Christmas has come and gone. So now let start the party season. Before us is the best party of the year – New Year’s Eve Party! Is there anything better than a quick and easy dip that you can use for nachos, crisps/chips or (for the more diet-friendly option) veggies. So here is our 5-minute cheese dip!

We do not claim that this cheese dip is low in calories – on the contrary, but it is a perfect side dish when you drink a lot of alcohol (especially a strong one at that).

The recipe below is the very basic version of cheese sauce, which you can customize or embellish in many different ways. You can try stirring in a 100g of diced green chillis. Experiment with the seasonings by adding a pinch of garlic powder, cumin, or cayenne pepper. Stir in a few sliced red onions or a can of dried tomatoes. You can really have fun with this sauce.

Our favourite dip that we have made so far. So let just go and make this delicious dip together.

5-minute cheese dip:
5-minute cheese dip:

Ingredients for 5-minute cheese dip:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 250 ml of whole milk
  • 160g of shredded cheese (we used cheddar but any cheese will do)
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder 

Method:

  1. Add butter and flour to a small sauce pot. Heat and whisk the butter and flour together until they become bubbly and foamy. Continue to cook and whisk the bubbly mixture for another minute.
  2. Whisk the milk into the mixture. Turn the heat up just slightly and allow the milk to come to a simmer while still whisking. When it reaches a simmer, the mixture should thicken. Once it’s thick enough to coat a spoon, turn off the heat.
  3. Stir in the shredded cheddar, one handful at a time, until melted into the sauce (If needed, place the pot over low heat to help the cheese melt). Do not overheat the cheese sauce!
  4. Once all the cheese is melted into the sauce, stir in the salt and chilli powder. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  5. If the sauce becomes too thick, simply whisk in an additional splash of milk.

Here you will find our selection of dips and sauces that are perfect for every occasion.

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