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Holiday Dips 4 Ways

Coca-Cola is the crowning complement to these dips that'll impress your friends at your next holiday party!

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Dip

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

12 ounces shrimp, cut into ½-inch pieces

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sour cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons minced parsley, plus extra for garnish

Toasted baguette, for serving

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic, and salt. Sauté shrimp until cooked and edges are golden. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest, mozzarella, and parsley. Fold in shrimp. Pour dip into a 1-quart baking dish.

4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until dip is bubbling. Sprinkle with extra minced parsley.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cup roasted red peppers

½ cup tahini

1 clove garlic

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving

Sesame seeds, for garnish

Pita chips, for serving

Preparation:

1. Process all ingredients in a food processor (except the olive oil and sesame seeds) until smooth. Once everything is smooth, process in the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning if need be.

2. Serve drizzled with more olive oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Caramelized Onion and Scallion Dip

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 onions, sliced into half moons

12 ounces crème fraîche (or sour cream)

1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

6 scallions, thinly sliced

Potato chips, for serving

Preparation:

1. Melt butter in a pan over low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and caramelized, about 45–50 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool slightly.

2. Transfer caramelized onions to a food processor. Pulse a few times to break the onions down into smaller pieces.

3. Add crème fraîche (or sour cream), kosher salt, pepper, and sherry vinegar and process until it forms a chunky dip.

4. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the scallions, reserving a few for garnish.

5. Garnish with reserved scallions and serve with potato chips.

White Cheddar Queso

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeño, minced

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¾ cup whole milk

¾ cup heavy cream

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1½ cup (12 ounces) white cheddar cheese, shredded

Diced red bell pepper, for garnish

Diced jalapeño, for garnish

Tortilla chips, for serving

Preparation:

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add garlic, jalapeño, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.

2. Stir in cornstarch, milk, and heavy cream. Heat until bubbles begin to appear at the edges of the pan, then whisk in cream cheese.

3. Gradually whisk in white cheddar cheese, allowing cheese to fully melt before more cheese is added. Once queso is smooth and all cheese is melted, remove from heat.

4. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with a small pile of diced red bell pepper and diced jalapeno in the center. Serve with tortilla chips.