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Sriracha cream cheese dip in a bowl with potato chips alongside.
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Spicy Sriracha Cream Cheese Dip

Adapted from The Food Processor Family Cookbook, by Nicki Sizemore (Sonoma Press © 2016).
This creamy, spicy dip is the ULTIMATE game day or potluck appetizer! It only takes minutes to make and is always a huge crowd pleaser. The dip gets a kick of heat from sriracha and has a spicy, garlicky flavor that pairs perfectly with crunchy potato chips (just beware, it's totally addicting!). For a looser texture, feel free to blend in a couple tablespoons of milk. The recipe can be halved if you’re not serving a crowd.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dip recipes, spicy cream cheese dip, sriracha dip recipes
Servings: 2 ¼ cups

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons sriracha, or more to taste
  • Salt
  • Chopped chives, for garnish (optional)
  • Potato chips (preferably a sturdy chip), for serving

Instructions

  • In a food processor with the motor running, drop the garlic through the feed tube to chop.
  • Add the cream cheese, sour cream, and 2 tablespoons of sriracha, and season with salt. Process until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides occasionally. Taste and pulse in an additional tablespoon of sriracha (or more!), if you prefer it spicier.
  • Transfer the dip to a bowl, and sprinkle with chopped chives, if you wish. Serve with potato chips for dipping.

Notes

Do ahead: The dip can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Bring it to room temperature before serving.
Tips:
  • The dip gets made right in the food processor, but you could also mix it by hand as long as you finely grate the garlic.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that it mixes in smoothly without lumps.
  • You can add as much or as little sriracha as you like, depending on how spicy you like it! I suggest you go big. ? You can use any brand of sriracha you like (I'm obsessed with this Vermont Maple Sriracha, which is naturally sweetened and made with natural ingredients).
  • I often garnish the dip with chives, but it's totally optional.
  • Try the dip as a spread on sandwiches or burgers!