Dip Essentials: Awesome Versatile Cheese Dip

Andy Anderson !


This is a great dip for your holiday table, and can be made several days in advance.

I call this a holiday dip, because I make it a lot during the holidays; however, you can make this dip any old time of the year. Your guests will love it.

So, add a bit more feta, or less... add more lemon juice, or less. That's what makes this dip so versatile.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 oz
    feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, room temperature
  • 1 clove
    baked garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • ·
    chopped nuts (i like pistachios) for a garnish

How to Make Dip Essentials: Awesome Versatile Cheese Dip


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef’s Tip: Feta is a salty cheese, if you choose to leave it out, then add about 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the recipe before mixing.
  4. Chuck all the ingredients into a food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  5. Use 1-second pulses until the ingredients are fully combined.
  6. Add to a serving bowl, and let the dip “chill out” in the fridge for an hour before serving.
  8. Garnish with chopped nuts (if using), and serve with crusty bread or crackers. Enjoy.
  9. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dip Essentials: Awesome Versatile Cheese Dip

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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