Quick Cream Cheese Dips



The Blender Bible

Published by Robert Rose

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

You’re short on time and guests are arriving. The blender to the rescue with these quick dips!

Makes8 servings



Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party

Recipe CourseAppetizer, Snack

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Peanut Free, Soy Free



Taste and TextureCreamy, Rich, Savory

Type of DishDip/spread


  • 1 package (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese, cut into small cubes and softened
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) milk or sour cream (approx.) 
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper 
  • 6 oz (175 g) smoked salmon, mackerel, trout or other smoked fish (skinned) 
  • 4 red radishes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) minced red onion 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)  freshly squeezed lemon juice (or to taste) 
  • 1 can (1¾ oz/50 g) anchovies, drained
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) capers, drained 
  • ½ cup (125 mL) crumbled blue cheese (Danish, Roquefort, Gorgonzola, etc.) 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) sour cream 
  • 1 green onion, chopped Chopped walnuts, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder or curry paste 
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) liquid honey 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 onion, chopped, and 4 cloves garlic, chopped, lightly browned in 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh chives 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pitted olives 
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL)chopped fresh parsley or basil 
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 can (6.5 oz/184 g) tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped sweet onion 
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) Worcestershire sauce 
  • ¼ cup (50 mL)chopped apple or pear 
  • ¼ cup (50 mL)walnuts or pecans 
  • ¼ cup (50 mL)chopped celery 
  • ¼ cup (50 mL)golden raisins 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 


  1. In blender, on low speed, blend cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper until smooth, adding more milk if necessary.

  2. Blend with any of the following flavorings.

  3. Make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


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