Here are all the best dip recipes for parties and snacks! There’s a dip for every occasion, and many of these healthy favorites can be made in minutes.
What’s better for parties or snacks than a great dip? Here at A Couple Cooks, we love all the dips. There are savory dips for pita chips, and Mexican-style dips for tortilla chips. Sweet fruit dips for green apple slices, and creamy dips for crostini. Really, anything that requires dipping: we’ve got you!
Here are all our best easy dip recipes! They range from party favorites to 5-minute recipes you can whip up when a hunger craving strikes. There’s often a healthy spin (as with most of our recipes): keeping these recipes fresh and centered on whole foods. Let’s get to the recipes, shall we?
This spinach artichoke dip recipe takes this classic to a new level! This tangy, creamy dip is such a crowd pleaser that it might interfere with the conversation when you serve it (sorry!). Make it for guests and within minutes, everyone will be parked around the bowl exclaiming how good it is. This perfect party snack has a creamy sauce with Greek yogurt and baked with Parmesan cheese, it moves into addictive territory.
This peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting. Really! How is this so good, yet so simple? You've gotta try it. It’s works for any occasion: a quick snack for kids, a family party, or a big snacks table. Or if you’re me, use it for a sweets craving after a meal! This our a go-to healthy fruit dip.
Dip with: Green apple slices, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, pretzels
Here's our favorite dip recipe for tortilla chips: because it's insanely fast. In just 5 minutes, beans, salsa, and cheese come together into the creamiest, gooiest piping hot mess! Dunk in crunchy chips and it tastes remarkably like the queso from your favorite Mexican joint. With just 3 ingredients, the flavor is more irresistibly complex than you’d imagine. But to really understand the magic here: you’ve got to taste it.
Guacamole is like potato salad and coleslaw: everyone has their family favorite recipe. And this simple guacamole is ours. It’s a home run every time! When we serve it, a chorus of “Wow’s” fill the room. (Really. Not hyperbole!) What makes it so great? It’s classic and has the perfect balanced flavor: perfectly savory, creamy, and tangy.
This creamy ranch dip recipe is made with all natural, whole food ingredients: no seasoning packets here! Just a few simple spices and you've got a perfectly creamy dip for veggies and chips. Made with Greek yogurt, it's a healthy spin on the traditional sour cream. A crowd pleaser!
Dip with: Carrots, celery, bell peppers, pretzels, potato chips
One of the best party dip recipes: Texas caviar! It's also known as Cowboy caviar, and is perfect for dipping chips. It's equal parts zesty and comforting! This recipe has black eyed peas, loads of colorful veggies, cilantro and jalapenos, and a simple zingy dressing with the perfect flavor. Even better: this party dip happens to be vegan, full of plant-based protein.
Ready to meet your new favorite appetizer? Meet this whipped feta dip recipe, the quickest and easiest appetizer that seems fancy but only takes 5 minutes to make. Yes, 5 minutes! Serve it drizzled with honey and dip in warm flatbread. WHOA! We were instantly hooked, and we think you might be too.
There are so many delicious store-bought brands of hummus out there. But why not make this healthy dip recipe at home? It’s loads cheaper and WAY tastier. And if you're entertaining and trying to impress guests, it's homemade all the way. Here's the best homemade hummus recipe that takes just 5 minutes to make!
Love dill pickles? Love dip? Good. Because we’ve got the perfect dip recipe for you: dill pickle dip! Creamy and tangy, the flavor is like biting into a dill pickle spear. It’s absolutely perfect with potato chips or cucumber slices.
This tasty tomato dip has become famous in our circles! This recipe takes just 5 minutes to whiz together in a blender or food processor: just tomatoes, almonds, garlic, and olive oil. The flavor is so irresistible, it's always gobbled up in a flash.
This refried bean dip recipe is seriously tasty, but guess what? It has no cheese to speak of. Make up a pot of Instant Pot refried beans or stovetop refried beans, or if you're in a rush use canned refried beans! Mix them with green chilis and cumin, and top it with salsa fresca! It's a healthy spin on a bean dip that's seriously satisfying.
What’s better for parties than a good spinach dip recipe? This one is served cold, perfect for dipping pita chips or serving in a bread bowl. The recipe is a little healthier than most, relying on Greek yogurt for much of the creaminess. And because it’s not baked, it’s quick to put together: just 10 minutes! Literally the perfect finger food for easy entertaining.
Dip with: Bread, Pita Chips, Crostini, or Crackers
This simple yogurt fruit dip recipe is so quick to make! Naturally sweet and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, it comes together in less than 5 minutes and is a healthy snack. It’s got no refined sugar like many of the store-bought fruit dips.
Dip with: Apple slices, strawberries, sliced bananas, pineapple
This queso dip recipe tastes so creamy and delicious, no one will believe it’s got no actual cheese. It will have you swearing off processed nacho cheese forever (who knows what’s in that stuff?). It's full of tasty real food like cashews and green chilis. It's ultra satisfying: you'll never go back to the processed stuff!
This healthy dip recipe recipe is 100% green veggies, and people can't get enough of it! Every time we serve this one, someone asks for the recipe. When we tell them it's just green peas, cilantro, and salsa verde, they don't believe it! Here's a great way to eat your green veggies.
Dip with: Baked Tortilla Chips, Pita Chips, Crostini, or Crackers
Last up: a healthy dip recipe parading as a treat. Chocolate hummus! This surprisingly delicious hummus tastes like chocolate, but is made with chickpeas. Use it as you would a fruit dip: it's full of chocolaty flavor but tastes light and fresh!
In a medium bowl, mix together the spinach, shallot, green onions, and artichokes with the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, dried dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste and add a few pinches kosher salt if desired.
Spread the dip in an even layer in a small baking dish. Top with a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan (and if desired, a sprinkle of paprika). Bake for 20 minutes.
Serve warm with pita chips.
Keywords: Dip Recipes, Spinach Artichoke Dip
More recipes for a party
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Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.