You guys: Christmas is this week. WHAT? But, don’t stress. We are bringing you one of the easiest and one the most delicious dips of the season just in time. This cranberry and cheddar dip will hardly lengthen your shopping list and will add just five minutes in the kitchen. No reindeer games.

Izzy from She Likes Food added this to our Dips and Delights holiday repertoire and we’re still thanking her. The rich and gooey sharpness of cheddar cheese is balanced with sweet and tart cranberry sauce that will have you scraping the bottom of this skillet before it even hits the holiday table. Good news: you can easily double this recipe if you have a bigger skillet.

Cranberry and white cheddar combine for an easy holiday appetizer that will take just minutes in the kitchen!

This is one of those appetizers that just screams deliciousness in a really humble way. “Oh, y’know. I just dumped cranberry sauce and cheddar cheese in a skillet and heated it up. Oh. It’s the most delicious thing you’ve had all week? Stop. It’s so easy!” By using the tortilla chips that are made with just enough love and spice, sweet chili adds a kick to the cranberries for pairing perfection.

But, don’t take our word for it: buy three things, take five minutes to whip it up, and stick it in the oven this week. It’s your new go-to crowd pleaser.


White Cheddar and Cranberry Skillet Dip



12 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, 1½ blocks (you could use 2 full blocks if you have larger skillet)

1 cup cranberry sauce

Fresh thyme leaves for topping, 1-2 teaspoons

Way Better Snacks Sweet Chili tortilla chips for dipping


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the cheese into bite-sized chunks and layer evenly in the bottom of a 6-inch cast iron skillet. Spoon the cranberry sauce over the cheese. Bake dip in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 15-20 minutes.

Remove dip from oven, top with thyme leaves and enjoy with Way Better Snacks.

Sweet and tart cranberries combine with sharp white cheddar for the perfect holiday appetizer.

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