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Mississippi Sin Dip - CopyKat Recipes

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.

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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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Combine all the ingredients except the bread.

  • Hollow out the bread.

  • Place the cheese mixture in the bread.

  • Wrap the entire loaf with foil.

  • Bake for 1 hour.

  • Remove from oven.

  • 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

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