigerator about 1 hour before serving. Best of all you can literally make this recipe several days ahead. This dip stays fresh in the refrigerator for about 10 days.

Homemade smoked gouda cheese dip recipe in a bowl

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Copycat Kroger Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip

It’s so easy to make the Copycat Kroger Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Kroger Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip, Smoked Gouda Cheese Dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 233kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons red onion minced
  • 8 ounces smoked gouda cheese


  • Place mayonnaise and onion in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Shred cheese and mix the cheese into the mayonnaise.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving.



Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Brinda

    I absolutely loved this dip from the store, but only one of the many Smith’s stores around here carry it. I am so happy I found it on your website. The only thing I can add is it’s great warm, but only once. If you try to reheat it, the second time is NOT pretty. LOL

  2. Eric

    I made this today and I am thrilled!!! It taste just like the dip from the store. For anyone worried about the mayo taste taking over try using half mayo and half sour cream. Worked like a dream for me!

  3. Smith April

    Hi Stephanie, I have tried to find the recipe to subways oatmeal raisin cookies and they don’t wanna give it up can’t find it and the ones that are trying to copy didn’t seem right it would be amazing if you could give it a try. Would be much appreciated. Thanks, April

  4. Denise

    I loved the dip from the store. This has potential. Initially all I could taste was mayo. It took days for the flavors to meld and then it was quite delicious. I think I I’m going to split the mayo with cream cheese, and perhaps add paprika. Thank you for the recipe Stephanie..!!

    • laceupbeat

      5 stars
      I am very happy that I made it today. It tastes just like store-bought dip. If you’re concerned that the mayo flavor will dominate, consider dordle mixing half mayo and half sour cream. It was a dream come true for me!

  5. Lynne

    Too much mayo. I had to buy extra cheese to double the amount of cheese in the recipe. The original spread didn’t have nearly this much cheese.

  6. Kovey

    5 stars
    We loved this recipe. First made it just as written. The second time I added 5 or 6 drops of liquid smoke. We liked that too. We thought it tasted a bit more like Kroger. Perhaps the difference is in the gouda that we used versus what Kroger uses. It was very subtle. You could add about anything to this and it would still be good! Thanks for this recipe!

  7. Lynn Tucker

    5 stars
    I love the smoked gouda dip. I sometimes notice some pinkish color as well and I figured it was some red run off from the onions 🙂 I watched them make up a batch instore and it seems to just be those three ingredients and like you said, it is open to add what you like to it! One time my stepmother got a batch of this from Kroger and she put it in a small CrockPot to serve it warm and that was pretty tasty too!

  8. Holly

    I really enjoy the Chad’s dip from Murray’s so I was very excited to try this. Not sure what I’m doing wrong but all I taste is mayonnaise. So far I have increased the chopped red onion to 6 teaspoons and added half a teaspoon of paprika.

  9. Diane

    Hi Stephanie,
    I just had some of the original dip from Kroger which has a pinkish color. What do you suppose would give the dip the pink tone?
    You suggested adding 1/4 tsp smoked paprika as an upgrade. Do you think the Kroger recipe contains the paprika?

  10. Mary Stanley

    Hi Steph! Great recipe and perfect timing for Super Bowl. Here in Michigan, the ground is still frozen and overnight we just got 2” of fresh snow but I’m going to go out and find me some wild garlic in my yard and maybe some chives to add. Have a great weekend! Love, mbs

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