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Captain Rodney’s Dip Recipe

This cheesy, baked dip brings together the rich flavors of bacon, cheddar and peppers with a touch of Southern charm from a delicious, award-winning boucan glaze! Captain Rodney’s Dip is a family go-to for tailgates, game nights, potlucks and more!

Captain Rodney's Dip Recipe

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Why Captain Rodney’s Dip is an award-winning dip recipe:

Winning “The Top Tailgating Recipe in the South” means one thing, this is a darn DELICIOUS dip recipe! It’s cheesy, crunchy, loaded with sweet and spicy flavor, and topped with crunchy bacon? What could be better?!

Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze Dip

Who is Captain Rodney?

He’s the maker behind a delicious assortment of dips, sauces and jams sold at the Bell Buckle Country Store in Tennessee. It’s been family owned and operated for more than 25 years.

Captain Rodney’s Private Reserve- Boucan Glaze is his original famous glaze made near Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It’s made with Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Peppers, pure cane sugar and Tennessee grown bell peppers! It’s a little sweet, a little spicy and perfectly delicious in this cheese dip. Captain Rodney calls it a cheese bake, but whatever you decide to call it, it’s a winner!

Where can I find Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze? You can find it online here! Don’t want to buy it? I have an easy substitution idea for you down below!

Captain Rodney's Cheese Dip Recipe

Captain Rodney’s Dip Ingredients

So here’s what you’ll need to make this easy cheese dip recipe!

CAPTAIN RODNEY’S BOUCAN PEPPER GLAZE: You can find it online here! If you can’t find it locally, I highly suggest ordering it. Each jar can make 6 recipes of this cheese dip and it’s oh so worth it!

What can you substitute for Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze? Fear not! If you can’t find Captain Rodney’s glaze and don’t want to order it online, then I suggest using a red pepper jelly. Now, I would warm it slightly both when mixing it into the dip and then again when drizzling the remainder on top after baking. This will help it pour more easily. The taste will still be *delicious*!

CHEDDAR CHEESE: If you have time, grate your own cheddar cheese for the best flavor but pre-bagged cheddar cheese will work too!

CREAM CHEESE: You can use lowfat or regular cream cheese. TIP: Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature for quicker mixing.

MAYONNAISE: Use a high quality mayo like Duke’s or Hellman’s.

GREEN ONIONS: You can sub in chives if you have them!

BUTTER CRACKERS: You can use Ritz crackers, Club crackers, Townhouse crackers, whatever you have on hand!

BACON: Use real, crispy bacon or bacon bits, whatever you prefer! I like real bacon crumbles for the best flavor.

Captain Rodney's Dip Recipe

How to Make Captain Rodney’s Dip

This dip is SUPER easy to make!

  1. Stir together mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, green onion and half the Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze (or warm pepper jelly).
  2. Spread the mixture into an oven-safe baking dish.
  3. Top with crushed crackers.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon on top and then drizzle on remaining boucan glaze or warmed pepper jelly. I like to add more chopped green onions on top too.
captain rodney's cheese dip recipe

What to serve with Captain Rodney’s Dip

You can serve Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake Dip with a variety of dippables… here are a few ideas to get you started!

  • Crackers
  • Vegetable Sticks
  • Toast Points
  • Bagel Chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Corn Chips (like Fritos)
  • Pretzels

Store leftover Captain Rodney’s Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Rewarm to enjoy with your favorite crackers or other dippables!

Perfect for gatherings or solo snacking, this is such an easy dip recipe that your crowd will LOVE! It’s a favorite dip that I love to serve it at my tailgate parties, movie nights and more!

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Captain Rodney's Dip Recipe

Captain Rodney’s Dip

Author: Courtney
This cheesy, sweet but not too spicy, delicious dip recipe is a cheese bake unlike any other! It is absolutely fantastic served with crackers or chips! If you love bacon and cheese, you will *LOVE* this dip!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 365 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened (room temperature))
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 6 crackers (crumbled (like Ritz))
  • 6 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled (or 1/2 cup of bacon bits))
  • 1/2 cup Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze (*divided* substitution: red pepper jelly (warmed))


  • crispy bacon
  • chopped green onions


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. In a mixing bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and 1/4 cup of the Boucan Glaze or warm pepper jelly.
  • Spread mixture into a baking dish. Top with crushed butter crackers.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with extra crispy bacon, drizzle on the remaining 1/4 cup of the Boucan Glaze. Garnish with extra chopped green onions.
  • Serve with crackers, toast points, tortilla chips or veggie sticks! Enjoy!
Keyword captain rodney’s dip
Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 9gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 389mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 804IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 0.3mg
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