The 11 Best Dips for Winning Over a Crowd (or Enjoying Solo)
A chip is merely a vehicle for greatness
Fact: Dip is one of the few universally beloved things in the whole of the human experience. A good dip transcends culture and ties humanity together. Therefore, it’s your civic duty to try out one of these ridiculously simple spreads at your next gathering. Trust us: The world will thank you.
Spinach, Artichoke and Feta Dip
You’ll love the way you can actually taste the artichokes in this lightened-up take on one of our all-time favorites.
Everything you love about Mexican food, stratified into one simple dip. Scoop up all seven layers with a tortilla chip and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Caramelized French Onion Dip
The flavors in this easy-to-prepare dip put store-bought onion dip to shame. Zesty, salty and creamy, it’s got all the qualities of a keeper.
Spicy Chipotle White Bean Dip
Not everything at the tailgate has to include a metric ton of cheese... just some things. Balance it out with this healthy, spicy dip and you can session on without regret.
Spicy Avocado Hummus
Two beautiful spreads come together to form this perfect union. Don’t limit yourself to a tailgate for this one.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
All our favorite flavors melded into one glorious dip. This is a surefire crowd-pleaser, whether you take it to book club or those backyard parties that people in winter denial like to throw well into November.
Pimento Cheese Dip
This recipe comes from chef Mark Steuer, formerly of Carriage House. It’s everything Chicagoans love about “cheat day” food, as it’s slightly processed with a bit of a kick.
This unique take on salsa is addicting. Luckily, it’s super easy to throw together; all you need to do is break out the cutting board and show off those knife skills. You’ll want those extra scoopable tortilla chips for this one.
Cookie Dough Dip (Yep)
You didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without a dessert dip, did you? This is everything you love about raw cookie dough without the stomach trouble. Break up a sheet of graham crackers and voilà: You’ve got yourself a winner.