This cheesy and creamy smoky salmon dip is the only cheese dip recipe you will ever need! It’s hands-down my favorite dip! I’ve made this dip so many times for my holiday parties and it’s always the first appetizer to be gone! My guests just won’t stop asking for it! I love that it’s so easy to make and packed with incredible flavor! The intense smoky flavors, the creaminess and chunks of smoked salmon are what make this dip so irresistible! Serve the dip with toasted baguette or a crudites tray with carrots, celery and bell pepper. When I’m planning a party, I like to make this dip ahead of time, get it into the dip pan, cover and refrigerate it until it’s ready to be baked.
Don’t let the long ingredient list stop you from trying this recipe – most of the ingredients are spices and prepared items and sauce you already have in your fridge or pantry! To get that smoky flavor, I use smoked bacon, smoked salmon, smoked cheese and smoked paprika. I render the bacon until crispy, then chop it up into little bits so you get some of that flavor in every bite. I used hot-smoked salmon for my video recipe, but cold-smoked salmon will also work. The difference is in the texture – hot-smoked is chunkier and has less moisture. To get the ultimate creamy dip, I use a combination of cream cheese, smoked gouda cheese, parmesan cheese and sour cream. These all come together to create an unforgettable smoky salmon dip!
Watch my video recipe for all the details.
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