Food is the soul of every great party, and appetizers with dips are at the apex as finger foods are a comforting choice when you are hosting a party for your close friends and family at home. Here are three quick and easy dip recipes that can make your evening even more fun.
Pimento Cheese Dip
Cheese and crackers are a classic combo, and you can use this easy Pimento Cheese Dip recipe to flavor up your party.
- 1 Medium sweet onion, roughly chopped
- 2 7-ounce jars sliced pimentos, drained
- 2 lb. extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 8 cups)
- 2½ cup mayonnaise
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Butter crackers, for serving
Start by pureeing the onion and pimentos in a food processor for about 30-45 seconds till it turns smooth. Add the onion mixture, cheese, and mayonnaise in a bowl and season it with salt and pepper, as well as some hot sauce (if you want a touch of spice). Allow the mixture to refrigerate for about 2 hours. This dip is the best accompaniment for crackers.
5 Million Dollar Dip
This is a classic and well renowned 5-ingredient dip that you must serve at large parties or gatherings as most partygoers are crazy for this dip.
- 5 chopped green onions
- 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1½ cups mayonnaise
- ½ cup real bacon bits
- ½ cup slivered almonds
Add all the listed ingredients in a small bowl. Allow it to settle and chill in a refrigerator for 2 hours. This classic dip for crackers is not only deliciously addicting but also has a crunchy texture to it.
Tip: In case you want to substitute mayonnaise in this easy dip recipe, you can use some Greek yogurt or sour cream instead. However, this is bound to affect the taste of the dip.
Texas Trash Dip
While the name sounds quirky, cheese lovers would kill for this easy, warm, and gooey bean dip recipe.
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 16 oz. refried beans
- Chopped green chilies, optional
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
All you have to do is mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl. To this mixture, add in the refried beans and chopped green chilies. Top it with some taco seasoning as it helps amplify the southern flavor. This dip is the perfect recipe for cheese aficionados.