Red Bell Pepper & Ranch Cheese Dip

You might remember the sweet & talented Krissy from our Milk Bar Monday series.  Today is all about Krissy because she is having a baby boy!  Surprise, Krissy!

A few of her blogging buddies decided that it would be a great idea to honor Krissy and soon-to-be son Ezekial (isn’t that an amazing name?)!   Krissy is so sweet and I am honored to call her friend!  She is so hard-working, always coming up with some amazing recipes (see: homemade ladyfingers) and I know that she will be an amazing mother!

I decided to do a little savory dip for Krissy’s shower.  You all know how I feel about snacks, dips and appetizers and this new one is one to save.  It’s so, so simple and the flavors are sure to please adults and kids alike.  You probably also know that I’m not really a fan of ranch but I did use some of the seasoning mix in this recipe and it adds a great herb flavor to the dip.  I mixed cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese which adds a lot of layers of flavor!

Red Bell Pepper & Ranch Cheese Dip

I can’t wait to “meet” Ezekial, I am already sure that he will be picture perfect.  I wish you and your family all the best, Krissy!

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Red Bell Pepper & Ranch Cheese Dip

A quick and simple appetizer: red bell peppers, ranch mix and cheese combine for a people-pleasing dip!

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 ounces grated parmesan cheese
1/2 red pepper, roughly diced
1 package ranch dressing seasoning mix (or 1-2 Tbs. homemade mix)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process to combine. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

Cassie's Notes:
After this refrigerates, it sets fairly well. So you can easily roll it into a ball and serve as a cheeseball.

If you don’t have a food processor, dice the red pepper as finely as possible and mix all ingredients until well blended. The dip won’t be as smooth but still should come together.

Red Bell Pepper & Ranch Cheese Dip