Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lick the Bowl Clean, Party Dips!

Lick the Bowl Clean, Party Dips
When ever I have a party I love to serve unique and delicious dips! I try to stay away from the same old, same old, basic dips! The two dips on this page fit the bill for me and my guests! When the dip bowls are practically licked clean, you know it was a big success...and with these two recipes, that's exactly what always happens when I serve them!

This first dip is one that I found on GroupRecipes.com posted by a member known as Notyourmomma. Its called 'Hot Kielbasa Dip'. The only change I made to this recipe was in the preparation. I like a smooth dip, so I placed all the ingredients into the food processor! Here's my photo.
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1 Tbls. Mayo
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp.Worcestershire
8 oz. kielbasa, peeled & chopped
1/2 cup scallion, chopped

In a food processor, blend the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo and parmesan. In a bowl, fold in kielbasa & scallion. Pour into a 9" pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min. Serve hot as a dip or spread.

Note...I put everything into the food processor to make a more creamy dip, as in my photo! Then I added some chopped scallions on top!

This second dip is one of my creations! My hubby and I love to have movie night once a week, where we rent a movie and just relax and munch! I'm always trying to think of new snacks for our movie nights, so I came up with this one!  Well, we loved it so much that we also ate it the next afternoon for lunch as a sandwich spread! We still couldn't get enough of this delicious new snack so I thinned it out with some canned chicken broth and added some croutons...and it  became a hearty soup! So that's why I named it 'Dip...Spread...Soup'.


1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 
2 (15.5 ounce) cans small white beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (4-ounce) can chopped mild green chilies
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
4 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 

For a dip: crackers and chips
For a sandwich spread: bread
For a soup: chicken broth and croutons
1. Put the drained marinated artichoke hearts and the drained and rinsed white beans in a food processor and pulse until chopped well.  Set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat and saute garlic for about 1 minute.  Add salt, pepper, cayenne and thyme.  Cook, stirring constantly for about another minute.

3. Turn heat to low and add green chilies and liquid smoke.  Stir to mix well.

4. Then add white bean mixture, softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the chives.  Stir and cook until cheeses melt and the mixture is heated through.

5. Pour into a serving bowl and top with remaining chives.

Serve warm with crackers...or spread on sliced bread for a sandwich...or thin it out with chicken broth and top with croutons for a soup.




  1. If you and your husband have movie nights, my wife and I have our video game nights! Haha. When we were still dating, we really let ourselves go by eating too much junk food but now, we’ve really trimmed down by eating healthy food. We still eat chips on occasion, but not as much. My wife’s always craving for some Hungarian sausage, do you think that it’ll be a good substitute for the kielbasa?

    Alex Staff


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