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, crudités and crostini work, too) and dive into these delicious and surprisingly simple spreads. From a buffalo chicken dip that's perfect for game day to classic dip recipes with healthy ingredient swaps, to cheesy bowls to serve during a Super Bowl party, we've got it all covered with these party dip recipes that your guests will devour.
55 Best Party Dip Recipes So Good You’ll Want to Turn Them into a Meal
1. 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?
2. 5-minute Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip
This dip's naturally gluten-free and super easy to prepare (all you need is six ingredients).
3. Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Aka the easiest, tastiest way to get your cheesecake fix. (Because who has the time to bake a whole one when you have friends coming over?)
4. Spicy Avocado Hummus
If our two favorite dips had a baby...
5. Easy Skillet Mushroom And Gouda Fondue
Want to up the sophistication level of your party? All you need is this decadent recipe. And lots of bread for dipping.
7. Cake Batter Dip
It doesn’t have to be anyone’s birthday to serve this guy.
9. 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.
10. Caramel Dip
Serve this party dip with sliced apples or whatever fruit you fancy.
11. 7-layer Dip
This crowd favorite features seven layers of Mexican-inspired goodness. Go ahead, sink a chip (or ten) into it.
12. Grilled Mango Salsa
We char onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and, hell, even mangoes to bring out some serious flavor.
13. Lemon Feta Dip With Garlic Tomato Vinaigrette
Just crumble the cheese into a bowl, drizzle with warm vinaigrette, and top with fresh dill and chives. Voilà.
16. Peanut Butter Dip
Salty and sweet, in perfect harmony. Serve it with pretzels (or even some banana slices). Your choice.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
23. 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.
25. Honey Ricotta Dip
Serve it warm and alongside plenty of bread and crackers. It’s basically the food equivalent of heaven.
26. Mexican Street Corn Dip
Whip up a batch, grab a bag of tortilla chips and invite some friends over. Pairs best with cervezas.
27. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Savory dips can't have all the fun. This sweet dip is cream cheese-based, ready in 15 minutes flat and guaranteed to please.
29. Cilantro-lime White Bean Dip
Thanks to a helping of serrano peppers, this creamy dip packs a punch. Chop up some carrots and celery to cool things down.
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31. Spicy Harissa Black-eyed Pea Dip
Prove to your guests that crudités are anything but boring—Gena Hamshaw’s spicy harissa dip with veggies is as yum as it gets.
52. The Cheesecake Factory?s Warm Crab And Artichoke Dip
Your game day spread will never be the same.
53. Cactus Hummus
Dress up store-bought, vegan-friendly hummus with this recipe for an easy and delicious appetizer that looks deceptively fancy.
54. Vegan Sour Cream
Non-dairy substitutes have a tendency to disappoint, but this vegan sour cream is a rare exception to the rule—and it’s way better than the store-bought stuff.
55. Deviled Crab Dip
The perfect summer appetizer does exist (but we also support eating this any time of year).