A million dollar dip taste like a million dollars, but costs you so little time and money to make. This easy 5-minute recipe for the perfect tailgate party dip will certainly be a star. Cheesy, salty, and not to mention, absolutely, positively addicting. I can finish a pack of crackers in one sitting when this dip is around me. With a crowd, they can barely get enough. Extra servings are almost always required.
You don’t need a culinary degree to master this million dollar dip recipe. It’s so easy, you can memorize the recipe just like that. Don’t let the name fool you. The ingredients here are so basic, you’d think we’re joking. Nope. We don’t joke about such a valuable party asset. We’re simply spreading the knowledge.
We all love house parties and entertaining guests. Planning the party itself can be a lot of work, with decorating and invites and so many other tasks. Party snacks doesn’t have to be complicated, just check out this list of our best party appetizers:
- Easy Chicken and Guac
- Cheese Stuffed Pork Meatball
- Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Feta Appetizer
- Cranberry and Sage Appetizer
- Mini Spinach Bread Bowls
For a delicious dip to be so simple and fuss free, we’re wondering why we don’t have parties all the time. This million dollar recipe will upgrade your get-together to a luxury cocktail party in 5 minutes. No more last minute worries about not having anything to serve. So, bring out your crackers, veggies, and toasted bread. We’re ready for this dip.
WHAT IS MILLION DOLLAR DIP?
The million dollar dip is also called the Neiman-Marcus dip. What does this dip have to do with a luxury department store? This delicious concoction used to be served at the Zodiac Room, a signature restaurant at Neiman Marcus. This recipe was created by Helen Corbitt when she joined Neiman Marcus as their Food Services Director. It’s a basic dip perfect for entertainment, parties, or, just for yourself. With mayo as the base, this mix of cheese, bacon, garlic, and green onion is simply genius. Today, it’s definitely a favorite at any party.
MILLION DOLLAR DIP INGREDIENTS
This dip has gotten all of the right flavors: creamy, spicy, and salty. The ingredients you’ll need for a luxury experience are as follows:
- 8 oz of whipped cream cheese
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 cups of shredded colby jack cheese
- 5 chopped green onions
- 1 cube of frozen crushed garlic
- ½ cup of chopped bacon
For this recipe, we added whipped cream cheese to give it more body and creaminess. The original recipe also calls for toasted almond slivers sprinkled on top.
You can add as you like, because some people may be allergic. Another great garnish for serving is crispy, crunchy bacon bits on top. You can also use any cheese you prefer. I’ve tried shredded sharp cheddar in this dip to give it a bit of a bite. Feel free to be creative! It’ll turn out just as great because it’s so simple.
HOW TO MAKE MILLION DOLLAR DIP
The taste of a million bucks will cost you…almost no time at all! Life is complicated enough, your appetizer or snack doesn’t have to be. This dip will take a mere 5 minutes to make.
First, take a large bowl and add in all your ingredients. Then, mix, mix, mix! Make sure that everything is mixed evenly. Then, move it into a dip bowl. Before serving, I also like to garnish with a little more cheese, bacon bits, or chopped green onions.
And…that’s it! Serve your million dollar dip immediately with your favorite snack dip
WHAT TO SERVE WITH MILLION DOLLAR DIP
What do you serve with the million dollar dip? Anything, really!
Whatever goes with a dip, goes with this one! Chips, crackers, veggies, or bread are all so amazing with this addicting spread. Anything with a satisfying crunch would go well with your dip! I like toasting some fresh french bread or foccacia to serve next to my dip when I’m entertaining. When I’m bringing this for a potluck, I make a large crudites platter with bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and other yummy veggies with this dip as the star of the show. You’re going to wonder how entertaining got so easy! The most basic options are your typical salty snacks: saltine crackers, tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, etc. Those will never go wrong.
If you ran out of things to dip, never fear. This is a multipurpose dish! To let you in on a little secret, sometimes I make sandwiches with these dips. I use them as a spread on the bread and add in my sandwich fillings. This just adds so much extra yumminess to a simple sandwich. Now, it’s a million dollar sandwich! The kids love having these for lunch too! I also make chicken or tuna salad with this dip, which also goes great as a wrap! See, this isn’t just for parties.
HOW TO STORE MILLION DOLLAR DIP
So how do you store leftover dip, or make this dip ahead of time? Just as you would store anything else. Once you’ve transferred your dip into its container, cover your bowl of dip with plastic wrap. You can also skip the plastic wrap by using a container with a sealable lid.
Then, straight into the fridge it goes! It can last up to two days in the fridge, but I’m sure it’ll be gone before then.
From my experience, maybe you should make a few extra serving of this dip, just in case. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Million Dollar Cream Cheese and Garlic Dip
If you need a delicious and easy appetizer to make for your friends and family, then this Million Dollar Cream Cheese and Garlic Dip is the recipe for you!
All you need is 5 minutes and a few ingredients to make something that everyone will LOVE! Find the kids and ask them to help... it's so simple they could even make this recipe for you! No cooking involved. Just dump, stir and go.
- 8 oz cream cheese whipped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- 5 green onions chopped
- 1 cube dorot crushed garlic
- 0.5 cup bacon chopped
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir well.
Serve immediately with chips, crackers, or your favorite vegetables.
Can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.
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