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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, crudités 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

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?)

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Spicy Avocado Hummus

If our two favorite dips had a baby...

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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. 

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Cake Batter Dip

It doesn’t have to be anyone’s birthday to serve this guy. 

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Caramel Dip

Serve this crowd-pleasing party dip with sliced apples or whatever fruit you fancy.

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Grilled Mango Salsa

We char onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and, hell, even mangoes to bring out some serious flavor. 

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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.

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5-MINUTE CHEDDAR BACON RANCH DIP

This guy’s naturally gluten-free and super easy to prepare (all you need is six ingredients).

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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 dessert? This one’s cream-cheese-based, ready in 15 minutes flat and guaranteed to please. 

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