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It's college basketball season, which means more excuses to get together with friends and family to eat lots and lots of yummy food like this rancho dip. Its creamy blue cheesiness pairs perfectly with the crunchy cheesiness of Cheez-It crackers.
Wait, you're supposed to actually watch the game?
Before we get into your new favorite party dip recipe, let's talk about those Cheez-It Grooves, a new variety of cracker from Cheez-It. Of course, good luck buying just those when you hit the cracker aisle at Target.
I may have come home with four boxes of Cheez-It crackers that day.
When you're serving a dip, you want a chip or cracker that can do it justice. The Cheez-It Grooves and the Cheez-It Big crackers are both oversized—perfect for this rancho dip. I didn't want any fighting with the blue cheese and garlic in the dip, so I went with the classic cheese flavor for both.
Let's take a moment to appreciate those beautiful grooves...
And now back to the rancho dip. No matter your team affiliation or the performance of your brackets, you'll be a fan of this dip. It's a real winner and a total crowd pleaser.
Well, as long as you like blue cheese.
The only important thing to remember about this recipe is it requires a good few hours of chilling, so I'd make it the night before. I'm a big fan of less prep work the day of a party, no matter the sport or season.
Are you a college basketball fan? Cheez-It is celebrating with basketball fans like you by hosting their Most Valuable Cheese Contest. From now until April, you can vote on your favorite flavors and varieties from six popular Cheez-It flavors and play games for a chance to win $10,000. How awesome is that?
Speaking of awesomeness and Cheez-It flavors, what is your favorite? And are you a fan of the burnt Cheez-Its like my mom?
Cheez-Its are on sale for 3/$8 at Target. (You can see why I purchased four boxes.) You can use Target's Cartwheel app to save an additional 35% off of the sale price when you buy 3 varieties of Cheez-Its.
Printable recipe for rancho dip below. Enjoy!
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 T mayonnaise
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 to 3 green onions, chopped
- ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
- ½ to 1 tsp minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill for several hours or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite crackers, chips or vegetables.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g