Dips and Spreads Recipes

Cheese dip, spinach dip, and artichoke dip. Salsa, guacamole, and hummus. Find the right dip for your party, whether you want easy, colorful, or healthy options.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings in a Jar

Rating: 4.86 stars
This fun-sized take on the game day appetizer offers everything you love about Buffalo wings, minus the bones, messy frying, and any risk of your drunk friends dripping sauce all over the place. Instead of wings, we simply take chicken thighs, simmer them directly in butter 'n hot sauce, shred, and mix with celery. The blue cheese comes in the accompanying crostini: baguette slices toasted and spread with butter and blue cheese.

Instant Pot® Harissa Hummus

Classic hummus made from dried chickpeas in your Instant Pot® with the kick of harissa, the smoked pepper paste from North Africa. Serve with warm flatbread or veggies. You can even add some to your soups for a twist in flavor. The hummus can be served immediately or refrigerated to help flavors meld.

Ba'corn Cheese Corn

Rating: 4.73 stars
This bacon-studded 'cheese corn' is a popular bar snack in Korea, made of pure bacon-y, creamy, cheesy, corny decadence. The original recipe uses a combination of mayonnaise and sweetened condensed milk, but we're going with heavy cream here for a lighter approach. This may be the first time in my career that I've 'lightened up' a recipe by adding a cup of heavy cream. Garnished with green onions, this would be amazing with a cold beer!

Bacon and Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

Rating: 5 stars
Set this cheese ball out at a party and it will disappear like magic before your eyes. I like to serve it with plain potato chips or real dill pickle-flavored potato chips instead of the artificially flavored ones. Crackers and raw veggies work too.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 5 stars
Prep, cook, and serve this delicious Buffalo chicken dip in 1 bowl - your slow cooker! Cook the chicken breasts, shred with a hand mixer, then add the rest of the ingredients and voila: 4 hours later, this yummy dip is ready.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Rating: 4.63 stars
Bacon Cheddar ranch dip is an irresistible starter that's full of bacon, cheese, green onions, cream cheese, and ranch dressing mix! You can serve it cold as well.

Corn and Avocado Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars
Light and tasty party dip recipe that will surely be a crowd pleaser. Serve with yellow or blue corn chips.

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Rating: 4.71 stars
This easy-to-make hot dip would make a handsome addition to your snack table for the Big Game. Like all great party foods, it's wonderful hot, warm, room temp, and, I've heard from a reliable source, even delicious cold. Serve alongside sliced baguette. Keep it hot and fresh for guests by baking it in 2 batches, or feel free to do this all at once in a 9x13-inch baking dish.


Rating: 4.81 stars
You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.71 stars
This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!

5-Minute Olive Tapenade

A fan-favorite appetizer, perfect for any charcuterie night. This olive tapenade recipe is so easy to make and it's done in just 5 minutes or less! Serve with crackers, crostini, cured meats, cheeses, fruits... you name it!

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a very creamy and yummy vanilla pumpkin dip that is served with graham crackers. I like the cinnamon graham crackers best, but you can decide for yourself.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.56 stars

Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!