Dips and Spreads

Add these flavorful snacks, dips, and spreads to your Christmas appetizer buffet. From a rich and creamy wild mushroom dip to stuffed dates, herb-baked olives, and more, these festive dips and spreads are the perfect Christmas party snacks.

Veggie Mix with Ranch Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Even the fussiest eaters will enjoy vegetables when you pair them with ranch dip and offer them in single-serving cups.

Total: 15 mins

Savory Party Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

This delicious dip recipe can be prepared in 10 minutes. Make ahead to enhance the flavor.

Creamy Butternut Squash Dip


Think of this vegetarian bean dip as butternut squash-flavored hummus.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Honey Fruit Compote

Better Homes and Gardens

This versatile holiday dessert goes great with other favorites such as shortbread, pound cake, seasonal breads, and ice cream.

Peanut Fruit Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

Customize this nutty spread with your favorite dried fruit. Serve on crackers for a snack or appetizer.

Total: 10 mins

Potted Pepper Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

The original spicy dip recipe, from 1978, was spooned in green peppers and served with tortilla chips. This up-to-date version calls for colorful, vitamin-loaded pepper cups and assorted dippers of vegetables, breadsticks, and crackers.

Artichoke Dip with Pretzels

Better Homes and Gardens

Whether you're tailgating or watching football on TV, this chunky artichoke dip makes delicious snacking.

Total: 10 mins

Cheddar Pecan Crackers with Apple Butter


Welcome holiday guests with these quick-prep crackers. Made with mild cheddar and toasted pecans, they pair beautifully with chunky apple butter.

Mudslide Dip

Midwest Living

Make this tasty, easy corn chip dip, which includes just two ingredients, for an appetizer at your next casual get-together.

Brie en Croute

Better Homes and Gardens

Jalapeno pepper jelly adds zing to this show-stopping, buttery appetizer. The sweet-hot jelly accents the pastry-wrapped Brie and fruit.

Pumpkin Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this simple appetizer dip in a hollowed out pumpkin for a fun fall or Halloween party. Duplicate the magical pumpkin bowl or use a white or glass bowl to hold the creamy dip.

Feta, Honey & Date Spread

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Cucumber-Feta Dip

Midwest Living

A garnish of pomegranate seeds and mint gives colorful spark to this healthy and refreshing dip. Serve with pita chips, crisp breadsticks or vegetables.

Bell-Ringer Salsa Cheesecake

Midwest Living

This savory cheesecake, topped with avocado dip, tomatoes, and cilantro, makes a great appetizer for a party. Serve it with tortilla chips or crackers.

Tex Mex Dip

Family Circle

This ever-popular appetizer is known by many names, such as seven-layer spread. Whatever you call it, it's always a hit.

French Onion Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelizing the onion adds a sweet taste to a homemade dip served with vegetables or chips.

Queso Fundido Diablito

Family Circle

Don't be surprised when your guests gather around this appetizer. With 12 ounces of cheese and a jar of salsa, you know this hot dip has to be good.

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