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Top Rated Cheese Dip Recipes

For all you vegans looking for a good alternative to cheese, here it is. This dip, which uses tofu and nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute, is a great appetizer to make at your next get together. Recipe courtesy of House Foods

Ground beef, salsa and cheese dip meet in the skillet for a family-favorite recipe.Recipe courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

This dip was actually not originally conceived as a dip at all but rather as a stuffing for fried zucchini blossoms. Every time I made the dish I would end up eating half of the goat cheese mixture slathered on water crackers. Now it's one of my go-to, easy entertaining dishes — it requires very few ingredients, almost no effort, and tastes absolutely fantastic.Click here for more No-Cook Dishes for Hot Summer Nights.

This simple and delicious appetizer will please and delight guests of any stature.

I found this on the Foster's Lager website — sounds tasty and easy to make. You can use any beer, I'm sure, but Australian beer would add a special touch of authenticity to this recipe.-Shannon CooksThis recipe is courtesy of Shannon Cooks via

Traditional chicken wings pale in comparison to these super spicy grilled wings. Start marinating the wings 30 minutes before you want to eat and serve with a simple blue cheese dipping sauce. Recipe courtesy of Ocean Catering Company.

This healthy cheese dip is made with feta cheese, fresh cucumber, and Greek yogurt. It's the perfect way to lighten up at your Super Bowl party or game day!

Old English Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

The first time I tried this dip, I thought it was the most amazing thing I ever tasted! It’s an easy appetizer that’s been around for years and years, and I have no idea who actually wrote the recipe. There are a few different versions, but the three basic ingredients are always the same, no matter which version you happen to find. There is a problem though…one of these three ingredients has become almost impossible to find.

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The original recipe calls for Kraft Old English cheese spread, Kraft Roka Blue cheese spread, cream cheese, and a couple of other flavoring ingredients. Here’s the problem: the Roka Blue is not available year-round. In fact, Kraft stopped making it entirely for several years. Due to so many requests, they began to make it again on a very limited basis. Depending on your location, it can sometimes be found around the holidays…but it’s very hit or miss.

Get ready for the easiest recipe ever!

First, mix together the cream cheese and butter in a bowl. Mix until it is thoroughly combined.

Second, add the powdered sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Combine everything.

Next, put the dip in a bowl or pie pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Smoked Queso – The Ultimate Cheese Dip

Seems like everyone makes smoked queso these days and figured I'd throw my recipe in the proverbial hat.

Unlike most, this one does NOT use Velveeta® which is velvety smooth and tastes great but it contains some questionable chemicals and additives and in my path to becoming more healthy, I try to use wholesome ingredients anywhere I can. You can of course make this recipe with the Velveeta and/or different types of cheese if you so choose.

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Smoker Temp: 180-225°F
  • Meat Finish Temp: N/A
  • Recommended Wood: Pecan or Hickory
  • 3 lbs of cheese (I used white cheddar in mine)
  • 1 lb of chorizo (you can also use ground sausage or ground beef)
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion
  • 2-3 jalapeños
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cans Rotel® diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 3 TBS Jeff's original rub (Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled rub)
  • 1-2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • Plenty of tortilla chips
Please note that my rubs and barbecue sauce are now available in 2 formats-- you can purchase the formulas and make them yourself OR you can buy them already made, in a bottle, ready to use.

If you are using something like cheddar, Colby Jack, etc. then you will need to grate the cheese for faster and more uniform melting. If you are using a softer cheese then you can simply slice it up into small cubes.

Note: I don't like to use pre-shredded cheese in this as they add cellulose to keep it from sticking together. This will keep the end product from being as creamy and smooth as it can be.

Place the cheese into a half-size foil pan.

Brown the meat in a large skillet then drain the grease through a strainer.

Set the meat aside to cool.

Cut the stem from the jalapeños, cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise then clean and deseed them. Once they are cleaned, simply slice them and they are ready to cook.

You can also use Serrano or other types of peppers if you want a different heat level.

Dice the onion and mince the peeled garlic cloves.

Once the meat is removed from the skillet, add the onions, garlic and peppers to the skillet. There may be enough grease from the cooked chorizo already in the pan, if not, add a little from the grease that was just strained from the meat.

Stir fry the vegetables until they are wimpy and browned.

Set the vegetable aside to cool.

Add the meat and the stir fried vegetables to the pan. Then add the (2) cans of Rotel and about 3 TBS of Jeff's original rub (Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled rub) to the pan.

You can stir everything together now or wait until it starts melting and do it then. Your choice.

If you are using a pellet smoker, set up your smoker for cooking at about 180-200°F or just use the “Smoke” setting. For the first 2 hours you'll leave it at this low temperature to slowly melt and get a lot of good smoke flavor.

If you are using any other type of smoker, set it to anywhere between 200-225°F and the time it takes to melt and get smooth will be much less.

Once the cheese starts to melt real good, begin stirring the smoked queso about every 20-30 minutes until the cheese is completely melted.

This is 1 hour in in a pellet smoker at 180°F:

After about 2 hours at 180°F, I turned the heat up to 225°F to finish melting the cheese and get it to smooth out a lot more.

Once the cheese is completely melted, stir in about 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and see how that looks. If you want it to be more creamy, add a little more. I ended up using about 2 cups but every batch will be different and that just depends on the type of cheese, the type of meat, how much grease you leave in the meat, etc.

Please note that if you maintain 225°F for the entire time, the smoked queso will get done in much less time.

There's a lot of things you can do to smoked queso to make it your own.. here's a list off the top of my head but the options are endless and only limited by your imagination:

Homemade Hummus

If you’ve only ever had store-bought hummus, then you might not realize just how silky the homemade stuff can be. The key here is to blend the chickpeas for longer than you think is necessary this will not only incorporate more air for a light, aerated consistency, but it will make for an extra creamy texture. Add in garlic, beets, and/or any number of spices for an endlessly customizable dish. Get the recipe for Homemade Hummus here .

Mexican Cheese Dip Recipe

(43 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5)

  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1 x


Looking for easy finger food recipes for a crowd? This Mexican cheese dip recipe is perfect for entertaining, baked in a skillet covered in gooey cheese.


  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 15 -ounce can pinto beans
  • 3/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 15 -ounce can white beans
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Tillamook Farmstyle Mexican 4 Cheese Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 1 4 ounce can diced mild green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves, then add them to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped. Drain the pinto beans. Add the pinto beans, Greek yogurt, cumin, oregano, chili powder, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Brush a cast iron skillet or 9 x 9″ pan with olive oil and pour bean mixture into the skillet. Drain the white beans. To the bean mixture, stir in the white beans, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese, green chiles, hot sauce (optional), and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. and thinly slice the green onions. Top the white chili cheese dip with 1 to 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese (depending on your cheese preference!), red pepper, green onions, and frozen corn.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted*. Serve warm with tortilla chips.


*If you’re serving this chili cheese dip at a party, we recommend making in advance then completing Step 5 baking in the host’s oven. (You can also bake it in advance and reheat, but the just melted cheese from the oven is the best part!)

Keywords: Chili Cheese Dip, White Chili Cheese Dip, Finger Food, Finger Food for Parties, Party Recipe, Entertaining, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

These Unique Dips Will Make the Veggie Tray the Best Part of the Whole Meal

There is absolutely nothing wrong with hummus, guacamole, or even a good store-bought dip (looking at you, Trader Joe’s vegan ranch)—but if you want to step it up a notch, these are some of the best dip recipes to make for any get-together, including your Labor Day party (even if it is just you and your lockdown housemates this year).

It’s still summer, so the menu can lean heavily on burgers and hot dogs, but you probably want an appetizer or two to nosh on while everything else cooks, right? Dips are the obvious but always welcome choice, and classics like queso and spinach artichoke dip never go out of style. Still, if you want to try something new, we’ve rounded up 13 delectable—and different—dips that will steal the show. (For plenty more options, just browse all our dip recipes.)

Handmade Swirling Chip and Dip, $85 from Uncommon Goods

This pretty pottery piece is also practical for holding a variety of different dippers.

Put out a plate of raw veggies and chips and a pitcher of sangria and anyone will be happy to wait while you fire up the grill—but don’t take too long, because it’s pretty easy to make a meal out of these delicious, hearty dips all on their own. And heads-up: dessert dips can be a great way to bookend the meal.

Chorizo Cheese Dip Recipe

My little brother is man of few words. Indeed, he&rsquos grown-up, a man who is only a few years my junior, but he&rsquoll always be a little brother to me.

Since childhood, his silence was often overlooked because with so many frolicking kids in one household, all the loud chatter and squabble over the one television was usually ignored. With 6 high energy kids between the ages of 5-16, my parents became selectively deaf to all our loud obsessions and disputes over the Atari game system. A household of 6 kids and two joysticks was never a quiet one.

Mom and Dad knew each of our strengths, weaknesses and tendencies to conjure up crafty excuses as to why we didn&rsquot finish our homework. Gosh, they&rsquore so smart. They know us so well. So my little brother&rsquos soft speech and gentile demeanor was of no surprise to them. The whole family and neighborhood friends accepted him as the &ldquoquiet kid&rdquo and we protected him with the armor of our sibling clan. No one dared tried to bully him in our hood.

my brother&rsquos love for chorizo is boundless

It wasn&rsquot until middle school that school counselors found his silence to be too unusual, somewhat threatening and tried to label him as clinical. Despite his great grade point average, they &ldquoconcluded&rdquo that he needed help, even possible medication. They eventually became the enemy. My family had to fight the school system and prove to them that he was a normal kid. The school administrators tried to intervene as ambassadors to better his mental health.He was just quiet. He wasn&rsquot a freak. To prove to the antagonists that he deserved to be in a normal school, he had to take a barrage of academic and mental health tests.

My parents told him to prove to everyone that he wasn&rsquot a mute nor a clinical case. The repercussions of him failing was to simply take away his Atari video game system. That was enough to pull him out of his shell.

Lo and behold, he went in there, chattered his way through the tests and passed with flying colors. Little Brother was able to keep his beloved Atari. It&rsquos amazing how kids make a 180 degree turnaround when they get threatened to have their toys taken away.

Till this day, he&rsquos still a quiet type a tender, passionate, gentle soul who normally never sparks conversation with anyone he doesn&rsquot know. But when you bring up anything that has to do with video games, music, classical guitars, baseball, or fast cars, he&rsquoll speak more than just a few words. Little brother will give you an ear-full.

Recently, I found another subject that has sparked his interest and has him talking for minutes on end. It&rsquos his love of my sweet onion dip . He loves my sweet onion dip so much, that he actually adapted it and made it amazing. To have my little brother experiment with food has always been a miracle in itself, but to have him adapt a recipe of mine and make it his own was shocking to me.

Little Brother added chorizo to the sweet onion dip. He told me that. He talked with great excitement. He just couldn&rsquot stop talking his chorizo cheese dip version.

I sat and watched him rattle eloquently about how delicious the chorizo was. He talked my ear off on his onion browning techniques, the best timing for the cheese melt and how his dip became the hit at his last party. He made it obvious that his love for chorizo and melted cheese was boundless and eternal.

My little brother may be quiet, but like many of people I know, they only want to speak when there&rsquos a purpose. They&rsquore the flies on the wall, the attentive, observant ones who would much rather listen than speak. I don&rsquot find these folks threatening, but rather refreshing because it&rsquos nice to just be able to sit with someone you love and care about, in silence.

This hot chorizo dip recipe is dedicated to him and rightfully so.

This hot chorizo cheese dip recipe was originally published in 2010 and is a reader favorite. I&rsquove re-edited and updated the recipe to make it easier to read and clarified more of the steps. Thank you! Here&rsquos a roasted cherry tomato sweet onion dip and stove top artichoke dip you might enjoy.

How to achieve the perfect consistency for this Greek feta cheese dip?

Feta cheese can be very hard, especially if it is matured. However you want your dip to be silky smooth so you can dig in with a piece of crusty bread without too much effort!

To achieve that creamy consistency you need to use some milk when mixing the feta and spices. Pour in a bit of milk at a time while mixing and notice the change in texture! Keep pouring a little at a time until the mix is nice and smooth.

Tip: Don’t forget, when the dip is refrigerated it will harden up a bit so aim to go a bit smoother than you’d like it to be when serving.

The milk will make it smooth but it will still have that characteristic feta cheese texture. If you want it to become completely silky smooth substitute the milk with a few tablespoons of yoghurt. The yogurt’s texture will break down the feta cheese and turn it to a deliciously smooth dip.

One last thing to remember is after cooling it down in the fridge the feta cheese will drip out some of its salty water, forming a layer of liquid around the dip. Don’t worry, its absolutely normal! Just drain it out, give it a quick mix with a spoon, garnish with the chillies and olives and serve!

Million Dollar Dip is basically a bowl full of happiness! You can&rsquot go wrong with so many layers of pure cheesy goodness! A delicious blend of cream cheese, Gruyere cheese and blue cheese dressing combined with layers of aged sharp cheddar cheese, lots and lots of bacon, slivered almonds, and green onions.

This dip is a great appetizer you can serve at just about any event, such as Superbowl, or a party. Serve with chips, crackers or crunchy veggies, this Dip will be gone before you know it.

Why you&rsquoll love this easy Million Dollar Dip Recipe:

  • The dip is incredibly easy to make with minimum dishes to clean.
  • The dip is creamy and rich, the perfect crowd appetizer.
  • It can be served with crunchy veggies, veggie sticks, chips, crackers or toasted bread.

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What is a million-dollar dip?

Also called Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip, this recipe seemed to has its roots from Helen Corbitt&rsquos Cookbook. It is a very popular and comfort spread dip, that is usually loaded with various cheeses, bacon, and topped with almonds. Also, this recipe is very versatile as it can be easily adjusted. Therefore, it is one of the most popular spreads and crowd-pleasing appetizers.

Tips how to make the perfect Million Dollar Dip Recipe:

  • You need a softer, creamy base, that will basically pull the dip together. I used a mix of cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and Gruyere cheese. If you are not a fan of the blue cheese dressing, feel free to use Ranch or Buttermilk salad dressing.
  • The bacon is optional, you can skip it if you want to make a vegetarian version of this dip.
  • Select a good cheddar cheese, preferably aged, so it adds flavor to the dip.
  • Don&rsquot buy the shredded/grated cheddar cheese, get your hands on quality cheddar cheese and grate it at home. The difference in flavor is huge.
  • The slivered almonds are added for texture, also they pair nicely with the cheese. You can use chopped pecans or chopped walnuts instead.
  • The green onion adds freshness to the overall hearty and savory dip, but you can skip them if you are not an onion fan.

What to serve with Million Dollar Dip?

Since this Dip is a great appetizer, it pairs well with:

  • Chips and crackers
  • Crunchy veggies such as celery, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots
  • Toasted bread, soft pretzels or breadsticks

Can you make it in advance?

Yes! This is one of those appetizers that you can easily make a few hours in advance, and store refrigerates prior to serving. In fact, it usually tastes better that way, as the ingredients combine together, and blend in nicely.

How to Make Blue Cheese Dip into Dressing

And the best part – this dip can be transformed into a blue cheese dressing with the addition of another few tablespoons of milk, half and half or cream. Just keep adding it in small increments until it reaches the consistency you like.

You could also add a splash of red or white wine vinegar if you like your blue cheese dressing to have a bit more tang, which I do love.

In fact, this is what I do when I am in a Blue Cheese Place in a restaurant: I feel a little ridiculous ordering a salad with full on blue cheese dressing, so I order oil and vinegar, and blue cheese dressing on the side. I drizzle copious amounts of vinegar, and a bit of oil over the salad then kind of dab on the blue cheese dressing so I get a little in every bite, but not so much that I feel like I ate a bowl of dip on a salad. See how I outsmart the salad dressing?

“Smarter than salad dressing.” Yup that’s what they say about me.

This blue cheese dip is creamy and has a bit of a kick from the scallions, tang from the lemon juice, and depth from the Worcestershire sauce. Not to mention savory saltiness from the blue cheese.

This Blue Cheese Dip is a classic for a reason. Perfect for crudité, chips, wings, and more. Plus, easily transform this dip into a dressing!

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