Is it even a party until there’s an incredible spread of everyone’s favorite easy dip recipes? Whether you’re looking for game day dip, cheese dip, or just a classic chip dip for parties… we’ve got it covered.
Get all the BEST dip recipes right here in this collection of 30+ tried and true party favorites!
Originally published June 8, 2020 and continuously updated with new dip recipes. Current update is September 14, 2021.
I love to dip! In fact, I think it’s my favorite style of party food. Give me a good cheese ball or a fabulous easy dip recipe (fine, maybe a little of both) and I am a happy girl!
I’ve shared so many dip recipes with you, and I wanted to create a home base of sorts… a round-up of all the reader favorites. These recipes run the gamut- there are sweet dips, spicy dips, cheesy and everything in between. Truly, there’s something for everyone here!
Dips are delicious all year long- I don’t need any excuse or particular season for dipping, but it does seem like a holiday and game day tradition!
We’ll answer some of your questions first, focusing on a few of the best dips in this line-up. At the end of the post you’ll find a link to a printable recipe for each and every dip. Enjoy!
What are the Best Game Day Dips?
There are two things about game day that I love way more than the game itself: the commercials, and the food. It seems like a perfectly good excuse to enjoy a meal made of appetizers, without guilt.
In my opinion, the best game day dips are always cheesy. Check out this Amazing Bacon Cheese Dip for a great starting point.
That’s always been my preference anyway! I’ve compiled my most popular easy party dips to share with you today. If you’re hosting a party for game day, you may also want to download my free printable trivia and commercial BINGO cards.
The fun actually goes far beyond dips, too. Don’t skip my full Super Bowl Recipe Guide, it’s an incredible guide with every possible recipe you could need!
Game day dips often included the classics, like spinach dip, ranch, spinach artichoke or bean dip. Cheese dips (what’s more classic than queso?) are so popular and there are plenty of those options here, too.
All the reader-favorite dip recipes are linked towards the bottom half of this post! I’m sharing the answers to lots of common questions about my dip recipes, here as well, but feel free to keep scrolling if you’re just here for the printable recipe links!
Most Popular Easy Dip Recipe EVER
My most pinned, saved and shared dip recipe ever is this incredible veggie dip. It’s unique, delicious, and it’s been made and shared countless times with incredible results!
I call it irresistible because that’s what it truly is. If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dip that feeds a large group, this is the one for you! Don’t skip it- if you make any of my dips, this is the one you’ve got to try!
What is the Healthiest Dip?
In this round-up of delicious recipes, there are quite a few that are low carb and low calorie. However, if I have to choose on that is the all-around healthiest, my vote would be for classic pico de gallo.
It’s low carb, low calorie, and fits within a Keto or Whole 30 lifestyle plan- it’s even a great Vegan option. It’s fresh, vibrant, healthy and flavorful, but minimal on sodium. If you’re looking for a fresh and healthy dip recipe to try, this one is a great start!
Cream Cheese Dips
Cream cheese is the cornerstone of many of my dips! It can be a little frustrating to work with, however, because when it’s cold it’s too difficult to manipulate! Learn How to Soften Cream Cheese here, and answer the question of Can You Freeze Cream Cheese?
Cream cheese dips are so popular because they create the creamiest, most filling ways to dip. Cream cheese is an excellent background for a variety of herbs and seasonings, creating a flavor profile anyone will love!
The Best Cheese for Dips
Many of my dip recipes call for shredded cheese. However, regardless of the type of cheese requested in each recipe, I’m going to beg you to do one thing.
Are you ready for this tip? Shred your own cheese! Don’t buy pre-shredded cheese for your dips (or anything, for that matter!). It’s just not as good. Bagged cheese is covered in a floury substance to keep it from clumping, and it prevents it from melting into the smooth, creamy goodness we all know and love.
Skip the bag- shred it fresh! I promise, this extra step is worth it and will really take your dip to the next level!
How to Keep Dip Warm for a Party
Most of the warm dips linked here can be easily kept warm in a crockpot! Use a small, dip-sized slow cooker to keep your dip at the appropriate temperature throughout your event.
The key to doing this well is to make sure it’s cooked through and completely warmed prior to adding it to the crock pot. Then you’ll set your slow cooker to warm to keep it at the perfect temperature! Works like a charm!
Looking for the perfect way to serve a variety of dips for your party? I’ve heard great reviews on this triple slow cooker!
What Can You Eat with Dip Besides Chips?
Yes, the dip is the star of the show. But what good is a delicious dip if you don’t have a variety of sturdy, fabulous dippers?
Dipping can go so far beyond classic tortilla chips. Need a few ideas?
- Easy crostini
- Pita slices
- French bread
- Bagel slices
- Rice Cakes
- Sweet Potato Chips
- Veggie Straws
Lower Carb and Lower Cal Options:
- Cucumber slices
- Sliced bell peppers
- Baby or sliced carrots
- Jicama slices
- Celery sticks
- Pork Rinds
- Kale chips
- Zucchini slices
Don’t forget the dessert and fruit dips! These make a great snack for school days, and they also serve beautifully for showers and all kinds of parties.
I love giving people a sweeter option that also doubles as a healthier dessert! Often, these dips are served with vibrant fresh fruits and they look beautiful on display.
Ready for all the delicious dip recipes? Simply click through on any one that you’re interested in, and you’ll find the printable recipe card at the bottom of each individual post! Enjoy!
Classic Crowd Pleasers
These dips are full of classic party fresh flavors, with lots of creamy background like your favorite cheeses, sour cream, mayo, and especially cream cheese. You can't go wrong!
These dips are inspired by classic Tex-Mex flavors that we all know and love. Some are a little spicy, but most are mild and total crowd-pleasers either way!
Dessert and Fruit Dips
These dips are wonderful for showers and brunches where you're serving a lighter spread!
If you try one of these recipes, I’d love to see! Just tag me on Instagram or leave a comment with a rating on the recipe. Now it’s time to try to widdle down the all of the dips I want to make on game day!
I’d love to hear from you! What’s your family’s favorite dip? Do you love them as much as we do?