25 Easy Dip Recipes With Five Ingredients or Less
Dips are a popular choice for party appetizers, game day snacks, or anytime you need to get food on the table fast. They often require few ingredients and little prep work, but deliver big time on flavor. We've whittled down our dip recipes to find the absolute easiest dips on the site. All of these recipes have five ingredients or less, take 30 minutes or less to make, and have a 4 star rating or higher. Say goodbye to potluck stress, these dips are the perfect last minute addition for any Super Bowl party or gathering. Whether you’re looking for dips for crackers, chips, veggies, or fruit, there's something for everyone on this list. Read on for 25 easy dip recipes with five ingredients or less.
Mexican Chip Dip
"One of my go-to potluck recipes....This always disappears quickly," says reviewer Sarah Jo. "The best thing about this recipe is that most of these ingredients are usually on hand and it makes a quick snack for hungry husbands/kids who want something to snack on right now." This creamy and cheesy dip comes together in just five minutes.
Easy and Delicious Avocado Dip
This basic avocado dip will be a crowd pleaser at any gathering. "I love garlic, avocado and this dip. Quick, easy and just the right taste for me," says reviewer ej.
Peach Salsa with Cilantro and Lime
This light and refreshing peach salsa brings something different to a table full of hearty dips. Recipe creator ryan 770 describes it as, "A sweet and tangy side dish that makes a great side dish, garnish, or party treat. The sugar helps a lot to bring out the flavor in the peaches while refrigerating."
Quick Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
No party is complete without a fruit tray, and a good fruit dip will be a welcome addition. This recipe requires just two ingredients: cream cheese and marshmallow cream. Reviewer Happyschmoopies suggests using strawberry or honey cream cheese for even more flavor.
Quick and Easy White Cheese Dip
This versatile cheese dip can be served with chips, bread, veggies, and more. Reviewer Cooking Frantic says, "I served this when a couple of guests were coming over, and they found it delicious! I'm definitely using this in the future! However, I do think that a little spice would help the taste, but other than that, it's perfect!"
Gramp's Ranch Dip
Sour cream, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and pickled jalapenos make this a spiced up version of the usual ranch dip. "This is one of my favorite ways to make ranch dip,” says reviewer Sarah Jo. “I use reduced fat sour cream, my own homemade dry ranch dressing powder and I increase the pickled jalapeno peppers."
Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, green onions...need I say more? Reviewer Juncjoy says, "Made this for a luncheon at work today...it was a HIT!! Served it with scoop Frito's — everyone loved it and wanted the recipe! Super easy to make too!"
Pineapple and Cheese Spread
This unusual flavor combination will stand out at any game day party or gathering. "I made this for a potluck at work and before I had a chance to go get some it was gone," says reviewer dily2. "People loved it and kept asking how I made it. I am making it again for our next potluck but will double it."
"For as simple as this is, I really liked it! I liked the bit of sweetness and lightness of it. This would make a wonderful sandwich/burger spread, but I was dipping pretzels in it, and that was great too," says reviewer Christina. This guacamole has mayonnaise and hot sauce for a light and creamy dip.
Extra Easy Hummus
"Who would've thought a little can of garbanzo beans could transform into something so delicious! It doesn't get easier or much simpler than this! I put everything into a mini food processor," says reviewer Jillian. Simply toss all your ingredients into a blender or food processor for a simple hummus recipe that's great for chips and veggies alike.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract are all that’s required to make this sweet fruit dip. "A cream cheese dip that's loved by all (unless they're counting calories)! You can substitute reduced-fat cream cheese if you wish. It's been my favorite since it was shared with me in college! Enjoy with apples, bananas, oranges, pears, pineapple, strawberries, etc," says recipe creator BakerT.
Delicious Non-Traditional Guacamole
Don't worry about chopping up fresh tomatoes for your guacamole — if you have a jar of salsa on hand this guacamole will come together beautifully. Recipe creator NeonRosesrecipes, "I made this one day with salsa instead of tomatoes and found it to be a lot more flavorful! Although it does not taste like traditional guacamole, it's so delicious. The nutritional yeast also makes it. Enjoy with a spoon or tortilla chips!"
Marshmallow Creme Fruit Dip
Orange juice and nutmeg gives this dip a unique flavor profile. "This is my go to recipe for fruit dip. I worked for a catering company for a long time and we always used this recipe, and everyone loved it. Just the right amount of sweetness. Delicious! If you add a little orange zest it gives it a very fresh fruit taste,” says reviewer June Bunner Terry.
Fiesta Bean Dip
Bean dip gets taken up a notch with nacho cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Recipe creator Alewis says, "Warm and kickin' bean dip. Great for parties. Can be served in a slow cooker or dish. Serve with chips. Also makes a great topping for burritos."
Avocado and Black Bean Dip
Avocado, black beans, and cheese come together in this guac-bean dip. Reviewer Megan Tackett says, "My middle son devoured this. I am considering making a large batch and freezing it in small containers for his school lunch. It's a nice change from guacamole."
Buffalo dip is always a hit, and this version requires just five ingredients. Reviewer JenniC says, "I made this yummy dip for the first time last night, it was a big hit-- the bowl was wiped clean."
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Spread
While these roasted red pepper dip is perfect for veggies, it can go way beyond that. Recipe creator Leysies says, "A delightful roasted red pepper spread that can be used as a veggie dip, a base for pizza, a sauce for pasta, a topping for burgers or sandwiches, and much, much more."
Easy Cheese Dip
Easy is an understatement. Cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese are stirred together and heated in the microwave. Reviewer bd.weld says, "Adding dice jalapenos as stated in the footnotes brought it up to 5 stars. The best way to serve this for those that don't like the heat is to make as written and have some hot sauce on hand for those that do."
Mango, Corn, and Black Bean Salsa
"This is a great lighter appetizer that will become a staple in my entertaining menu. Per personal preference, I did sub fresh parsley for cilantro and I used frozen corn instead of canned. Served w/blue corn tortilla strips, this was a big hit with our guests last evening," says reviewer lovestohost.
Kelly's Crack Dip
Ground sausage, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, and cream cheese — so simple yet so good. "Truly a great dip. Wasn't sure to drain the diced tomatoes and green chilies or not and the recipe didn't say to drain them so I didn't. Worked out perfect," says reviewer bd.weld.
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Perfect for dipping apple slices, this fruit dip has peanut butter, cool whip, vanilla yogurt and cinnamon. "I thought this was a very easy, light, and fluffy fruit dip," says reviewer Happyschmoopies. "I added just a sprinkle of powdered sugar to it to make it slightly sweeter and it was perfect with my sliced apples."
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese
Recipe creator Cute Brunettes says, "We came up with this recipe after trying Trader Joe's honey walnut cream cheese; this was much better since we used the orange blossom honey my mom buys from local farmers market. She suggest toasting the walnuts. To make a sweeter version, add a tablespoon of granulated sugar while pulsing in the processor. Spread a layer on a slice of your favorite bread and enjoy! Yum!"
Lemon Yogurt Dip
Light and refreshing, this zesty dip has lemon juice and zest, greek yogurt, and sweetener. "Very easy and very good for dipping chunks of fruit," says reviewer Terry Vance Sheldon.
Homemade Creamy Chip Dip
Bring out the potato chips! This recipe is made from cream cheese, ketchup, heavy whipping cream, green onions, and salt. Reviewer mimi169 says, "This is my hands down my favourite chip dip. It's always a treat!"