Having a few fuss-free yet delicious dip recipes up your sleeve can come in handy when you're entertaining guests in your assisted living apartment at Bethesda Gardens in Monument, Colorado. Fortunately, you don't need a conventional oven to create homemade dips.
Whether you're planning a family get-together or need to whip up a quick snack for unexpected visitors, there should be a microwave-friendly recipe on this list to suit everyone's tastes.
This delectable Microwave Cheese Dip recipe from Recipes.net is the ultimate crowd-pleaser and requires just five ingredients: flour, butter, milk, salt and cheese. It's delicious served warm with piles of crunchy nachos for an informal Mexican feast with friends in your assisted living apartment.
The beauty of this simple microwave recipe is its versatility, and you can make some simple ingredient swaps to change the flavor or suit what you have in your fridge. Semi-soft cheeses such as Monterey Jack create a silky texture, while cheddar provides a delicious sharpness. However, it's best to avoid pre-shredded cheese for this recipe, as it won't melt properly.
Want to make your cheese dip extra-creamy for a special occasion? Substitute sour cream or whipped cream for the milk for added indulgence.
If you love creamy dips but want to add some healthy veggies to a buffet-style meal, this 10-Minute Microwave Spinach Dip recipe from A Bountiful Kitchen is ideal. While this recipe requires a few steps, you can have this lusciously silky, colorful dip on the table in just a few minutes — ideal for last-minute entertaining.
Fresh and frozen spinach work equally well in this recipe, but make sure you squeeze the water out thoroughly to stop your dip from going soggy. While the water chestnuts add texture, don't worry if you can't find them in your local store, as the dip turns out beautifully without them. Serve with toasted baguette slices for a nod to French cuisine, or add extra Tabasco and tortilla chips to accompany a Mexican meal.
Try whipping up a batch of Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip next time you host friends to watch a big game. This delectable dip from Allrecipes couldn't be more straightforward — in fact, there's zero prep involved if you use precooked shredded chicken. Just combine pre-made buffalo sauce, cream cheese and sour cream with your chicken and blitz it in the microwave for 2 minutes to warm it through.
Don't panic if you can't find the grilled chicken brand mentioned in the recipe. Any cooked, shredded chicken will produce delicious results, and it's a great way to use up leftovers from other meals. Serve as a hearty snack or part of a buffet meal on a platter with tortilla chips, vegetable crudites or crusty bread.
This Microwave Creamy Corn Dip recipe from Manila Spoon will likely be a hit with kids and adults alike, and it's a great way to encourage reluctant grandchildren to eat their veggies. The author recommends serving this dish as a fuss-free light meal or side during the hectic festive season. However, its straightforward preparation and three-ingredient formula will have you coming back for more year-round.
This recipe uses bottled corn salsa as a convenient shortcut — just make sure you buy a tomato-free salsa for the best results. All you need to do is chop some cilantro and mix the salsa with silky cream cheese before heating it in a microwave-safe bowl. It's an ideal go-to recipe if you want to minimize dishwashing.
You don't have to spend ages preparing and boiling artichokes to make the perfect artichoke dip. This straightforward Microwave Artichoke Dip from My Food and Family calls for canned artichokes to slash your prep time. Simply drain and chop the artichokes and combine them with creamy mayo, tangy sour cream, Parmesan and shredded mozzarella before melting the ingredients in the microwave.
This recipe calls for shredded mozzarella. Packaged shredded cheese can contain additives that prevent it from melting effectively. It's worth shredding some fresh mozzarella if you have the time to achieve a gorgeously gooey texture.
Who said dip had to be savory? This S'mores Dip recipe from Stacy's is the ideal solution if you want to create a delectable dessert without a conventional oven. Condensed milk, chocolate chips and marshmallow cream combine to create a light, mousse-like texture. Swirl the dip after microwaving it to produce a tempting marbled appearance to wow your guests.
Can't find cinnamon sugar pita chips in your local store? Fortunately, plenty of other treats make a delightful accompaniment to this sweet treat. Consider making your own fruit kabobs by threading fresh fruit onto skewers to enjoy your dip like fondue. Alternatively, chocolate chip cookies make a deliciously indulgent addition for a special occasion.