Try making it this way first and if you think it is a little bland then try cheddar or colby jack cheese. My husband thought it was really, really bland. I kind of felt the same way, but thought it was really good. Adding the cheddar added a wodnerful zip to the dip and it was great with just plain old Tostio's, or cheap knock off, whatever is cheaper LOL! I'm sure you have heard the saying "cheddar makes it better" That is pretty true.