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Million Dollar Dip

Chunky dip full of bacon and cheese with the bold flavor of green onions and garlic. This Million Dollar Dip will wow your guests and is super easy to make.

wood serving board with bowl of million dollar dip and crackers with celery and carrots in background

You may be wondering why this is called Million Dollar Dip. It is also sometimes referred to as Neiman Marcus Dip.

It originally appeared in a cookbook years ago authored by a chef who was the Director of Food Services at Neiman Marcus. The rumor is people thought it tasted like a million bucks and thus the modern day name.

The original recipe uses all mayo as the creamy element in this dip, but I prefer to add something tangy to help offset some of the mayo taste in dips so I used a combination of sour cream and mayonnaise.

I also amped up the flavor a slight bit with a few easy additions. What can I say, I like to spice things up when it comes to food. Don’t worry though, it’s not spicy hot.

For you bacon lovers out there, here are some more dips you’ll love:

Recipe Tips and Tricks

The Almonds

For more depth of flavor, you can toast the almonds before adding them into the dip.

If you are concerned about a nut allergy or just prefer things without nuts, feel free to leave the almonds out. The dip will still be great without them.

The Cheese

I highly recommend grading your own cheese for this recipe instead of using pre-shredded bagged cheese.

cracker dipped in million dollar dip with platter of celery and carrots

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this dip ahead of time?

Yes, this dip should easily last 2-3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

What to serve with Million Dollar Dip?

Since this is a thicker dip, sturdy dippers are best. Crackers, carrot or celery sticks are great ideas.

Recipe Instructions

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir. That’s it! You just can’t get much simpler.

ingredients in a clear bowl

You can serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The dip will build flavor the longer it sits and it will also get thicker when chilled.

cracker dipped into a bowl of million dollar dip
white bowl of million dollar dip with a cracker dipped in

Million Dollar Dip

Darlene Kratz
Chunky dip full of bacon and cheese with the bold flavor of green onions and garlic. This Million Dollar Dip will wow your guests and is super easy to make.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  • Stir until mixed well.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal
Keyword million dollar dip, neiman marcus dip
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