A large serving ramekin of creamy million dollar dip stands on a counter with crackers and celery sticks plated nearby.

We love a good dip here at Wholefully! Dips work great for pitch-ins, potlucks, or game-day eats—and this Million Dollar Dip is no exception. If you’ve never heard of Million Dollar Dip (AKA: Neiman Marcus Dip), no worries! This dip is basically all the ingredients of your favorite cheese ball, but in an easy-to-eat, no-fuss, and no-mess dip. Serve it with crisp veggies like celery and carrots or basically any kind of sturdy cracker. Let’s get dipping!

Overhead of million dollar dip in a large serving ramekin surrounded by round crackers and celery sticks on an appetizer platter.

What is million dollar dip?

Million Dollar Dip is a cheese spread that gets some texture and crunch from crumbled bacon and slivered almonds. It is also known as Neiman Marcus Dip because it was first served at the department store’s restaurant. 

What is the dip made of?

This party dip has a base of softened cream cheese and mayonnaise and is studded with slivered almonds, cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon. It gets a little extra punch of flavor from some garlic powder.

Okay, how do I make million dollar dip?

It couldn’t be easier to make this appetizer!

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  1. Toast the almonds in a skillet.
  2. Blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.
  3. Stir in all the other ingredients.
  4. Serve!

Wholefully Protip

Make sure your cheddar cheese is finely shredded—it will blend into the dip better, so you are getting a little of every flavor in each bite!

What should I serve with million dollar dip?

One of the great things about this creamy dip is its versatility! Try it with crudités like celery or carrot sticks, wheat crackers, or butter crackers. We’ve also enjoyed it with pretzels! 

Wholefully Protip

Tortilla chips are tasty, but they aren’t quite sturdy enough to stand up to this dip. We recommend saving them for salsa instead!

Someone dips a cracker into a serving dish of cheesy million dollar dip.

How far in advance can I make this dip?

Million dollar dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Sorry, but no. The cream cheese and mayo base does not freeze well. But we don’t imagine you’ll have trouble using up the leftovers!

Want more delicious dip recipes like this one?

It isn’t a Super Bowl party or tailgate without a good dip! Try these easy dip recipes:

A hand scoops neiman marcus spread onto a round cracker from the serving dish.

 
A large serving ramekin of creamy million dollar dip stands on a counter with crackers and celery sticks plated nearby.

Million Dollar Dip Recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Million Dollar Dip is cheesy, creamy, savory—it is the perfect dip for game day!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped (about 8 slices cooked and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In a small dry skillet, toast the almonds over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on medium-low speed to combine the cream cheese and the mayonnaise until smooth. 
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and use a spoon to mix until fully incorporated. 
  4. Spoon the dip into a bowl. Garnish with additional cheese, almonds, green onions, or bacon as desired.

Notes

  • Finely shredded cheese works best—too large of cheese shreds don't blend into the dip well and can overpower the other ingredients.
  • Make sure to use softened cream cheese, or it won't blend well.
  • Leftover dip may be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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