Popular Dips and Spreads Recipes

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.

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

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.

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Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

With hints of lemon, apple and herbs, tomatillos are perfectly balanced by peppery cilantro aromatic garlic, and spicy jalapeno peppers in this phenomenal salsa. When buying tomatillos, look for firm fruit with dry, tight-fitting husks. Store in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

How to Make a Slam Dunk Chili Cheese Dip

When you are having friends over and looking for a dip, make this slam dunk chili cheese dip. The end product resembles a basketball which is perfect for tailgating!

How to Make a Slam Dunk Chili Cheese Dip

Chef Rusty's Kivado Crostad

Brightly sweet kiwi provides a vibrant counterpoint to the salty pancetta, spicy jalapeno, and rich, buttery avocado in this uniquely tasty dish. A drizzle of balsamic glaze provides the perfect finishing touch. Most of the avocado sold in supermarkets is still in its unripened stage. To ripen, place avocados in a paper bag and set aside at room temperature for 2-4 days. When the fruit is soft to the touch, it is ready for use.

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Chef Rusty's Kivado Crostad

Lemony Red Pepper Spread

Bright lemon juice and aromatic garlic beautifully complement antioxidant-rich eggplant and sweet peppers in this delectable spread. When buying peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Lemony Red Pepper Spread

Garlicky Eggplant Dip

Fragrant and rich, bright and slightly sweet, this enticing dip features an exciting blend of flavors that perfectly complement the roasted eggplant around which it is built. Choose eggplant that are firm, smooth-skinned and heavy for their size; avoid those with soft or brown spots. As eggplants are very perishable, store in a cool, dark place and use within 2 days of purchase.

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Garlicky Eggplant Dip

Queso Chihuahua Polenta

The secret to great queso is using shredded Chihuahua cheese. Add some cheesy goodness to your polenta side dish by stirring in some of the ooey-gooey goodness.

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Queso Chihuahua Polenta

Nutty Yogurt Dip

Greek yogurt and nut butter combine for a sweet protein-packed vegetarian snack. This would also be a delicious topping for a bowl of berries!

From Parents

Nutty Yogurt Dip

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

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Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Beet Hummus

Add color and flavor to standard hummus by blending in a cup of bright beets. The finished product would make a tasty sandwich spread or perfect appetizer dip paired with vegetables and bread slices.

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Beet Hummus

Papaya-Pomegranate Guacamole

Brighten up guacamole by adding fresh papaya and pomegranate seeds. Scoop up with tortilla chips or use as a topping for tacos or salads.

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Papaya-Pomegranate Guacamole

Spicy Pork Sandwich with Grilled Peach Chutney and Quick Pickles

A grilled peach and pepper chutney perks up these pork sandwiches.

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Spicy Pork Sandwich with Grilled Peach Chutney and Quick Pickles

Avocado Melts with Arugula

Make a vegetarian sandwich super-satisfying by incorporating big flavors (jalapeno jelly, arugala) and rich textures (avocado, cheese).

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Avocado Melts with Arugula

Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

Sweet, tangy and colorful, this homemade peach chutney is the perfect plate partner for grilled shrimp.

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Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

Cauliflower Spread

Surprise dinner party guests with this creamy, vegetable-packed spread. It looks like it's just cheese, but this recipe packs in six cups of cauliflower!

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Cauliflower Spread

Pizza Fondue

Who needs crust? Lean turkey sausage teams up with your favorite vegetables toppings for a saucy but light slow cooker appetizer.

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Pizza Fondue

White Bean Spread

Leave the store-bought hummus on the shelves and prepare a batch of this super-simple slow cooker bean dip instead. Spread the finished product on sandwiches or serve with pita chips and vegetables for a healthyappetizer.

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White Bean Spread

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

A slather of garlicky hummus keeps this Green-inspired chicken flatbread sandwich lusciously moist. Top things off with any fresh vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

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One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

White Bean Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes

Sure, you could buy hummus, but why would you want to when it's this simple to make this healthy snack at home? If you don't have cannellini beans on hand, use black beans or chickpeas.

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White Bean Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes

Mint Avocado Dip

For a unique twist on guacamole, swap mint for traditional cilantro in your avocado spread. Don't worry: You can still serve this appetizer with tortilla chips!

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Mint Avocado Dip

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Instead of blue cheese dressing, serve this smoky Greek yogurt-based dip alongside those spicy buffalo wings.

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Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Cheesy Shrimp Dip

This decadent slow cooker shrimp dip is extra creamyy thanks to three kinds of cheese and a cup of half-and-half.

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Cheesy Shrimp Dip

Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

Take the stress out of entertaining by making this slow cooker appetizer. You can prepare it well in advance of when your guests arrive and then leave it on to warm all evening long.

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Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

Chile-Lime Pork

Coat the pork tenderloin in zesty marinade the moment you walk in the door after work, allow the flavors to infuse for an hour, then grill for a low effort yet crowd-pleasing dinner.

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Chile-Lime Pork

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Red peppers and velvet-soft artichokes stud this warm Swiss cheese dip that makes for the perfect party or potluck appetizer.

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Lemony Artichoke Dip

Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilling the corn adds a nice smoky quality to this fresh salsa, but if you're short on time, reach for canned corn instead.

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Grilled Corn Salsa

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