Holiday Party Foods

Nov 30th 2021

It’s that time of year where friends and family start gathering, and the marathon food feasts commence. Whether you are throwing a festive shindig of your own or attending a party at your friend’s or family’s house Tasty Add-ons has you covered! We carefully curate all the best condiments, mixes, and more for you to make your next get-together is a tasty success. Let’s delve into the dips that really get the gathering going!

Old Florida Gourmet Products

We’ll start with some of our favorite ready-to-serve dip delicacies from Old Florida Gourmet Products. Believe it or not, the sunshine state is home to more than just warm weather, retirees, and oranges. These delectable dips prove it! We promise you won’t be able to peel your guests away from the appetizer table when you serve this queso blanco and mango-pineapple salsa. These two zesty condiments are fantastic on their own or they can be jazzed up in several ways to make them your own!

Queso blanco is always a palate pleaser. Serve it warm or chilled with a side of veggies like broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower for dipping. You can also dip with tortilla chips, toasted crostinis, taquitos, and more! Why not up the dip ante and add some extra flavor to take this already amazing condiment to the next level? Try cooking up some spicy chorizo and adding the queso into the hot pan to warm everything together. The chorizo will add heartiness to the dish as well as a little bit of extra spice. Serve this kick-up cheesy goodness and all your guests will be clamoring for more!

There are so many flavorful ingredients you can add to this queso. You’re only limited by your imagination! If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies into the mix, consider sauteing a melange of mushrooms to combine with the queso. Again, this will add another unexpected and delicious layer of flavor to the dip. Undoubtedly all the party goers will want to know your secret recipe.

Another easy no-cook appetizer option is to serve up the Old Florida Gourmet Products sensational mango-pineapple salsa! Just like the queso blanco you can serve this hearty salsa as is right out of the jar with chips and veggies as a tasty quick appetizer. Consider adding a block of cream cheese to the mix and giving this salsa starter a little more complexity. Simply take an eight-ounce block of cream cheese straight out of the package, place it on a festive plate, and cascade the salsa over top. It’s a sweet and savory flavor amalgamation that is bound to get the crowd going. If you’re feeling really festive you could shape the block of cream cheese into a Christmas tree or other holiday shape to add some extra wow to the final presentation of the dish.

SNS Dips

The SNS Dips are just as gourmet as they are flavorful. They are incredibly versatile, and they make a great addition to any holiday party table. The garlic lovers and spinach dip mixes are robust and full of amazing flavors. These multifaceted flavor bombs are fantastic in many different forms!

From Cheese balls to bagel spreads and everything in between you can concoct so many different savory appetizers from this garlic lovers dip mix. If you want to keep it as effortless as possible simply combine the garlic lovers mix with two cups of sour cream, yogurt, or your favorite plant-based substitute and set it aside for a few hours until you are ready to serve. For a fun twist use the created dip to top miniature poppable baked potatoes. Roast off some fingerling potatoes in the oven seasoned with salt and pepper. When they come out of the oven cut them in half, top with your favorite shredded cheese, a dollop of the garlic lovers dip, and fresh chives. Once you start popping these little spuds you won’t be able to stop!

If you want to create a garlicky cheese ball, simply combine the mix with cream cheese and form it into a ball. For a festive holiday garnish, you can roll the cheese ball in fresh chopped parsley and pink peppercorns to represent those festive holiday colors. Serve with crackers, pretzels, and veggies for an impressive appetizer display.

Spinach dip is one of those classic party staples that everyone seems to gravitate towards. SNS Dips’ spinach mix doesn’t disappoint. Once again if you’re looking for a quick and easy cold dip simply combine the continents of the mix with sour cream, yogurt, or your favorite plant-based substitute and set it aside for a few hours until you are ready to serve. This dip pairs well with pita chips, veggies, tortilla chips, and toasted crostinis. If you want an even more impressive presentation, consider serving the dip in an edible pumpernickel bread bowl!

What’s even better than cold spinach dip? Hot spinach artichoke dip of course! You can easily parley this dip mix into that hot bubbly goodness with just a few extra ingredients. The addition of cream cheese, mayonnaise, artichokes, and more makes this heated dip a mouthwatering fan favorite! To make the warm dip even heartier you could add shredded rotisserie chicken. This will add additional, flavor, texture, and make it a heavier hors d'oeuvre option.

The Main Event!

These dips don’t just need to be served before the big holiday party meal. They can easily be incorporated into the entrees as well! The queso blanco and mango-pineapple salsa can be used to enhance enchiladas. Add the queso into a macaroni and cheese recipe for a spicy twist on a classic dish. Use the mango-pineapple salsa to top light and flaky pan-seared tilapia. The sweetness from the salsa provides an excellent pairing with most mild white fish.

The garlic lovers dip and spinach dip mix would be delicious combined with cream cheese and stuffed inside a chicken breast or even a large portobello mushroom cap and roasted in the oven. Another way to creatively use these mixes would be to incorporate them into some ricotta cheese and use that flavor-packed mixture to liven up and layer your next lasagna. The sky’s the limit for all the fun and creative ways to use all of these amazing Tasty Add-ons!

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