It’s Tips for Tuesday!
Happy November! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I love this time of year, from the colorful leaves to the wonderful food. If you are like me, you are already beginning to dream up that Thanksgiving menu. All month long, I will be sharing delicious Thanksgiving recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with brand new recipes each Thursday.
This week’s tip: Make a delicious dip to start your Thanksgiving meal!
Since the Thanksgiving meal starts with appetizers, I thought I would start the month off this way too 🙂 This cream cheese dip is incredibly easy to make, which helps when you will be spending your time focused on the main meal and of course, dessert. This dip can be made in less than 15 minutes. It is creamy, flavorful, and reminiscent of french onion dip. It is thick enough to spread, but can hold up to a kettle cooked potato chip! It is also a great substitute for a cheese ball or spread, and pairs perfectly with Zoale’s crostini. It is something different that your guests will love!
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 medium shallot
- 1 large garlic clove
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of salt
- garlic powder to taste (optional)
#1 Make 1 to 2 days ahead when entertaining. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Give it a quick stir before serving.
#2 Serve with Zoale’s crostini, kettle cooked chips, crackers, or even bagels.
#3 Mix leftovers with vegetables and make a veggie cream cheese for your bread or bagel.