Hostess Dip

This dip was handed down to me.  My Mom made this as far back as I can remember on special occasions, and now I understand why.  It’s the best.  It’s easy to put together yet packs a beautiful flavor profile with umami from Worcestershire sauce, acidity from fresh lemon juice, and spice from garlic and paprika.  It has a cream cheese base which gives it that creamy “dipping-ness.”  

It pairs perfectly with corn chips, potato chips, and cut vegetables.  If you’re serving a crowd, you may want to make a double batch, as it disappears quickly.


Hostess dip in a glass serving bowl with a wooden spoon.

I love making homemade dips because they are made with wholesome ingredients.  Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of store-bought dips?  That’s the blessing of making food from scratch.  You know precisely what you’re putting in the bodies of the humans in your life. 

This way of eating didn’t happen overnight.  It’s been a food journey that has been built upon over decades.  Yes, it takes time and organization in your pantry to make homemade meals and snacks.  Yet its benefits are countless.   

Hostess Dip

Foodie de Froid
Servings 1 cup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
This dip is quick to make yet delivers on flavor. Pair it with corn chips, potato chips, or vegetables for a treat that all ages will enjoy.
5 from 1 vote


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  • In a medium-sized bowl, beat together all ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Refrigerate for at least four hours, preferably overnight, for the flavors to meld. Serve cold with corn chips, potato chips or vegetables.

Kitchen Equipment


Make Ahead:   This is the perfect make-ahead dip.  Its flavor improves as it sits.  Can be made up to 48 hours ahead of servign.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 356


Serving: 1cupCalories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 36gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1904mgPotassium: 820mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 636IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 819mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cream cheese, dip
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