I love dips for so many reasons. They're perfect for any get together, they're usually easy to make and if you're in need of a last minute dish for a party- they usually are the winner.
I found one that sounded amazing from one of my favorite sites Allrecipes.com and made a variation of it for a recent party we attended for the Fourth of July.
You will need:(2) 8 oz. packages softened cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
4 oz. can chopped green chilies, drained
2 oz. can diced jalapeño peppers, drained
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth
Stir in chilies and peppers
Line small baking dish with aluminum foil
Pour mixture into dish and spread evenly
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
Bake for 30 minutes
Lining the dish with aluminum foil will keep the dip moist, cook it evenly and definitely make clean up way easier. If you don't want to bake your dip, you can also microwave it for about 3 minutes in a large bowl until hot. I served mine with tortilla chips, but it may also be great with crackers or some wedges of bread. For added fun, I topped it with some more jalapeños.
This dip combines the love of spicy with the deliciousness of cheese. It's not a healthy dip, but it's worth busting out on a Summer weekend and I can see it on repeat during Football season too.
If you're looking for more great dips, check out my Pinterest board all about 'em-
What's your favorite party dip? Feel free to drop a link in the comments to one you want to share!