Dips and Spreads

Try our dips and spreads for Thanksgiving appetizers your guests will love to snack on. From cream cheese, vegetable, crab, and sour cream dips to cheesy spreads, bruschettas, and more, our appetizer recipes will give you plenty of Thanksgiving choices.

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Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

Margarines and Spreads: Know Your Label Lingo

Let's face it: Whether you're using them to "butter" toast, make a cake or adding a pat to a baked potato, margarine and other "spreads" are all, to one degree or another, substitutes for butter. People turn to butter substitutes for a range of reasons, usually health-related. But as concern has grown about trans-fat, and cholesterol has been divided into "good" and "bad," what may have seemed like a healthier choice several years ago could be open to debate.

Elegant Dip and Spread Recipes

You want to impress guests with good taste, both in the type of dips and spreads and in presentation. These recipes combine delicious flavors with pretty colors and textures.

Super Bowl Party Dips and Spicy Salsas

Food is as important as the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, so be prepared. Super Bowl parties are meant for snacking, so salsas and dips are a must. But don't default to jarred supermarket brands--it's simple and easy to create your own fresh versions, and the flavor of homemade is definitely worth the effort.

Ethnic-Inspired Dip and Spread Recipes

You want your guests to be able to experience other cultures from the sanctity of their easy chairs.These dips and spreads offer an intriguing variety of flavors and aromas.

Super Bowl Desserts Score an Easy Win

Super Bowl madness begins now! It's the time of year when everyone -- even the non-sports-fan -- becomes a gridiron fanatic, at least for a day. Maybe it's because Super Bowl Sunday goes hand in hand with parties, where we nosh for hours on dips and spreads, spicy good bowls of chili, mile-long sandwiches, and every kind of comfort food (and drink) imaginable.

Savory Party Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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

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.

Caramelized French Onion Dip

The Food Channel

This dip is worth the time it takes to make it. You can't buy these flavors in a bottle or package. It'll be the favorite appetizer at your party. We put the onion dip in a prepared hollowed-out heirloom pumpkin and placed it on a silver platter surrounded by homemade potato chips.it was stunning!

Total: 40 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.

McCormick® Champagne Cheddar Spread

McCormick®

Perfect for a holiday party, this lightly spiced sharp Cheddar spread is easy to make with just a little Champagne. Use white Cheddar cheese for an elegant appearance.

Total: 2 hrs 10 mins

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.

Creamy Crab Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Baked Crab and Gouda Cheese Pots

Better Homes and Gardens

Fiesta Dip

Midwest Living

Welcoming Cheddar Ring

Midwest Living

Cheese and fruit preserves combine for this appetizer spread that blends salty and sweet flavors.

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