Basic Dip (and several more dips), Food for 50

Basic Dip (and Several More Dips), Food For Recipe 50

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Megan Stewart


I have a recipe app on my computer with tons of recipes in the program. This one was in a Food for 50 book, and I liked that it had so many options to alter the dip. I haven't tried them, but figured it would be easy to make in camp!


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How to Make Basic Dip (and several more dips), Food for 50


  1. Mix cream cheese until softened, using a flat beater.
    Add sour cream. Mix until smooth. Add ingredients for variations from following chart. Mix until evenly distributed. Chill quickly (within 4 hours) to below 41°F.
  2. Summer Fruit
    (Delete cream cheese)
    8 oz brown sugar or honey
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    Serve with: fresh fruit
  3. Seafood
    8 oz cooked shrimp, clam, or crab, finely chopped
    1 oz dry onion soup mix
    2 oz chili sauce
    1 1/2 Tbsp horseradish
    Serve with: crackers, toasted party bread
  4. Picante
    (Delete sour cream, increase cream cheese to 2 lb)
    8 oz salsa (see Notes)
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 oz stuffed olives, shopped
    Serve with: tortilla chips, nacho chips, fresh vegetables, spread for canapés

    More salsa may be added to Picante for a thinner dip
  5. Italian
    1 1/2 oz dry Italian salad dressing mix
    1/2 oz snipped fresh parsley
    Serve with: fresh vegetables
  6. Dill
    1 1/2 Tbsp chopped onion
    1 Tbsp dill weed
    1 1/2 tsp Beau Monde seasoning
    Serve with: fresh vegetables
  7. Creamy Onion
    2 oz dry onion soup mix
    1/2 ox snipped fresh parsley or chives
    Serve with: chips
  8. Creamy Herb
    1/4 cup fresh onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
    1/4 cup chives, chopped
    1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    Serve with: fresh vegetables
  9. Blue Cheese
    8 oz blue cheese, crumbled
    1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
    1 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
    Serve with: crackers, fresh vegetables, chips
  10. Avacado
    (guacamole) (see Notes)
    (Delete cream cheese; reduce sour cream to 8 oz)
    1 lb 8 oz avacado pulp
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    3 oz onion, finely chopped
    2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    8 oz fresh tomatoes, diced
    Serve with: tortilla chips, nacho chips

    Chunky avacado dip may be made by deleting sour cream and using 2 lb cubed fresh avacados

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About Basic Dip (and several more dips), Food for 50

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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