Party Like It’s 1999! Cheddar and Scallion Dip

Party Like It’s 1999! Cheddar and Scallion Dip

Time to party—in a socially distanced kind of way.

Whether you are Zoom partying, front yard partying or just partying with the faithful family dog (as I am with Sweet Juliet), this Cheddar and Scallion Dip is very very good party food. It also works for a Netflix binge party. (We did a “Marcella” binge.)

It’s creamy and easy to make and adaptable to a lot of variations. It is also addictive.

And, while you are at it, why not consider two other great dips from Blue Cayenne’s archives. There is a great “take” on a Trader Joe classic (Tomato Lentil Dip) here  and an all-time favorite at my house, Roquefort Dip, here.

Here’s the Cheddar Scallion Dip recipe.


Cheddar and Scallion Dip
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  • 4 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature and cubed)
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 t. fine sea salt or to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 t. sweet paprika
  • 1 to 2 T. fresh lemon juice (as needed)
  • 1/2 C. sharp Cheddar (finely grated)
  • 1 small garlic clove (mashed to a paste-optional)
  • Hot sauce to taste


  1. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, scallion (green onion), salt, pepper and paprika in the bowl of your food processor. Process until the ingredients reach a smooth consistency. Add lemon juice to your taste and to thin the dip a bit. Add cheddar (I used a Tillamook Sharp Cheddar) and optional mashed garlic clove and continue to process until your dip is creamy and smooth.
  2. Garnish with chopped scallions.


This recipe is adapted from a Melissa Clark NYT recipe. You can see a video of Clark making the dip here.

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