We’re getting ready for the Big Game this week with lots of cheesy bites to feed even the hungriest team. No game day party is complete without a cheesy, creamy dip, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes and our fool-proof tips for creating your own dip with your favorite cheeses and add ins.
Create your own party dip with these 5 easy steps:
1. Whip up a 2-ingredient base
Whether you’re making a hot or cold dip, start with this two-ingredient base:
- 8 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Beat in medium bowl with electric mixer.
2. Add your favorite Wisconsin cheese (or three)
Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of shredded or crumbled Wisconsin cheese. For bold flavor, choose cheeses like asiago, blue, feta, parmesan or pepper jack. Or keep it on the milder side with colby or swiss.
For dips served hot, include a good melting cheese like cheddar, gouda, havarti, monterey jack or mozzarella.
3. Customize with add ins
Mix in about 1 1/2 cups of cooked meat (chicken, bacon, ham, salami, sausage), vegetables (onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives, artichokes) and/or fruit (apple, pineapple, dried cherries or cranberries).
4. Season your creation
Add flavor with hot sauce, mustard, red chile flakes, garlic or fresh herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, parsley, thyme). Don’t forget the salt and pepper!
5. Bake or chill
For hot dips, bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
For cold dips, cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to develop.
Ready to dip? Mix up your own custom creation or try one of crowd-pleasing recipes, all perfect for game day!
Hot Crab & Asiago Dip – Wisconsin asiago cheese and Old Bay seasoning pack this baked crab dip with flavor. Fresh celery adds a great crunch!
Cheesy Caramelized Onion Dip – How do you improve the classic onion dip? Use creamy Wisconsin fontina.
Smoky Blue Cheese, Bacon & Water Chestnut Dip – Start with a super easy candied bacon. Smoked Wisconsin blue cheese takes it over the top!
Need more dip ideas for the big game? Check out our cheesy dip recipe collection.