Christmas is almost here, and no doubt you have a couple of events planned where you will be putting your cooking and hosting skills to use. But before all of that, you need to decide what will go on your menu. And the appetizer is the first thing to check off your list.
The appetizer and dip are essential parts of your Christmas menu to stimulate your guest’s appetite and give them a taste of what’s to come during the main meal and dessert.
You can follow the ideas below to the letter or add something extra to make it your own.
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Here are four easy yet scrumptious appetizer dips to think about adding to your menu over the festive holidays.
Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
For a simple yet delicious Christmas inspired appetizer, think about making this dip for your next Christmas gathering.
Cranberry jalapeno with cream cheese dip is a taste sensation not to be missed. It takes just 15 minutes to make and 4 hours to chill. Plus, you can make it ahead of your Christmas do, which is handy when you have so much on your plate to get ready.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- Green onions
- Jalapeno pepper
- Lemon juice
- kosher salt
- and of course, cream cheese
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Another simple, unconventional, but very delicious dip that is sure to be lapped up at any Christmas event you throw is the buffalo chicken dip. You can serve it alongside celery, chicken, or anything else you think will fit.
This sauce only takes 5 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to cook. And here is everything you’ll need;
- The ingredients you’ll need are;
- Frank’s RedHot Wings Buffalo Sauce
- Cream Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Ranch dressing
- Chicken crackers
- Canned chicken
Christmas Cookie Dip
Suppose your relatives and friends have a bit of a sweet spot for dessert. Why not treat them to an early Christmas cookie dessert dip to scoop up with some graham crackers?
This sweet dip takes just 10 minutes to make, and the ingredients you’ll need are as follows;
- Butter softened
- Cream cheese softened
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Powdered sugar
- A teaspoon of vanilla
Hot Crab Dip
A yummy addition to any Christmas spread or canopies is hot crab dip served with garlic crackers.
The dish will need to be prepped, which will take about 5 minutes, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
The ingredients you’ll need to begin whipping up a hot crab dip are;
- Cheddar cheese
- Canned crabmeat
- Cream cheese
- Lemon juice
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
Above, you will find a few simple yet delicious dips to add to your Christmas spread, which is sure to impress and keep your guests’ stomachs fulfilled until the main dish is ready.
If you’re set on creating a particular dip, try not to leave it until the day of your festive gathering to make it. Instead, make a simple dip to try and test to see if you like it first!