With a name like “million dollar dip”, you know this has to be good! This dip has something for everyone, it is creamy, cheesy, loaded with bacon and even nuts…crunchy, salty, creamy, and delicious!
Let’s face it, sometimes the thing that attracts to food is the name, right? I mean take this Slutty Brownie Pie. I could have named it brownie cookie pie and perhaps you would have paused a moment to take it in. But when I call it Slutty Brownie Pie, suddenly you are a little more intrigued, right?
I think the same holds true for this dip. Calling it Million Dollar Dip is much more exciting than mayo, cheese, and bacon dip! I mean, now you have to know if it tastes like a million bucks, don’t you?
This recipe is also known as Neiman Marcus Dip as it created and sold at Neiman Marcus Cafe’s… the name million dollar dip came about because enough people tried it, loved it, and thought it tasted like a million bucks!
What Do I Need To Make Million Dollar Dip
Cooked bacon chopped
Monterey jack cheese
Salt to taste
How To Make Million Dollar Dip
STEP ONE – In a bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese and the mayo. Fold in cooked bacon, shredded cheeses and toasted almonds.
STEP TWO – Season mixture with garlic powder, paprika, and salt to taste. Garnish with green onions.
Place the dip in a bowl and serve it up!
What To Serve With This Cheese Dip?
The short answer is anything! With this dip, I like to serve:
- Bagel Chips
- Pita Chips or Wedges
- Thick Cut Wavy Potato Chips
- Raw Veggies (carrots, celery, zucchini chip, squash)
- Toasted Bread Rounds
Is Million Dollar Dip Keto?
Yes! If you are following a Keto diet then you will be happy to know that this appetizer is Keto friendly!
You can serve this dip with baked salami chips, pork rinds, or veggies!
You can use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for all or part of the mayo called for in this recipe. Just note that both will add a little tanginess to the flavor.
Bacon bits can be used for the cooked bacon, although personally, I don’t think anything beats freshly cooked bacon!
The recipe calls for toasting the almonds. It is easy to want to skip this step because it does add a little extra time, but the flavor is so much better with toasted almonds!
Feel free to play around with the cheeses in this recipe! White cheddar would taste amazing!
As far as the seasonings go, fresh garlic can certainly be used in place of the powder and you can add a little more spice by adding cayenne pepper or plain old black pepper!
If you like this dip, try:
This easy dip recipe is a must-try; it is always a hit; the flavors work so well together!
Million Dollar Dip
With a name like “million dollar dip”, you know this has to be good! This dip has something for everyone, it is creamy, cheesy, loaded with bacon and even nuts...crunchy, salty, creamy, and delicious!
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayo
- 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ½ cup toasted sliced almonds
- ⅓ cup chopped green onions
- Salt to taste
- In a bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese and the mayo. Fold in cooked bacon, shredded cheeses, and toasted almonds.
- Season mixture with garlic powder, paprika, and salt to taste. Garnish with green onions.
- Place the dip in a bowl and serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 39mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 7g
“… every once in awhile, dessert should be eaten first?”
Tanya, Tanya, Tanya….
After the year we’ve just HAD, & what looks like more of the same this year – I vote we ALWAYS have dessert first. Especially if you’re in your so – called “golden years” !! LOL
Tanya Schroeder says
LOL, although I think my kids would agree; dessert should eaten first!
Is the recipe written correctly? The way it’s written, there’s one cup of shredded cheddar cheese, but the Jack cheese is measured to one cup (which is difficult to do), then shredded, which will produce a lot more than one cup. It would be nice to have weights for the cheeses.
Tanya Schroeder says
You will need 1 cup shredded cheddar and 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese for a total of 16 oz shredded cheese.