50 Party Dips So Good You'll Want to Turn Them into a Meal
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.
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.
6. ROASTED LEMON SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
This crowd-pleasing dip needs to be on the menu at your next party.
7. Cake Batter Dip
It doesn’t have to be anyone’s birthday to serve this guy.
8. Beef Queso Dip
Move over loaded nachos, this bubbly queso with savory salsa and seasoned ground beef will be the star of your Super Bowl party.
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.
14. Cheese Bombs with Beer Cheese Dip
There's no such thing as too much cheese when it comes to this game-day dip, served with Mozzarella-stuffed biscuits.
15. CHEESY VEGAN SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
Puréed cashew cream seasoned with nutritional yeast, sautéed shallot and garlic, salt, and pepper create the base for this tasty, dairy-free version of a classic party dip.
16. Peanut Butter Dip
Salty and sweet, in perfect harmony. Serve it with pretzels (or even some banana slices). Your choice.
17. 3-2-1 DIP
When your S.O. invites people over last-minute to watch the game, this three-ingredient dip will save the day. It takes only 30 minutes to make.
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.
21. Hot Crab Dip
This dip sounds fancy, but it's surprisingly easy to throw together. If you can stir cream cheese, lump crab meat, shredded cheese and jalapeños together in a bowl, then you're all set to put this on the menu.
22. Dill Pickle Dip
Pickle lovers, meet your new obsession. Dunk vegetable sticks, pretzels or—our favorite—potato chips in it.
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.
24. Pickled Beet Hummus
Brighten up your spread with this colorful, veggie-packed hummus.
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.
28. Philly Cheesesteak Dip
Your favorite cheesy, gooey sandwich...in dip form? Yes, 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.
30. Snickers Dip
Plenty of salty peanuts, gooey caramel and sweet milk chocolate—into one party-ready dessert dip.
32. INSTANT POT PULLED PORK DIP
We won’t tell if you call this dinner.
33. 2-Ingredient Fruit Dip
Place this homemade dip in the center of a fruit tray, set some Nilla wafers and pretzel sticks nearby, and watch them all disappear in minutes.
34. Easy Edamame Spread
In this recipe, soybeans are the star (sorry, chickpeas). Puree all the ingredients in a food processor, and you’ve got a quick and easy (not to mention healthy) dip to serve alongside bread, crackers or veggies.
35. CHICKEN BACON RANCH BAKED HUMMUS DIP
Serve this baked hummus dip with sliced cucumbers, carrots, celery and your favorite crackers.
36. INSTANT POT QUESO
This dip is a cheese lover's dream.
37. AVOCADO STRAWBERRY MANGO SALSA
Avocados and strawberries come together for a tasty, fruit-filled salsa. (Be sure to pick up an extra bag of chips.)
38. SPICY GREEK FETA DIP
Feta cheese is the star of this quick and easy dip, which also includes roasted red peppers, garlic and red pepper flakes.
39. Slow-Cooker Corn and Jalapeño Dip
A little bit spicy, a little bit crunchy and a whole lot cheesy.
40. MEDITERRANEAN FETA CHEESE DIP
Pair this appetizer with pita triangles and white wine.
41. LOADED DELICATA SQUASH HUMMUS
This spicy-sweet dip is made for backyard summer barbecues. Get your chips ready!
42. Bacon, Onion and Asiago Fondue
Honestly, is there anything tastier than warm, melty cheese? Only this skillet fondue, packed with crispy bacon and caramelized onions. Bonus: No weird, kitschy equipment or intimidating metal skewers required.
43. PUMPKIN HUMMUS
Bring this beauty to Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or any other fall gathering.
44. Roasted Garlic and Gruyère Fondue
This skillet fondue is ever so easy and takes Gruyère to a whole new level.
45. ROASTED POBLANO AND CORN GUACAMOLE
Fans of chunky guac, this one goes out to you. Spicy, zesty and sweet, it’s just the update your tortilla chips are looking for.
46. ACORN SQUASH & CARAMELIZED ONION DIP
Add this healthy, savory dip to balance out a holiday party menu filled with sweets.
47. SERENA WOLF'S BOSS BEAN DIP
An easy, two-step bean dip that tastes deceivingly indulgent but happens to be packed with protein (not to mention it's inexpensive to make).
48. EASY GREEK YOGURT FRENCH ONION DIP
Not everything at the tailgate has to include a metric ton of cheese...just some things. Balance it out with this healthy, greek yogurt-based dip and you can party on without regret.
49. Easy and Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip
Nachos lose a lot of their appeal once you've eaten the top layer, leaving behind a bunch of mostly naked chips. Get your chip-to-toppings ratio just right with this flavor-packed dip.
50. KALE & WHITE BEAN ARTICHOKE DIP
Well, this is so much better for you than store-bought spinach and artichoke dip. It's packed with a healthy serving of kale for fiber, white beans for plant-based protein and is dairy-free.