Mississippi Sin Dip

Mississippi sin dip, you may ask, what is this? Well, it is French bread stuffed with a ham and cheese mixture that’s perfectly seasoned with green chilies and green onions.

Mississippi Sin Dip and butter crackers on a long white platter.

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Warm and Cheesy Party Dip and Appetizer

This easy-to-make party dip combines the saltiness of ham and cheddar cheese, the mild heat from green chilies, and the freshness of green onions with the tang of cream cheese and sour cream.

Serve this Mississippi Sin Dip recipe with chips and toast points at your next get-together or as individual hors d’oeuvres at a casual dinner. It’s also great to make for game day or a potluck.

Although the dip is a little retro, your guest won’t care once they try it!

What Makes This Mississippi Dip Recipe So Good

As tempting as it may be, this Mississippi Sin Dip will not lead to eternal damnation. Actually, to be honest, it is pretty heavenly.

This version of the recipe is a little milder than other Mississippi Sin Dip recipes you may have run across, which is good for less adventurous eaters.

Mississippi Sin Dip Ingredients 

For Mississippi Ham Sin Dip, you’ll need:

  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Ham
  • Canned chopped green chiles 
  • Green onions
  • Loaf of French bread

To serve, you’ll need:

  • Crackers
  • Toasted bread cubes
Mississippi sin dip ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Notes

This recipe calls for deli ham but you can substitute it with thick-sliced country-style ham.

You can use chives instead of green onions if you prefer.

Use a good quality loaf of crusty French bread. Cut off the top and hollow it out. Save the bread interior of the bread. Cut the bread into cubes and toast them with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium heat.

How To Make This Hot Ham and Cheese Dip 

To prepare this Mississippi Sin Dip recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the ham into medium dice.
  3. Drain the green chiles.
  4. Slice the green onions thinly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dip ingredients. Stir well to incorporate everything fully.
Mississippi sin dip mixture in a bowl.
  1. Hollow out the loaf of bread.
hollowed out loaf of French bread.
  1. Fill the hollowed-out bread with the cheese mixture.
Mississippi sin dip on a baking sheet before baking.
  1. Wrap the bread bowl loosely in aluminum foil and place it on a baking tray.
  2. Bake for an hour.
  3. Unwrap and serve while still warm. 
Mississippi Sin Dip and butter crackers on a platter.

Recipe Variations

There are countless ways to change this dip to suit your taste. Here are a few to whet your appetite and creativity:

  • Swap the ingredients. Use cooked bacon bits or sausage instead of ham. Substitute the green chiles for pickled jalapenos, or change the cheese to Gruyere or Smoked Gouda for a robust, smoky flavor. 
  • Spice things up. Sprinkle in a teaspoon garlic powder, a dash of smoked paprika, or a little white pepper. Add a teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and your favorite hot sauce.
  • Use different bread. This dip is also great in sourdough or Italian bread.
  • Forget the bread bowl. Use a casserole baking dish to heat and serve the dip. Or you keep it warm in a Crockpot slow cooker on low.

How To Serve Mississippi Sin Dip 

The traditional way to serve this dip is inside a bread bowl with crackers, tortilla chips, chips, or toasted bread croutons. But you have lots of other options:

  • Turn this dip into a sandwich spread and serve it between two buttered slices of toasted or grilled sourdough bread.
  • Use it as a hearty filling for a baked potato.
  • Hollow out and toast dinner rolls to make an individual serving.
  • Eat on a bagel or hot biscuit for breakfast.
  • Stuff inside an omelet. 

How To Store Mississippi Ham Sin Dip Leftovers 

If you served the dip, be safe and throw away any leftovers. However, if you made extra dip and didn’t put it out, you can refrigerate it for up to three days in an airtight container.

How to Reheat 

Reheat the dip in the oven at 350°F for about an hour. Heat the dip in a covered casserole dish or an aluminum-wrapped bread bowl. 

overhead view of Mississippi sin dip and crackers on a platter.

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Check out more of my easy dip recipes and the best appetizer recipes on CopyKat!

This recipe is from Kathelynn. This was her entry for the Super Bowl recipes for 2011. This is a tasty stuffed bread that tastes so good. She recommends that you can serve this or bring it along with you. It serves 10 or more.

Mississippi Sin Dip and butter crackers on a long white platter.

Mississippi Sin Dip

Mississippi Sin dip is a delicious appetizer.
4.91 from 11 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi Sin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 162kcal


  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 4 ounces green chilies
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • bread cubes, crackers, Fritos Scoops, or thick-cut potato chips to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the Cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream, chopped ham, green chilies, and green onions.
  • Hollow out the French bread.
  • Place the cheese mixture inside the loaf of bread and wrap the entire loaf with foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven and serve warm with bread cubes, crackers, Fritos Scoops, or thick-cut potato chips.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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.

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Reader Interactions


  1. John Fuller

    5 stars
    This is a great easy starter for Mississippi Sin. Not strong at all. Next time I will spice it up quite a bit
    adding more chilies and some habaneros finely chopped as well. Dill might also be a good addition.
    One of the better dip recipes out there. You could also use the bread removed to make larger croutons and use them for dipping as well. Don’t waste the bread.

  2. Karen

    4 stars
    The filling was very good. I think I would skip putting it in the loaf of bread and serve it as a dip. The filling oozed out of the bread. Very messy.

  3. Carrie

    This was amazingly delicious! Next time I’ll add a bit more green onion and might mix both Cheddar and PepperJack cheese. I love the creaminess with the crunch of the sourdough bread, yum!

  4. Carrie

    This was amazingly delicious! Next time I’ll add a bit more green onion and might mix both Cheddar and PepperJack cheese. I love the creaminess with the crunch of the sourdough bread, yum!

  5. Lisa

    Holy cow, this recipe was amazing. It turned out way better than expected (and I expected an extremely tasty sandwich). It turned out so well, and I can’t wait to make it again!

  6. Jessica

    Made this tonight for my boyfriend and his mom…. his mom demanded I make it again! Absolutely AMAZING!!! I wouldn’t change a thing, this recipe is perfect!!

  7. Kathelynn

    I hollow out the bottom and top…fill and cover.

    To serve it I take the top off and fill top with Fritos and let it sit next to
    the bottom. If I run out of Fritos I put the bread chunks in the top half for dipping….

    Thought a little explaination might help..
    Better nail down anything you don’t want dipped………enjoy!

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