A party isn’t complete without dips and spreads. Whether you want them for appetizers or main course, these tasty treats will go great with drinks and snacks. And they won’t break the bank either since some of the ingredients are really cheap.Dips and spreads are delicious finger foods that you can serve at parties, picnics, and other gatherings. They’re also perfect for entertaining since they don’t require utensils.
Are you looking for some party dips or spreads to serve at your next get-together? Whether you want something sweet, savory, spicy, salty, creamy, crunchy, fruity, or nutty, these recipes are sure to satisfy everyone. Party dips and spreads can be fun, simple appetizers you can whip up in no time at home. They also provide guests with a great opportunity to try new foods and flavors, especially those they might not usually eat. Plus, party dips and spreads make for awesome hostess gifts, so you’ll probably have plenty left over after your next gathering.
Here are 10 delicious party dips and spreads perfect for any occasion.
1. Cream cheese dip
This cream cheese dip is easy to prepare and tastes amazing. It’s also one of my favorite party dips because it doesn’t need much work. You just mix everything together and let it sit until ready to serve. All you need is some shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Take a bowl and mix them up. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes about 2 cups.
Guacamole is another popular party dip that’s super easy to make. All you do is mash avocados, add lime juice, chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. This recipe makes enough guacamole for 8-12 people.
3. Pimento cheese
Pimento cheese is a Southern classic that’s perfect for parties. To make pimento cheese, combine sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pickle relish, celery seed, mustard powder, paprika, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Tabasco sauce. Stir well and set aside. When ready to serve, spread on crackers or bread. Makes 1 cup
4. Bacon ranch dip
Bacon ranch dip is a crowd pleaser. The best part is that this dip only takes 20 minutes to make. Start by mixing bacon bits, sour cream, milk, ranch dressing, green onions, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Let it sit for 15 minutes before serving. If you prefer a spicier version, add more hot sauce. Serves 6-8 people.
5. Cheesy Artichoke Dip
Cheese artichokes are a traditional Italian dish made from artichokes stuffed with melted cheese. This cheesy artichoke dip is similar but uses marinated artichoke hearts instead of raw ones. First, drain and rinse canned artichoke hearts. Then chop them into small pieces. Next, sautee diced onions and garlic in butter until softened. Put the artichoke hearts and let them on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine the artichoke mixture with grated Parmesan cheese, heavy whipping cream, eggs, basil leaves, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour into an oiled baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes 4 servings.
6. Salsa Verde
Salsa verde is a Mexican salsa that’s traditionally served as a condiment for tacos. It’s very versatile and goes well with most dishes. For this salsa verde, first, mince fresh jalapenos and place them in a bowl. Add minced garlic cloves, red bell peppers, tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss well and cover. Allow sitting overnight. The next day, remove the vegetables and discard the liquid. Take a blender and put the veggies in, process them until you get the desired mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 3/4 cup.
7. Creamy Blue Cheese Dip
Creamy blue cheese dip is delicious! It’s quick and easy to make. Just whisk together crumbled blue cheese, sour cream, milk, and seasonings. Chill until ready to serve. Makes about 1 cup. All the necessary ingredients for this dip can be found on the promotional flyers at us.promotons.com.
8. Spicy Garlic Hummus
Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip that’s usually made with chickpeas. This spicy garlic hummus is a healthier alternative using garbanzo beans. Start by rinsing and draining two cans of garbanzo beans. Place beans in a food processor along with 2 cloves of minced garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth. Use the hummus right away or let it cool down in the fridge. Makes about 2 cups.
9. Baked Bean Dip
Baked bean dip is a delicious appetizer that can be made ahead of time. It’s very easy to prepare, all you need is Worcestershire Sauce, sugar, ketchup, onion and chili powder, molasses, and salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well and chill for several hours. Serve cold with tortilla chips. Makes about 2 cups of dip.
10. Smoky Chipotle Guacamole
Smoked chipotle chilis add a smoky flavor to guacamole. To prepare the dip, first, wash and stem the chilis. Then cut off the top third of each chili and scoop out the seeds. Discard tops and stems. Slice them lengthwise into thin strips. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the chilis and toast on both sides until they start to smoke. Transfer to paper towels to absorb excess fat. When cool enough to handle, dice the chilis. Combine the diced chilis with chopped tomatoes, avocado, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Makes about 2 cups of guacamole.
For those who love dips and spreads, it can be mind-boggling to try and decide between hundreds (and maybe thousands) of recipes. If you want to serve something tasty to your guests at home, then look no further! This post contains ten of the best dipping recipes you’ll ever taste.
As you can see from this article, food trends come and go, but some ideas never die. These delicious foods remain staples in our kitchens because they satisfy hunger and bring joy to our lives. The best part is that you don’t even have to leave your kitchen to enjoy these treats! These recipes take only 15 minutes to prepare and they are guaranteed to impress your friends.