Old English Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

This classic Old English cream cheese dip recipe is quick, easy, & addicting! Dip pretzels, crackers, or veggie sticks for the best holiday appetizer.

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The first time I tried this dip, I thought it was the most amazing thing I ever tasted! It’s an easy appetizer that’s been around for years and years, and I have no idea who actually wrote the recipe. There are a few different versions, but the three basic ingredients are always the same, no matter which version you happen to find. There is a problem though…one of these three ingredients has become almost impossible to find.  

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The original recipe calls for Kraft Old English cheese spread, Kraft Roka Blue cheese spread, cream cheese, and a couple of other flavoring ingredients. Here’s the problem: the Roka Blue is not available year-round. In fact, Kraft stopped making it entirely for several years. Due to so many requests, they began to make it again on a very limited basis. Depending on your location, it can sometimes be found around the holidays…but it’s very hit or miss.

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Roka Blue Substitutions

There are a two good options for Roka Blue substitutions.

  • Crumbled blue cheese: I haven’t personally tried this, but when I was doing my research, I found a few recipes that used 4 oz. of crumbled blue cheese. 
  • Chunky blue cheese salad dressing: this is the option I chose…and it worked beautifully. 
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How To Make

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, Kraft spread, and blue cheese dressing.
  • Mix on medium high speed until well blended, scraping sides of bowl to make sure all is incorporated. (About 1 minute.)
  • Add worcestershire sauce and onion. Mix well again.
  • Put into serving dish. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  • Serve with crackers, pretzels, or veggie sticks.
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Old English Cream Cheese Dip Tips

  • The Kraft cheese spreads come in little 5 oz. jars that are found in the pasta aisle of your grocery store, or sometimes they are with the boxes of Velveeta cheese.
  • The cheese spread jars have an incredibly long shelf life, and they also freeze very well. So if you find the Roka Blue, buy a couple extra and put them in the freezer.
  • This Old English cream cheese dip can be mixed by hand, but using a mixer makes the job easier, and the dip smoother.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
  • This cream cheese dip recipe can easily be doubled if you want to make a larger amount. A single recipe makes about 2 cups of dip. 
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I would go so far as to say that this cream cheese dip is so good that it’s addicting! It’s delicious served with buttery crackers, but is equally as good with pretzels. Another dipping idea is carrot & celery sticks. For a more savory taste, try herb flavored crackers. I shared some with my dad, and he used it as chip dip…and said it was awesome! It’s an easy and versatile appetizer idea for two people, or ten. 

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Old English Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

This Old English cream cheese dip recipe is quick, easy, & addicting! Dip pretzels, crackers, or veggie sticks for the best holiday appetizer.
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4.62 from 34 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 jar Kraft Old English Cheese Spread (5 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon chunky blue cheese salad dressing (or 1/2 jar Kraft Roka Blue Cheese Spread)
  • 1 teaspoon worcesterschire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • crackers, pretzels, or veggie sticks for serving

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, Kraft spread, and blue cheese dressing.
  • Mix on medium high speed until well blended, scraping sides of bowl to make sure all is incorporated. (About 1 minute.)
  • Add worcestershire sauce and onion. Mix well again.
  • Put into serving dish. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  • Serve with crackers, pretzels, or veggie sticks.

Notes

Recipe can easily be doubled. The nutrition information includes the cheese dip only. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So good and so simple to make! My family loved it. Will definitely be making this again, and again!

    1. I’m so glad! Thanks for taking the time to come back and rate this recipe. I truly appreciate it!

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this refeioe for a couple of years. Everyone always enjoys.

  3. Connie Corr says:

    I feel like I hit the jackpot today-I found the Kraft Roka Blue Cheese! Can’t wait to make the dip. I wonder how the jars of cheese would freeze?
    Connie

    1. My friend who gave me the recipe freezes the jars of cheese all the time. She says they freeze great!

  4. I cannot wait to try this dip, Ann. For the first time in many years, Christmas will be just my husband and myself, so this will be a festive addition to the holiday. I’ve adjusted my thinking to remember what it was like before children and we will celebrate Christmas like we were newlyweds. Ha, ha! I’m sure it will be in flannel and not the p j’s of 50+ years ago though. Thanks for this recipe! Have a wonderful Christmas with whomever you are able to celebrate with.

  5. 5 stars
    Ann, my mom
    Made this dip
    Every year for Christmas get togethers with family! So delicious. She would add a package of finely chopped Budding chipped beef to it which adds even more flavor. ( found hanging near lunchmeat/bologna).

  6. I made this for Thanksgiving using bleu cheese dressing. It was delicious and everyone loved it 😁

  7. Ann, I make a similar dip with cream cheese and Old English cheese. But the only other ingredient is dry Italian dressing mix. About a tablespoon works. Maybe you could try my version and I’ll try yours!!

  8. Betty Vasel says:

    5 stars
    Ann, I make this all the time using only 2 ingredients: Philly Cream Cheese and Old English Cheese Spread. I add 1 tsp. Worchestershire Sauce and a shake or two of garlic powder. Yummo!!

  9. Jennifer Treutelaar Nelson says:

    I actually make this every year from a “family” recipe. It calls for Roquefort cheese which you can find in most grocery stores. Delicious!

  10. Ann, you are so correct. I had made this recipe for years. You posting this m