It’s party time! We’ve rounded up the Best Dip Recipes for Parties for your upcoming celebrations. Thanksgiving, Christmas , New Year’s Eve and Superbowl parties are always better with chips and dip!

Collage of dip recipes for parties


Dips are easy to make and perfect for parties because they are so versitle! You can prepare a hot dip ahead of time and bake it shortly before your party starts or keep it simple and serve a cold dip so you free up the oven for other party goodies.

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What Makes a Great Party Dip Recipe?

A great party dip recipe is all about balance. A blend of bold flavors, textures and compatibility with a variety of serve-along options like tortilla chips, pita chips or fresh veggies makes for an unforgettable snack experience at parties.

Imagine the smooth creaminess of a spinach artichoke dip, flavored with just the right amount of garlic and Parmesan cheese, making each bite intoxicatingly delicious.

Or perhaps you prefer robust meaty dips like buffalo chicken or sausage cream cheese which offer a protein-packed punch. These pair wonderfully with sturdy dipping vessels such as thick-cut kettle chips.

And let’s not forget about dietary preferences – having dairy-free alternatives incorporating ingredients like cauliflower and cashews ensures everyone can partake in the fun! The best party dips entertain your palate as much as your guests themselves, adding color to your celebration through their unique flavor profiles!

Party Dip Recipes

Cold Dips

A cold dip is a refreshing and often creamy spread or sauce served at parties as an appetizer or snack. It can be made with a variety of ingredients, including sour cream, yogurt, herbs, and vegetables.

These dips are great because you can make them ahead of time and you don’t have to take up oven space on party day. It also makes them perfect for taking to a friend’s house!

make ahead 7 Layer Dip in glass dish
Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Mexican 7 Layer Dip is a flavorful bean dip that is perfect for parties. This delicious dip features layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
The combination of these ingredients creates a burst of Tex-Mex flavors that will have your guests coming back for more. Whether you serve it with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos or nachos, this dip is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
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Whipped Ricotta and Tomato Dip in a bowl on a vegetable platter
Whipped Ricotta Dip with Tomatoes
Whipped Ricotta Dip is a light and delicious dish for your party spread. Made with fluffy ricotta cheese, this dip is rich in flavor and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, pita chips, or veggies.
You can even customize it by adding herbs like basil or dill, or by incorporating sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers for an extra burst of flavor. Whether you're hosting a game day gathering or just want to add something special to your appetizer menu, the Whipped Ricotta Dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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5 Layer Greek Dip on a plate with feta
5 Layer Greek Dip
Hummus is a versatile and popular dip that deserves its place among the top dip recipes for parties. This creamy and flavorful spread is made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.
Our 5 Layer Greek Dip combines layers of hummus, cucumber and tomato salad, tzatziki, olives, and feta cheese to make a rich and satisfying dip that pairs well with an array of dippers like pita chips or fresh vegetables. Hummus provides a vegetarian-friendly option for those who prefer not to eat meat at parties.
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red pepper slice with Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip on it
Creamy Jalapeño Corn Dip
This creamy and cheesy corn dip is full of flavor and is sure to be a hit with your guests. What makes this corn dip even more special is that little kick of heat you get fromthe fresh jalaoenos!
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Hot Dips

A hot dip is a warm, creamy, and often cheesy mixture served at parties as an appetizer or snack. It is typically enjoyed with chips, crackers, or sliced vegetables, and can feature a variety of ingredients, from spinach and artichokes to spicy chili and melted cheeses. The dip’s savory and comforting flavors make it a crowd-pleaser at gatherings and events.

Rotel Dip made with velveeta cheese in a black bowl topped with tomatoes
Rotel Dip
Rotel Dip, a party staple that is super easy to make! All you need is two ingredients and a few minutes in the microwave or oven and you have a perfectly melted, creamy queso dip that makes an excellent companion for tortilla chips or veggies.
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dipping a crostini with Maryland Crab Dip on it
Maryland Crab Dip
Maryland Crab Dip takes center stage at any party with its creamy, cheesy base and the fresh succulent crab. It is a superstar among dip recipes for parties. The recipe includes tender lump crabmeat blended with cream cheese and sharp cheddar, seasoned carefully in classic Maryland-style with old bay seasoning.
This dip pairs excellently with crackers or pita chips for a savory treat loved by all guests at your Super Bowl Sunday gathering or casual get-togethers.
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Sausage Cream Cheese Dip on a chip
Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
Made with just three ingredients and ready in minutes, this creamy and flavorful sausage cream cheese dip recipe is perfect for any occasion.
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dipping a chip in Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip
Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip holds a prominent spot among the top dip recipes for parties. This creamy, cheesy delight packs a punch of flavor that will have guests coming back for more.
Serve with tortilla chips, cracker, bread, and/or crunchy veggies.
Whether it's Super Bowl Sunday or just another weekend gathering, Buffalo Chicken Dip guarantees a hit on any party table!
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You can also make this delicious dip in the Crock Pot or Instant Pot to keep it warm during your party.

This decadent Mississippi Sin dip is an easy appetizer made with cheese and ham mixed together and baked inside a loaf of French bread until it is ooey gooey. The perfect game day appetizer or holiday party appetizer!
Mississippi Sin Dip
Mississippi Sin Dip is a must-have at any party. This creamy and savory dip is made with cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, ham, and green onions, this dip has the perfect balance of richness and tanginess.
It's baked until golden and bubbly, creating a warm and gooey texture. Bakeit in a bread bowl or in a dish and serve with toasted bread or crackers.
Whether you're hosting a game day gathering or just having friends over for a casual get-together, the Mississippi Sin Dip is sure to be a crowd favorite.
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Chip scooping up Dr Pepper BBQ chicken dip.
Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip
Dr Pepper® BBQ Chicken Dip is creamy, cheesy, full of chicken, and topped with sweet homemade Dr Pepper BBQ sauce — all baked together for the ultimate game day appetizer!
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low carb Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip is a hot dip recipe that is low carb. Creamy cheese, spicy chicken, and jalapeno peppers make this perfect for parties!
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Keto Chicken Artichoke Dip
This delicious recipe for Keto Chicken Artichoke Dip is an amazing hot artichoke and spinach dip that is super creamy. Perfect for your keto friends and delicious enough to serve to anyone!
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Wow your friends with this easy Caramelized Onion and Bacon Skillet Dip. This is a perfect dip recipe for parties or a great Father’s Day recipe. Sweet onions and salty bacon mixed with lots of melted cheese make this dip rich, smokey and ooey gooey delicious!
Caramelized Onion & Bacon Skillet Dip
This Caramelized Onion and Bacon Skillet Dip is an ooey, gooey appetizer no one can resist!
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Dessert Dips

Cannoli Dip in a black bowl with chocolate chips
Creamy Cannoli Dip
Cannoli Dip is a delightfully sweet option for any party or gathering.
It offers a creamy and indulgent combination of cream cheese, ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. Serve cold with cannoli or waffle cone pieces it is perfect for parties.
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dipping into Caramel Apple Dip
Caramel Apple Dip
Caramel Apple Dip is a creamy, sweet dessert dip with a cream cheese base and topped with melted caramel sauce. Perfect for dipping fall apples at a game day party or serving to your ghosts and ghouls at a Halloween party!
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dipping into Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
The cherry cheesecake dip is a creamy and cheesy dessert dip that is sure to be a hit at any party or gathering. It's packed with the delicious flavors of cherry and cream cheese, making it a perfect sweet appetizer as well.
Whether you serve it with graham crackers, cookies, or fresh fruit, this cherry cheesecake dip is guaranteed to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.
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creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with gingersnap cookies
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Pumpkin Pie Dip is a delicious dessert dip that is perfect for any party or gathering. With its creamy texture and sweet pumpkin spice flavor, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This dip is made with simple ingredients like cream cheese, canned pumpkin, powdered sugar, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
All you have to do is mix everything together until smooth and creamy. Serve this Pumpkin Pie Dip with graham crackers or apple slices for dipping. It's the perfect treat for fall or holiday parties!
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skillet with Halloween Smores Dip
Halloween S’mores Dip
Halloween S’mores Dip is a delicious blend of melted chocolate and peanut butter, topped with melted Halloween marshmallows. The perfect Halloween dessert for this year’s Halloween party!
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How to Serve Party Dips

  1. Presentation: Choose an appropriate dish for the dip – a decorative bowl or platter can enhance its visual appeal. For multiple dips, consider serving them on a tiered stand or a broad tray, allowing guests to easily sample a variety.
  2. Accompaniments: Arrange an assortment of dippers around the dip or in separate serving baskets or trays. Popular dippers include tortilla chips, pita chips, sliced baguette, crackers, and cut-up fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers.
  3. Safety: For outdoor or lengthy events, consider placing cold dips over a bowl of ice to keep them chilled and safe to eat. Likewise, ensure hot dips remain warm, either by using a warming tray or occasionally reheating.
  4. Labels: If hosting a large gathering or an event with guests who have dietary restrictions, label dips with their name and major ingredients or allergens.
  5. Utensils: Provide the appropriate utensils for serving, such as a spatula, spoon, or knife, depending on the dip’s consistency. Ensure there are enough serving tools to avoid cross-contamination between dips.
  6. Refills: If you expect a large crowd, prepare extra quantities of the dip and have them ready in the fridge or oven. This way, you can quickly replenish the serving dish as it empties.

Remember to place napkins or small plates nearby, and consider the flow of traffic to avoid congestion around the dip station.