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This five-minute appetizer is always a huge hit! Million Dollar Dip, aka Neiman Marcus Dip, is loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh green onions, savory bacon pieces, and crunchy chopped pecans. It’s the perfect dip appetizer served with your favorite crackers and dippers everyone will love!

A wooden tray with a white bowl filled with million dollar dip surrounded by Ritz crakers.

Here is a great idea! There is no better way to get people talking than to put out a dip recipe like this one. When people gather around a bowl, they stay and talk for a while. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I love nothing more than for my family and friends to gather and have good conversations. Million Dollar Dip is the ultimate recipe, as they will not want to leave the counter!

Yes, I know the end of the year is always a little hectic with the holiday season, work events, and school events. Good news! We all need appetizers we can throw together in a pinch or ones we can make ahead of time! This Million Dollar Dip recipe is the perfect appetizer for any last-minute game day or party plans you may have.

Then, if you have more time, try my Slow Cooker Spinach And Artichoke Dip, Dill Pickle Dip Recipe, or this Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Ingredient Notes

Labeled ingredients needed to make million dollar dip recipe.
  • Cream cheese: Create the base of the creamy dip with cream cheese.
  • Sour cream: Add tangy notes and a silkier texture with full-fat sour cream. Replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt for a healthier alternative.
  • Mayonnaise: Make the recipe extra dippable with your favorite brand of mayonnaise.
  • Cheese: Add flavor with shredded cheddar cheese– Shredding the cheese from a block always takes this dip recipe a step further, producing a fresh taste. Use sharp cheddar cheese or regular.
  • Onions: Garnish with chopped green onions and add the whites to the dip for extra flavor.
  • Bacon: Mix in real crumbled bacon pieces for delicious salty and savory notes. Grab a package of real bacon bits from the grocery store or fry bacon strips and chop them for the recipe.
  • Pecans: Add a satisfying crunch with chopped pecans.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: My unique touch to this recipe is adding red pepper flakes to give this recipe a little kick!

Variations and Substitutions

  • Ranch Seasoning: The ultimate add-in for most any dip is ranch seasoning, don’t you think?
  • Different Nuts: Chopped walnuts or slivered almonds are also delicious in this dip recipe.
  • Replace the Bacon: Instead of bacon bits, try smoked salmon or cubed ham.
  • Add More Veggies: Thawed frozen spinach, peppers, and petite diced tomatoes make excellent additions to the Million Dollar Dip.
  • Extra Seasoning: For a slightly different flavor, include red pepper flakes, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper,  or dried herbs.
  • Swap the Cheese: Use a combination of cheeses or replace the cheddar with provolone, mozzarella, blue cheese, or Colby Jack.

How To Make Neiman Marcus Dip

Before you get started making this dip recipe, set out the cream cheese to get to room temperature. Then get all your ingredients chopped, grated, and fry that bacon for the ultimate bacon pieces. Then, you can get the dip started!

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Combine dip ingredients

Let’s get started with adding cream cheese, sour cream,  and mayonnaise to a large bowl and use a hand mixer (or stand mixer) to combine them for about two minutes.

Mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese added to a bowl and whipped to combine.

Next, add the rest of the dip ingredients in with the cream cheese mixture.

Green onion sliced on a cutting board and added to a bowl of ingredients for Neiman Marcus Dip.

Then, give them a good mix with a spoon until they are evenly distributed.

cheese, bacon, green onion, garlic powder, and red pepper added to cream cheese mixture and stirred to combine.

Seriously, it is so simple for so much flavor!

Step 2 | Cover and chill

Now, transfer the cheesy dip to your favorite serving dish, cover it, and refrigerate it for at least two hours before serving so it’s nice and chilled and the flavors meld together.

This is great to make the morning of or the night before for easy prep ahead.

Step 3 | Garnish and serve!

Before serving, top the dip with freshly chopped green onions if desired, then enjoy!

A Neiman Marcus dip in a white bowl topped with green onion, cheese, and pecans.


  • Serve Immediately– If you are short on time, the dip can be served right away.
  • Make-Ahead– Easily make this dip recipe in advance, stored in the fridge for a couple of days before serving.
  • Softened Ingredients– Before starting the recipe, set the ingredients out to soften to room temperature to make combining them easier.

Recipe FAQs

Why is it called Neiman Marcus Dip?

Great question. You see, The original recipe was first served in the 1950s at the Neiman Marcus restaurant in Texas and was later published in Helen Corbitt’s cookbook, the creator of the dip. 

What should million-dollar dip be served with?

A popular pick is Ritz Crackers or Club Crackers. You can serve it with other crackers, potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, toasted bread, pita chips, bagel chips,  and fresh vegetables, like celery sticks and carrot sticks.

Do I have to use real bacon bits?

Get the best results with a packet of real bacon bits or I used freshly cooked and crumbled bacon. Personally, I do not suggest using a package of bacon bits not made from real bacon because the flavor and texture just don’t measure up.

What is a ‘Million Dollar’ Recipe?

When a recipe has the nick-name ‘Million Dollar,’ you know the flavor will be rich and decadent! There are all kinds of recipes, like Milion Dollar Pie and Million Dollar Brownies, that are known for their incredible taste.


Refrigerate: The best way to store leftover dip is to cover the serving bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the dip to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to five days. 

A Ritz cracker dipped in million dollar dip.

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Million Dollar Dip Recipe (Neiman Marcus Dip)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
This five-minute appetizer is always a huge hit! Million Dollar Dip (Neiman Marcus Dip) is loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh green onions, savory bacon pieces, and crunchy chopped pecans.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 4 green onions, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, (or sliced almonds)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake, optional


  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise and mix with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes or until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add in cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, bacon bits or pieces, and chopped pecans to the mixture a stir until combined.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with green onion, pecan bits, and shredded cheese or desired toppings. Enjoy!


  • Serve Immediately– If you don’t have the time to wait, the dip can be served right away. 
  • Make-Ahead– Easily make this dip recipe in advance. It can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days before serving.
  • Softened Ingredients– Before starting the recipe, set the ingredients out to soften to room temperature to make combining them easier.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 279kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 3g (1%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 27g (42%) Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) Sodium: 256mg (11%) Potassium: 98mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 621IU (12%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 179mg (18%) Iron: 0.3mg (2%)

Nutritional Disclaimer

Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made a lot of dips, but not this one! Wish I could grab one of those Ritz crackers loaded with dip through the screen. Going to make this for my next holiday party. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thank you, Tara. I know we always need something we can whip up easily for last minute entertaining or events. This is a great make ahead too.