3-Minute Dip

Here's the formula for a quick, easy dip! Start with a basic dip recipe and transform with different rubs and toppings.


    3-Minute Dip Main Ingredients
  • 1-2 tbsp (15-30 mL) Pampered Chef rub (see chart)
  •  Toppings (see chart)
  • 4 oz. (125 g) mozzarella cheese, grated (1 cup/250 mL)
  • 1 pkg (8 oz./250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) milk (see Cook's Tip)
  •  Optional: Assorted vegetables or crackers
Rubs Toppers
Bell Pepper Herb Rub ½ red bell pepper, diced
Greek Rub ¼ cucumber, chopped
Sweet Basil Rub ½ cup grape tomatoes, chopped
Tex-Mex Rub 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
Three Onion Rub 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
Herb & Onion Slow Cooker Seasoning ¼ red onion, chopped


  1. Choose a rub and topping combination.
  2. Combine the rub, mozzarella, cream cheese, and milk in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave, covered, for 2–3 minutes, or until melted, stirring halfway through cooking. (Be careful not to overheat.)

  4. Remove the bowl from the microwave; stir. Sprinkle with the topping and serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.


  • 16  servings of 2 tbsp (30 mL) 

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (average of all dips, 2 tbsp/30 mL): Calories 72, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 177 mg, Carbohydrates 1 g, Fiber 0 g, Total Sugars 1 g (includes 0 g added sugars), Protein 3 g

Cook's Tips:

 If using pre-shredded cheese, reduce the amount of mozzarella to 2 oz/60 g (1/2 cup/125 mL) and increase the milk to 3 tbsp (45 mL) to reduce the thickness of the dip.


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