Dips are incredibly versatile and even better when they’re homemade. These best dip recipes are easy to make in large batches. Creamy, cheesy, smoky, spicy, or layered – there’s a dip for everyone!
You can serve them as a snack or as an appetizer. Try a sweet dip for dessert! They’re great for game days, potlucks, picnics, or barbecues.
Dips make an excellent socializing snack. Everybody can grab their dip accompaniments and tuck in!
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What Can I Serve With Dips?
Anything robust enough to scoop up a dip is ideal. We wouldn’t recommend anything soft unless you spoon it on. However, this defeats the object of a dip!
Ideas for savory dips are crunchy tortilla chips, crusty sliced baguettes, grilled pita chips, or breadsticks. Chicken wings are perfect for spicy dips! Crunchy veggie sticks are a healthier option.
Ideal options for sweet dips are Graham crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, or pieces of waffle cone.
Cream Cheese Dip Recipes
The dip recipes below are made with cream cheese for the creamiest texture!
This is the perfect seafood dip recipe. It’s crunchy, creamy, and has a delicious flavor from the tender shrimp.
Cook your shrimp with a shrimp boil seasoning bag and halves of fresh lemon. Once it’s cooked, you’ll mix it with cooked sweet corn, fresh garlic, and Cajun seasoning.
Combine cream cheese with mayo before mixing it with your shrimp and corn. Gruyere and parmesan cheese provide a robust cheesy taste.
Top your dip with golden panko breadcrumbs before baking in the oven to bring the flavors together!
This dip is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for parties or gatherings! Gooey melted cheese combined with zesty artichoke hearts makes a delicious appetizer.
Marinated artichoke hearts are best for this recipe. This is where much of the fantastic flavor comes from. You’ll use garlic powder for seasoning, too.
Produce a creamy base for your dip by mixing cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Add fresh parmesan for a distinctly cheesy taste.
Bake your dip until it’s bubbling and golden brown on top.
Maryland crab dip is an effortless recipe that comes together in minutes. It’s delicious when served warmly from the oven or at room temperature.
Fresh lump crab meat from the blue crab gives the best flavor to your dip. However, use any canned crab meat you can find. Old Bay seasoning is essential!
Create your creamy, tangy base for your dip with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and mustard powder. Combine this with your crab and Old Bay seasoning.
Spoon your mixture into a dish and sprinkle with shredded Gouda and cheddar before baking. Add extra seasoning too!
This recipe tastes like a loaded cheeseburger but in dip form. It has flavors of seasoned beef, creamy cheese, crispy bacon, and pickles. Delicious!
Cook your ground beef with onion and garlic for extra flavor in your dip. Worcestershire sauce is essential for a grilled burger taste.
Create a creamy consistency with cream cheese and sour cream. Sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese provide an authentic cheeseburger taste.
Your cheeseburger dip is best served warm, just like a regular burger!
Turn a pepperoni pizza into a unique appetizing dip with this recipe. It’s easy to prepare, and you can relax while your crock pot works magic!
Warm your creamy, pizza-flavored base before adding your toppings.
Combine cream cheese, mozzarella, pizza sauce, and pepperoni. Season your dip with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Add extra pepperoni and mozzarella cheese to the top of your dip. Serve it when the cheese is gooey and melted!
This is sure to be the most popular hot appetizer at any party!
This recipe is ideal if you want a quick, easy, tasty dip. You only need three ingredients, and it’s ready to eat in no time!
Spicy seasoned Italian sausage is best for this recipe. It’s where you’ll get the majority of flavor for your dip.
Choose the variety of Rotel according to how much spice you like! This recipe calls for the original; however, use mild if you prefer less spicy or hot if you like the heat.
Corn relish dip is packed with flavor and easy to make. You need minimal ingredients and a short amount of time. The worst part is waiting for the flavors to develop while chilling!
Combine a bowl of flavorful corn relish, cream cheese, and sour cream. Mash it together until you have a smooth mixture. Add the remaining corn relish and mix it in until it’s well combined.
Add spring onion and lime juice for a refreshing kick.
Bacon and cheese are two flavors that go so well together. They are delicious in this flavorsome bacon cream cheese dip.
Cooked crumbled bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo are the base of your dip. Combine these with green onion, shredded cheddar, fresh parsley, and garlic powder.
Transfer your dip mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle it with more shredded cheese. Once golden and bubbly, garnish with more bacon and green onion!
Easy Dip Recipes
The following dip recipes are easy to make with minimal ingredients!
This dip is a delightful alternative to regular hummus. It’s nutritious and bursting with earthy yet refreshing flavor.
Beet hummus is super easy to make. Pop your ingredients into a blender and pulse until your mixture is smooth!
Cooked beets, chickpeas, and tahini are essential for your hummus. Fresh lemon, cumin, and garlic deliver a delicious depth of flavor.
Before serving, drizzle your hummus with good-quality olive oil. Hemp seeds deliver a nutty flavor and crunchy texture.
This sweet peanut butter dip is rich, creamy, and loaded with peanuts and chocolate! It’s a perfect no-bake dessert or potluck dish.
The base of your dip combines cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Peanut butter is vital for this one! You’ll also add Cool Whip topping for extra creaminess.
Crunchy textures come from chopped peanut butter cups, salted peanuts, and mini chocolate chips. Leave some of these aside to garnish your dip!
A Greek-inspired cheese dip, this is creamy and silky smooth. Feta lends a tangy taste, perfect for serving with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, and fresh strawberries.
You’ll use a handful of ingredients to make whipped feta dip. Add feta cheese, Greek yogurt, and fresh to a food processor and blitz until smooth. Olive oil ensures your delicious dip is extra silky.
Sprinkle your dip with toasted sesame seeds and crushed pistachios before serving.
This delicious bean dip is vegan, effortless, and packed with full-bodied flavors. It’s ideal for a movie night with a bag of crunchy tortilla chips for dipping!
Canned black beans and neutral-flavored oil form the base of your dip. Add flavor to it with onion, cilantro, cumin, and cayenne. Fresh lime juice balances these savory tastes.
Caramelized onion dip is a balanced blend of sweet and tangy flavors. It’s easy, creamy, and delicious!
The most lengthy part of this recipe is caramelizing your onions in a skillet. However, it’s worth the wait! Make a creamy, tangy base for your onion dip using cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo.
Season your dip with garlic powder and fresh chives. Worcestershire sauce adds a savory flavor to complement the sweet caramelized onion.
Take a traditional lasagna and remove the noodles. That is what you have with this cheesy, comforting dip!
Seasoned Italian sausage adds a ton of flavor to your dip. Onion, garlic, and dried basil build on this. Crushed tomatoes complete the flavorful marinara element.
Combine ricotta, Parmesan, and an egg to make the creamy part of your dip. Spread this on the bottom of a baking dish and top it with your marinara sauce.
Sprinkle your dip with mozzarella before baking until it’s hot and bubbly. Garnish with chopped fresh basil before serving.
Spicy queso hummus dip is creamy, zesty, and cheesy. It’s the perfect appetizer for a Mexican-inspired meal!
The secret ingredient for the spicy flavor of your dip is Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus. Combine this with milk, shredded cheddar cheese, and fresh tomatoes for a creamy dip.
Garnish your spicy hummus dip with fresh cilantro before serving.
This BLT dip is easy, creamy, and has a satisfying bacon flavor. It’s perfectly complemented with sun-dried tomatoes for an authentic taste.
Mayonnaise and sour cream create the rich, creamy base of your dip. Imitation bacon bits produce the best bacon flavor and crunchy texture.
Parsley serves as the lettuce part of your dip for a fresh taste. Green onion imparts a delicious background flavor alongside paprika.
Balsamic mayo dip is zingy and creamy and takes minutes to make. It’s intended as a dipping sauce for artichokes. However, you won’t resist using it for everything else!
Combine mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar. “Real” or full-fat mayo is best for this recipe. It provides a more decadent taste alongside the sharpness of balsamic vinegar.
Add an amount of balsamic to your taste, to your mayo, and serve!
Chip Dip Recipes
The dips below are ideal for scooping with crunchy chips!
This dip combines the complementing flavors of bacon and sriracha. It’s delicious with a spicy kick and comes together in minutes.
Sour cream, sriracha, and bacon bits form the base of your dip. Use garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper for seasoning.
Pop your ingredients into a bowl, mix well, and serve with crunchy chips!
This creamy dip recipe is a close replica of Canadian Philadelphia Cream Cheese Pickle Dip. It’s as close to the original dip in taste, texture, and the look of it!
The best pickle to use for this dip is kosher dill or garlic dill. These produce the most accurate overall flavor.
Whisk together milk, cornstarch, and pickle brine before adding softened cream cheese. Mix it until smooth, and add your tangy pickles and salt. Simmer on the stove until it’s thickened.
Your dill pickle dip will thicken as it chills, so give it another good stir before serving!
Roasted red pepper feta dip is based on an authentic Greek version. It’s packed with veggies and is quick and easy to make.
Use store-bought roasted peppers to make this recipe effortless. However, you can roast your own if you like.
Blend your sweet peppers with crumbled feta, olive oil, garlic, dried oregano, and chili. Add fresh lemon juice to balance the savory flavors in your dip.
This delicious white bean dip is quick and easy to make. It pairs perfectly with crunchy homemade pita chips.
Use cannellini beans, garlic, lemon juice, sage, and olive oil for your dip. Pop everything into your blender and whizz them until smooth.
Sprinkle cayenne pepper on your white bean dip before serving. Drizzle it with high-quality olive oil too.
This creamy dip is effortless, even with a homemade Everything Bagel seasoning mix. A batch of the seasoning can be saved to use in other recipes too!
Mix your seasoning with dried minced onion, kosher salt, garlic, and black pepper. Add caraway seeds, poppy seeds, and toasted sesame seeds for crunch.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, onion powder, and your Everything Bagel seasoning mix to make your dip. Serve with toasted bagel chips!
This chipotle queso is a tasty vegan alternative to regular queso. It’s smoky, smooth, and incredibly moreish!
You must soak your cashews for four hours before mixing them with other ingredients. Smoked paprika, ground cumin, and liquid smoke provide a ton of flavor to your dip.
Use nutritional yeast to make it taste cheesy!
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The flavors of this creamy yogurt dip are light and fresh, perfect for summer get-togethers.
Use Greek yogurt, chopped shallot, fresh dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for your dip. Mix your ingredients until well combined.
Garnish with chopped dill and lemon zest before serving.
This tasty dip is made healthier using yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo. However, it doesn’t compromise on taste. This is by adding caramelized onions!
Mix your cooled onions with Greek yogurt, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Worcestershire sauce adds a tangy kick of flavor.
Avocado Dip Recipes
The dip recipes below use creamy avocado as a base.
With this avocado dip, you can try guacamole with an Indian twist! You’ll find warm, bold flavors from Indian spices and mustard.
Mash your avocado with lemon juice, salt, and cilantro. Then, heat coconut oil with mustard seeds, onion, garlic, curry powder, and Serrano chili.
Stir your avocado and coconut oil mixtures together until combined. Your guacamole is perfect as a dip for chips or on a burger!
This salsa is a delicious cross between fresh salsa and ceviche. It’s loaded with creamy avocado and juicy shrimp.
The flavor is best if you cook fresh or frozen shrimp rather than using pre-cooked. Combine chopped shrimp with diced avocado, crunchy cucumber, tomato, and sweet red onion.
Cilantro, garlic, and lime juice deliver fresh, distinctive flavors to your salsa. If you like it spicy, add half a jalapeno, too!
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This recipe is a cross between guacamole and hummus. The base of your dip is creamy avocado and canned chickpeas.
Add tahini, minced garlic, lime juice, and olive oil to your main ingredients. Ground coriander, cayenne, onion powder, salt, and pepper give your hummus a robust taste.
Garnish your dip with Everything Bagel Dukkah for a different taste. To make this, you’ll need chopped nuts, sesame and poppy seeds, minced dried garlic and onion, salt, and pepper.
This avocado crack dip takes its name from being highly addictive once you start eating it! It’s guacamole with the addition of cheese – a perfect pairing.
Mix diced avocado, grape tomatoes, jalapenos, and red onion in a bowl. Add lime juice, Zero Acre oil, red wine vinegar, and seasoning, and stir gently.
Sprinkle crumbled feta into your avocado mixture and toss it lightly to combine.
Avocado dip is a tasty alternative to guacamole. You won’t mash your avocado. Instead, you’ll blend it. This makes the texture smoother.
Mix the avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt, and lime juice in your food processor until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Serve crunchy veggies and tortilla chips with your dip.
Mexican Dip Recipes
Mexican flavors and ingredients inspire the following dip recipes!
This super easy dip is perfect for a Mexican feast. It includes five layers with delicious, creamy textures and various flavors.
You’ll start with a layer of refried beans on the bottom of a large baking pan. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning, then spread this on top.
Spread a jar of salsa on top of your cream cheese mixture. Finish your dip with a layer of shredded cheese! Add black olives and jalapenos if you’d like extra flavor.
This cool and creamy dip has the flavors of Mexican street corn. Finished with a cojita cheese topping, you’ll want to devour it!
Use tangy sour cream and mayonnaise for the creamy base of your dip. Sweet and juicy corn is a must-have! Chopped red onions add crunch too.
Chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic, lime, and cilantro deliver spicy, smoky flavors to your dip. Combine cojita with your ingredients, saving some for on top!
This cold appetizer recipe is sure to become a party staple!
A seven-layer dip may sound like much work, but it’s quick and easy to assemble! Use pre-prepared ingredients to make it even more effortless.
Begin your layers with creamy refried beans and then guacamole. Combine sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning for your next layer.
Add shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, scallions, and sliced black olives to complete your taco dip.
This Mexican dip is a delicious combination of salsa, cheese, and chicken. It’s ideal for game days or potlucks. It won’t last long with its cheesy golden topping!
Combine cream cheese, green chili, shredded cheese, and scallions in a bowl. Fold in your shredded chicken before transferring it to a baking dish.
Top with more shredded cheese and bake until it’s warmed through. Broil your dip for five minutes to produce golden, bubbly cheese!
Hot Dip Recipes
The following dip recipes are all best when served hot!
This dip is packed with nutrition from spinach, artichoke, and onion. However, it’s full of creamy, cheesy goodness for the best of both worlds!
Cook your onions in butter before mixing them with your other ingredients. This softens them and brings out their natural sweetness. Mix this with your artichoke and spinach mixture.
Combine cream cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, spinach, shredded cheese, and Italian seasoning. Transfer your dip to a cake pan for your Instant Pot before cooking.
If you like a cheesy topping, sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan on top of your cooked dip. Air fry or broil until the cheese turns golden and bubbly!
This creamy bean dip is ideal for game days or gatherings. The meaty addition of ground beef produces a more hearty dip that’s more like a meal.
Combine cooked ground beef, refried beans, cream cheese, and shredded cheese in your crockpot. Green chilis and taco seasoning add “Texas” flavor to your dip.
Add more shredded cheese and heat on high. Top your dip with sour cream, olives, and jalapenos when it is cooked.
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This deliciously creamy, cheesy dip is quick and easy to make. It’s a crowd-pleaser, so it’s ideal for parties and gatherings.
Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and Frank’s Red Hot sauce for the base of your dip. Onion and garlic powder plus dried dill provide a ranch flavor.
Stir shredded chicken, cheese, and scallions into your creamy mixture. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese before baking.
Use three types of cheese for the ultimate flavor in this hot dip! Chopped shrimp adds a chunky texture to your creamy dip.
Sauté your shrimp with green onion and minced garlic. These add a ton of flavor to your dip. Add cream cheese into your skillet with the shrimp and stir until it’s melted.
Combine your creamy shrimp mixture with shredded parmesan, mozzarella, mayo, and sour cream. Transfer it to a baking dish and sprinkle with more parmesan. Garnish with smoked paprika before baking.
This smoky, spicy dip tastes like a cheesy jalapeno popper. However, you don’t have the fuss about stuffed peppers!
You can control the heat of your dip with your jalapenos. Leave the seeds in for a spicier taste, or remove them for a mild version.
Add cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, jalapenos, and minced garlic to your crockpot. Stir your dip regularly while it’s cooking.
When your dip is cooked, stir in cooked bacon pieces and chopped cilantro. Garnish with more cheese and bacon before serving, if you like!
This delicious recipe is like a cheeseburger but in dip form! Ground bison is a leaner alternative to beef but just as tasty.
Combine cream cheese, shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes, and ketchup. Pickles, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and green chilis add a cheeseburger taste!
Transfer your creamy mixture to a baking dish and cook briefly to melt the cheese. Add your cooked bison and mix well before cooking until hot and bubbly.
Garnish your hot dip with green onions and crispy bacon pieces before serving.
This delicious dip is garlicky and creamy. It has a bubbly cheesy topping that you’ll want to devour!
You’ll need to sauté minced garlic to release the fragrant flavor. Combine this with cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, sour cream, and shrimp.
Season your dip with fresh parsley and cayenne. Lemon zest and juice cuts through the creamy richness of the dip and add a light flavor. Sprinkle with mozzarella before cooking!
Cold Dip Recipes
These dips are ideal for serving cold or at room temperature.
This easy, sweet, creamy dip would usually be used as a filling for cannoli. However, use waffle cones or cookies for dipping, and it’s still as delicious!
Mix ricotta, mascarpone, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined. Fold in crunchy chocolate chips and chill.
Sprinkle with more chocolate chips before serving!
This Greek-inspired dip is delicious, effortless, and vegan. Traditional tirokafteri is a spicy cheese spread made with feta and chili peppers.
Before blending it with other ingredients, press your extra firm tofu. Once you’ve done this, break it into pieces and add it to your food processor.
Add miso paste, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic & onion powder, roasted peppers, and chili flakes. Nutritional yeast provides a cheesy flavor to your dip.
This super easy Greek yogurt dip is delicious with refreshing flavors. It’s perfect with fresh veggies for a healthy snack.
Mix Greek yogurt, minced garlic, lime juice, and fresh cilantro until well combined. Garnish with extra cilantro before serving.
Gluten-free and vegan, this cold spinach dip is effortless. A handful of ingredients and a few minutes is all you need.
Combine sour cream and spinach before adding your spices and tamari. Your herbs and spices are garlic & onion powder, celery seed, dried thyme & parsley, salt, and pepper.
Nutritional yeast provides a cheesy taste to your dip. Fold in chopped water chestnuts and chill before serving.
Blue cheese dip is perfect for serving with chicken wings or a fresh salad. It’s delicious, cheesy, and easy to make.
Blue cheese crumbles are essential for this dip! Combine your cheese with mayo, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
Garlic salt, black pepper, and fresh parsley are perfect with the richness of blue cheese. Garnish with green onion before serving cold!
This layered dip has the delicious fresh flavors of Greece in every bite. You’ll find smooth and crunchy textures, including hummus and English cucumber.
Make white bean hummus with cannellini beans, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh parsley. Prepare a Pico using fresh tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and fresh mint leaves.
Spread your creamy hummus on the bottom of a shallow bowl. Spoon the Pico onto the center and add feta, Kalamata olives, and salty capers.
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This black bean dip is effortless, smooth, and flavorful. It comes together in minutes with a few essential ingredients.
Cook onion, garlic, and olive oil briefly to release the aroma and flavors. Blend your mixture with black beans, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, and sea salt.
Black bean dip is delicious as it is. If you like it cheesy, add shredded cheddar and bake until it’s gooey and melted!
Canned corned beef is an excellent alternative to ground beef in a meaty dip. This recipe is effortless and flavorful, using a handful of ingredients.
Mix sour cream and mayonnaise for the creamy base of your dip. Add crumbled corned beef, diced onion, parsley, and dill and stir until well combined.
This cold dip is thick, creamy, and packed with fresh shrimp flavor. It’s easy to make with minimal ingredients.
Mix cream cheese and mayo until smooth for the base of your dip. Finely chop your shrimp and stir into your creamy mixture with green onion.
Garlic salt delivers extra flavor. Garnish your dip with whole shrimp and ground black pepper before serving.
Use freshly baked, browned, salty pretzels for this unique dip. It’s sweet, tart, and tangy all at the same time. Delicious!
Finely chop your raspberries so you don’t have chunks in your dip. Mix these with high-quality honey and apple cider vinegar over medium heat.
Remove your raspberry-honey mix when it’s bubbling around the edges. Stir in brown mustard and wholegrain mustard immediately and mix well to combine.
51 Best Dip Recipes to Serve at Your Next Party
- 1. Hot Shrimp Dip
- 2. Hot Artichoke Dip
- 3. Maryland Crab Dip
- 4. Cheeseburger Dip
- 5. Crock Pot Pizza Dip
- 6. Rotel Sausage Dip
- 7. Corn Relish Dip
- 8. Bacon Dip with Cream Cheese
- 9. Beet Hummus
- 10. Peanut Butter Dip
- 11. Whipped Feta Dip
- 12. Bean Dip
- 13. Caramelized Onion Dip
- 14. Lasagna Dip
- 15. Spicy Queso Hummus Dip
- 16. BLT Dip
- 17. Balsamic Mayo Dip
- 18. Bacon and Sriracha Dip
- 19. Dill Pickle Dip
- 20. Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip
- 21. White Bean Dip
- 22. Everything Bagel Dip
- 23. Smoky Vegan Chipotle Queso
- 24. Dill and Shallot Lemony Yogurt Dip
- 25. Healthy Onion Dip
- 26. Indian-Spiced Guacamole
- 27. Avocado Shrimp Salsa
- 28. Healthy Avocado Hummus
- 29. Avocado Crack Dip
- 30. Avocado Dip
- 31. 5- Layer Mexican Dip
- 32. Cold Mexican Street Corn Dip
- 33. 7- Layer Mexican Taco Dip
- 34. Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip
- 35. Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 36. Slow Cooker Texas Trash Bean Dip
- 37. Extra Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 38. Cheesy Shrimp Dip
- 39. Crockpot Jalapeno Popper Dip
- 40. Bison Cheeseburger Dip
- 41. Cheesy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip
- 42. Cannoli Dip
- 43. Greek Feta Dip
- 44. Healthy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt
- 45. Gluten-Free Cold Spinach Dip
- 46. Blue Cheese Dip
- 47. Layered Greek Hummus Dip
- 48. Black Bean Dip
- 49. Corned Beef Dip
- 50. Cold Shrimp Dip
- 51. Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip
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