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March Madness | Final Four Dip Recipes

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The college basketball season is wrapping up and if your favorite team has made it through March Madness and on to the Final Four, then why not celebrate with a catered party? We found a couple great recipes to make your final four party a slam dunk. These fresh and delightful dips will make all your chips and wings taste better. From bleu cheese, to sun dried tomatoes, these chip dips will add excellent flavor and a touch of class to tip off. Give them a try, because we all know that a freshly-made dip wins out over store-bought every time. Both of these dips are very tasty, as well as quick and easy to make. Let us know how your attempts turn out in the comments below.

Baked Bleu Cheese Dip

You’ll absolutely love this warm and creamy bleu cheese dip. This gooey baked decadence is perfect for crudités, chips and buffalo wings.

Prep Time – 5 minutes
Cook Time – 20 minutes
Serves – 8

Ingredients:
16 ounces – softened cream cheese
4 ounces – crumbled bleu cheese
1/3 cup – cream
1/2 teaspoon – garlic pepper
2 – chopped green onions

Directions: This dip might be even better the next day after it rests overnight. If you want to save some time, we suggest making this dip the night before and just leaving it in its baking dish overnight until you’re ready to serve it. When it’s party time, simply take your dish out of the fridge and put it right in the oven. Just heat it up for a few minutes and you’re ready to serve.

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Next, take your cream cheese, cream, and garlic pepper and mix together in a medium sized bowl and blend until smooth. Now you’ll stir in bleu cheese and green onions. Now place this in your blender and pulse for 2 or 3 times to combine the ingredients. Finally, spread the mixture into a medium baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until the center is heated all the way through. This dip should be served warm.

Recipe Source: http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/baked-bleu-cheese-dip/#ixzz3SayFLcQI

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Sun Dried Tomato and Green Onion Dip

Prep Time – 15 minutes
Cook Time – 0 minutes
Serves – 10

Ingredients:
1/2 cup – drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes
16 ounces – softened cream cheese
1 cup – sour cream
1 cup – mayonnaise
2 teaspoons – hot red pepper sauce
2 teaspoons – kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons – freshly ground black pepper
4 – thinly sliced scallions

Directions: First, puree the sun dried tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, pepper sauce, salt, and pepper in a food processor, or blender, until smooth. Next, add your scallions, but leave about 1 tablespoon of the sliced green part for garnish. Pulse this mixture a few more times until all the ingredients have been combined. Finally, you should transfer the dip into your favorite serving bowl and serve at room temperature. You can garnish the dip yourself with the remaining scallions, or allow your guests to add them as they wish. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Source: http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/sun-dried-tomato-and-green-onion-dip/#ixzz3Sb2pKfi4

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