Pistachio Cheese Dip

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1 cup shelled and chopped raw pistachios

12 ounces cream cheese, softened 

16 ounces white Cheddar cheese, grated and at room temperature 

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup whole milk 

2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 

1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/4 teaspoon dry dill weed 

Crackers or pita chips for serving 


  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave the pistachios on high for 1 minute to toast them. Allow to cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and milk until smooth. Add the parsley, vinegar, garlic salt, onion powder, white pepper, salt, and dill. Fold in the pistachios.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving with crackers or pita chips.
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