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6 Delicious Dips

  • Michael Kraus

    Base Recipe: Combine 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.

    Beanie Weenie variation: Add 1 (16-oz) can baked beans and 1 cup sliced hot dogs or cooked Italian sausage. Warm through and top with shredded cheddar.

    Dipper: Baked potato skins

  • Michael Kraus

    Base recipe: Combine 1 cup olive-oil mayonnaise, 1 cup light sour cream, and a dash each of onion powder and garlic powder.

    Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke variation: Stir in crumbled cooked bacon, chopped spinach, and chopped artichoke hearts. Top with shredded cheddar and broil until melted.

    Dipper: Whole-wheat baguette slices

  • Michael Kraus

    Base recipe: Combine 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.

    Creamy Caprese variation: Layer with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, dried oregano, fresh basil, shredded mozzarella, and grated parmesan, ending with the cheeses. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

    Dipper: Italian breadsticks

  • Michael Kraus

    Base recipe: Combine 1 cup olive-oil mayonnaise, 1 cup light sour cream, and a dash each of onion powder and garlic powder.

    Mexicorn variation: Stir in 1 cup corn kernels, chopped cilantro, crumbled queso blanco (or shredded mozzarella), and a dash of taco seasoning. Sprinkle with paprika.

    Dipper: Chunks of grilled chicken on skewers

  • Michael Kraus

    Base recipe: Combine 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.

    Tex-Mex Twist variation: Stir in 1 cup black beans, 1 (15-oz) can corn kernels (drained), crumbled cooked bacon, and chopped cilantro. Top with shredded Colby Jack cheese.

    Dipper: Tortilla chips

  • Michael Kraus

    Base recipe: Combine 1 cup olive-oil mayonnaise, 1 cup light sour cream, and a dash each of onion powder and garlic powder.

    White-bean hummus: Add 1 (15-oz) can white beans (rinsed and drained) and puree until smooth.

    Dipper: Broccoli florets and baby carrots

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