The Perfect Party Dip — The New Girl

You don’t need to prepare a three-course meal to be a good host(ess). You don’t even need to plan far in advance. When gathering friends for a last-minute soiree, snacks are the way to go. So skip the forks and knives, and stick to simple appetizers you can eat with your hands. It’s more fun that way, anyway.

Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip is a new go-to party snack. Topped with crispy bacon and buttery crackers, it’s an obvious crowd-pleaser. It's also wallet friendly, so if you don’t already have the ingredients on hand, you won’t break the bank running to the store. Served warm and loaded with three types of cheese, this no-fuss recipe will please even the pickiest of palates.

The next time your place becomes the destination to watch the big game or the newest episode of your favorite show, don’t hide yourself in the kitchen. With Trisha's decadent cheese dip, you’ll earn yourself the best spot on the couch.

Here are a few things to consider before making this recipe:

  • This dip is highly addictive, but that’s why you serve it to a group. It's an indulgent treat that’s meant to be shared among friends.
  • I didn't have Monterey Jack, so I used a combination of cheddar and sharp cheddar instead.
  • If making for a small crowd, this recipe is easily halved. Just scale down the size of your baking dish.
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