I got my yummy dip recipe from my friend, Andrea, probably 10 years ago and since then I have probably put it on my blog two or three other times. It is a very popular dip recipe and everyone is always asking me to bring it to parties, barbecues, showers, potlucks etc.
I am not sure what the real name of this dip is, but for as long as I can remember my friends and I have called it Crack Dip because it is so addictive ... like crack. It is our party drug of choice.
I made it this past weekend for a friend's barbecue and here is the recipe step by step including pictures.
First you will need two 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
I prefer Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese and the full-fat kind. No fat free for this recipe. That goes for everything else too. Full fat! Andrea told me she tried to make it with fat-free ingredients once, but it turned out too runny. This dip needs to be fairly thick.
Blend the cream cheese - it helps to let it sit out at room temp for a while.
Then add 16 ounces of Sour Cream. My choice is Daisy.
Next add 16 ounces of Salsa. I prefer Pace Chunky Salsa in Medium.
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND
Finally add in 8 ounces of Shredded Cheddar (I prefer sharp cheddar).
The cheese is the final step so make sure everything is completely blended.
It tastes better than it actually looks in this picture. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.
It helps if you have 2 Junior Chefs like Roxie and Noodles!
So in a nutshell:
*16 ounces of cream cheese (not the fat-free kind)
*16 ounces of sour cream (again, not the fat-free kind)
*16 ounces of salsa (the chunky Pace kind is the best)
*8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
Blend together the cream cheese, sour cream and salsa with an electric mixer until it is smooth & well blended. Add shredded cheese & stir in.
Chill and then serve with tortilla chips or veggies