Our Best Dip Recipes

Whether it’s game day or Valentine’s Day, we’ve got the perfect dip recipe for you!

Whether it's game day or Valentine's Day, we've got the perfect dip recipe for you!

A good dip could be the talk of your next party. People love creative dips, where you make an easily scoop-able masterpiece out of a specific food. Something like cheeseburger dip or buffalo chicken dip can light up a room of guests. 

Here at COOKtheSTORY, we’ve compiled some truly amazing dip recipes that everyone can use to bring life to their next party. Whether you’re looking for a killer appetizer to go with some chips at a dinner party or a decadent snack dip while watching the Super Bowl, we’ve got the dip for you.

Here is a list of some of our best dip recipes. Each subsection contains a link to a full recipe. 

Cheese-Based Dips

Hot Beer Cheese Dip

A Super Bowl favorite to be sure, this Hot Beer Cheese Dip is sure to delight your guests while you cheer on your favorite team. 

Not only is this one of the cheesiest gooiest recipes around, but it can be made super quickly using only a few ingredients that you likely already have laying around your kitchen. You need butter, flour, mustard, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, milk, beer, and cheese. Most of that, if not all of it, should be pretty handy. 

The cook time for this is just 15 minutes and it will give you six servings. 

Nacho Dip

The perfect nachos are only perfect when paired with the perfect dip. Now that that perfect intro is out of the way, I need to tell you a bit about our amazing nacho dip recipe

For this dip, we take all of the ingredients that you’d normally use to make a plate of nachos and combine them into a cheesy, beefy dip. 

To make this, you’ll need some ground beef, cream cheese, sour cream, pepper jack cheese, diced tomatoes, black olives, and seasonings like salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin. With a 10 minute prep time and a 10 minute cook time, you can’t miss with this one. 

Macaroni and Cheese Dip

An easy game day appetizer: Macaroni and Cheese Dip

What’s that? Mac and cheese in a dip!? You heard it here first! It’s our world famous Macaroni and Cheese Dip

Meet the ultimate comfort food. I first developed this recipe by pulsing some leftover mac and cheese in the food processor before adding a bit of cheese and some milk for enhanced creaminess. After a short bake time I realized I had a surefire hit on my hands. 

It’s got a 10 minute prep with a 10 minute cook time. Aside from the macaroni, you just need shredded cheddar, whipped cream cheese, water, dijon mustard, salt, and cayenne. 

Meat Dips

Hamburger Dip

Easy Hamburger Dip that uses Real Cheese

There are lots of Hamburger Dip recipes out there but our Hamburger Dip is a cut above. 

It’s claim to fame is that it uses no processed cheese. It’s real cheese all the way, creating a rich cheddar flavor. 

It’s a five minute prep and a 15 minute cook time using beef, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, flour, milk, salsa, and shredded cheddar. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip 

Meet the Buffalo chicken dip of your dreams. This is a lighter recipe than your standard buffalo chicken dip because instead of using cheese as a base, it uses chili. 

By bypassing the ranch dressings, cheeses, and cream cheese, you’re creating a Buffalo chicken dip that you can eat a lot more of without worrying about breaking your scale. 

With a prep time of just two minutes and a cook time of 15 minutes, you’re going to be a hit at your next party when you show up with a tray of this. 

Veggie Dips

Jalapeno Popper Dips

Jalapeno poppers are one of the great appetizers of our time. Putting them in a dip creates the ultimate snack food. 

Our Jalapeno Popper Dip is a lot easier to make than your standard jalapeno popper. It’s ready in about 15 minutes and can be made with jalapeno seeds either in or out. It depends on your spice preference. 

You can also assemble it the day before your party and refrigerate it until it’s time to bake. 

French Onion Dip

Homemade French Onion Dip

Everyone’s favorite chip dip is onion dip. This French Onion Dip is completely homemade and comes with our highest recommendations. 

If you find yourself without a pre-packaged onion dip powder, you can easily create it in your own kitchen. The hardest part is caramelizing the onions. That will take you about 20 minutes. After that, you just mix together some additional ingredients, including sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and then you’re good to go! 

Ranch Dip

Ranch dip and dressing are favorites of many. By using our recipe for homemade ranch dip, you’ll never have to use a pre-packaged powder mix again! 

What’s more, there’s no cooking involved in this one. It’s all just mixing together ingredients. 

It’s made in the food processor and is very simple. You just combine the ingredients, push the button on your processor, and you’re all done. It should only take you about 15 minutes to do this. 

Corn Dip

Once you’ve tried this creamy corn dip, you’ll be hooked for life! 

It combines sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and corn together to create a truly memorable dip. I totally recommend using some fresh corn, but you can get away with using cooked or canned corn if you so desire. 

Have your cream cheese at room temperature if you want to speed the process along. You can complete this recipe in just five to 10 minutes. 

Fruit Dips

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip with Cinnamon

Ok, so this isn’t a dip made of fruit, it’s a dip made for fruit. See how that works? It’s dark chocolate Greek yogurt dip.

And it only uses a few ingredients. You’ve got Greek yogurt, cocoa, brown sugar, and cinnamon. What’s more, it’s an ideal dip for your Valentine’s Day date. Get some big strawberries and dip away!

Fish Dips

Canned Salmon Dip

Our Simple Canned Salmon Dip can be prepared in a food processor in just 10 minutes, and it’s positively delicious. 

It’s a dip for someone looking for a simpler alternative to smoked salmon dip. You’re using all easy-to-find ingredients and there’s only one step. You add canned salmon, cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce, and scallions into your food processor, push the button, and you’re ready to serve. 

Smoked Trout Dip

Smoked Trout Dip is the perfect “thrown together” type dish. 

It only takes a few ingredients, including cream cheese, sour cream, and of course some smoked trout. Then, much like our canned salmon dip, you just pop it in your food processor, hit the button, and you’re done. 

It shouldn’t take any more than 15 minutes at the most. 

Smoked Salmon Dip

This Smoked Salmon Dip is perfect for any event, whether it’s super casual or super fancy. What’s more, it’s quick and easy to make. 

You take some cream cheese, sour cream, and smoked salmon, pop it in a food processor, and hit the button. Wham, bam, you’re done! I also add some lemon juice and pepper for extra flavor and stir in some more salmon, onion, and fresh dill at the end to give it texture. 

Lox Dip

The next time you’re invited to a potluck and you want to impress your friends, try this Lox Dip recipe. 

It’s based on our canned salmon dip, which we’ve already covered in this article. You take lox-style smoked salmon, cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and seasonings and pop it into the food processor. Once that’s done, stir in some finely chopped smoked salmon, red onion, dill, and capers to complete this dish. 

In Conclusion

Dips are great for any occasion, and with the links contained in this article you have enough information to create a different dip for every party you’re invited to for quite a while. 

If that’s not enough for you, we have a whole series of slow cooker dips over at our sister site The Cookful, including recipes for White Slow Cooker Queso, Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Dip, and Slow Cooker Taco Dip

To check out that whole series, click here

Our Best Dip Recipes

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