Devil’s Dip Recipe: The Ultimate Party Pleaser!
Smoky, spicy, and addictively creamy, there’s nothing quite like a good dip recipe to get a party started. And when it comes to devilishly delicious dips, my Devil’s Dip Recipe takes the cake.
This dip recipe is perfect for Halloween parties or any time you want to bring a little fire to your appetizer spread. Made with a blend of chili powders, creamy cheeses, and tangy sour cream, it’s got just the right balance of heat and coolness to satisfy every craving.
But don’t worry about the spiciness factor – you can easily adjust this recipe to suit your heat preferences. And if you love deviled ham or Mexican dips, you’ll appreciate the slight twist I’ve added to the classic sour cream-based dip.
So gather your com ingredients and start chopping those green onions – it’s time to make a statement at your next shindig with my Devil’s Dip Recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you ready to be introduced to the ultimate party dip recipe? Look no further than the Devil’s Dip Recipe – a creamy, cheesy, and spicy concoction that will make your taste buds tingle with joy.
This dip is the perfect addition to any party or gathering – it’s quick and easy to make, and is guaranteed to impress your guests. With a combination of cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese, this dip has a creamy texture that everyone will love. But its unique spice blend of chili powder, dried chives, and parsley flakes gives it the perfect kick that will keep your guests coming back for more.
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can serve it with classic tortilla chips or mix it up by pairing it with fresh vegetables for a healthier option. It also pairs perfectly with other dishes such as chicken wings or shrimp. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try using it as a topping for baked potatoes or in a burrito bowl – trust me, you won’t regret it.
But don’t just take my word for it – give this devilishly good dip a try at your next party and watch as your guests rave about how delicious it is.
- 8 oz medium cheddar cheese
- 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese
- 8 oz Velveeta® cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup sour cream
Spices and Herbs:
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 4 ounces deviled ham spread
- 2 green onions (chopped)
These are the ingredients you will need to make this flavorful Devil’s Dip recipe. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before starting. You can also plan ahead and make a shopping list to ensure you get everything you need. Don’t be afraid to substitute or add ingredients according to your liking!
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s jump into making this devilishly delicious dip!
Step 1: Mix the Cheeses
In a bowl, mix together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream, and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese until it is well combined.
Step 2: Add the Flavorings
Once the cheese mixture is well combined, add in the following flavorings:
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon of dried chives
- 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything together until well combined.
Step 3: Add the Deviled Ham
Add in one can (4.5 oz) of deviled ham spread to the cheese mixture and stir until it is fully incorporated.
Step 4: Garnish and Serve
Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped green onions or bacon bits. Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, or crudites.
Enjoy your devil’s dip!
Note: This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.
Substitutions and Variations
Some of you may want to experiment with the ingredients, add a little more or less spice, make substitutions or variations to the recipe. Here are some ideas that will help you customize the devil’s dip recipe that suits your taste buds and occasion.
– Cheese: I used medium cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese in this recipe. You may substitute them for other types of cheeses like Colby, pepper jack, or Gouda. You can also make the dip creamier by using Velveeta cheese, cottage cheese or even cream cheese.
– Spices: Chili powder is one of the essential spices that give this dip its kick. However, if you want it spicier, you can add some jalapenos or hot pepper sauce. On the other hand, if you prefer it milder, reduce the amount of chili powder and omit the hot pepper toppings altogether.
– Meat: Deviled ham spread is a popular meat ingredient in this recipe. However, you can substitute it with bacon bits, cooked ground beef or chicken, shrimp or seafood.
– Vegetables: Green onions are a colorful and flavorful addition to this recipe. But you can also use chopped fresh cilantro, parsley flakes, dried chives or a mix of finely diced veggies like onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
– Beans: This recipe already features refried beans as its base layer. But if you want to mix it up with other dips like buffalo chicken dip or Mexican dip, you can replace them with jalapeno bean dip or black bean dip.
– Dessert: If you’re throwing a Halloween party and want an exclusive treat to match your devil’s food cake theme, add some cocoa powder to this recipe for a sweet twist.
Remember that these substitution suggestions are just guidelines; feel free to unleash your creativity and experiment with different flavors until you find your favorite combination. As Dorothy McNett would say in her cooking show “On Horseback,” “Shoot everything but the piano player!”
Serving and Pairing
Now that your Devil’s Dip is ready, it’s time to serve it up! This creamy and zesty dip is perfect for any gathering, from game nights to Halloween parties. It goes great with tortilla chips, pita bread, or veggie slices.
But why not take things to the next level? I love pairing this dip with some smoky bacon or grilled chicken for a savory flavor explosion. You can also add some heat by pairing it with buffalo chicken wings or shrimp.
For dessert lovers, try serving this dip alongside devil’s food cake for a thematic twist. And if you want something a little more upscale, go for an “on horseback” recipe- pairing the dip with bite-sized pieces of steak or bacon-wrapped scallops will ensure an unforgettable evening.
No matter how you choose to serve it, this Devil’s Dip will be a crowd-pleaser every time. Enjoy!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Ah, the age-old struggle of throwing a party: How to make sure everything is ready in time? Fear not, dear reader – I’ve got you covered with some nifty tricks to make sure your Devil’s Dip is chilled and ready to go, with little fuss on the day of the event.
First things first: This dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days prior to serving. Once it’s been prepared, let it cool down a bit and transfer it to an airtight container. Placed in the fridge, your Devil’s Dip will be safe from prying hands (and noses) until your guests arrive.
If you’re tight on fridge space or don’t want to have multiple containers taking up valuable real estate, you can store the dip mixture in one bowl and then transfer smaller portions into serving dishes before putting them in the fridge. That way, they’ll take up minimal shelf space, and you won’t need to find more room for an entire bowl.
When it comes time to serve, you have two options. You can either reheat your Devil’s Dip gently on the stove and then put it in a chafing dish or crock-pot to keep warm during your party (just make sure not to heat it too quickly, or it might break or get too oily), OR you can serve it cold.
If you choose cold service, take the dip out of the fridge about 20 minutes beforehand and let it come up closer to room temperature. This will help maximize flavor, as cold blocks certain flavors from coming through fully.
Leftovers are unlikely (trust me), but just in case there are any leftovers from your party (or if you wanted to be extra-prepared), they will keep for up to 4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just pop them back into the microwave or on the stove top for a quick reheating before serving again.
Tips for Perfect Results
Hosting a party can have its own set of challenges, but with the right result, it can be so rewarding. After following the Devil’s Dip Recipe instructions step-by-step, here are some tips to make sure you end up with that perfect result.
Firstly, when making the dip, ensure to use full-fat ingredients to achieve the needed consistency and flavor. I’ve tried using low-fat cheese or sour cream before, and it didn’t taste as good as when you use full-fat ingredients. This recipe is a special one, and it’s okay to indulge in some high-quality cheese or sour cream for this.
Secondly, while preparing the cheese mixture, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before combining. If your cream cheese or sour cream is cold, it will be difficult to mix everything together evenly. By leaving the items out for about an hour before starting to cook, they will get smooth which makes it easier to beat them.
Thirdly, don’t overcook the dip so that it doesn’t end up greasy. The goal is not to melt the cheese entirely; we want a creamy texture that keeps some cheesiness without getting too greasy.
Fourthly, when reheating leftovers or make-ahead batches, ensure that you use low heat and a slow cooker. Heating at high settings will lead to curdling or separating of the ingredients that make up the dip’s general structure.
Lastly, I recommend stirring occasionally as you reheat the Devil’s Dip Recipe; this ensures an even distribution of heat throughout the mixture. Don’t microwave! Maintain moisture by heating slowly on low heat instead of microwaving.
Follow these tips and tricks for great results every time you make Devil’s Dip Recipe – this’ll quickly become your go-to dip recipe!
As we wrap up this devilishly delicious dip recipe, let’s dive into some FAQs that may have crossed your mind. From substitutions to calorie count, these FAQs will surely help you get a better understanding of the recipe and experiment with it to suit your preferences. So, grab your notepad and let’s get started!
What is crack dip made of?
Crack dip is a seriously addicting party appetizer that consists of a blend of creamy ingredients, such as cream cheese and sour cream, mixed with savory seasonings, crumbled bacon, shredded cheeses, and a bit of tangy ranch dressing. It’s a dip that will surely be a crowd-pleaser and leave guests coming back for seconds (or thirds!).
What is Mexican dip made of?
This scrumptious recipe for baked Mexican dip only requires three essential ingredients. Cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheese are all you will need. Although additional ingredients can be used for some variety, we will provide you with some recommendations. This recipe will surely impress your guests at your next gathering!
What makes a dip?
A dip is a savory mixture that pairs well with other foods like veggies, chips, or toast, and is enjoyed by dipping them into the dip. Typically, dips are made with a base of sour cream, softened cheese, and/or mayonnaise, to which various herbs and spices can be added for flavor.
In conclusion, the Devil’s Dip recipe is a must-try for any party or gathering. With its creamy and decadent flavor, this dip will undoubtedly be a hit with your guests. Plus, the versatile nature of this recipe allows for endless customization options to suit your taste buds.
By using the proper ingredients and following the steps outlined in this article, you can create a delicious and memorable appetizer. Whether you are looking for a savory dip or a spicy twist, this recipe has got you covered.
So next time you are planning an event or just looking for a tasty snack, don’t hesitate to whip up a batch of Devil’s Dip. I guarantee that your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Devil’s Dip Recipe
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 10 1/2 ounces canned jalapeno bean dip (I use golden Valley Black Bean dip from Safeway, can't find the other anywhere)
- 10 drops hot pepper sauce
- 3 tablespoons dried chives
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, to cover
- 1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese
- 1 1/2 cups grated medium cheddar
- 1 dash chili powder
- Mix first six ingredients in medium bowl.
- Spread in ungreased 9x13 pan.
- Sprinkle chili powder over top, adding more if necessary to cover.
- Add layer of Monterey Jack cheese then layer of cheddar cheese.
- Sprinkle with chili powder.
- Bake in 350°F oven for about 20 minutes or for 40 minutes for a crispy effect.
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