Lunchtime poll – how you dippin'?
February 4th, 2011
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I put my hand upon your hip
When I dip you dip we dip
You put your hand upon my hip
When you dip I dip we dip...

Aaaaand that's all of that song we can print without getting all NC-17 on you, but seriously - mmmmm, dip. Truth be told, we're more Puppy Bowl than Super Bowl 'round Eatocracy HQ, but we'll gladly get our gridiron on if it means getting to dive face-first into a vat full of dippy goodness.

Despite all the press releases we're fielding about new, revolutionary, ground-breaking, earth-shattering, life-changing, chef-crafted, fat-free, artisanalsustainableorganic dip recipes, we tend to stick with the classics. Kat gets her Knorr Spinach on, while Sarah takes a lap in the guacamole bowl.

How ya getting your dip on this Sunday?

Previously – Richard Blais gets all Mr. Wizard on some Buffalo bleu

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  1. Beverly Donaldson

    Good & Healthy !
    Veggie Dip: 1/2 cup boiling water, add 2 beef boullion cubes, 2 pkgs low fat Philidelphia Cream Cheese (room temp), mix until smooth using mixer on low speed. Add 1-2 bunches green onions chopped and add to cream cheese mix. Best if made night before. Assortment of veggies. Really terrific.

    February 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • jillmarie

      Yummy! I'd try your idea, but use veggie broth cubes instead. I love scallions in cream cheese.

      February 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

    1 jar of salsa 1 large container of sour cream 1 spoonful of mayo Mix altogether and enjoy with Fritos

    February 5, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  3. Allison

    What's up with the dis on hummus? If you have ever been to a Pita Jungle in Phoenix and had the roasted red pepper or Jalepeno cilantro chicken hummus there you would change your tune. Dip is dip, what's with the dip bigotry? Is it a hate for healthy or a hate for international dip that isn't mexican? I thought this was an eatocracy?!?! Now it is a jaded ballot.

    February 5, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  4. See

    The best 7-layer dip I ever tried had a package of Taco mix stirred into the sour cream before that layer is put in the 7-layers. Try'll be AMAZED and everyone will eat up your 7-layer dip. Make 2!!!

    February 5, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • Jennifer

      I agree – 7-layer dip with taco mix stirred into the sour cream is definitely the best. Check out for a great 7-layer dip recipe. (

      February 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  5. Kirsten

    hot asiago dip:

    February 5, 2011 at 10:17 am |
  6. Kim

    Cajun smoked salmon dip

    February 5, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  7. jennifer

    BLT Dip. 1c mayo. 1c miracle whip. 1lb cooked bacon. 2 lg tomatoes diced Very easy to make, once bacon is cooked & drained crumble & add to the rest of ingredients. Add salt & pepper if desired. Serve with Fritos scoop or chips. We have even tried it with crackers. Its an awesome dip!

    February 5, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  8. Charlotte

    Definitely guacamole, but only if it is made properly. Meaning 1) no dairy crap – guacamole does NOT have sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise or any other milk product. That isn't guacamole, it's dip that has avocado in it. 2) Not overprocessed to the consistency of baby poop. Should be very chunky with easily identifiable hunks of avocado, pieces of tomato and onion. 3) It isn't supposed to be hot. So don't put a bunch of chile in it – just a touch. 4) Use a lime, not a lemon 5) the Cilantro – like everything else in it – must be fresh. And of course the avocados must be the haas type!

    February 5, 2011 at 9:21 am |
  9. Claire

    The best guacamole: Mash but leave some small chunks of avacado, squeeze a little fresh lemon, dice purple onion and tomato, add can of Ortega diced green chilies. Of course there's the old standby of avacado, squeeze lemon, cream cheese and garlic power. Do not use mayo in place of cream cheese because it doesn't even come close and is far from authenticity. You'd never get mayo in guacamole in Mexico. I know.

    February 5, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • Charlotte

      You'd never get cream cheese in real guacamole either, nor would they use something as horrible as garlic powder. Fresh chopped garlic.

      February 5, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  10. PCA

    I make my own queso – velveeta, green chilis and tomatoes (Rotel), more diced green chilis, a grated onion and stewed tomatoes! Yummy!

    February 5, 2011 at 7:36 am |
    • Charlotte

      Try using real cheese instead of petroleum products and it will taste a lot better!

      February 5, 2011 at 9:22 am |
  11. Katherine W.

    I have to admit, I LOVE the onion dip on the Lipton Onion Soup box. 1 pint sour cream, one envelope of onion soup, mix well and refrigerate. Mix a day or two before the event. I usually will finish this off myself over the course of a week. I can't help it. I hope everyone has fun with the dips and the super bowl!

    February 5, 2011 at 4:01 am |
    • misriveria

      I like the Knorrs dried leek soup mix better. Its milder really delish.

      February 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  12. Doritoman

    why is there no Rotel option??? it is not your regular queso ..its rotel

    February 5, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  13. Rick

    try the new ruffles hot wings potatoe chips...not bad...wife eats them with ranch, i prefer good ole rotel!!

    February 5, 2011 at 2:56 am |
  14. SouthernSomeone

    Ooh how I love me some crab dip!

    February 5, 2011 at 1:41 am |
  15. Jam

    Good ideas for dip guys we might try some of these ideas for superbowl sunday.

    February 5, 2011 at 12:08 am |
  16. r

    All right! I even dip my pancakes in guacamole!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  17. Lisa

    Creamed Chip Beef dip! Awesome, and if any if left over (usually none) you add a bit o milk and serve it over toast for breakfast!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  18. polishsausage

    it sounds like buffalo chicken dip should have been on the list

    February 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  19. I put my blank inside your blank

    Chamblis Priebus!!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  20. Katie

    Buffalo chicken dip all the way!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  21. Dizzyd

    I love ALL dips, but esp. GUACAMOLE!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  22. Mark L.

    This is FOOTBALL. How can nacho cheese be in last place?

    February 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  23. steeler fan

    smash not mash 2 avacados with out pit
    add cottage cheese
    mix and eat with fritos


    February 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  24. Shazza

    -BLT Dip-
    1 c Mayonnaise
    1 cup sour cream
    tomato cut up into bite size pieces
    1lb bacon, fried until crispy, cool then break into pieces

    Mix all above and chill
    Serve with Hawaiian Sweet Bread

    February 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm |

    Taco Dip
    1 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
    1 pkg Taco Mix (in packet)
    1 onion chopped
    shredded lettuce
    2 tomatoes chopped
    2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    Mix Cream Cheese & Taco Mix and form an oval on a large tray
    cover with tomatoes, then onions, then lettuce and finally cheese.
    Easiest to eat with Taco Dippers – they are firmer than regular tacos

    February 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  26. Michelle

    I love all dips, but how is spinach & artichoke dip not on this list?! I can barely control myself when I see it on menu!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm |

    fav dip would be that red seal chew'n tobaky

    February 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  28. Heather

    I also love the Buffalo chicken dip, baked, or in the crock pot. So yummy... And you can make it as hot, or not as you like!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  29. Mildred

    All of the above- depending on the occasion, how I feel, and what's available.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  30. Caroline

    Never heard of Buffalo Ranch Chicken dip before. Sounds good, will try it out for the game on Sunday. And to answer the original question...all of the above. GO PACKERS!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  31. Texas Pete

    Not to nitpick but aren't Queso and nacho cheese pretty much the same thing? Besides, they forgot the best dip of them all, chili.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  32. B.J. Buchanan

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 lb. hot breakfast sausage
    1 small box Velveeta Mexican Cheese
    1 Regular Jar Medium Pace Picante Chunky Salsa
    -Brown ground beef and sausage in skillet. Drain and put into a Crockpot.
    -Cut cheese into cubes and add to crockpot
    -Add Pace Picante to Crockpot and stir.
    -Cook on high for two hours and serve with Tortilla Chips, DELICIOUS!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
    • Dewey

      I will try your dip. I have a recipe so similar.
      1 lb spicy sausage
      1 lb cream cheese
      1 small can rotel diced tomatoes
      -brown sausage, drain and press out grease on paper towel.
      – warm cream cheese in same pan until runny.
      -add tomatoes to cream cheese, stir in
      -add sausage, mix, move to crock pot.
      I hope you like this as much as i hope i like yours. Thanks for the idea.

      February 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
  33. Melissa

    All of the above.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  34. Marla

    Here's my Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe:
    8 ounces cream cheese or 8 ounces neufatchel cheese, softened
    1/2 cup bleu cheese salad dressing
    1/2 cup Frank's red hot sauce, louisanna sauce
    1/2-1 cup monterey jack cheese or 1/2-1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    3/4 lb cooked chicken breast, chopped
    48 wonton wrappers
    Mix it up and cook at 375 for about 20 minutes until its hot and bubbly. Alternately, I also use this recipe to make Buffalo Chicken Won Tons – add 48 Won Ton wrappers to the ingredients. I put the wrappers in a mini muffin tin, fill each one with about 1 tbsp of the dip, then bake for about 20 minutes, until the won tons get crispy. Delish!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Yendi

      Marla I love the idea of the won ton wrappers filled with buffalo much easier on the guests to pick up! Will try that with my buffalo dip next party. :)

      February 7, 2011 at 12:09 am |
  35. silly philly

    Frank's Red Hot sauce Buffalo Chicken dip, w/jack/mozz/cheddar subbed in for bleu cheese (recipe on Franks' site). (bleu cheese dressing here is okay but chunks not so much)
    Rueben Dip–cream cheese, pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut & 1000 Island blended and heated, on rye cocktail bread (or anything really!) If you like Ruebens it's great–if not, make something else, but please don't tell me how much "better" it would be w/out 'kraut or the dressing ;)

    February 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  36. alr

    I've made this a number of times and it's always a huge hit. I find that it's best served with the big Frito dippers but that's just personal preference.

    Buffalo ranch chicken dip

    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
    Franks Red Hot sauce to taste–more if you like it spicy, less if you don't
    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    2 cans chunk chicken breast in Water, drained


    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
    mix in salad dressing, Frank's red hot sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.
    Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  37. Stephanie C.

    My friend makes a mean Buffalo Chicken Dip – it's a staple at our parties! I'm bringing a cheesy bacon dip. It's a Rachel Ray recipe and a HUGE crowd pleaser.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  38. Truth@KAT, SLT

    "Get on the floor like I said before
    y’all remember that down low "

    February 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  39. Amayda

    All of the above, depending on mood. :) Crab, guacamole, creamy, salsa and hummus in that order.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
    • ColleenGT

      Have you tried guacamole hummus? Delish!

      February 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  40. Lee

    Cottage cheese dip – sounds funky but well loved by family and friends:
    1 container cottage cheese
    approx 3/4 c mayo
    1 T minced garlic – more if you like garlic
    Mix together and let set in fridge for few hours.
    great with chips and veggies both.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  41. SweetCakes

    Reuben dip. Ummmmmmmm. Serve it w/rye bread and crackers. Divine.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  42. DaisyGirl

    Gotta be all of the above – yes, even Hummus!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  43. Justme1983

    My signature dip...
    1lb of sausage browned and drained. Combine it with one 8 oz block of cream cheese and a can of Original Rotel Tomatoes in a skillet let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, so easy and yummy!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  44. RichardHead

    I'm gonna rub Bleu cheese dip ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL over my body!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
    • Snowbunny@RH

      and WD is gonna lick it off? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  45. Queen of Everything

    Now I'm going to have to try and find my Chicken Enchilada Dip recipe.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  46. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    I feed my dog all my salsa, queso, and beans first. I then wait 14 minutes until it's all been regurgitated on the living room carpet by said dog, preferably next to the cat. Then, I help myself to a steaming pile of melted cheese and viscous bean dip. No microwaving needed! Much safer for you. Isn't a dog's mouth supposed to be cleaner than ours? Well, it's stomach must be even cleaner with all that digestive juice! MMMMMMM!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • esmiranda

      I have a feeling you would LOVE haggis.

      February 5, 2011 at 2:08 am |
    • See


      February 5, 2011 at 10:52 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        I wish I could have seen your face.

        February 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
      • DAT67

        @See – it's call trolling.

        February 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
    • Lucy

      Ok, I don't know what was funnier, the screen name or the post. Literal LOL

      February 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  47. Snowbunny

    Chip dip, dill dip, taco dip, cheese dip, salsa and queso! YYYUUUMMM!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  48. Erin

    No all of the above option?

    February 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • shreeves

      Yeah, I want the "all of the above" option, too!

      February 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
    • workingmom40

      My thoughts exactly, can't decide. I think dip should be a food group!!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  49. JBJ_from the Casa

    I am wanting to try a new one this year...buffalo chicken dip! I've read that it is really good and tastes like buffalo wings on a cracker without getting the wing sauce all under your nails. :)

    February 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      That does sound good. Are you going to post said recipe??

      February 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
      • JBJ_from the Casa@Jerv

        I found it at, good reviews and looks pretty easy! I have never tried it, so I'm going on what the posters said there...

        February 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
      • Jerv@JBJ

        Thank you JBJ.

        February 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
      • JAC

        The recipe at the Frank's Hot Sauce site is the best that I've tried.

        February 5, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • InterestedReader

      The original has a ton of fat and calories, so if you're looking to trim that a little, you can use nonfat ranch dressing and non fat cream cheese. It tastes just as good and you don't end up having a layer of grease on top after it is baked. Good luck with your dip!

      February 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • esmiranda

        I can do lowfat – neufchatel cheese, light ranch dressing – but I just can't do non-fat. There is a weird, chalky off taste to most non-fat products that tends to make eating them unpleasant. So I use lowfat products, and watch my portion sizes. I will do baked chips though, both potato chips and corn chips. I actually like baked chips the best, they're not all oily like regular chips. And I love dipping celery sticks and cucumber slices. Love em!

        February 5, 2011 at 2:02 am |
      • Saffron F., CVG

        Actually, I like the yogurt ranch dressing just as low fat as the low fat but without the weird vinegary aftertaste... it works awesome for buffalo wing dip, I did it last night and none of my hubby's buddies noticed.

        February 7, 2011 at 8:56 am |
    • Reds

      I do mine in the crock pot so it stays warm. It's soooooooooo easy. I serve it with celery and tostitos scoops.

      February 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • Joe

      That stuff ROCKS! My neighbor made it a few years ago and my wife go the recipe. Forget the game and forget the commercials...Super Bowl Sunday is all about this dip! Scoops chips work best!

      February 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • kat

      Oh man, this was going to be what I added – it is awesome!

      February 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
    • Nicole

      Buffalo Chicken Dip....BEST ONE!


      2 chicken breast halves
      1 teaspoon olive oil
      1 stalk celery, finely diced
      1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
      3/4 cup blue cheese dressing
      3/4 cup ranch dressing
      1/3 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
      1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


      Place chicken breasts in a large saucepan; cover with water. Boil
      until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from water, and cool.
      Pull meat from bones and skin. Shred meat and reserve.
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
      Heat olive oil in large skillet. Stir in celery; cook until soft. Mix
      in the cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, cheese and ranch dressing. Cook
      and stir until smooth and creamy. Stir in the shredded chicken and hot
      sauce. Spoon mixture into an 8×8 baking dish.

      Bake in preheated oven until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

      February 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • Vickie

        Buffalo Chicken Dip would be my favorite right now. But I don't do blue cheese ... so I just stick with ranch dressing in my recipe. YUMMO!

        February 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    • misriveria

      I have had the buffalo chicken dip and it is great. Ritz crackers go well with it.

      February 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Leslie

      I'm from Buffalo...that dip is the best!!!!

      February 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • dip

      made that buffalo chicken dip tonight for the first time. It was super easy and very tasty!

      February 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
    • Yendi

      We had buffalo dip and it is awesome. I think it was originally a Frank's Hot Sauce recipe.
      We use:
      16oz cream cheese, 8oz Ranch, (OR 8oz. Blue Cheese dressing) & 1 cup of cayenne sauce like (Tabasco or Frank's) & 8oz shredded Parmesan (OR 8oz shredded cheese of your choice) mix until smooth.
      Then added 2lbs. shredded cooked chicken.(Note – you can use canned chicken if you like) Blend well.
      Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray and bake @ 350 for 20-30 minutes until the center is HOT. Serve in a small crock pot with a plate of celery, chicken biscuit crackers and xtra blue cheese crumbles.

      February 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
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