This classic Old English cream cheese dip recipe is quick, easy, & addicting! Dip pretzels, crackers, or veggie sticks for the best holiday appetizer.
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.
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.
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.
Old English Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Until next time…
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