35 Best Party Dip Recipes

Throwing a party? You need some easy dip recipes in your back pocket! Find our 35 best below. They include spinach artichoke dip, guacamole, and more!

best dip recipes

If you’re looking for dip recipes for your next party or gathering, you’re in the right place! I’ve rounded up 35 of my best below. Some, like spinach artichoke dip, are creamy and cheesy. Others, like homemade salsa, are zesty and bright. But all of these dip recipes have one thing in common: they’re serious crowd-pleasers.

Whether you’re throwing a Super Bowl party, a holiday celebration, or a chill summer bbq, you can’t go wrong with any of these fun, flavorful dip recipes. You and your guests will love them. Pass the chips!

Our Best Dip Recipes

spinach artichoke dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This cheesy, creamy spinach dip is always a party hit! Serve it warm from the oven with crackers or crostini for dipping.

Party dip recipes - best guacamole

Best Guacamole

It’s one of the easiest dip recipes, and it’s also one of the best! Jalapeños and lots of lime give this guac a zesty, spicy kick.

French onion dip recipe

French Onion Dip

Silky caramelized onions pack this dip with AMAZING savory, umami flavor.

Tomatillo salsa verde recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: homemade salsa will beat the jarred stuff every time! Impress guests at your next party with this zingy salsa verde.

Best dip recipes - Jalapeño popper dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Everyone’s favorite finger food, but in dip form! Creamy, tangy, and a little bit spicy, it’s perfect for game day.

Corn dip recipe

Corn Dip

This dip has a fantastic bright and spicy flavor, but what really makes it special is its texture. Crisp, juicy corn kernels play off a creamy combo of mayo and Greek yogurt. Delicious!

Whipped feta

Whipped Feta Dip

For a surprising sweet and savory contrast, top this dip with a swirl of honey and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds. Serve with pita!

Vegan queso dip recipe

Vegan Cheese Dip

My plant-based riff on a classic queso dip! Made with sweet potatoes, cashews, and nutritional yeast, it’s out-of-this world creamy, and its cheddar cheese-like flavor is absolutely addictive. Even devout cheese lovers (aka Jack) can’t get enough of it!

Easy homemade salsa

Homemade Salsa

You only need 10 ingredients and 10 minutes to make this refreshing salsa!

Best dip recipes - chipotle sauce

Chipotle Sauce

Readers say that this chipotle sauce makes everything taste better, and I completely agree! I especially love it with oven-baked sweet potato fries.

Easy bean dip recipe

Best Bean Dip

One of my all-time favorite party dip recipes! This delicious dip is zesty, creamy, and topped with a layer of melty cheese. It goes QUICK, so make sure you hit up the snack table as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Easy dip recipes - Tzatziki


Though tzatziki pairs beautifully with pita, veggies, and more, my favorite way to serve it is with pita chips. I love the salty crunch of the chips against the creamy, cooling dip.

Homemade Hummus recipe

BEST Hummus

Creamy, nutty, and bright with lemon, this luscious hummus is a hit at any gathering. But don’t just save it for special occasions! I like to keep it on hand for everyday snacking too.

Easy dip recipes - Baba ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Charred eggplant gives this Mediterranean dip its signature silky texture and smoky flavor. It’s so good that I often forget to transfer it to a serving bowl. I eat it straight out of the food processor instead!

Best dip recipes - Muhammara

Muhammara Dip

This Syrian red pepper spread is sweet, sour, and slightly spicy. Serve it with pita for dipping, or add it to a mezze platter for a larger appetizer spread.

Easy dip recipes - Cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar

This is a perfect party dip because it’s actually better if you make it ahead! Just wait to add the avocado until right before you eat.

Best dip recipes - Avocado salsa

Avocado Salsa

This recipe is kinda like a mashup of mango salsa and guac, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a HUGE crowd pleaser.

Whipped ricotta - easy dip recipes

Whipped Ricotta Dip

This silky whipped ricotta feels elevated, but it couldn’t be simpler to make. It comes together in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients!

Best dip recipes - Green goddess dressing

Green Goddess Dip

You can make this veggie dip with any medley of soft, leafy herbs you love. Parsley? Basil? Cilantro? Chives? Toss them in!

Best dip recipes - vegan ranch dressing

Vegan Ranch Dip

This vegan ranch delivers everything you love about the classic dressing (creamy! tangy!), but it’s totally dairy-free. Scoop it up with carrot sticks, celery sticks, or spicy buffalo cauliflower!

Vegan Seven Layer Dip recipe

Vegan Seven Layer Dip

A plant-based spin on my mom’s famous taco dip recipe! It starts with a base of creamy refried beans, followed by kale guacamole, cashew sour cream, spiced-up quinoa, and fresh garnishes like tomatoes and green onions. Serve it with tortilla chips—they offer a fantastic crunchy contrast to all those creamy layers.

Pico de gallo recipe

Pico de Gallo

You don’t have to break out the food processor to make homemade salsa. This salsa fresca is easy to mix up by hand!

White bean dip recipe

White Bean Dip

I love to jazz up this simple dip by adding fresh basil or rosemary.

Avocado dip recipe

Creamy Avocado Dip

Garlic, dill, and fresh lemon juice give this creamy dip definite ranch vibes. I love it with crackers and veggies for dipping!

Best dip recipes - easy mango salsa

Mango Salsa

You can’t go wrong with this mango salsa recipe as written, but it’s also a great one to change up! Try adding diced red bell peppers for crunch, or stir in cooked black beans for a heartier dip.

Remoulade sauce

Remoulade Sauce

My dip of choice for air fryer fried pickles! It’s rich and tangy, with a spicy kick.

corn salsa recipe

Corn Salsa

Fresh corn kernels give this simple salsa a wonderful crunchy texture.

Beet Hummus recipe

Beet Hummus Dip

Want to add a pop of color to your party appetizer spread? This electric pink hummus will do it!

Olive tapenade

Olive Tapenade

Fresh basil cuts the richness of this briny olive tapenade. Serve it on a cheese board alongside crostini or baguette slices.

Easy peach salsa

Peach Salsa

Look for me in August, and you’ll probably find me mixing up a batch of this fruity salsa. The peaches make it incredibly juicy and sweet. If I have any left over after a party or gathering, I pile it onto a rice bowl the next day!

Easy dip recipes - pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Another fruity salsa! It’s one of my favorite dip recipes to make ahead. The sweet, sharp, bright, and spicy flavors deepen as it sits in the fridge.

Curried red lentil dip recipe

Red Lentil Dip

Red lentils step in for the traditional chickpeas in this curry-spiced riff on hummus. It’s packed with protein and bright, bold flavor!

Tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce

This simple sauce has a reputation as a classic dip for fish, but it goes well with so much more. Serve it alongside fries, crispy cauliflower, or even plain old potato chips.

Chipotle ranch dressing

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Can’t pick between chipotle sauce and ranch? You don’t have to! This savory, spicy sauce delivers the best of both worlds.

Vegan spinach artichoke dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

You won’t find mayo, sour cream, or cream cheese in this recipe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! Made with blended cashews, it’s every bit as creamy as traditional spinach artichoke dip.

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Best Dip Recipes: Jalapeño Popper Dip

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5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves 8



  • Preheat the oven broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Place the 2 whole jalapeños and 1 of the jalapeño halves on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap the garlic clove in a piece of foil with a drizzle of olive oil and place on the baking sheet. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the jalapeños are soft and blistering.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. When the jalapeños are cool to the touch, use your hands (wearing gloves, if desired) to peel and remove the loose skin. Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Finely chop the peppers. Remove the garlic from its papers and use the back of a chef’s knife to mash it into a paste.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, onion powder, salt, smoked paprika, garlic, and roasted jalapeños.
  • In a small bowl, toss the panko with the olive oil. Transfer the yogurt mixture to a small skillet or baking dish, top with the cheese, and sprinkle with the panko. Broil for 1 to 5 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown. The timing will depend on your broiler.
  • Remove from the oven. Thinly slice the remaining jalapeño half and sprinkle the slices over the dip. Top with chives and serve with tortilla chips.


*We like Fage or Chobani in this recipe.

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  1. tdchinges

    5 stars
    This best dip recipes: jalapeño popper dip is stunning, thank you for your recipes that taught me how to make it.

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