Can you think of a time when you went to a party and there wasn’t at least one bag of chips and one bowl of dip? You can’t, can you? They’re such an important part of parties of all sorts, which explains why chips and dip have their own national holiday!
In honor of National Chip and Dip Day, we’ve posed the question “What’s the chip/dip combination that comes to mind when someone says ‘chips and dip’?” We got some really interesting responses and have seen a pattern in what people had to say!
We’ve broken down the responses, grouped them together and rounded up some really delicious-tasting dip recipes that will help you taste the responses to our research!
Northwest – Tortilla Chips & Salsa
The people up in the Northwest like to keep things nice and simple: a bag of crispy tortilla chips and a red salsa that comes with a bit of a kick.
More than 1,000 people have given D’s Famous Salsa Recipe a try and loved it, and our guess is that you’ll love it, too!
Southwest – Blue Corn Chips & Queso Blanco
Texas has given us the fantastic Tex-Mex cuisine, and although New Mexico’s New Mex-Mex cuisine isn’t quite as well known, it should be! New Mex-Mex brings its own brand of Mexican food to the table — some of its staple Southwestern flavors being blue corn chips and queso blanco.
Here is a recipe for Homemade White Queso that will put New Mex-Mex cuisine on the map!
Texas – Tortilla Chips & Queso
Texas is big enough to be its own region, right? Well, Texans sure seem to think so, and they are all about the classic Tex-Mex favorite: Tortilla Chips & Queso. There’s something so satisfying about a perfectly fried chip and a hot, gooey queso mix.
This recipe for The Greatest Queso That Ever Lived is sure to please because it’s got Texas-sized flavor for a Texas-sized gathering. It’s a mixture of ground beef, cheese, Ro-Tel and roasted green chiles.
Southeast – Crinkle-Cut Chips & French Onion Dip
When it comes to dipping chips, it’s all about the crunch, at least according to Southeasterners. They want a nice, smooth-tasting French Onion dip with a bit of a kick, and they want it courtesy of a ruffled potato chip.
All the little ridges give each chip a monumental crunch, and make the chip-dipping experience that much better!
Here is a recipe for French Onion dip for your crinkle-cut chips. Is this a good recipe to try? Oui!
Northeast – Potato Chips & French Onion Dip
People from the Northeast are just as big of fans of the French Onion dip as their friends from the Southwest, but instead of reaching for a bag of crinkle-cut chips, they’re plenty satisfied with a bag of original potato chips to scoop up the homemade creaminess.
This recipe from Daring Gourmet is super easy to make and super delicious. In under five minutes, you can mix up a bowl of French Onion dip and enter into chip dip heaven.
Canada – Crinkle-Cut Potato Chips & Dill Pickle Dip
As much as you may have thought that Canadians would have loved a maple-flavored chip dip, they actually crave a chip dip that includes dill pickles, dill weed and a bit of garlic.
This recipe from WonkyWonderful is a cool mix of cream cheese, sour cream and a hint of pickle flavor.
Any guesses on what our favorite kind of dip is at Cheddar’s? We love queso! — especially our very own homemade queso! What makes our made-from-scratch queso so delicious is not just the hot and gooey cheese. No, it’s the hot and gooey cheese with the delicious additions of salsa-ready tomatoes and, you can even add seasoned ground beef for free!.
So you can transport this Tex-Mex favorite from bowl to boca, we serve our homemade queso with chips that have been fried to order.
Stop by your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and celebrate National Chip and Dip Day with an order of our Chips & Homemade Queso!