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Bagel Dip Recipe

Bagel Dip

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"Everyone loves this mild dip. Chopped dried beef adds flavor and texture. Serve with plain bagels cut into bite size pieces."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, monosodium glutamate (MSG), dill, parsley, onion and dried beef. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until thickened and chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2003

This a great recipe and one I have had for years! This can also be made without the msg and tastes the same. It can also be made with low/no fat sour cream and mayonnaise and is still very good! I have found over the years that using Hellmans Mayo give this dip a better flavor than Kraft.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2008

This recipe is very similar to a family recipe that we use on holidays. We don't use the refrigerated packages of beef because the flavor seems a bit washed out. Instead, we use the Hormel Dried Beef (in jars on the canned meat aisle near the tuna fish). We have also never used the MSG and it turns out perfect.

Apr 13, 2005

This is almost the same recipe I use for what we call "Rye Boat". Equal parts of sour cream and mayo, no MSG though (I don't even know why you'd add that!), garlic powder, white pepper, some Beaumonde if you have it, and the rest is the same. Better if you make it a day ahead. Serve in a hollowed out loaf of round rye with the torn bread pieces for dipping. (We always need some extra bread or crackers.) The best part to eat is the "boat" when it's empty!

Apr 16, 2008

VERY GOOD and we didn't even refrigerate for the hour! I scaled the recipe back to 10 servings. Since the scale was unable to break down some items I basically eye balled the ingredients. I didn't use the MSG or the dillweed (didn't have it). I used crushed dried italian seasonings in its place. Will make again

Sep 25, 2010

A good base recipe, but I tweeked it a bit. No need for the MSG. I added 3pkgs dried beef, 1 cup of miracle whip and added 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash for the seasonings.. Alowed to chill overnight and I used Thomas' plain & "everything" bagels...YUMMM

Oct 08, 2009

This is so good. I have made this a hundred times now. I have since started using a package of powdered ranch dressing mix for the seasonings, it turns out great. I serve this with onion bagels or a multigrain bagel. Everyone eats it up.

Aug 27, 2003

Quick and yummy. This one is full of flavor but not for the calorie and fat counter!

Aug 08, 2007

This is such good dip! My husband loves it and makes it often, too. Every time we take it anywhere, people rave. We don't add MSG because that's ridiculous. It tastes great without it and the dried beef adds plenty of salt. And you can cut down on the dill a little and we use chopped dried onion. With two packages of bagels, there's still a little dip left so maybe 2 1/2 packages would be better. We usually do plain and wheat.


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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