8 Cast-Iron Skillet Dip Appetizers That Will Disappear Fast

Skillet Lemony Mushroom-Artichoke Dip
Photo: Andy Lyons

If you don't already own a cast-iron skillet, you will be inspired to run out and get one right after peeking at these skillet s'mores dips, skillet quesos, and so much more. Choose one (or two, or three) of these hot dips to make for your next party. The cast-iron skillet dips are certain to be the first thing devoured from the appetizer table.

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Skillet Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip

Skillet Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip
Andy Lyons

The combo of Greek yogurt, mayo, and cream cheese makes the creamy spinach hot dip mix the ultimate in indulgence! Dare you not to dunk into this Mediterranean diet-inspired dish. (Actually, you simply can't miss this one, so be sure to have plenty of crudites and toasted crostini ready.)

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Pull-Apart Pretzel Skillet

Pretzel Skillet
Hannah Bigot

Savor two of the best pub appetizers—soft pretzels and beer cheese—in one irresistible cast-iron skillet dip. After one bite, you'll wonder why this mash-up hasn't been on your menu before. A mix of all-purpose and whole-wheat flour makes the pretzels sturdy enough to swoosh into the mozzarella and cheddar filling and still make it to your plate (and your mouth) in delicious shape.

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Skillet Jalapeño Crab and Corn Dip

Skillet Jalapeño Crab and Corn Dip
Marty Baldwin

Kick off Mexican night with a must-dunk hot dip recipe. Give corn, pepper, and garlic a head start in a cast-iron skillet, then add pickled jalapeños, crabmeat, and all the creamy ingredients. Bake until bubbly perfection.

Test Kitchen Tip: For a unique riff on a skillet Buffalo chicken dip, try this with leftover or canned chicken instead of crab.

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Cheesy Skillet Artichoke Dip

Cheesy Skillet Artichoke Dip
Andy Lyons

Imagine pulling a golden brown dinner roll from this spinach artichoke dip, then swiping it into the still-bubbling layer underneath. Now stop dreaming and start cooking with this crowd-pleasing cast-iron skillet spinach-artichoke dip. Cheesy, creamy, and flavorful, there's nothing we'd change about this cozy appetizer idea.

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Skillet Chipotle Chorizo and Bean Dip

Skillet Chipotle Chorizo and Bean Dip
Andy Lyons

Spice fans will swoon over this cheesy bean dip made in a cast-iron skillet. The sausage-spiked chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give a smoky heat they (and you) won't be able to resist.

Test Kitchen Tip: If white meat is more your style, try cooked ground chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken as a substitute for the chorizo. Voilà: Skillet white chicken chili dip.

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Lemon-Dill Artichoke Dip

Lemon-Dill Artichoke Dip
Carson Downing

Fresh fennel is one of the most underutilized vegetables. To coax the unfamiliar into giving the licorice-y root a try, we added it to this delectable cheesy artichoke dip. Think of it like spinach-artichoke dip with a grown-up, unexpected, and dill-infused makeover. The results are so tasty, you might want to serve this artichoke dip in something like a mini cast-iron skillet so no one can encroach on your precious dip turf.

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Strawberry S'mores Cobbler

Strawberry Smores Cobbler
Andy Lyons

Whether you make it in the oven or on the grill, you can absolutely make this sweet treat in cast iron. This skillet s'mores dip offers all the familiar toasted marshmallow, melted chocolate, and graham cracker goodness you remember from childhood campfires, just in a less messy, fruit-supplemented package.

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Skillet Snowman Cheese Dip

Skillet Snowman Cheese Dip
Matthew Clark

Kids and kids at heart will melt when you add this fondue-like creation to the snack spread. The cheesy cast-iron skillet dip is supremely dippable and silky thanks to a full pound of cheese (pro tip: freshly shredded, rather than store-bought pre-shredded cheese, will melt best) that's thinned out with some white wine or chicken broth. If you're feeling playful, use olives and a baby carrot to make a smiling face to greet everyone at the gathering as they make their way over to dunk and devour.

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