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Holiday Dips for Every Hosting Occasion

Nov. 11, 2021

As part of Mission’s Holiday Season Collection of recipes, these dips are perfect for every hosting occasion. With flavors of the holiday season or simply delicious recipes to share with friends and family, these dips make entertaining easy and fun.

As part of Mission’s Holiday Season Collection of recipes, these holiday dips are perfect for every hosting occasion. With flavors of the holiday season or simply delicious recipes to share with friends and family, these dips make entertaining easy and fun. Match each one with your favorite Mission tortilla chip style for a delicious appetizer or afternoon snack in front of the fire or game. 

The simple yet tasty Creamy Cranberry Garlic Dip Recipe is a perfect pre-holiday appetizer. Featuring the iconic holiday season flavor of cranberries, this recipe is easy to make. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature while you soak cranberries in warm water for 20-30 minutes until plump. Fold the cranberries, cream cheese, and roasted garlic paste together. Serve with a bowl of Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips


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For the Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball Recipe, mix room temperature goat cheese with honey and salt and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Spread warmed-up cranberry sauce on your platter for presentation. Then roll the goat cheese into a ball and cover with chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. Sprinkle with extra nuts and parsley and serve with sea-salt flavored Mission Strips Tortilla Chips. This beautiful spread filled with holiday flavors will be a crowd-pleaser at any potluck event this season. 

The Fresh Cranberry Salsa Recipe is a unique twist on salsa and just right for a holiday dip. Pulse cranberries in a food processor until finely chopped then stir in sugar. Mix together with minced jalapenos, cilantro,  and green onions. Stir in a tablespoon each of lime and orange juice, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with your favorite Mission Brown Bag Tortilla Chips

The Holiday Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is baked in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Layer softened cream cheese, shredded cooked chicken, finely chopped celery, wing sauce, and ranch dressing. Top with shredded mozzarella and crumbled blue cheese, then drizzle additional wing sauce and bake until cheese is melted. Garnish with the holiday colors of chopped red and green peppers and serve with Strips Tortilla Chips


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For the Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe, marinate chicken strips in fajita seasonings and olive oil for up to an hour before skillet cooking. Make the queso by heating half-and-half in a saucepan until simmering, reduce the heat and add Monterey Jack and Fontina cheeses while stirring. After the cheese melts, stir in onion and peppers. Mix in the cooked and cubed chicken and garnish with cilantro, chopped tomatoes, and jalapenos. Serve this flavorful dip with Strips Tortilla Chips or your favorite Organic Tortilla Chips.

The Black Bean Dip Recipe starts with chopping a roasted and skinned jalapeno pepper. Blend the pepper in a food processor with a can of black beans, Mexican crema, garlic cloves, lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings. Garnish with crumbled white cheese, fresh herbs, and chili flakes. This hearty dip is destined to be shared after a day of shopping, sledding, or skiing in chilly weather. 

The holiday season is a time for special treats and this Cheddar Lobster Dip Recipe is destined to become a holiday-time tradition. Sauteed shallots and garlic baked with lobster, cheddar and Romano cheeses, sour cream, cream cheese, mustard, and paprika make for a delightful combination of flavors. Top with additional cheddar cheese and bake until browned, then serve with Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips


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The festive presentation of this Southern classic makes it a beautiful dip for your holiday table. To make the Easy Pimento Cheese Dip Star, simply beat softened cream cheese, cheddar, pimento peppers, and seasonings in an electric mixer. Shape into a 5-point star and top with parsley and diced peppers along the edges and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm. 

Mission tortilla chips served with these delicious holiday dips will bring everyone together for laughter and conversation. Keep our cheese dips handy, for those last-minute dip cravings!

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