How to Make Cream Cheese Dip Recipes for 20 Dips

I learned how to make cream cheese dip recipes when I was very young. I did not know what cream cheese was or even chip dip. Back then we only had potato chips when we had large picnics like our family reunion. Chips certainly were not found on our pantry shelves. As far as chip dip, I do not recall seeing any at our gatherings when I was very young. We usually did not have snacks around the house.


I remember when I was about eight or nine years old and my sister Donna returned home from a neighbor’s home. Donna sampled cream cheese chip dip while she was away. She was excited about how good it tasted. Of course, she also had potato chips. I do not know how but a few days later she managed to get some cream cheese and potato chips so she made the dip. It was so quick and easy! All it took was the cheese, chopped onion, salt and a little milk to make it “dipable”. It was so delicious! I quickly learned how to make cream cheese dip recipes. This still remains one of my favorite dips. It also makes a great cracker spread if left a little thicker.

How to Make Cream Cheese Dip RecipesHow to Make Cream Cheese Dip Recipes

Remember if you are learning how to make cream cheese dip recipes, there are many different brands of cream cheese. In America cream cheese was developed while try to copy the French version of cheese, Neufchatel. This was around 1928 under the trademark of Philadelphia. It is my favorite but there are others. Most work great in dip recipes. For baking, I have found that some brands have more fat content which interferes with good results.


Using cream cheese as a base, all kinds of dips can be made. Use your imagination and try adding many of your favorite ingredients. Onions, garlic, peppers, pimientos, celery and chives are just a few. Great sweetened dips can be made by adding a little flavored gelatin, mashed fruits and crushed nuts. The sweetened ones are great for dipping bagel chips, pita chips and certain crackers. These are also good for dipping whole berries and chunks of fruit.


When learning how to make cream cheese  dip recipes remember to let the cheese warm briefly to room temperature. The cheese will be easier to mix until perfectly smooth. Beating briefly with mixer will make it creamy and smooth. Then you can stir in remaining ingredients or beat in as you prefer. This would depend on just how smooth you want it or if you would rather it have a little more texture.


After you have learned how to make cream cheese dip recipes, you may not want to serve it immediately but rather later. It always needs to be stored in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling. When refrigerated the dip will become more firm and sometimes too much for dipping chips. Most of the time after warming to room temperature it becomes softer. If necessary blend in a little milk to acquire the desired consistency.


As you find how to make cream cheese dips you will come across many recipes which are hot. These are usually baked in the oven but can also be heated in the microwave. Some are even heated in a slow cooker or a fondue pot. Whatever the heat source, these are some of my favorites. Many of these recipes contain great tasting ingredients, herbs and spices. When heated these flavors are simply delicious so do not hesitate to try any of the recipes. 

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE DIP RECIPES IN RYE BREAD

Cheese Dip in Rye BreadCheese Dip in Rye Bread

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes and serve in bread.

  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ½ Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Green onions (Chop green and white parts)
  • 1 Round loaf rye bread (Not sliced)

Beat first 7 ingredients until smooth; fold in onion and set aside.

Cut top off rye loaf; scoop out center cutting in bite size for dipping.

Dump cheese mixture into bread shell; place on platter with bread pieces to serve.


BEST VEGETABLE DIP EVER

  • ¼ Cup toasted almonds
  • 3 Cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Cups mayonnaise

COMBINE all ingredients in food processor; process JUST until blended.


CHILI CHEESE BEAN DIP RECIPE

  • 1 Pound hamburger (Brown, drain)
  • 1 Small chopped onion (Cook with hamburger)
  • 1 Package chili mix
  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • 8 Ounces sour cream
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) chili beans
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Cream sour cream and cream cheese; spread over bottom of 9X13 baking pan.

Combine hamburger onion mixture and chili mix; stir in beans and tomatoes.

Spread over the cheese mixture; spread Cheddar cheese over the top.

Bake for 10 minutes; serve with tortilla chips.


HOT SOUTH OF THE BORDER DIP RECIPE

  • 1 Can (15 ounces) chili sauce
  • 2 Packages (8 ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 Green onions tops chopped

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Heat the chili in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Press the softened cream cheese in the bottom of 1 ½ cup casserole baking dish.

Pour hot chili over the top of cream cheese; sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Remove from oven and top with chopped green onions.

Serve hot with tortilla chips.


COLD AVOCADO DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dips like this avocado recipe.

  • 1 Pound shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Cans chopped green chilies
  • 2 finely chopped shallots
  • 2 Mashed avocados
  • Salt/ pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Combine and blend well all ingredients EXCEPT parsley; chill.

Top with parsley before serving; serve with tortilla chips.


HOT ARTICHOKE AND SPINACH DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with artichokes and spinach.

  • 1 Package frozen spinach (Thawed)
  • 2 Cans (13 ½ ounces each) artichoke hearts (Drain and mash)
  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Drain and squeeze all water from spinach

Combine spinach with remaining ingredients.

Dump mixture into a greased casserole baking dish.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until bubbly. 

Serve with butter crackers or bagel chips.


COLD SOUTHWESTERN DIP RECIPE

Cold Southwestern Dip RecipeCold Southwestern Dip Recipe

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with taco flavoring.

  • 1 Package (8 Ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 Small chopped onion
  • 1 Carton (6 Ounces) guacamole
  • 1 Can (16 Ounces) refried beans
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 Large diced tomatoes (Remove seeds)
  • 1 Can (4 Ounces) ripe olives (Sliced)
  • 1 Can (4 ½ Ounces) green chilies (Drained)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Salt/ pepper to taste

In food processor, process cream cheese and onion until smooth.

Add guacamole, refried beans and taco seasoning; process to blend.

STIR IN the tomato, olives, green chilies and jalapeno until blended.

Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve cold with tortilla chips.

Makes about 6 cups.


HOT ASPARAGUS DIP RECIPE

  • 2 Cans (12 ounces) asparagus spears
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cups mayonnaise
  • 2 Cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese (Divided)
  • 2 Cloves minced garlic
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

½ cup of the Parmesan cheese; set aside for topping.

Drain and chop asparagus in large bowl.

Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, 1 ½ cups of the grated cheese and garlic.

Blend mixture until well blended; season with salt and pepper.

Dump mixture into a baking dish; bake 20 to 25 minutes until bubbly; 

Remove from oven; sprinkle with reserved ½ cup Parmesan cheese.

Serve hot with toasted bread chips.


HOT CRAB DIP RECIPE

  • 1 Package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 Can (7 ounces) king crab
  • 1/8 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine

NOTE: This recipe is best if made in an electric pot so it can be kept warm throughout serving.

Combine all ingredients except wine in pan.

Stir over low heat until cheese melts.

Add wine and serve hot; serve with potato chips or bread dippers.


COLD CREAMY ROQUEFORT DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dips for serving with vegetables.

  • ½ cup crumbled Roquefort cheese
  • 1 Package (3 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon wine vinegar
  • ½ Cup sour cream

In mixing bowl beat Roquefort cheese and cream cheese until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients and beat well; chill for at least 2 hours.

Serve with carrot and celery sticks and other veggies.


COLD SMOKED SALMON DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with salmon.

  • 1 Can (6 ounces) salmon
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke seasoning
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Combine all ingredients except parsley in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth.

Sprinkle with parsley and serve with bread chips, crackers, bagel chips etc.


COLD SHRIMP SALAD DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip with Asian flair.

  • 1 Cup small shrimp
  • 1 Cup water chestnuts
  • 1 Teaspoon minced green onion
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons soy sauce

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and soy in mixing bowl.

Beat mixture until well blended and smooth.

Add shrimp, water chestnuts and green onions to the cheese mixture.

Blend mixture well; serve with crackers.


HOT DAYTON DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes like one from my home.

  • 2 Pounds sausage (1 pound mild; 1 pound hot)
  • 1 Can (13 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 Pounds Velveeta cheese
  • 1 Jar (4 ounces) chopped pimiento (Drain)
  • Tabasco sauce to taste

NOTE: After browning sausage combining in a slow cooker works well to keep the dip warm.

Brown sausage in skillet; drain off excess drippings.

Over low heat melt cream cheese and Velveeta in pot with milk stirring constantly.

Add to the pot pimiento, Tabasco sauce and cooked sausage.

Cook over low JUST until well heated (Not bubbly) stirring occasionally.

Serve with nachos.


COLD SHOE PEG DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with vegetables.

  • 1 Can (16 ounces) shoe peg corn (Drain)
  • 1 Medium tomato (Chop)
  • ½ Medium green bell pepper (Chop)
  • 3 Green onions (Chop)
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper (Chop)
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 Package (3 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Salt/ pepper to taste

Combine corn, tomato, pepper, onion, jalapeno and lemon pepper.

Refrigerate vegetables for 1 hour or longer to chill.

Cream together cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Add cold vegetables to the creamed mixture; stir to blend well.

Season dip with salt and pepper; serve with wheat crackers or tortilla dippers.


COLD BLUE CHEESE FRUIT DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip for fruit; especially good with pears.

  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ Cup crumbled blue cheese

In a small mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, honey, lemon juice and ginger.

Stir in the blue cheese until blended; cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Serve with fresh sliced fruit; makes 1 ½ cups.


COLD CRANBERRY FRUIT DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with cranberries.

  • 1 TUB (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cup corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ Cup light sour cream
  • 1 Cup cranberries (Chop fine)
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel

In a small mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, corn syrup and sugar until fluffy.

Blend in the sour cream; fold in cranberries and orange peel.

Refrigerate until serving; serve with fruit pieces or shortbread cookies.


HOT DRIED BEEF PECAN DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes flavored with beef and pecans.

  • 1 Jar (2 ½ ounces) dried beef (Chop fine)
  • 2 Tablespoons onion flakes
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic flakes
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper (Chop fine)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup pecans (Chop coarsely)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

In mixing bowl combine first 8 ingredients and mix well; set aside.

Sauté the pecans lightly in melted butter; blend into the bowl mixture.

Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish; bake 20 minutes.

Serve hot with crackers or tortilla chips.


COLD RADISH CREAM CHEESE DIP RECIPE

Learn how to make cream cheese dip recipes with amazing flavor.

  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ Teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of paprika
  • ¼ Cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 Cup finely chopped radishes

Combine first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl; beat until smooth.

Stir in the onion and radishes; serve with chips or crackers.


HOT BACON AND SWISS DIP

  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 8 Slices crisp bacon crumbled

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Swiss and onion; spread in 9 inch microwave dish.

MICROWAVE on high 4 minutes; spread with bacon and serve with pita chips.


WARM CRAB DIP RECIPE

  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Can (6 ½ ounces) crabmeat
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • ½ Teaspoon cream style horseradish
  • Salt/pepper
  • Sliced almonds

Preheat oven at 375F degrees.

Cream cheese and milk; add remaining ingredients and blend.

Spoon into baking dish and top with almonds; bake 15 minutes and serve.

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