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5 minute Crack Dip: Easy dip for Parties

This 5 minute Crack Dip comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for serving with crackers.  Ideal for poolside snacking, game day snacking or just to serve with cocktails!

5 minute cheese dip recipe for entertaining at the last minute

With summer in full force, I find that company comes to our door at the last minute often.  Never one to shy away from putting out something to nibble on with a cocktail I have a stash of quick recipes made from things in the pantry that I can whip up ASAP  like this Cream Cheese dip or this Classic Pickle dip recipe . Today’s recipe for 5 minute crack dip is one of those recipes.

My friend Ellen had us over for dinner recently and she served this dip as an appetizer with cocktails.  After pretty much demolishing her whole spread I asked her if I could share this on my website and she was totally cool with it!  I adapted it ever so slightly with the addition of some pimentos and upping a little bit of the secret ingredient!

What is Crack Dip?  It’s an urban word for something that is very addicting.  Trust me on this one, you and your guests will have a hard time not continually going back for more of this easy 5 minute dip!

Party Dips are easy to make and keeping a well-stocked pantry for them is easy to do.  Keeping things on hand such as cheeses, crackers, salamis, nuts will go a long way to helping you always be prepared.

5 minute crack dip for entertaining guests.

What I keep in my pantry for last-minute appetizers to serve:

  • crackers, several kinds
  • breadsticks
  • olives
  • smoked almonds
  • mixed nuts
  • cashews
  • dried beef
  • pickles
  • artichoke hearts
  • tuna
  • potato chips
  • tortilla chips
  • pretzels
  • honey
  • agave syrup
  • chocolate syrup
  • good chocolate

Fresh Ingredients for Appetizers to keep on hand:

  • Hard cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, swiss
  • Soft cheeses like goat cheese, blue cheese, gorgonzola
  • Semi-soft cheeses like brie
  • Cream cheese
  • Charcuterie like salami, ham, bologna, prosciutto
  • Fruits such as apples, grapes and strawberries
  • French bread, sourdough bread
  • Bacon
  • Vegetables like carrots, celery sticks, peppers

Freezer Items to stock for appetizers for entertaining:

  • Puff pastry
  • Small Rolls to bake fresh
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

All of these ingredients can really aid you when people are coming over.  You can put together a French Onion Tart, a baked brie with almonds and a honey drizzle, a charcuterie platter, chips and dips, crackers with various cheeses or even Cheese filled pastry straws.

The trick is being prepared so print out the list and stock your pantry for all of your company!

Need other Dip Ideas? Check out all of our Party Dips!

How do you make 5-minute Crack Dip?

  1. Shred the cheeses, chop the onions then place everything into a bowl.
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Chill then serve.

Can that be any easier?  Seriously, that’s all there is to it.  Can you freeze this dip?  No- it comes together so quickly you don’t need to.  It will last about 5 days in the fridge in a sealed container.  After that, the consistency of the dip changes and isn’t as delicious. You can make it a couple of days ahead for your party if you need to!

PRO TIP:  Homemade mayo is very easy to make and tastes a million times better than store-bought.  I have a Fresh and Easy Mayonnaise recipe here you can whip up in 5 minutes and there will be enough left for other things too.  Give it a try sometime I promise you’ll never buy store-bought again.

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This 5 minute crack dip comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for serving with crackers.  Ideal for pool side snacking, game day snacking or just to serve with cocktails! 


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5 minute Crack Dip: Easy dip for Parties

This 5 minute crack dip comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for serving with crackers.  Ideal for pool side snacking, game day snacking or just to serve with cocktails! 

This 5-minute crack dip comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for serving with crackers.  Ideal for poolside snacking, game day snacking or just to serve with cocktails! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound yellow cheddar cheese , shredded (about 3 cups) Array
  • 1/4 pound white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1.5 cups) Array
  • 3/4 cup red onion, minced Array
  • 3/4 cup mayo Array
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard Array
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish,, strained Array
  • 2 tablespoons pimiento minced, optional Array

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together.  It's best if chilled in the fridge and the flavors are allowed to meld for at least an hour.  
  2. Can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
  3. Serve with your favorite cracker.  The dip is hearty and I serve it with triskets so they hold up without breaking. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
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Julie Menghini

Monday 30th of December 2019

We made this dip over the weekend when watching bowl games with friends. They all loved it and I loved how easy it was to make!

Sharon Hug

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Oh my gosh how terrific you are!! I will keep your Lists and use them! The Crack Dip sounds delish! Will definitely be making it soon. I’m happy to now “Follow” you on Pinterest because I expect to find many good hints and recipes from you. Thank you. Sharon Hug

Michele

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Thank you Sharon! I really appreciate your support! :)

Helene

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Happy New Year! I will trust you and make this soon. The name itself is begging me to taste your dip asap!

JGC

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

I can see why you call this crack dip! So good!

Lorinda McKinnon

Monday 3rd of September 2018

Holy crap, you must really mean it when you say "urban". Here in the country we have unexpected visitors maybe once a year. But - hey, more for US, right? This looks fantastic. I will be eating it, and probably arm wrestling The Man for my share. Yum!

Michele

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

:) I hope you enjoy it.... There's plenty to share--- or make a double batch! ~m

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