While your favorite celebs are picking up a gold-dipped Oscar in their designer evening gowns, you’re laying on the couch with a golden skillet of baked cheese in your best sweatpants. It’s not hard to see who has the better of these two deals. In addition to scoopable cheesy goodness, you have a plethora of easy Oscars apps and desserts ready to be devoured. Let’s not forget about the Academy Award-worthy party cocktails you have all planned out either. If you need help deciding which of the many baked cheese options to choose, we narrowed down 17 possibilities below for your snacking pleasure.


1. Simple Baked Cheese: If you’ve ever eaten the cheese off the top of a casserole and thought that it could be a dish in itself, you were right. This simple combo of fontina and Gruyere cheese paired with fresh herbs and a crusty baguette are what foodie dreams are made of. (via The View from Great Island)


2. Baked Brie in a Sourdough Bread Bowl: Why dirty up more dishes when you can serve your baked Brie in a bread bowl? Use the pieces you scraped out to dunk in the cheese and watch the whole thing disappear. (via Foodness Gracious)


3. Baked Caramelized Onion Dip With Gruyere Cheese: Add a rich level of sweet and savory to your cheese with a ton of caramelized onions. When baked with Gruyere, you get a dip that tastes *just* like your favorite French onion soup. (via Fox Valley Foodie)


4. Baked Mozzarella and Marinara Dip: Who wants to fool with pizza when you have everything you need right here? All you need is maybe five ingredients and 10 minutes of oven time and you’re ready to get dippin’. (via Recipe Runner)


5. Baked Three-Cheese Onion Dip With Chive and Pepperoncini: This onion dip meets queso fusion is begging to be served at your Oscars party. Sip a Manhattan while it cooks, then scoop with crudités, tortilla chips or whole wheat crackers. (via Bon Appetit)


6. Baked Fontina: Fontina is one of the best melting cheeses out there, so it makes sense that it would be the star of this broiled appetizer. Toss the cubes of cheese with fresh herbs, garlic, and sea salt and be prepared for insane flavor. (via Alexandra’s Kitchen)


7. Baked Ricotta Cheese Dip With Garlic and Thyme: If you fancy a creamier dip as opposed to a gooey dip, this baked ricotta is right up your street. Brighten it up with lemon, thyme, and red pepper flakes for an even lighter taste experience. (via Cooking and Beer)


8. Baked Fontinella Cheese Dip: This mini version of baked cheese dip is essential if watching the Oscars hoopla is date night tradition for you and your boo. Did we mention there are only three ingredients? (via Eazy Peazy Mealz)


9. Garlic Herb Tomato Goat Cheese Dip: Texture is important with any recipe, even dips. This creamy goat cheese dip achieves that by dotting the top with fresh cherry tomatoes that burst with flavor in each bite. (via The Cookie Rookie)


10. Greek-Style Oven-Baked Feta: Even crumbling cheeses like feta work great for baked cheese dips. The key is combining it with moist ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, and olives so that the finished product is spreadable and full of zest. (via The Nude Food Hero)


11. Honey Baked Brie With Seasoned Pretzels: The Oscars are an extravagant affair, which means your snack spread for watching should be just as ornate. In addition to preparing a classic baked Brie with honey, make your own insanely seasoned pretzels for dipping. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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12. Hot Melted Caprese Dip: Bring the summery flavors of caprese to your winter party table with this melty dip. If you can resist going at it with a spoon, Italian bread toasted with olive oil makes a great vehicle as well. (via Closet Cooking)


13. Three-Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer: We can’t forget about the blue cheese lovers out there (you know who you are). All you need for this pungent appetizer is your favorite blue, a can of biscuits, butter, and parsley. It doesn’t get easier than that! (via Half Baked Harvest)


14. Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip: You were all-in with the word bacon, weren’t you? As if you needed more convincing, there’s also white wine in this cheesy onion dip. (via She Wears Many Hats)


15. Baked Argentinian Provolone: Clear your schedule, because your nose is going to be pressed against the oven the whole time this provolone is baking. Keep yourself composed and your patience will be rewarded big time. (via Honest Cooking)


16. Baked Gouda in Puff Pastry: Whether you choose to use plain or smoked Gouda, this flaky appetizer will knock your socks off. Serve with apple slices and multigrain crackers to enhance the sweet and savory essence. (via Savory Simple)


17. Baked Goat Cheese and Marinara With Crostini: Take a note from your favorite Italian restaurant and break out this soft and acidic goat cheese dip. Make it your own by adding herbs, olives, or sundried tomatoes as you wish. (via Tuttorosso Tomatoes)

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