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For the love of God, put down the store-bought salsa. We know you’re more original than that. Instead, grab a bag of chips (pita, crudité and crostini work, too) and dive into these delicious and surprisingly simple spreads.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

One dunk and your taste buds will never, ever be the same. Oh and did we mention you can make this guy on the stovetop, in the oven or even in a slow-cooker?

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

It's the easiest, tastiest way to get your cheesecake fix, since you don’t always have time to bake a whole one. 

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7-Layer Dip

This crowd favorite features seven layers of Mexican-inspired goodness. Go ahead, sink a chip (or ten) into it. 

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Layered Smoked Salmon Dip with Mini Bagel Chips

The perfect preface to your seafood boil. Picture everything you’d smear onto a bagel bountifully stacked up on a plate.

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Peanut Butter Dip

Salty and sweet, in perfect harmony. Serve it with pretzels (or even some banana slices). Your choice. 

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Bacon Guacamole

It’s not a party without at least one bowl of guacamole. But when it comes to this version we’ve been known to crush an entire bowl all on our own.

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Skillet Nacho Dip

This one’s basically a deconstructed version of the classic. So feel free to load up your plate with your ideal toppings-to-chips ratio. 

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Easy Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Dip

Fact: You can never have too much cheese, just be sure to have plenty of bread on hand for dipping, 

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Vegan Chili ?Cheese? Dip

Your diet shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying gooey, velvety cheese and chorizo. And we promise it tastes dangerously close to the real thing. 

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Honey Ricotta Dip

Serve it warm and alongside plenty of bread and crackers. It’s basically the food equivalent of heaven.

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

Whip up a batch, grab a bag of tortilla chips and invite some friends over. Pairs best with cervezas. 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

You seriously thought we wouldn’t end with a dessert? It’s cream-cheese-based and ready in 15 minutes flat.

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