17 Easy Party Dips You Can Whip Up Just Before Guests Arrive

Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip
Photo: Andy Lyons

Choose a light veggie dip, decadent broccoli cheese, or sweet tooth-satisfying chocolate fruit dip. No matter which one you reach for, these easy party dips dazzle on every occasion. Pack plenty of dippers, because these simple snacks will go fast.

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Easy Pimiento Cheese Dip

Easy Pimiento Cheese Dip
Blaine Moats

The best party dips are easy and cheesy with a hint of spice. This recipe checks all the boxes with plenty of cheddar cheese, creamy mayo, and optional pickled jalapeños for spice. Just stir and serve—it doesn't get any simpler than that.

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Rosemary-Lemon Yogurt Dip

Rosemary-Lemon Yogurt Dip with potato wedges
Blaine Moats

No matter what you serve on the side, this yogurt-based dip is pure fresh flavor. Rosemary plus lemon zest and juice adds up to a light, garden-fresh party dip your guests will devour. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, give it a stir, and dig in.

Buy It: Threshold Dip Bowls ($13, Target)

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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip
Blaine Moats

This dip looks ultra-decadent, and it is, but that doesn't mean it's complicated. Your slow cooker does all the work of melting the cheese and cooking the mushrooms, so you and your guests can just grab a few slices of toasted bread and scoop up the gooey goodness. This easy party dip also uses deli roast beef, so no need to brown any meat before slow cooking.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Slow Cooker ($20, Walmart)

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Spinach-Dill Dip

Spinach-Dill Dip
Blaine Moats

No party is complete without spinach dip. A combination of cream cheese and sour cream gives this easy dip recipe the richness it needs to keep everyone coming back for seconds (and thirds). Using frozen chopped spinach also speeds up the prep so you can stir it together in a few minutes and get back to the party.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip
Andy Lyons

Every party needs a little something sweet and chocolaty. Include this recipe in your spread of party dips for guests to sample when they need a break from snacking on savory starters. Just stir and serve this Greek yogurt and chocolate hazelnut dip with your favorite sliced fruit.

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Garlicky White Bean Dip

white bean dip
Blaine Moats

No spread could ever completely replace creamy hummus in our hearts, but this party dip recipe sure comes close. Put your food processor to work to quickly blend white beans with garlic and olive oil. Once it's smooth and creamy, spoon it into a serving dish and sprinkle on crushed red pepper to serve.

Buy It: Cuisinart Food Processor ($100, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Cucumber Party Dip

Cucumber Party Dip
Andy Lyons

On a warm day, no one will be able to resist scooping up this refreshing cucumber dip. Creamy and delicious, this Mediterranean-inspired appetizer pairs equally well with veggies and crackers. Use a hand mixer to quickly beat the cream cheese and sour cream for a light, fluffy, easy party dip.

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Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers

Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers
Jason Donnelly

The only prep that goes into making this decadent broccoli-cheese dip is adding all the ingredients to your slow cooker. Once that's done, you can relax and let it work its magic melting the cheese into a gooey, delicious appetizer. It's the ultimate easy party dip—just give it a stir before serving and leave it in the slow cooker to stay warm throughout the celebration.

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Sweet Yogurt Fruit Dip

Sweet Yogurt Fruit Dip
Andy Lyons

A dash of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed with Greek yogurt and maple syrup gives this fruit dip a delicious sweetness without any added sugar. Best of all, this easy dip is a stir-and-serve recipe. It's so yummy served with fresh fruit that your guests will devour it as quickly as you can make it.

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Crab Dip

Crab Dip
Marty Baldwin

When spooned into phyllo cups, this essential party dip looks ultra-fancy. But despite its elegant appearance, it only takes a few minutes to throw together thanks to canned crabmeat, fresh herbs, and a dollop each of mayonnaise and sour cream. You can also serve it with any veggies and crackers for a super-simple appetizer.

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Spicy Curry-Ginger Dip

Spicy Curry-Ginger Dip
Andy Lyons

Bring the heat to your party spread by serving up a mayo- and sour cream-based dip spiced with curry powder and cayenne pepper. To make this easy party dip recipe, just stir all the ingredients together and serve. It can also chill in the fridge for a few hours before joining the party.

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Feta, Honey, and Date Spread

Feta, Honey & Date Spread
Andy Lyons

This Greek-style dip recipe is brimming with the salty-sweet flavors of feta and dates. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's the perfect last-minute party recipe. But if you'd rather plan and prep ahead, you can also stir together this easy dip up to three days in advance and store it in the fridge

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Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole
Blaine Moats

Give classic, creamy guacamole a fresh twist by adding bright pineapple flavor. This is a perfect sweet-and-salty dip that will have guests coming back for "just one more scoop" over and over. Speed up the prep for this easy dip recipe by using canned pineapple and black beans.

Buy It: B. Smith Chip and Dip Set ($16, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip

Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip
Jacob Fox

You'll flip for this spinach dip that has a Mediterranean twist with the addition of feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and garlic. Greek yogurt makes it extra creamy, especially when all the ingredients for this simple party dip melt into a delicious, warm appetizer in your slow cooker.

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Edamame-Avocado Dip

Edamame-Avocado Dip
Blaine Moats

With the heart-healthy duo of avocado and edamame, this delicious dip recipe deserves a place at the table. No need to lift a finger stirring it together—your food processor will take care of blending this delicious party dip to just the right consistency. Serve this guacamole-style dip with baked tortilla chips or pita bread.

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Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus with chips
Andy Lyons

Loaded with flavorful and nutritious beets, beans, lemon, and garlic, this colorful hummus dip is a surprising addition to any party. Use precooked or canned beets to speed up the process and put you one step closer to eating this irresistible party dip. Serve it with endive, baby carrots, cucumber slices, or pita chips.

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Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip
Andy Lyons

Hummus and cream cheese are topped with fresh veggies and more cheese to make this vegetable dip a fun twist on the classic layered dip. Bonus: You can prepare this yummy vegetable appetizer a day ahead of time. Just be sure to bring out plenty of tortilla and pita chips with this party dip recipe.

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