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Give classic guacamole a fresh twist by adding bright pineapple flavor. Creamy avocado, black beans, onion, jalapeno, fresh cilantro, and fruit create the perfect sweet-salty dip that will have guests coming back for seconds (and thirds).
Recommended Dipper: Tortilla chips
Beef, pickles, and cheese combine for the ultimate salty spread. To keep the flavor balanced, serve on not-so-salty crackers or breads.
Recommended Dipper: Zwieback, melba toasts, or rye crackers
Blend yogurt cheese with roasted sweet peppers, feta, Kalamata olives, onion, and fresh herbs for a thick and creamy dip.
Recommended Dipper: Toasted pita bread, whole grain crackers, or veggies (broccoli florets, baby carrots, or sweet pepper strips)
Learn how to make yogurt cheese for creamy party dips.
No party-food spread is complete without spinach-artichoke dip. This slow cooker version is dressed to impress with bacon and blue cheese.
Recommended Dipper: Assorted crackers or baguette slices
Succulent crab and perfectly roasted vegetables give this make-ahead party dip an extra special touch. If you're serving seafood-averse guests, shredded cooked chicken makes a nice substitute.
Recommended Dipper: Corn chips, hearty crackers, or toasted baguette slices
Simple can be delicious, as this irresistible, six-ingredient spread proves. Tiny, dressed-up sandwiches with bold horseradish and smoked-trout flavors are perfect for nibbling.
Recommended Dipper: Marbled rye bread or mini rye bread slices
We loaded this must-have queso dip with three types of beans, two kinds of squash, classic Mexican flavors, and -- of course -- plenty of melty cheese!
Recommended Dipper: Corn chips or tortilla chips
This fluffy dip works great with any fresh fruit, so you can buy whatever is on sale. For a bit of visual interest, sprinkle the top of the dip lightly with cinnamon or coarse sugar.
Recommended Dipper: Fresh berries, grapes, apple slices, or melon
Chock-full of fennel, this super-thick and chunky hot dip is reminiscent of hot artichoke dips but with a mild anise flavor.
Recommended Dipper: Radishes, endive leaves, or assorted crackers
With collard greens, this rich and creamy party dip packs a healthy dose of vitamin A.
Recommended Dipper: Thin breadsticks, veggie slices, or whole grain crackers
Jazz up this rich blend of cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and creme fraiche with fresh chives and lemon peel.
Recommended Dipper: Water crackers, assorted crackers, or cut-up vegetables
For a dip that dazzles, try this savory blend of eggplant, garlic, red sweet peppers, and fresh herbs.
Recommended Dipper: Broken flatbread pieces or toasted baguette slices
A blend of cream cheese and Asiago makes this dip rich and creamy; artichokes, red sweet peppers, mushrooms, and onion add a touch of texture.
Recommended Dipper: Baked pita chips, purchased pita chips, or assorted crackers
This herbed bean spread is great served warm or at room temperature. Garnish with leftover fresh herbs or freshly ground black pepper for an extra touch.
Recommended Dipper: Home-baked pita chips
Perfect for a heavy hors d'oeuvres party, this hearty dip requires little effort. Its base is made by combining pantry-ready ingredients such as canned bean dip and taco sauce.
Recommended Dipper: Tortilla chips or corn chips
This meaty slow cooker dip takes only 15 minutes to prep and can be started hours before the party, so it's warm and ready when guests arrive.
Recommended Dipper: Roasted potato wedges or crinkle-cut fries
Salty hummus and cream cheese topped with fresh veggies and more cheese put a fun twist on the layered dish. Use the make-ahead directions to prepare this yummy appetizer a day ahead of time.
Recommended Dipper: Pita chips
For a creative yet simple dip, fill a hollowed-out pepper with this creamy blend of blue cheese, sour cream, and onion soup mix. Serve it with your favorite fresh veggies.
Recommended Dipper: Broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrot sticks, or celery sticks
Lime-and-jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds kick to the layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, and onions.
Recommended Dipper: Seasoned tortilla chips or corn chips
Green salsa and hot pepper sauce add kick to this simple sour cream dip. Pistachio nuts give it a touch of crunch.
Recommended Dipper: Pita chips or tortilla chips
With its blend of cilantro, chiles, salsa, and lime peel, this simple sour cream-base dip is a great way to jazz up your favorite fresh veggies.
Recommended Dipper: Carrot sticks, sugar snap pea pods, or sweet pepper strips
Fresh apricots or nectarines add a surprising twist to this spicy, creamy dip.
Recommended Dipper: Toasted or grilled baguette slices
Need a potluck dish fast? This creamy, four-ingredient veggie dip is ready to serve in just 10 minutes.
Recommended Dipper: Assorted crackers or olives