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The No Name Dip

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Hey friends! I’m so excited to share with you my favorite party appetizer that always disappears in minutes – the Creamy No Name Dip. I call it that because it’s so good, it doesn’t even need a proper name!
This is the ultimate crowd-pleasing dip with just a few simple ingredients. It’s creamy, cheesy, smoky and seriously addictive. I like to call it “dip crack”! Once you try it, you won’t be able to stop dipping those chips. Trust me on this one!

Let’s start with the FAQs:

What makes this dip so unique and delicious?

Excellent question! This dip truly stands out from any other I’ve tried due to the unexpected yet delightful blending of sweet, tangy and spicy flavors all in one creamy dip. Specifically, the cooling sour cream base gets kicked up a notch with the bold Tex-Mex spices from the taco seasoning. Then the sweet and slightly tropical crushed pineapple balances the spice and tang perfectly. Finally, the melted cheddar cheese ties everything together for a smooth, rich dip that offers sweet, savory and spicy notes in every creamy bite. It’s a dip with a lot of complex flavors happening, yet they meld together marvelously for a combination you won’t find anywhere else.

What’s the texture like?

The texture of this no name dip is divinely smooth, creamy and scoopable, thanks to the moisture and fat from the primary ingredients. The cool sour cream base provides a lush, spoonable creaminess. This combines with the juicy crushed pineapple, which lends some extra moisture while still draining well so the dip doesn’t get watery. And finally, the melted shredded cheddar offers a delightful creaminess and cohesiveness that brings it all together into an easy-to-scoop yet thick dip consistency that clings nicely to chips and cut veggies without drizzling through your fingers. It strikes the perfect balance of fluffy yet substantial.

What can I serve with it?

This versatile dip pairs wonderfully with crispy tortilla chips to scoop heaping mouthfuls. But its unique flavor profile also complements sturdier chips or crackers like pita chips or multigrain crackers. For a fresher approach, crunchy cut vegetables like cucumber slices, baby carrots and celery sticks make delicious and lighter dippers. Their crisp coolness contrasts divinely with the creamy, spice-laced dip. And you could even use this tasty dip as a topping for chicken, tacos, nachos or baked potatoes. The possibilities are endless!

Does it need to be served hot or cold?

This no name dip is definitely best served thoroughly chilled. Allowing it to chill gives time for all the complex flavors to mingle and meld into a cohesive blend. The cold also accentuates the already creamy texture into something ultrasmooth and lush. And from a food safety perspective, the chilling discourages any bacteria growth. So I recommend mixing it up, then letting it chill covered in the fridge for at least one hour, or up to three days. Then you can transfer it to a serving bowl to present to guests or dig right in!

Now that your questions are answered, let’s get to the recipe!

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: None
Total Time: 5 mins


  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 tbsp imitation bacon bits
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Add the sour cream to a medium bowl. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over top.
  2. Add in the bacon bits. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Finally, fold in the sliced green onions.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate dip for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld together.
  5. Transfer creamy dip to serving bowl and serve chilled with your favorite chips, crackers or fresh veggies. Dip away!

Cooking Tips:

  • For best flavor, allow dip to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish top of dip with extra bacon bits and green onion slices for a pretty presentation.
  • Substitute crumbled cooked bacon for the bacon bits if desired.
  • For spicy dip, add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
  • Store leftovers covered in fridge for up to 3 days.

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