8 vintage recipes for Miracle Whip dip from the ’80s: Onion, shrimp, spinach, BBQ, cheese dips & more

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Munching Onion Dip recipe

“Hey, Andy, look at this. Onion dip with Miracle Whip.”

There’s only one thing better than homemade onion dip. And that’s homemade onion dip made with the tangy zip of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. So easy. So good. So why not make some right now?

1. Munching onion dip recipe (1985)


3/4 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing or Miracle Whip Light Reduced Calorie Salad Dressing
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced


Combine ingredients; mix well. Chill. Serve with potato chips or vegetable dippers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Variation: Substitute 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder for garlic clove.

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Onion dip with Miracle Whip The classic recipe from 1985

2. Parma dip recipe (1983)

1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Combine ingredients: mix well. Makes 1-1/2 cups.

3. Bacon n’ cheddar cheese dip

1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp natural cheddar cheese
4 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Combine salad dressing and cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Makes 1 cup of dip.

4. Hearty barbecue dip

1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper

Combine ingredients; mix well. Makes 1 cup.

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5. Stadium spinach dip recipe with Miracle Whip (1986)

1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 cup sour cream
10-ounces frozen chopped spinach, well-drained
1 C sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine ingredients; chill. Makes 3 cups of spinach dip.

6. Season’s best shrimp dip (1989)


1 8-ounce package Philadelphia brand cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 4-1/4 ounce can tiny cocktail shrimp, drained, rinsed
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


Mix cream cheese and salad dressing until well blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve with vegetable dippers.

Makes 2 cups. Prep time: 10 minutes, plus chilling.

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7. Vegetable dip (1983)

1 cup sour cream
1 cup Miracle Whip dressing
3 garlic cloves, minced;
1/2 cup chopped parsley;
1/2 cup chopped chives or green onion tops:
1 tsp. Tabasco.

Mix well and refrigerate until needed.

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8. Spinach dip with Miracle Whip

1 cup sour cream
1 cup Miracle Whip dressing
1 can water chestnuts, chopped and drained
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, well-drained
1 pkg. vegetable soup mix (I use Knorr)

Mix well and refrigerate until needed. When ready to serve cut the top from a firm, round peasant-type bread. Scoop out, in bite-size chunks, at least half of the bread. The cavity must be large enough to hold the dip.

Place loaf on serving platter, fill with the dip and surround the loaf with the bread chunks.

As bread is difficult to dip, a small spoon or knife will be needed.

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