16 Essential Dips & Spreads

Invite over a crowd and bust out the chips, veggies and bread - our ultimate collection of go-to dips and spreads is ready to party.

Part of: Party Planning Central

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Artichoke Dip

"I love this dip! I made it for book club and since then people have requested it three times. At a recent party, two friends said they only came because I made this again!"

-BarbBQ43

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Guacamole

"This was fantastic. I loved the chunky texture and flavor!"

-Eleventhletter

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Smoked Salmon Spread

"This certainly lives up to all the stars and reviews! It disappeared so fast, all that was left was scrapings around the edges of the bowl!"

-Jane From Ohio

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Frito Lay Bean Dip

"I made this recipe yesterday and it was one of the hits of my party! My 2-year-old also loved it!"

-Charli B

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Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix

"This is better than the dry mix packets! It's easy, economical and I have everything at hand. I'm so happy to have found this recipe!"

-JustJanS

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Hot Crab Dip

"This was awesome and everyone enjoyed it! I was hoping for leftovers but there were none. Next time I make it I'll take a little out just for myself!"

-ginche

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Karen's Spinach Dip

"This dip is wonderful! This is one of those dishes that everyone just stands around and devours until there is not a speck left!"

-NcMysteryShopper

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White Queso Dip

"This was excellent! My family of taste testers said this isn't just like the stuff in restaurants, it's better!"

-Julie F

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Heavenly Hummus

"I don't know how to describe this hummus, except 'fluffy!' That's how light and creamy it is — I'm calling it 'yummus!'"

-White Rose Child

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Paula's Easy Homemade Salsa

"This is so easy to put together and it makes a lot! It's just spicy enough to keep you coming back for more but it doesn't burn your mouth!"

-CharityAnn

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Melting Pot's Green Goddess Dip

"This was delicious! I made it for a fondue party with friends and it was a hit!"

-Emily

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Garlic Cheese Spread

"I have made this several times now and it is incredible. The chives really give it that little something extra, so don't omit them!"

-SCOOBYBOO

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

"Wow! This was so good! I think this will be my new 'go to' dip, when I need to bring a dish. It was inhaled!"

-Chef #573716

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Green Olive Tapenade

"Good stuff! I made it for a family gathering, some had never had tapenade. They loved it — even the olive haters ate it!"

-Aunt Lynnie

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Yogurt Dip for Fruit

"Wow! What a great fruit dip. My boys thought I had done something special and gobbled this up in no time!"

-mary winecoff

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Tomatillo Guacamole

This tangy twist on classic guac will be the star of your next fiesta.

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