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.

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French Onion Dip

From EatingWell

In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer chopped onions in broth and use reduced-fat sour cream and yogurt for the familiar rich and creamy flavor. All told, our version has 12 grams less fat and nearly 50 percent less sodium per serving than the original.

French Onion Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

From EatingWell

Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

Creamy Spinach Dip

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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

Chile Con Queso

From EatingWell

Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent.

Chile Con Queso

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

From EatingWell

Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it.

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

From EatingWell

In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly seasoned cooked spinach and melt brie on top.

Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites

From EatingWell

Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.

Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites

Apple-Jalapeno Chutney

From EatingWell

Sweetened with orange juice and brown sugar, this apple chutney gets its heat from hot jalapeno jelly. Try it alongside grilled chicken or pork.

Apple-Jalapeno Chutney

Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise

From EatingWell

Use this tangy mayonnaise as a sandwich spread or as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables.

Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise

Salsa Rojo

From EatingWell

Here's a homemade version of the tomato salsa served at taco stands and burrito joints everywhere. Try it with all your favorite Mexican foods--it even works as enchilada sauce.

Salsa Rojo

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

From EatingWell

Humble limas are transformed into a sensational Mediterranean spread that is vibrant with a mix of fresh herbs and spices. You can substitute frozen edamame beans for the limas in Step 1; cook according to package directions.

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Fresh Tomato Salsa

From EatingWell

Fresh and easy, this recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa. Reserve 1 cup for Quick Guacamole and still have enough to serve 8. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapenos and add more cayenne pepper.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Garlic & White Bean Dip

From EatingWell

For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic is pureed with convenient canned beans, a little bit of onion and a dash of lemon juice. Use it as a dip for crudit's, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.

Garlic & White Bean Dip

Watermelon Salsa

From EatingWell

Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.

Watermelon Salsa

Mango Salsa

From EatingWell

The tropical flavors of this quick mango salsa complement chicken, pork or mild white fish.

Mango Salsa

Quick Guacamole

From EatingWell

Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy guacamole. Mash a few avocados, stir in lemon juice and you're done! Guacamole will turn brown if allowed to sit and is best made shortly before serving.

Quick Guacamole

Rhubarb Chutney

From EatingWell

This quick, zesty chutney complements almost any meat or poultry. Use fresh or frozen rhubarb.

Rhubarb Chutney

Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables

From EatingWell

Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-style dip. By using nonfat buttermilk and low-fat mayonnaise for the creamy base we've cut the fat substantially and eliminated the saturated fat. It only takes 15 minutes to make and keeps for 3 days so it's perfect for a healthy snack in a pinch.

Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables

Mango-Chile Chutney

From EatingWell

This sweet, tart, hot chutney showcases the beauty of mangoes, but also works wonderfully with pineapple. Serve with Griddle-Cooked Corn Flatbread or atop a piece of grilled wild salmon.

Mango-Chile Chutney

Sesame Mayonnaise

From EatingWell

Use this tangy mayonnaise to enliven a burger (such as Asian Turkey Burgers or Turkey-Mushroom Burgers) or a chicken sandwich, as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables, or to dress a simple coleslaw of napa cabbage and scallions.

Sesame Mayonnaise

Tomato & Avocado Salsa

From EatingWell

You'll love this quick and delicious salsa so much, you'll want to make it for every Taco Night.

Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

From EatingWell

Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Garlic Shrimp Dip

From Midwest Living

Garlic Shrimp Dip

Garden Salsa Jam

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garden Salsa Jam

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