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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Garlic Confit

From Food & Wine

Although garlic is available year-round, fresh summer garlic has large cloves that are especially sweet and juicy. To preserve it, Grace Parisi simmers the cloves with dried red chiles and fresh thyme in olive oil under tender, then packs them in the oil. Mash the garlic confit in butter and spread it on bread or slip it under chicken skin before roasting.

Garlic Confit

Petrina Tinslay
Shrimp and Bacon Dip

From Taste of the South

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

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How to Make a Slam Dunk Chili Cheese Dip
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

Fish Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

These are not your typical Mexican tacos. Fish fillets, a coleslaw mixture, and mango salsa make these tacos stand out in comparison to other classic recipes.

Fish Tacos

Warm Jalapeno-Crab Dip

From Ladies' Home Journal

For a heartier cheese dip, try adding fresh crab meat. Serve the dip as an appetizer with thick crusty bread or whole grain tortilla chips.

Warm Jalapeno-Crab Dip

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

From Breakstone's

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

Layered Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try this low calorie bean dip with baked chips next time you crave nachos. It's a fun to eat low-calorie snack.

Layered Bean Dip

Jimmy's Favorite Garlic Bread

From Family Circle

This popular side-dish recipe is seasoned with a chunky tomato, basil, and garlic salsa. If you wish, slice into smaller pieces and serve as an appetizer.

Jimmy's Favorite Garlic Bread

Creamy Spinach Dip

From Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Fondly nicknamed "The Big Dipper," our creamy spinach dip is a party favorite--especially during the Christmas season, with spinach and pimentos blended for holiday color.

Creamy Spinach Dip

Easy Hummus with Tahini

From Food & Wine

Hummus can do more than cling to a carrot stick. Grace Parisi's sublime version adds nutty flavor to potato salad, eggs and soup.

Easy Hummus with Tahini

Tina Rupp
Artichokes with Green Mayonnaise

From Better Homes and Gardens

Artichokes dunked in a creamy homemade dip make for an elegant and unique appetizer.

Artichokes with Green Mayonnaise

Hot Crawfish Dip

From Taste of the South

Hot Crawfish Dip

Eggplant Relish

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting the eggplant whole will keep it from getting too dry and enhance its sweet flavor for this delicious appetizer recipe. If company is coming, make it ahead and chill until you are ready to serve.

Eggplant Relish

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

From Smithfield

A hot ham and cheese dip that will be a hit before any game!

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

Famous Queso Dip

From Velveeta and Ro*Tel®

Famous Queso Dip

Bagna Cauda

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Bagna Cauda

Summer Fruits with Ricotta Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

This citrus-flavored ricotta-cheese dip makes a welcome summertime dessert recipe to serve for outdoor buffets and barbecue parties.

Summer Fruits with Ricotta Dip

Crab Cocktail with Lemon Aioli

From Better Homes and Gardens

If fresh crab is hard to find for this appetizer, look for canned pasteurized crabmeat. Your supermarket should be able to order this product for you.

Crab Cocktail with Lemon Aioli

Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip

From Breakstone's

Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip

Baked Bleu Cheese Dip

From The Food Channel

This warm, creamy, decadent bleu cheese dip is terrific with crudites or chips. It also makes an upscale addition to a tray of Buffalo Wings--perfect for March Mania hoops snacking.

Baked Bleu Cheese Dip

Hot and Spicy Wings

From Better Homes and Gardens

Whew! These wings are really hot, but the cool sour cream-basil dipping sauce helps tame the flame.

Hot and Spicy Wings

Mediterranean Nachos

From Better Homes and Gardens

Artichokes, roasted red pepper, and feta cheese put a Mediterranean spin on standard nachos. It's an easy appetizer that always disappears quickly.

Mediterranean Nachos

Smoked Fish Spread

From Midwest Living

Smoked trout and salmon are blended with cream cheese and a variety of seasonings to create this savory appetizer spread.

Smoked Fish Spread

Chutney Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crisp apple and pear wedges are perfect dippers for this sour cream and chutney dip.

Chutney Dip

Hummus-Filled Roasted Vegetables

From Betty Crocker

Looking for a killer app? Try roasted veggies with a Mediterranean touch of olives and feta.

Hummus-Filled Roasted Vegetables

Hot Artichoke and Roasted Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip

From Midwest Living

This isn't your average cheese dip. It's made with artichokes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and sweet peppers. Serve it as an appetizer with crackers and bread.

Hot Artichoke and Roasted Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip

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