By MythThyng on November 16, 2002
Photo by Lalaloula
Photo by Lalaloula
"This is my sister's dip. She got the recipe while backpacking in Europe a few years ago. She is now forced to make it at every party she has. People smell it cooking and stand drooling by the oven until it comes out! (Many have not been able to wait for the cooling part and burned their mouths to get to it first). You might have to make 2 portions. **NOTE: Please CHECK the sodium content before you choose a ranch dressing mix, because it will affect the flavor! Some people have complained it is "too salty". Please also make sure you are using only a 1 ounce packet; there are other sizes from various manufacturers. Too much mix throws off the balance of flavors. My sister and I always use the Hidden Valley Ranch Original and we do not have any problems with it :) You can also substitute half the sour cream for prepared Ranch Dressing and skip the dry mix. It will come out a bit wetter."
Serving Size: 1 (100 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Just wanted to let you know that I made another batch of this and used pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar...WOW!!! Gives it a nice kick!! :) Wish I could give you another 5 *'s!!"
"Amazing...I made a few changes, used 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese (both mixed in instead of on top), 8 oz cream cheese, 16 oz sour cream, and two cans of artichoke hearts, and left everything else as is (except for cheddar cheese) . It came out delicious. My husband who is very particular absolutely loved it as did everyone else. I am definitely going to be using this over and over again. Thank you!"
"Made this using a little less than the full pkg. of ranch, added 1/2 c. mozz. cheese, and on top also, added 1 T. minced garlic from a jar, 1 T. dried onion, and mixed all at once, not adding last 5 min. Still great and VERY creamy! Dipped toasted pita bread. Loved it!"
"It was ok. I didn't feel like the flavors really melded in the cooking. I did carefully choose the ranch mix and it was not overly salty - the ranch DIP mix has almost 2x the sodium of the ranch DRESSING mix"
"Wonderful!!! Thank you. I've added crab and clams & it's been great. For those of you that think it's too salty add a bit of milk or cream to the dish. I think it's wonderful."
"I love this dip, I made it last year and had rave reviews then lost it!! I am so happy to finally have found it again. I like to low fat cream cheese and sour cream and also texmex cheese to give it a bit of zing. I also suggest adding a bit of garlic to it also."
"Doubled the recipe and made it with 1 package of Ranch dip mix. Gave it a great taste. Served with cut up bread cubes. It was a big hit and really good."
"This was a WONDERFUL dip! I doubled the recipe and took it to my SIL's house the day after Thanksgiving for a family get-to-gather. I brought along some tortilla chips and bagel chips and the dip was almost gone by the end of the evening - everyone loved it! Thanks you for posting, it is now one of our favorite dips."
"This is my new favorite dip. So easy. Got a lot of compliments on this dip. The only thing I changed was I added a tiny clove of minced garlic per others suggestions."
"Can't wait to make it - Love that you have a sense of humor in the preparation (lava stage)! We do alot of football tailgates and this sounds great! Thank you!"
"Everyone liked it."
"I love this recipe. I used half a package of ranch dressing and added more cheese."
"I was a bit skeptical due to a few bad reviews, but this is really excellent. As suggested, I only used 3/4 of the dresing mix, added a dash of red pepper flakes and 1 tsp. minced garlic. I also put almost all of the cheddar cheese in the mix instead of on top. You must press or squeeze the water out of the spinach, not just drain it. I like this with plain Club crackers as well. Can't wait to try this with the pepper jack as one reviewer mentioned!"
"Creamy, tasty dip. It doesn't have any zip, but that's fine by me. Others may want to try to give it some zing. We baked and then put in a mini crockpot. It did get a bit juicy at the bottom of the crockpot, but it tasted great to the end. Doesn't warm up quite as well, but if you don't have lots of other food out, it'll be gone anyway and how it warms up won't even matter :) The ladies at our party really enjoyed this."
"I really wanted to like this given all of the great reviews... When it baked up it had a pool of grease on top and the flavor was salty but not much else. I had high hopes... just not my thing. Thanks for posting."
"I tried this and it was ok. Next time I'm going to use the suggested cookware (stoneware, lava stage). I want mine to look like the picture!"
"Added artichoke hearts as well. Excellent dip thanks!"
"WOW, this is amazing! Sooo creamy and yummy! Mmmm, I could hardly stop myself from eating this, it was so good with crudites and crackers. I totally forgot to add the seasoning, but it still came out flavourful and I loved it. Instead of sour cream I used low-fat yogurt as thats what I had on hand and it worked out nicely.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, MythThyng."
"I make it at every party I have and now 2 batches is not even enough!"