Strawberry Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad with strawberries is a burst of flavor in every bite! Incredible mini bites of tomato, cheese, and strawberries
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Caprese Salad with strawberries is a burst of flavor in every bite! Incredible mini bites of tomato, cheese, and strawberries

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Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pizza lovers, rejoice!  The cheesy, creamy, pepperoni goodness that we all CRAVE has been reinvented, and it’s called Pepperoni Pizza
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Pizza lovers, rejoice!  The cheesy, creamy, pepperoni goodness that we all CRAVE has been reinvented, and it’s called Pepperoni Pizza

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Crock Pot Cheeseburger Dip

Crockpot cheeseburger Queso dip is a hot dip recipe with seasoned ground beef, Velveeta cheese, and black beans. All melted
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Crockpot cheeseburger Queso dip is a hot dip recipe with seasoned ground beef, Velveeta cheese, and black beans. All melted

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

This cream cheese chocolate chip cheesecake dip is perfect to gobble up with graham crackers and cookies. Double down on
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This cream cheese chocolate chip cheesecake dip is perfect to gobble up with graham crackers and cookies. Double down on

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Cheezy & Spicy Vegan Spinach Dip

If you are looking for a cheezy and spicy vegan spinach dip, this might just be the perfect recipe for you. It is whole foods plant-based all the way as veggies and of course spinach leaves are turned into a smooth and creamy dip. Think of it as a Gree…

If you are looking for a cheezy and spicy vegan spinach dip, this might just be the perfect recipe for you. It is whole foods plant-based all the way as veggies and of course spinach leaves are turned into a smooth and creamy dip. Think of it as a Green Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce. Are...

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Our Favorite Pimento Cheese.

This is our favorite pimento cheese recipe ever! Finally in one place for you. My pimento cheese is partially whipped and has so much ridiculously flavor. Perfect for dipping or melting in a grilled cheese. Eeeep!  Oh how I love this wonderful spread! And I’m finally putting my favorite pimento cheese recipe in one place […]

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This is our favorite pimento cheese recipe ever! Finally in one place for you. My pimento cheese is partially whipped and has so much ridiculously flavor. Perfect for dipping or melting in a grilled cheese. Eeeep! 

Oh how I love this wonderful spread!

our favorite pimento cheese

And I’m finally putting my favorite pimento cheese recipe in one place for you!

Over the years, ever since we got into pimento cheese (it was fairly recently, haha – you may remember!), I’ve linked back to one of my random recipes that includes pimento cheese. But you end up having to search for it in the recipe. So here we go! It’s here, in one place. The best of the best. 

cream cheese, cheddar, mayo, pimentos, spices

This is our absolute favorite favorite favorite pimento cheese recipe. Now, of course I do love a version with bacon. Or with candied jalapeños. I love to fancify in a few different ways. But this is our base. This is the base that I make and everyone loves – and then if I want to trash it up somehow, I go from here. 

What I love most about this is that it’s sort of… whipped. And the way I discovered how much we love that?

By complete accident. 

our favorite pimento cheese

For the last few years I’ve made similar versions of this and just mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl until combined. Occasionally, I use a hand mixer. It never looks gorgeous or appetizing or anything, but it tastes like heaven. And the key is that it’s combined, that’s all we really need.

Then one day, I forgot how to make it and thought I threw the ingredients in the food processor to blend. Ummm… I normally do not. But that is how this wonderful whipped version of pimento cheese was born! 

It’s not fully whipped. I like to keep some of the cheddar out, then fold it into the whipped consistency to keep that classic pimento dip texture. But it’s more whipped than it would be if you just stirred everything together in a bowl. And it is freaking delish! You can see me make it on instagram stories today for a step-by-step.

our favorite pimento cheese

I always love to make recipes using this around kentucky derby time and this year is no different!

I have a few recipes coming up in the next ten days using this pimento cheese, so you might want to make a batch and just stick it in your fridge right now. Swear you won’t regret it! 

our favorite pimento cheese with crackers

If you are new to pimento cheese, it’s amazing served with pretzels or crackers. Basically anything crunchy. Carrots and celery too, if you want to get into the whole veggie thing. It’s so good on a cheeseboard, but also amazing served alone with the dippers. It’s a great thing to have in the fridge if you’re feeling snack too!

Of course, if you’re looking for something to do with extra pimento cheese, I’m your girl. I’ve made cheeseburgers, crispy chicken tacos with pimento cheese, crostini, pimento grilled cheese with pickle slaw, flatbread, grits, chicken quesadillas and chicken salad.

I KNOW. It’s insane. So many options!

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The Caramelized Onion Dip You Need To Make This Weekend!

Okay, get ready to eat this caramelized onion dip with a spoon. I’m not REALLY joking. Okay, maybe a bit. But it is that good – you will be tempted to lick said spoon. Now you may be asking WHY oh WHY am I sharing a caramelized onion dip recipe when I already have two […]

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Okay, get ready to eat this caramelized onion dip with a spoon.

the best caramelized onion dip

I’m not REALLY joking. Okay, maybe a bit. But it is that good – you will be tempted to lick said spoon.

caramelized onions

Now you may be asking WHY oh WHY am I sharing a caramelized onion dip recipe when I already have two similar recipes on the site. I know, I get it. I considered not sharing it.

But. 

This one is the best. I am not exaggerating, not being dramatic. 

IT IS THE BEST.

caramelized onion dip ingredients

A few months ago, we got pizza from one of our local favorites, Ironborn. In a moment of starving weakness, I ordered the homemade chips to go with it (we looooove homemade chips) and when we got home, I broke into them right away.

The dip stunned me. I assumed it was ranch or blue cheese. It wasn’t. It was an onion dip – but clearly a caramelized onion dip. I could actually TASTE the caramel from the caramelized onions. No joke. And then I almost ate all the chips and Eddie was jealous. OOPS.

We couldn’t stop thinking about the dip. It was on another level. I looked on their website and sure enough, it was a caramelized onion dip. How this had evaded me before ordering, I don’t know. The hunger just took over.

So I made it!

the best caramelized onion dip

First up, the glaring different between this and my very first onion dip? Um, I caramelize FOUR whole onions here for this dip. Yes, four. You know how much they cook down, and all the extra caramelization, the better. I knew four would be better, given my recent obsession with french onion everything. And it was!

Second, the first dip was much more yogurt based as flavor. This one is more onion based. If that makes sense.

The rest of this dip is simple. Just sour cream or greek yogurt. I honestly can rarely tell a difference when I swap them, however I do buy 2% or 5% plain greek yogurt, not nonfat. That helps. I use whichever one I have on hand. Plus, I still add a bit of mayo for some richness. It definitely makes a difference and I highly suggest keeping it in there if you can.

Then just salt, pepper and garlic.

Yes. That is it.

MAYBE some herbs on top or mixed in if you’re feeling it. 

P.S. you can even caramelize the onions ahead of time. I’ve done this multiple times now. Caramelize them ahead, store them in the fridge, reheat in the microwave (just to soften the solids) and make the dip. It’s fantastic.

the best caramelized onion dip

I love how creamy this dip is. My original french onion dip uses cream cheese and it’s definitely a thicker consistency. It also uses a bunch of onions, but more goes into it and the dip isn’t as silky or thin. It’s almost tricky to dip a thin chip into my original french onion dip. (more…)

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Vegan French Onion Dip

This homemade vegan French onion dip is a perfect party appetizer or savory snack to munch on in between meals. It is sour cream based, easy to make, with less than 10 ingredients and delicious.
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This homemade vegan French onion dip is a perfect party appetizer or savory snack to munch on in between meals. It is sour cream based, easy to make, with less than 10 ingredients and delicious.

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Comeback Sauce

Earlier this week I made some amazing steak fries and I needed a dipping sauce for them that was equally as epic. Plain old ketchup was just not going to do, so I made some Comeback Sauce. Comeback Sauce is a creamy, tangy, sweet, and savory sauce that’s great for dipping, dunking, drizzling, and smearing […]

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Earlier this week I made some amazing steak fries and I needed a dipping sauce for them that was equally as epic. Plain old ketchup was just not going to do, so I made some Comeback Sauce. Comeback Sauce is a creamy, tangy, sweet, and savory sauce that’s great for dipping, dunking, drizzling, and smearing onto just about any food. It’s not called “comeback sauce” for nothing. It will keep you coming back for more. And more. And MORE. (I “accidentally” ate an entire bunch of broccoli in one sitting, thanks to this delicious sauce.)

Comeback Sauce – Creamy, Tangy, Sweet, and Savory

A piece of roasted broccoli being dipped into a bowl of comeback sauce

What is Comeback Sauce?

This unique sauce is said to have originated in a Greek restaurant in Mississippi, but it quickly spread throughout the entire south. The original sauce had a base of mayonnaise and Heinz Chili Sauce (a tomato based sauce not to be confused with Sweet Chili Sauce), plus some other seasonings. There are many interpretations of this addictive sauce, with each person putting their own spin on the original as it spread across the region. Because Heinz Chili Sauce is not something I keep in my pantry, I made a few substitutions to create a similar flavor profile using items that I keep on hand, and in the process put the Budget Bytes stamp on the classic comeback sauce. ;)

What Do You Serve it With?

What can you not serve it with is probably a more appropriate question! It’s a fantastic all-purpose dip for things like roasted vegetables (shown with roasted broccoli), fried foods like french fries, chicken fingers or nuggets, or chips. It’s also great smeared onto burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, or wrap sandwiches. I wouldn’t be opposed to using this as a salad dressing, or using it to make an extra flavorful batch of coleslaw!

Close up of broccoli being dipped into comeback sauce

 
Close up of broccoli being dipped into comeback sauce

Comeback Sauce

This creamy, tangy, sweet, and savory Comeback Sauce is great for dipping, drizzling, smearing, and smothering all of your favorite foods. 
Total Cost $1.03 recipe. /$0.21 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 2 Tbsp each
Calories 158.8kcal
Author Beth - Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise $0.80
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup $0.10
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce $0.01
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce* $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp salt $0.02

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly mixed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Notes

*Any vinegar based hot sauce like Tabasco.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 158.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.44g | Protein: 0.34g | Fat: 16.52g | Sodium: 319.92mg | Fiber: 0.06g

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A bowl of comeback sauce surrounded by roasted broccoli

How to Make Comeback Sauce – Step by Step Photos

sauce ingredients in a bowl, not mixed

Combine ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp ketchup, 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, 1/8 tsp hot sauce, ¼ tsp smoked paprika, ⅛ tsp garlic powder, ⅛ tsp freshly cracked black pepper, and ⅛ tsp salt.

Finished comeback sauce being stirred with a red spatula

Stir the ingredients together until smooth. Serve or refrigerate until ready to eat!

Overhead view of a bowl of comeback sauce surrounded by roasted broccoli

Shown with roasted broccoli – toss broccoli in oil, then roast at 400ºF for about 30 minutes, or until you reach your desired level of brown.

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