Dips and Spreads

A bag of chips and plenty of dips, spreads, and chutneys keep any party going. Easy recipes for hot and cold dips as well as spreads with beans, cheese, and artichokes offer timeless topper options.

Pesto-Provolone Terrine

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Serve this appetizer with toasted bread slices or a variety of crackers.

Green Goddess Dip

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Herbs galore--tarragon, parsley, and chives--add fresh flavor to this quick and easy cream cheese veggie dip.

Beer Cheese Spread

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Ten minutes. That's all you need to make this easy stir-together appetizer spread.

Pecan-Crusted Artichoke Spread

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Canned artichokes make this hot appetizer spread fast and simple to make.

Lemon-Chive Cheese Dip

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The perfect make ahead dip that blends fruit, herbs, and cheese. Serve it with snack crackers and fresh vegetables when entertaining.

Safari Dip

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Stuff celery with this peanut butter and honey dip, or serve with crunchy vegetables or fruits.

Total: 10 mins

Warm Artichoke and Salsa Dip

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Select a green salsa with just the right heat level to combine with the artichokes and Monterey Jack cheese when you prepare this quick-and-easy dip.

Total: 15 mins

Fruited Cheese Log

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Perfect for an appetizer tray, serve this citrus flavored, dried fruit cheese log with whole grain crackers.

Pumpkin Marmalade

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This recipe goes together in just 15 minutes by starting with cooked pumpkin puree and prepared marmalade. Spread on toast or crackers.

Blue Cheese-Ricotta Dip

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Simple and sumptuous, serve this blue cheese and ricotta dip with green apple slices, crackers, and breadsticks. For kids who might find the blue cheese too strong, serve wedges of cheddar with the apple.

Fabulous Bagel Spread

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Toast bagel halves and use this cucumber and cream cheese spread for a tasty snack.

Marmalade Topped Brie

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This elegant appetizer recipe is so easy to make. It's ready to serve in ony 10 minutes!

Carrot Dip

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Shredded carrots add color and nutrition to this easy, make ahead appetizer dip.

Cilantro Chutney

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This chutney is just a little hot, with loads of fresh lime and cilantro flavor. Try it with meats or chicken.

Total: 20 mins

Layered Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread

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Colorful vegetables, aromatic herbs, and outstanding cheeses make up the green, white, and red layers of this make-ahead party spread. Serve on crisp, toasted slices of Italian bread.

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

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Two great ingredients -- beer and cheddar cheese -- will make this fondue be the first dish to disappear at any party. If you double or triple the recipe for a larger gathering, consider serving the fondue in a slow cooker on low setting. The thick crock and gentle heat will keep the fondue warm and smooth for a long time.

Queso Dip with Tortilla Stars

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Set out this creamy, spicy, year-round dip at a summer party, when tailgating, or at the holidays.

Total: 30 mins
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