If you are searching for the most delicious Super Bowl snack to munch on before and after half-time, or the perfect appetizer to pair with your summer grilling sessions, dips are a versatile option to consider for any occasion. The following dip recipes can make an appearance at your July 4th block party or even at your dinner table for a romantic dinner (i.e., Lady in the Tramp but make it over three-cheese artichoke dip). You'll find vegetarian and vegan options, as well as recipe ideas that incorporate meat, seafood, and (to be completely honest) lots of cheese.
Dips are an almost guaranteed crowd-pleaser as well as a great fall-back appetizer for holiday parties. Serve a veggie-focused dip at your Easter celebration, or a bowl of hot onion-dip for a warm fall appetizer. You can also prepare a fair amount of these dips in a crock pot or slow cooker, which means you can have another Thanksgiving appetizer on the stovetop while the chili cheese dip heats up. And you definitely don't need a special occasion to make any of these dip recipes; in fact, the heartier options would make for a quick dinner while the sweet dips are ideal after-school snacks for the kiddos.
Perhaps the most appealing part of dip recipes is that there are typically not a lot of ingredients required. So, keep reading to find your new favorite dip and watch how fast it can come together — never mind become the centerpiece of your next charcuterie board.
Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip
Pair potato chips, pita chips, and celery sticks with this cheesy dip that uses sharp orange cheddar and pepper Jack. Perfect for winter dinners and Super Bowl Sunday.
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Healthy Seven-Layer Dip
We don't know which is our favorite layer in this low-sodium dip, but if we had to say: It's a toss up between the homemade refried beans and the garden-fresh salsa.
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Best-Ever Onion Dip
Chopped onions and scallions spice up this classic party dip, while light cream cheese and reduced-fat sour cream make it a healthier option.
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Three-Cheese Artichoke Dip
Artichoke dip is a classic for any kind of gathering, and you'll want to bake this cozy recipe any day of the week for that matter.
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Green Olive, Walnut, and Pomegranate Dip
Native to Northern Iran, this chunky dip combines roasted and chopped walnuts with green olives and pomegranate seeds for a simple, plant-based dip you can prepare in a pinch.
Butternut Squash and Tangelo Dip with Sage
Introducing a hearty fall dip flavored to perfection with tangelo zest, honey, cinnamon, cardamon, star anise, and a pinch of saffron. This dip recipe may have more ingredients than others on this list, but its preparation is just some time in the oven.
Spicy Sesame Guacamole
This fusion dip blends Mexican and Asian flavors like cilantro, chili garlic paste, and soy sauce for an innovative guacamole you'll make on repeat.
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Southwestern Layered Dip with Chips
A separate bean and guacamole layer makes this dip a filling option for a vegetarian appetizer.
Healthier Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Place a bowl of this warm dip out on the table after football practice and the kids will have scooped it all up by the time you come back to check on them.
Bagna Cauda Dip for Roasted Vegetables
Anchovies give this Italian dip a subtle flavor brought out by lemon juice, garlic, and freshly ground pepper.
Roasted Broccoli–Artichoke Dip
For a low-cal dip full of green veggies and delicious seasonings, prepare this recipe. While a little extra time is needed to roast the broccoli, it will be worth it in the end.
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
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