All Our Best Party Dips (Including Dessert Dip!)


Everyone loves dip. That’s just a fact of life. For your long-weekend partying pleasure, we’ve rounded up our favorite recipes for scooping and spreading. From appetizers to sweet desserts, you can do the dip at every meal, all weekend long!

Hot Crab Dip

This appetizer tastes indulgent, but it is actually downright virtuous! Reduced-fat cream cheese and sour cream are the healthy keys to this warm, creamy dip. A bit of crab boil spice, hot sauce, lemon juice and herbs give it a fresh taste.

Smoked Salmon Dip

Nobody does a crudite platter quite like Ina Garten. To create an addictive savory spread for raw veggies, she starts with a base of cream cheese and sour cream, then mixes in fresh dill, horseradish and smoked salmon.

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Easy Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese turns any gathering into an instant party! Sunny Anderson’s recipe combines Colby and pepper Jack with pimentos and hot smoked paprika for a spicy Southern treat. Serve it with crackers or bread.

Healthy Five-Layer Mexican Dip

Want to celebrate smartly this weekend? Our lightened-up take on the classic calorie-laden potluck staple packs zesty black beans, corn salsa and guacamole all into one pretty, party-ready and guilt-free package.


Your favorite sandwich now comes in dip form. Sandra Lee’s cool, creamy four-ingredient dip is studded with sun-dried tomatoes and bacon bits. It’s cleverly presented inside a hollowed-out head of iceberg lettuce and served with pita wedges.

Summer Salsa with a Shot

This fresh tomato salsa is for adults only. Along with a nice measure of heat that comes from minced jalapeno, it contains another decidedly grown-up ingredient: tequila!

6 Dessert Dips!

Yes, you read that right. Dip is for dessert now (and frankly it’s much easier to whip up than a cake or pie!). Try our takes on Strawberry Shortcake Dip, Key Lime Pie Dip, Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip and more!

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