I made this using Miracle Whip at the request of my DH. He likes Miracle Whip and I don't like it at all. DH loved this and I plan on serving it with our dinner tonight. I thought the miracle whip flavor competed with the ranch dressing and cheese flavor and made the spread too strong for my tastes. However, I definitely will make it my way (with mayo) next time and update the review! It is just a preference thing, use whichever you like the best. The 5*'s are from my DH (He likes Zaar too!) I like this because it so simple and uses ingredients that easily kept on hand. Thanks Treehug!