Whether you’re having a crowd over for the big game or are looking for a new appetizer to bring to your next get together, we’ve got something for you on this list! These savory dips are perfect for sharing, but we wouldn’t blame you if you find yourself keeping them all to yourself. Check out the list below and get ready to whip up a few of these next time you’re entertaining guests!
Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Traditionally, buffalo sauce is tossed with crispy chicken wings to create the magical combination that is buffalo wings. Buffalo wings make the perfect appetizer for game day as well as a fun snack to share at a party or potluck. While I love buffalo wings as much as the next person, I also just love the sauce! Why limit your buffalo sauce to just chicken? Try it on pulled pork, a cob salad, or as a dip for fries. Get the recipe here!
Creamy Blue Cheese Dip
This creamy dipping sauce with a bite of blue cheese is the perfect balance for spicy buffalo wings. It is also great with crisp veggies like carrots and celery. And let’s not forget about using this sauce as a salad dressing! There are so many uses for this over-the-top delicious and smooth dip. There’s sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk, which means you’re in for a decadent and delightful dip. All that creamy goodness is balanced out with the bite of blue cheese, some lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Get the recipe here!
Kentucky Benedictine Dip
This simple spread was served at family gatherings as a side dish to help round out meals. We also used to serve this at parties (the dip particularly impressed people not from the South). And, Mom also used to serve this spread in sandwiches with a salad when all we wanted was a light meal. The combination of onion, cream cheese, and cucumber is a brilliant recipe. Unlike many other dips and cheeseballs, this recipe is made with fresh vegetables which make all the difference when it comes to taste. Get the recipe here!
Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip
So the story goes that Trisha Yearwood (country music artist turned celebrity chef) was once given this dip in a hotel gift basket in Charleston, South Carolina and she loved it so much that she went on to recreate the recipe herself. And we can’t say we blame her. With plenty of cheese, crispy bacon, and buttery cracker breadcrumbs, there’s a whole lot to love about it. Get her recipe here!
Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip
here are few things greater (gastronomically speaking) than digging into a truly amazing dip. While basically any dip is good, it’s those truly great ones that we really can’t get enough of. This Louisiana shrimp dip is one of those ridiculously incredible dips that will immediately become a favorite of yours. A specialty from the state it’s named after, this shrimp dip has it all: cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, parmesan…oh, and lots of shrimp! Get the recipe here!
Creamy Green Onion Dip
For any of you out there reading this and thinking, ew, green onions (or any onions) are gross, hang on a minute! Onions aren’t for everyone, but when combined with parsley, garlic and lemon juice, along with sour cream and, most importantly, cream cheese, you get some serious magic happening. Onions, parsley, garlic and lemon juice give us the super fresh flavor – be prepared for some garlic/onion breath going on – and then the sour cream and cream cheese cut it perfectly and give us the creaminess that is a requisite for any good dip. Get the recipe here!