Nifty Nibbles, aka the To-Dip List

Tired of the promise of Chips’n’Dip and the reality of Skips’n’Zip? Read on for a range of ways to relish the relish!

Here are some quick suggestions but if you have some time to cook check out Cheese Crisps, FedSticks and Thyme for Cheese crackers.

  1. Crudites, because let’s be honest- with that much dip anything is just going to taste of dip. We’re talking minimal carb vehicles here, so slice or dice zucchini, celery and capsicums or separate broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized florets.
  2. Other cheese. The best thing for dippy cheese is more cheese. Use firm but smooth cheeses – you don’t want it to crumble but it still needs to act like a spoon. Cut into square fingers thick enough to have some structure.
  3. A spoon. Well why not?
  4. Cheese Crisps, recipe here: coming soon!
  5. FedSticks, they’re not bread and they keep you fed, so: Fedsticks Recipe
  6. Thyme for Cheese Crackers: coming soon!

With all these dippers and no dip to go dipping, have a go at this Brie-lliant Baked Cheese.

Brie-lliant Baked Cheese

This delicious dish is basically a minimum-effort cheese fondue, with a bit of pesto pizzazz thanks to basil leaves and garlic.

Pretty much the most deliciousness you can squeeze out of 4 ingredients.

Make sure to stuff the basil leaves in as far as you can- any exposed bits jutting out will get scorched!

Here’s the nutritional information for one portion of this recipe. Please note this is calculated in Cronometer, as some of the values from Yumprint were a little odd and I wanted to make sure this captured all the ingredients properly.


Brie-lliant Baked Cheese
Serves 2
Oozey, gooey, dippy deliciousness!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
  1. 125g brie
  2. 5 basil leaves
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F.
  2. Score the top of the brie- you want to cut down at least 1/4 inch in a criss-cross pattern.
  3. Take your garlic slivers and push them into the cuts at regular-ish intervals.
  4. Take the basil leaves and either fold them, or scrunch them up and stuff them into the cuts.
  5. Place the whole brie into a dish that's as tight-fitting as possible.
  6. Drizzle over the olive oil, try to encourage it to seep into the cracks rather than fall down the sides.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes, until thoroughly gooey, bubbling and just starting to colour on top.
  1. Go ahead and try this with your favourite herbs, spices and flavours! Thyme and rosemary are popular savoury flavours, and of course you could stuff it with pesto!