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12 Homemade Dip Recipes That Use Cream Cheese


No need to save these cream cheese dip recipes for parties and potlucks. You can make any these delicious recipes as part of a home cooked meal by adding lots of fresh fruits and veggies, pretzels, tortilla chips, and bread slices.

Break out of the ordinary popcorn and crispy potato chips by serving the perfect dip. Gather the whole family in front of the TV for movie night and start dipping into some of these tasty dip recipes. If there's any leftover, bring to work the next day in an airtight container with a baggie of crunchy vegetables.

What is Cream Cheese Dip?

Cream cheese dips almost always have a quick prep time. They look beautiful in a variety of serving bowls that you may not get to use too often! Substitute Greek yogurt for cream cheese to tweak the recipe to work with many diets.

To always be "dip ready", make sure to keep a variety of crackers, pretzels, chips, veggies, and toastable breads. If you're a sweet dip fan, harder cookies and any fruit will work!


How To Store Cream Cheese Dips

Remember to put a date on a larger batch of your cream cheese dip and store in an airtight container for easy snacking. Always add a fresh garnish, like chives or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, every time you serve.

Block-style cream cheese is the only type you'll want to use for these cream cheese dip recipes. Whipped or spreadable types don't work the same. Plus, block cheese is always cheaper!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip 

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. Serve with chips and celery stalks. You can adjust the spice level on this dip served hot or at room temp.

Get the recipe here from The Forked Spoon.


Pretzel Ring Beer and Cheese Mustard Dip 

This recipe calls for cheddar cheese and cream cheese, pale ale, Dijon mustard, and garlic. The presentation is a winner by surrounding it with small soft pretzels. 

Get the recipe here from Delish

Classic Spinach and Cream Cheese Dip

Spinach, cream cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing. Spinach dip is always demolished at any gathering. Cream cheese. mayonnaise and sour cream give it the ultimate creamy base. Red pepper flakes add a punch of flavor. And there's spinach galore. Therefore, I count this as just a vegetable.

Get the recipe here from Julie Blanner.


Hatch Green Chile and Artichokes Dip

Roasted hatch green chili peppers, canned artichokes, cumin, smoked cheddar, and cream cheese will have your dipping guests wondering exactly what they're devouring! The flavors are unique and come together to make this bubbling hot dip something out of the ordinary.

Get the recipe here from Burrata and Bubbles.

Mexican Hot Chicken and Cheese Dip

Canned chunks of chicken, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, and (of course) hot sauce, cook together into a hot mess of the best kind. Make sure to have an extra bag of tortilla chips around to dip into this addictive concoction.

Get the recipe here from Mama Rocks the Kitchen.


Crockpot Bacon Cheese Dip

Say the word "crockpot" and I'm standing by ready with a giant spoon for whatever is cooking! A crockpot is a match made in heaven. Easy serving and one-pot cleanup. You can use store-bought pre-cooked bacon for this one to make it really easy! No one will ever know. Ground mustard and Worcestershire sauce give it a hearty flavor while the half & half adds extra creaminess on top of the cream cheese.

Get the recipe here from Crock Pot Ladies

Hot & Cheesy Cajun Crab Dip

This is so good it's almost a religious experience. Especially since the recipe starts out with the Holy Trinity of onions, green pepper, and celery. No need to saute! They cook right inside the oven with the cream cheese, cheese, and crab meat.

Get the recipe here from Biscuits and Burlap.


Toasted Almond and Swiss Cheese Dip

This is a true foodie dip in my opinion. Unusual ingredients like toasted almonds and Swiss cheese are a breakaway from the standard (but still delicious!) cheddar or mozzarella. A bit of nutmeg brings it together in this super savory dip served hot with baguette rounds.

Get the recipe here from Ashcroft Family Table.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Dip

Two ingredients are all you need. Smoked salmon and cream cheese are two of God's gifts to this world. Just combine the two and make sure to let the cream cheese soften at room temperature for an hour before serving. Sprinkle with chives, green onion, or dill. The natural dipping partner to this would be bagel chips but any sturdy dipper works. Serve with cucumber salad and lean back and enjoy.

Get the recipe here from Beyond the Chicken Coop.


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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Dip Recipe

Butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, a little flour, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Basically, you'll be dipping into a cookie! Spread this sweetened cream cheese on fruit, cookies, or try slices of toasted angel food cake. Grab a sturdy biscotti and a cup of hot coffee for an afternoon break from the world. Grownups and kids alike will love this fun sweet diversion from a savory dip.

Get the recipe here from Something Swanky.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Three easy ingredients and a new way to use your jar of marshmallow fluff! You'll need softened cream cheese, fluff, and strawberry-flavored yogurt. Blend and dip any fresh fruit, chocolate cookies, peanut brittle, or pretzels. Warning: This dip is not dentist-approved. Please brush responsibly.


Get the recipe here from Yummly.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Christmas Dip

This cream cheese dip recipe will make your whole house smell delicious because of the stovetop preparation. Cooked-down cranberries, sugar, apricot jam, and pecans poured over cream cheese give you a texture explosion. To get some green color for that Christmas motif, add chopped pistachio or even jalapeño slices!

Get the recipe here from Salty Side Dish.

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