Chef Vanessa Cantave Shares Three Easy Dip Recipes That Are Perfect For Holiday Entertaining

Between shopping, entertaining and attending festive parties yourself, it’s hard to find time to do things that usually feel easy any other time of the year.

Throwing a holiday party for your loved ones is a time honored tradition, and one that doesn’t have to be intensely stressful to plan.

Thankfully Chef Vanessa Cantave is here to share three easy dip recipes that are guaranteed to draw a crowd around the appetizer table at your next festive gathering.

As a chef and entertaining expert, Vanessa knows exactly what is going to make your guests taste buds tingle and have them asking, “How did you make this?”

The secret that no one has to be the wiser of? These three recipes are almost so easy that a fifth grader could make them. That is, those of them who knowhow to operate a food processor.

However, you’d never know that fromhow delicious they taste and the way they make you tell yourself, “just one more dip.” Hey, it’s a lie we all tell ourselves from time to time…

Bacon lovers will love the bacon and cheddar dip and the caramelized onion and chive will not last long either. Of course, if something with a little lemon sounds good, her Meyer lemon and fresh dill dip will knock your socks off.

Keep reading for Chef Vanessa’s recipes that you can make at home in just a few easy steps!

Don’t forget to SHARE your favorite dip recipes in the comments, too!

Cook: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Serves 12
Ingredients
  • Double Smoked Bacon And Cheddar Dip:
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • 6 slices thick-cut smoked bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • Crackers, chips or vegetable crudite
  • Caramelized Shallot And Chive Dip:
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Crackers, chips or vegetable crudite
  • Meyer Lemon And Fresh Dill Dip:
  • 1 (16-ounce) container Greek yogurt
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Meyer lemons, zest and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • cup chopped fresh dill
Instructions
  • Double Smoked Bacon And Cheddar Dip:
  • 1. Combine all ingredients except bacon in food processor and pulse until evenly combined.
  • 2. Place dip in medium mixing bowl. Fold of the bacon pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight.
  • 3. Transfer dip to serving bowl and garnish with remaining bacon.
  • 4. Serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit.
  • Caramelized Shallot And Chive Dip:
  • 1. Begin by sauting shallots with olive oil and butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes until shallots are soft and golden. Allow to cool to room temp.
  • 2. Combine prepared shallots in food processor with sour cream and mayonnaise. Pulse until evenly combined.
  • 3. Place dip in medium mixing bowl. Fold in chopped chives and season with kosher salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight.
  • 4. Transfer dip to serving bowl and garnish with fresh black pepper.
  • 5. Serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit.
  • Meyer Lemon And Fresh Dill Dip:
  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • 2. Season with salt and fresh pepper. Refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight.
  • 3. Transfer dip to serving bowl and serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit.
Chef Vanessa Cantave’s 3 Easy Dips: Double Smoked Bacon And Cheddar, Caramelized Shallot And Chive And Meyer Lemon And Fresh Dill 10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes Serves 12 http://www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/12/recipe_card_Dips-850×416.jpg Double Smoked Bacon And Cheddar Dip: 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 teaspoon onion powder Dash of Tabasco 6 slices thick-cut smoked bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces Crackers, chips or vegetable crudite Caramelized Shallot And Chive Dip: 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream cup mayonnaise 2 cups shallots, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 bunch chives, chopped Kosher salt Freshly cracked black pepper Crackers, chips or vegetable crudite Meyer Lemon And Fresh Dill Dip: 1 (16-ounce) container Greek yogurt cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Meyer lemons, zest and juiced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 tablespoon honey cup chopped fresh dill Double Smoked Bacon And Cheddar Dip: 1. Combine all ingredients except bacon in food processor and pulse until evenly combined. 2. Place dip in medium mixing bowl. Fold of the bacon pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight. 3. Transfer dip to serving bowl and garnish with remaining bacon. 4. Serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit. Caramelized Shallot And Chive Dip: 1. Begin by sauting shallots with olive oil and butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes until shallots are soft and golden. Allow to cool to room temp. 2. Combine prepared shallots in food processor with sour cream and mayonnaise. Pulse until evenly combined. 3. Place dip in medium mixing bowl. Fold in chopped chives and season with kosher salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight. 4. Transfer dip to serving bowl and garnish with fresh black pepper. 5. Serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit. Meyer Lemon And Fresh Dill Dip: 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until fully incorporated. 2. Season with salt and fresh pepper. Refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight. 3. Transfer dip to serving bowl and serve with crackers, chips or vegetable crudit.

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