Dips for Breadsticks

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Bread sticks and dip, it may not sound like a substantial lunch but don't give up so easily. These easily replace the same old sandwich while renewing interest in a brown bag lunch. Bread sticks can be accompanied by any dip as an inside-out sandwich. Try mixing peanut butter and jelly to serve on the side or pepperoni dip. For a few more ideas, keep reading.

To make this a fun and filling lunch, simply add some fruit or vegetables sticks or slices. Following are some savory and sweet dips that go well with bread sticks. Just remember to not sprinkle the bread sticks with garlic or Parmesan cheese when serving with dips that would clash. Look here for a great bread stick recipe.

Most of the cheese dips/spreads may easily be mixed in a food processor making them easy to put together. These are also great in place of plain butter for anytime you enjoy bread.

Blue Cheese Spread
1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1/2 c blue cheese crumbles
2 green onions, chopped

Blend all ingredients well. Refrigerate. This could be changed a bit too by adding crumbled bacon or chives in place of the onions with a bit of shredded cheddar. Try it heated up, too!

Herbed Butter Dip
1/2 c butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 c canola oil
1/4 c chopped parsley
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Using the paddle attachment with your mixing bowl makes this quick work. Serve at room temperature and store remainder in refrigerator.

This recipe could be adapted for many types of butter spreads for bread sticks or some fresh baked bread. Simply combine equal parts of softened butter and canola oil then add desired flavorings: vanilla and cinnamon, honey, cilantro and cumin, the list could go on and on.

Cheese Butter
1/2 c butter, softened
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp minced garlic

Mix all ingredients. Serve at room temperature and store remainder in refrigerator.

Peanut Butter Dip
1/2 c Greek-style honey yogurt
3/4 c peanut butter
1/4 c whipping cream
2 tbsp vanilla

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix with paddle attachment for about 4 minutes. Store in refrigerator or keep cold.

Marshmallow Dip
1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp brown sugar

Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store remainder in refrigerator.

Another speedy options is to pack a bit of olive oil with herbs for dipping.

Happy packing!


  1. These dips are a great idea Sheila. I think most of them would freeze well too. Pop frozen dips in lunch box and they would be perfect by lunchtime! You are making me nervous with all this preparedness!

  2. Robin Sue~ Great idea to freeze them! That is why I have you as a friend; I never know what will freeze and what won't:)
    It was entertaining coming up with a variety of ideas for dips. I really like the blue cheese one.

  3. That's an awesome idea! I think it would be yummy to have pizza sauce with diced pepperoni. Wow, there are like a million things you could do with this!

  4. Marshmallow dip? Oh my gosh!

  5. I love your lunch ideas!!

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