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7 best cob loaf recipes to impress your friends

These will be a hit!

The cob loaf has been a popular party dip for decades, and for a good reason. 

Watch: Creamy French onion cob loaf dip

While a cob loaf was traditionally served with spinach, softened cheese (usually creamed cheese), and a French onion soup packet mix, the recipe has evolved over the years and the possibilities are endless.

Coming into winter, having out a cheese board or crudités may seem a bit cold, but a comforting cob loaf will warm the heart and satisfy even the most picky eater!

We’ve rounded up the top 7 cob loaf recipes on Better Homes and Gardens to satisfy your cob loaf hunger. 

Best cob loaf recipes

1. Spinach and onion cob dip

best cob loaf recipes

First cob off the rank is a classic spinach and onion cob dip that we all know too well. Additionally, the softened cream cheese and parmessan will have your guests coming back for more. 

2. Baked brie pull-apart cob loaf

best cob loaf recipes

Baked brie and bread – need we say more? Although the best cheese for a cob loaf is usually cream cheese, brie makes an excellent substitute. Served with honey and sliced figs, the whole family will enjoy this. 

3. Creamed corn, cheese and bacon cob loaf 

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(Credit: Scott Hawkins/@aremediasyndication.com.au) (Credit: Scott Hawkins/@aremediasyndication.com.au)

A delicious combination, this creamed corn, cheese and bacon cob loaf will be a crowd pleaser. 

4. Nacho cob loaf

best cob loaf recipe
(Credit: Scott Hawkins/@aremediasyndication.com.au) (Credit: Scott Hawkins/@aremediasyndication.com.au)

Nachos inside a cob loaf, we’re in love, and you will be too after devouring this delicious recipe.  

5. Best-ever cob loaf recipe

best cob loaf recipes

If you fancy yourself a bit of a cob loaf expert, then you have to try this recipe which has been making waves on social media and been dubbed ‘the best cob loaf ever’. 

6. Single serve cheese and spinach cob loaf

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Topped with a generous layer of melted light shredded mozzarella cheese, this single serve cheese and spinach cob loaf is delightfully warm and gooey. 

7. Cob dip wreath


The perfect Christmas starter is a dish that has a mini cob dip for each person!

Show off your merriness during Christmas in July with this cob dip wreath that has star shaped toppers and caramelised onion to bring it all together. 

Where did the cob loaf come from?

While not many people seem to know when the cob loaf was invented (some think around 1970), we’re sure glad it was. 

According to UK media, the word ‘cob’ could hail from a British term referring to cracknel made of fine flour; the English word for cot or cottage; the Welsh word for ‘top’; or the German word keubel meaning a bucket or large container.

So there you have it. 

Our top picks for cob loaf serving platters

mia serving platter

Mia Platter, $32 (was $79.95), Myer

The elegant Salt&Pepper Mia platter measures 35x32cm and has a perfect 5 out of 5-star rating. Inspired by the serenity of the shore, the platter brings a touch of summer to your everyday moments, and embodies both style and quality.


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2. 5-Piece Rectangle Platter Cheese Board in Bamboo, $53.97 (was $89.95), Myer

The Cooper & Co. 5-piece meat and cheese platter board is crafted from 100% bamboo for an eco-friendly touch. Complete with accessories, it transforms entertaining into a delightful and effortless experience.


oval platter
Crafted from stoneware and featuring a reactive glaze finish, this 34.5cm x 24.5cm platter offers both style and functionality.

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