The Ultimate Cob Loaf Dip Recipe

Great food never goes out of fashion. So as the prawn cocktail is back on restaurant menus – if a slightly fancier version of the 70s classic – we feel the cob loaf dip is due a resurgence.

There are lots of different recipes for cob loaf dip, but if you want to make the best cob loaf dip then you have come to the right place.

The Ultimate Cob Loaf Dip Recipe

This is the ultimate cob loaf dip recipe. Period. It’s got with ooey gooey cheese, salty bacon, savoury onion, and crisp bread. Better still, it is simple to make and it tastes fantastic.

Make it once you will want to make it all the time. What’s more, your friends will request it every time they visit you.

Keep reading to find out how to make the ultimate cob loaf dip. 

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What Do You Need?

To make this tasty appetiser you will need a baking tray, parchment paper, a bread knife, and a large frying pan or saucepan.

You will also need a chopping board and a knife to chop the onions and bacon. 

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When To Serve Cob Loaf Dip?

This cob loaf dip recipe makes an ideal appetiser for 4 to 6 people, or it could be an entire meal for two people to share.

If you are cooking it as a main course then you might want to include some other dipping items besides bread to provide a more balanced dish. We recommend raw vegetable sticks to up the health factor.

As part of an informal dinner party with family and friends, this is a great appetiser that everyone can tuck into and share. Apart from being delicious, it’s also fun and interactive.

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If it is a more formal occasion, you could make individual portions using large crusty rolls.

You could also serve this cob loaf dip at a party or enjoy it as a game day snack. 

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How Can You Customise This Recipe? 

If you want to make some adjustments to this cob loaf dip recipe then here are some ideas. 

  • Soup Mix – If you cannot get hold of French Onion Soup Mix you can also use spring vegetable soup mix, or even ranch mix. You could also use dried herbs, onion powder and garlic powder to create a similar effect. 
  • Cheese – This recipe uses a lot of cheese (which is one the reasons why it tastes so good!). You can switch out the cheeses for whatever you like best. You could use a garlic and herb cream cheese or a spicy red pepper cream cheese instead of a plain one. You could also swap the brie to camembert or a similar type of cheese. Adding some blue cheese would create a different but equally delicious flavour. 
  • Garnish – If you want to make your cob loaf dip look even more enticing, you could top it with a garnish of fresh parsley.
  • Dipping items – The pieces of bread that you make from the soft insides of the cob aren’t the only things you can dip. You could have slices of apple, sticks of celery or carrot, cheesy crackers or breadsticks. Even pieces of grilled meat or seafood on cocktail sticks work well.
  • Meat – This recipe uses bacon which goes really well with the cheese. You could switch this out for chorizo if you want a stronger flavour, or leave the meat out altogether if you want a vegetarian meal. If you have any leftover meat such as rotisserie chicken or crab meat, you can add this to the cheese mixture and heat it through in the oven. If you are leaving out the meat but you want to add another filling then a handful of spinach would work really well, or some mushrooms. 
  • Bread – This recipe can be used to make a cheese and bacon dip without the cob. Simply follow the recipe for the filling and heat it in the oven in a ramekin or oven proof dish. 

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The Ultimate Cob Loaf Dip Recipe

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Recipe by Dylan Cole
Course: AppetizersCuisine: Australian


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Follow this easy ultimate cob loaf dip recipe for a great appetiser or simple snack that everyone will love


  • 1 whole Cob Loaf 

  • 250 g Cream Cheese 

  • 250 g Sour Cream

  • 200 g Bacon (chopped) 

  • 1.5 cups Shredded Cheese Blend (mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan) 

  • 1 piece Onion (chopped)

  • 1 tablespoon French Onion Soup Mix

  • 100 g Brie 


  • Before you start preparing the bread, you need to preheat the oven to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • While the oven is heating up you can prepare the cob. Slice the ‘lid’ off the cob around two inches from the top of the loaf. Pull out all of the soft bread from inside the cob loaf. Then break it up into equal pieces (around 3-5 centimetres big). Return the lid to the loaf. 
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the empty cob loaf in the middle, and the small pieces of soft bread around the outside. Place the tray in the oven on a middle shelf for around 5 minutes in order to make the bread slightly crisp. 
  • Whilst the bread is crisping, place a frying pan over a high heat. Add the bacon and the onions. Cook for around 5 minutes, or until the bacon is nicely browned. 
  • Turn the heat down low then add the sour cream and the cream cheese. Stir the ingredients to make sure that they are nicely combined. Take the cob out of the oven and check to see if it is crispy enough. 
  • Add the french onion soup mix to the frying pan along with brie and the shredded cheese blend (keep a little bit of shredded cheese back to use later). Keep stirring the contents of the pan until everything is mixed and the cheese is melted. This should take around 2 minutes. 
  • Take the small bread pieces off the tray and set them aside, and remove the lid from the loaf. If you want to, you can cut the lid up into small pieces and put it with the rest of the bread. 
  • Pour the contents of the frying pan into the cob loaf, then sprinkle over the remaining shredded cheese blend. Put the tray with the cob loaf back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. 
  • Remove the cob loaf from the oven and serve it immediately with the bread pieces to dip in.

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And remember, once you’ve mastered this recipe, feel free to start experimenting. The combinations of fillings that you can make are almost endless.

This is such an easy and popular dish – everyone will love it.

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