10 Favorite Chips & Dips Appetizers

Serve any of these top-rated chips and dips recipes and get rave reviews at your next holiday party or casual gathering.

  • Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

    Guaranteed to be a crowd pleasing appetizer, this dreamy dip is a mixture of cream cheese and Colby-Jack cheese that's spiced up with chipotle pepper, jalapeño pepper, and chili powder. It also has chopped cooked chicken stirred in, making the dip even heartier.
  • White Bean Dip with Rosemary Olive Oil
    Lisa Romerein

    White Bean Dip with Rosemary Olive Oil

    A 6-ingredient make-ahead recipe is always a great "go-to" appetizer for the holidays. Serve with quick and easy dippers such as store-bought breadsticks, pita chips, or fresh veggies.
  • Brown Sugar Fruit Dip
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Brown Sugar Fruit Dip

    Add a sweet dessert dip to your appetizer buffet to balance all the salty and savory items. Pair with seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Hot Crab Dip

    Hot Crab Dip

    Make a statement and serve an elegant warm crabmeat dip as an appetizer at your next party. This one is super-rich and creamy due to the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Creamy Artichoke Dip
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Creamy Artichoke Dip

    Offer friends a classic, delicious dish made with cream cheese, Parmesan, hot pepper sauce, and artichokes. It's a top-rated favorite.
  • Red Pepper Hummus

    Red Pepper Hummus

    Roasted red peppers add both color and rich flavor to a traditional hummus of white beans, garlic and tahini. It's easy to blend everything up a food processor, then you can cover and chill the dip until you're ready to serve.
  • Gabriel's Guacamole
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson

    Gabriel's Guacamole

    At Gabriel's restaurant in Santa Fe, this guacamole gets mixed tableside to keep flavors ultra fresh. But it's probably the special blend of ingredients that has customers clamoring for the popular dip year after year after year. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Hot Artichoke-Cheese Dip
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Hot Artichoke-Cheese Dip

    This warm dip is laced with delicious artichoke hearts and is just the thing if you want to knock the socks off your guests. It's great for impromptu entertaining, because you are likely to have the ingredients on hand in the fridge and freezer.
  • Black Bean-and-Mango Salsa

    Black Bean-and-Mango Salsa

    Indulge in a seriously tasty black bean dip made with sweet mango, cilantro, garlic, and all the flavors of Mexico. Chopped green onions and green peppers add color and texture. Serve with multicolored tortilla chips.
  • Warm Turnip Green Dip
    Beth Dreiling Hontzas

    Warm Turnip Green Dip

    Warm spinach dip gets a Southern twist with this fast party appetizer made with frozen turnip greens, bacon, Parmesan cheese, sour cream and cream cheese. Keep it bubbling in a small crock pot and serve hot sauce and cornbread crackers on the side.

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