Slow Cooker Mississippi Sin Dip is the perfect appetizer choice for something creamy and cheesy with a touch of meat. This recipe skips the oven and uses your crock pot for easy transporting and serving for a game day, potluck, or family gathering. It’s too good to pass up.
What is Mississippi Sin Dip?
Mississippi Sin Dip is an iconic game day appetizer that’s known for its ooey gooey goodness. When cooked using an oven, it’s typically whipped up and stuffed inside bread before being baked, instead we are using our crock pot. Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and ham are the flavors you would normally taste the most, but for this recipe, we’re throwing in some sour cream and green chiles.
This is also one of those recipes that you can prepare ahead of time and wait to “cook” a couple of hours before serving. Using the slow cooker will help you with the cooking process and keep it warm while being served. Oh, and if you have any leftover holiday ham, this is the perfect recipe to use it!
- Ham: Diced ham is sauteed until brown using the butter, which brings out even more flavor for the dip.
- Cream Cheese: Part of the cheesy goodness. It must be brought down to room temperature or microwaved to soften.
- Sour Cream: Using sour cream is known to add more texture to a dish, and for dips, it adds body and a fermented flavor.
- Cheddar Cheese: Cheesy is the highlight of this dip, and cheddar cheese melts perfectly to provide it.
- Green Chiles: Adds a pop of flavor that’s not too spicy.
- Seasonings: Salt and garlic powder are all you need to add the perfect flavor.
- Bread: Chopped in rough cubes for serving.
Step One – Add butter to a skillet set to medium high heat. Once the butter is melted, brown the ham and set aside.
Step Two – In a medium sized bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, green chiles, seasonings, and browned ham.
Step Three – Stir the cream cheese mixture with a spatula until smooth. Then spread it into the bottom of your slow cooker.
Step Four – Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. You will need to stir this dip occasionally while its cooking. Serve and enjoy!
How to serve:
- This dip can be served immediately from the slow cooker with a bowl of chopped bread next to it for dipping. You can also have a loaf of french bread for people to tear from.
- If you want the Mississippi Sin dip-look, carve out a large piece of Italian bread or french bread and pour the dip into it. Now you have a bread bowl.
- It also pairs well with other dippers such as sliced peppers, pretzels, or Frito scoops.
- This dip can also be used for a topping on a hot dog, nachos, or even a baked potato.
- You can also garnish it with sharp cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, bacon bits, and a dash of crushed red pepper.
Recipe FAQs and Variations
If your cream cheese isn’t softened by the time you want to make the dip, you can put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Yes. Same as with the ham, you’ll want to cook it first and drain the grease before adding it to the cheese mixture. Bacon or crumbled sausage works well.
Deli ham is a bit thin; however, you can use a thick cut of a brand like Smithfield.
I’ve heard of people adding some Tobasco sauce and sweet chili sauce to jazz it up a bit.
You can actually make it 2-3 days before cooking. Be sure to store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to warm it in the crockpot (or bake it in the oven).
Transfer any remaining dip to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium low heat until warmed throughout. This dip should not be frozen as it contains sour cream and cream cheese and will not freeze well.
Slow Cooker Mississippi Sin Dip
- frying pan
- 2 Tbsp. salted butter
- 2 cups diced ham
- 16 oz. sour cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. block shredded sharp cheddar shredded
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 7 oz. fire roasted green chiles
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large soft french bread loaf cubed
- In a skillet set to medium high heat, add the butter. When the butter is melted brown the ham and set aside.
- If your cream cheese isn't softened yet, you can put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- In a medium sized bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green chiles, seasonings and browned ham. Stir with a spatula until smooth.
- Spray the slow cooker with non stick spray.
- Add the dip mixture into the slow cooker.
- Cook on HIGH for 2 hours. You will need to stir this dip occasionally while its cooking and while serving during your party.
- Serve with cubed french bread and enjoy!
- Nutritional values do not include bread.
- Transfer any remaining dip to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium low heat until warmed throughout. This dip should not be frozen as it contains sour cream and cream cheese and will not freeze well.
- Cooked and crumbled bacon or crumbled sausage can be used instead of ham.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.