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Appetizer dips are great for parties, holidays, game day, an after school snack, or simply for a night at home watching your fav movie!

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Who doesn’t love to Dip?

We love dips! They can be served with all kinds of dippables, depending on your mood. I’ve included all of our MOST favorite appetizer dips—savory dips, sweet dips, Mexican dips, salsa, and even dressings!

Why we love dips:

  • Quick and easy. Dips are an easy go-to snack that whips up in minutes.
  • Sweet and savory. Whether you dish ’em up with fruit, veggies, chips, or crackers there are sweet and savory dips.
  • Feeds a crowd. These are sure to feed and please the masses.
Pizza dip in a metal pan.

Dip Tips

Deciding which dips to serve at a party and how much of each can be a bit tricky.

  • Balance. Keep a balance between warm and cold. Make sure that the dips are complementary to the other flavors being served as appetizers and/or what is being served for dinner.
  • Sweet dip dippables include apple slices, strawberries, marshmallows, cookies like Oreos and Vanilla Wafers, or graham crackers.
  • Savory dip dippables include Lays or Ruffles Chips, baguettes, produce like carrots, celery sticks, broccoli, or red peppers, Potato Wedges, Soft Pretzels, or crackers such as wheat thins, saltines, Ritz, pita chips, or crostini.
  • Salsa dippables are Cinnamon Tortilla Chips, Baked Tortilla Chips, Homemade Tortilla Chips (our favorite store-bought Tortilla Chips are Juanita’s), or Frito Chips.
Pina colada dip in a white bowl topped with toasted coconut on a white plate surrounded by whole strawberries.

Serving Tips

  • Keeping dip warm. The easiest way to keep a dip warm is to use a small crock pot. They are typically 1½ quarts and keep the dip warm throughout.
    • To serve large amounts, have a larger crock pot with the reserved dip and refill the smaller crockpot as needed.
  • Keeping dip cold. If you are serving dip inside, at room temperature, it should be fine for a couple of hours. However, if you are serving it in a warmer environment like an outside BBQ, then you’ll want to keep it on ice.
    • Place ice inside a bowl, or on a tray, then place a smaller bowl of dip on top of the ice. Another good idea for colder dips is to only set out what can be eaten in 30 minutes.
  • Display. Place the dip near the ingredients that are to be the “dippables”. Be sure to utilize the proper tools to keep dips warm or cold.

Best Appetizer Dips

Enjoy our favorite easy dip recipes! Sweet and savory, these dips are perfect for sharing.

1 Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Appetizer Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 98 votes
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2 Bean Dip Recipe

Appetizer Bean Dip Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 378 votes
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3 Hamburger Dip Recipe

Appetizer Hamburger Dip Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 52 votes
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4 Velveeta Spinach Dip Recipe

Appetizer Velveeta Spinach Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.92 from 25 votes
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5 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe

Appetizer 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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4.98 from 45 votes
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6 Salsa Recipe

Appetizer Salsa Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 113 votes
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7 How to Make Guacamole

Appetizer How to Make Guacamole
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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8 Homemade Hummus Recipe

Side Dish Homemade Hummus Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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9 Queso Blanco Recipe

Appetizer Queso Blanco Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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4.97 from 93 votes
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10 Fruit Dip

Dessert, Snack Fruit Dip
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 207 votes
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Hot Appetizer Dips

Hot dips are savory and some of our cheesy favorites are queso dip, Sausage Cream Cheese Dip, and pepperoni Pizza Dip. They’re great for crackers, Tortilla Chips, baguette slices, meats, and more.

11 Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Appetizer Chili Cheese Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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12 Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Appetizer Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.97 from 64 votes
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13 Artichoke Dip Recipe

Appetizer Artichoke Dip Recipe
Total Time: 33 minutes

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5 from 23 votes
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14 Crack Chicken Dip Recipe

Appetizer Crack Chicken Dip Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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15 BLT Dip Recipe

Appetizer BLT Dip Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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16 Pizza Dip Recipe

Appetizer Pizza Dip Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 25 votes
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17 Tamale Dip Recipe

Appetizer Tamale Dip Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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18 Hot Corn Dip

Appetizer Hot Corn Dip
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 17 votes
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19 Mexican Bean Dip

Appetizer, Side Dish Mexican Bean Dip
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 7 votes
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20 Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Appetizer Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 9 votes
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Easy Appetizer Dips

These are some of our easiest (and most favorite) appetizer dips—both hot and cold, sweet and savory.

21 Nacho Cheese Recipe

Appetizer Nacho Cheese Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.97 from 115 votes
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22 Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe

Appetizer Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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5 from 16 votes
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23 Chili’s Salsa Recipe

Appetizer Chili’s Salsa Recipe
Total Time: 3 minutes
4.92 from 46 votes
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24 Black Bean Corn Salsa

Appetizer Black Bean Corn Salsa
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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25 Cream Cheese Green Chili Dip Recipe

Appetizer Cream Cheese Green Chili Dip Recipe
Total Time: 1 minute
5 from 5 votes
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26 Salsa Verde Recipe

Appetizer Salsa Verde Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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4.99 from 50 votes
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27 Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Appetizer Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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28 French Onion Dip Recipe

Appetizer French Onion Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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29 Dill Veggie Dip Recipe

Appetizer, Snack Dill Veggie Dip Recipe
Total Time: 7 minutes
5 from 49 votes
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30 Taco Dip Recipe

Appetizer Taco Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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Cold Appetizer Dips

Cold dips can be sweet or savory. Sweet dips are great for fruits, crackers, and sweet treats. A favorite is Chocolate Chip Dip. Savory dips like Dill Vegetable Dip & classic Hummus are often used with potato chips, vegetables, bread, and chunks of cheese.

31 Knorr Spinach Dip

Appetizer, Snack Knorr Spinach Dip
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

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5 from 4 votes
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32 Mango Salsa Recipe

Appetizer Mango Salsa Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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33 Chocolate Chip Dip Recipe

chocolate chip dip in bowl
Dessert Chocolate Chip Dip Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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34 Apple Brickle Dip Recipe

Dessert, Snack Apple Brickle Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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35 Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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36 Avocado Lime Ranch Dip Recipe

Appetizer Avocado Lime Ranch Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.93 from 13 votes
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37 Pina Colada Dip Recipe

Appetizer, Dessert Pina Colada Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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38 Dill Veggie Dip Recipe

Appetizer, Snack Dill Veggie Dip Recipe
Total Time: 7 minutes
5 from 49 votes
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39 Nutella Dip Recipe

Dessert Nutella Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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40 Strawberry Salsa

Appetizer Strawberry Salsa
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Trust me – it’s good!

Who doesn’t love dip?! Not only do they make all the dippables better, but they’re usually easy to make.

One of our favorite appetizer dip recipes is this Avocado Lime Ranch Dip. We’ve whipped up a slight variation that is equally as delicious!

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40+ Appetizer Dips – Avocado Dip + MORE

By: Lil’ Luna
This avocado dip is delicious and only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make!
Servings: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 avocado halved and pitted
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ bunch cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
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Instructions 

  • Scoop avocado out and place in blender or food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until all combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Appetizer dips are great for parties, holidays, game day, an after school snack, or simply for a night at home watching your fav movie!

Nutrition

Calories: 1000kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 107g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 804mg, Potassium: 162mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 925IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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Get Your Dip On!

We hope this helps you in creating a delicious appetizer dip spread. Any of these are sure to be a hit.

Be sure to check out all of our Appetizer Recipes!

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7 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    5 stars
    I have made so many of these recipes and the one I consistently get compliments on is the sweet salsa verde.

  2. Joy says:

    5 stars
    Dips are my weakness & so addicting!! I love this list & have used so many of your dip recipes!! They will come in handy for game day!

  3. Liv says:

    5 stars
    I made the 7-layer bean dip for a party and it was a huge hit!! Thanks for sharing this list, I’m excited to try more!

  4. Samantha says:

    5 stars
    So many of our favorite dip recipes in one place! We’ve already tried (and loved) a bunch of these…can’t wait to try more!

  5. Jamie says:

    5 stars
    So many delicious appetizer dips! Loved the avocado dip with tortillas chips! Going on Super bowl menu!

  6. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I love all dips! These are all simply amazing and so yummy! Cant go wrong with any of them.

  7. Marianne Richardson says:

    I have wanted to make the perfect spinich artichoke dip. The one you have posted here looks delicious. I might have to give it a try!!