Throw the Best Party Ever with These 18 Amazing Dips!

We actually can’t remember the last time we were at a party without a dip! We are not ready to say that dips make the party, but they certainly are welcomed, and even expected. And why not? They are incredibly varied in taste – we even have hot dips and dessert dips – and they are easy to make. Simple to bring to parties, too. We have 18 fantastic dips for you, from the tried and true, like hummus and hot spinach artichoke, to a vivid pink beet dip, hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip, Lime Cheesecake Dip, and more!

Eggplant Dip

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Sometimes called baba ghanoush, this roasted eggplant dip with tahini, lemon and olive oil is delectable. Get the recipe for Eggplant Dip.


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Pre-made hummus doesn’t hold a candle to DIY! Slipping off the chickpea skins makes this version extra-silky in texture. Get the recipe for Hummus.

Beet & Yogurt Dip

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Earthy beets, tangy yogurt, toasted walnuts…a drizzle of olive oil. This dip is as stunning to taste as it is to view. Guaranteed conversation starter. Get the recipe for Beet & Yogurt Dip.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Hot dips are always extra-special and spinach artichoke is a favorite! This is an easy rendition. Served in a hollowed out bread bowl, it is always memorable. Get the recipe for Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip.

Caviar Dip

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Okay, we know this sounds a little fancy schmancy, and it is, but it is still incredibly easy to make, and you don’t have to break the bank with high end caviar. Still, the resulting dip is quite special. Get the recipe for Caviar Dip.

7-Layer Dip

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7 layers: guacamole, along with tomatoes, olives, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Layer up in a glass dish for maximum impact and get out the corn chips. Get the recipe for 7-Layer Dip.


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Tzatziki is a refreshing combination of yogurt, cucumber and garlic flavor. Fantastic as a vegetable dip or spread on crackers. Get the recipe for Tzatziki.


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Aioli is simply garlicky mayonnaise. Try our oven-baked fries dipped in this tangy sauce for a real taste and texture experience. Get the recipe for Aioli.

Warm Crab Dip

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This warm crab dip recipe is creamy, cheesy, and packed with irresistible crab meat. Serve it up with pita chips or crackers for the ultimate party appetizer! Get the recipe.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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Get ready to indulge in pepperoni pizza dip – your new favorite appetizer! From the savory pepperoni to the melty cheese and flavorful marinara sauce, this pizza dip has it all. Serve it with corn chips, pita chips, crackers, or bread sticks for maximum satisfaction, and everyone will ask for more. Get the recipe.

Texas Trash Dip (Warm Bean Dip)

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Texas Trash Dip is a classic cheesy warm bean dip of refried beans loaded up with sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasoning and topped with ooey gooey cheese.

Make this easy cheesy bean dip that only needs 10 minutes of prep time, for your next party. Use a pre-grated Mexican cheese blend, if that’s your preference, and chopped green chiles if you want to kick it up a bit. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Chipotle Queso Dip

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Ready for a yummy holiday appetizer? How about this pumpkin chipotle queso dip!?

If you love queso dip, then you’ve gotta try this spicy Fall version. A creamy base of pumpkin and chipotle peppers smothered in a rich cheese sauce. Try it with chips, vegetables or the base for holiday nachos. Get the recipe.

Italian Hoagie Dip

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Our Italian Hoagie Dip brings the classic sub sandwich flavors into a scoopable treat perfect for parties, potlucks, and game day. It’s a mix of diced meats, cheese, and veggies dressed in a simple Italian seasoning. Perfect for sharing, it’s a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. Get the recipe.

French Onion Dip 

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This ultimate easy, homemade French Onion Dip will make your next party an event to remember. A creamy, tangy base and deliciously sweet caramelized onions result in rich flavors that never disappoint. Get the recipe.

Spicy Smoked Gouda Dip (Whole Foods Copycat!)

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This is the BEST smoked gouda dip! Spicy, smoky, and just like the version from Whole Foods. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make. Serve with crackers or air fryer pita chips. I recently heard a statistic that Americans eat, on average, 23 pounds of cheese per year. I’m taking full responsibility for the high side of that average. Cheese lover, here! Get the recipe.

Lime Cheesecake Dip

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This dessert dip is a little sweet and a little tart, made by swirling homemade lime curd into what is essentially a cheesecake batter made with cream cheese. Choose your dippers such as fresh fruit, pieces of pound cake, or even pretzel rods. Get the recipe for Lime Cheesecake Dip.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Dip

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Dip is an easy recipe you can make with your kids! Get the recipe.

Cannoli Dip

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This Cannoli Dip is the perfect dessert for your favorite cookies, graham crackers, pretzels, or fruit. It’s creamy and flavorful! Dessert dips are a great crowd-pleaser. They are easy to prep and can be made a day ahead. This easy cannoli dip is no exception. Get the recipe.

Beyond Tomato Salsa: 23 Inspiring Ways Serve Corn Chips

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When it comes to corn chips, most people think of pairing them with tomato-based salsa. But these chips are actually incredibly versatile. From hearty soups to loaded nachos, Instant Pot nachos for a quick snack fix, and even offer a vegan cheese sauce that rivals the real thing. And salsas? Ours go way beyond tomato. Hope about pineapple, mango, peach and kiwi? And Salsa Verde, of course. Read on for inspiration. We’ve got 23 recipes and a link to an article of what to serve with your favorite corn chips. READ: Beyond Tomato Salsa: 23 Inspiring Ways Serve Corn Chips

20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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 Here are 20 of our favorite side dishes to pair with burgers, from oven-baked fries (2 kinds), green salads to hearty potato and pasta sides, even a quick stovetop mac and cheese. READ: 20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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