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30 Best Holiday Dips

No holiday is truly complete without some special holiday dips to tantalize your guests. 

Sweet, savory, creamy, and spicy, I have all the best holiday dips right here.

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As for the dippers, you’ll want to mix and match ingredients like crackers, veggies, or even crostini. 

Pimento Cheese Spread with Vegetables and Crackers

If you’re trying to decide among the easy dips, I recommend opting for the uber-fresh dill dip. If you want something more lavish, try the indulgent crab rangoon.

Whether you’re throwing the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash or hosting a humble Easter Sunday, you’ll find a holiday dip recipe that meets your needs.

1. Hot Crab Dip 

Hot crab dip is a surefire winner. The cheesy bubbling top is just begging your guests to dip in. 

Once they do, they’ll be greeted with a dynamite blend of lump crab, sour cream, and cream cheese.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

2. Spinach Artichoke Dip

Of course, you also can’t go wrong with spinach and artichoke dip. This is a fantastic dip for any holiday.

Garlicky cream cheese and bacon bits make it extra special. Pair this with water crackers or crostini to get the ultimate combination. 

3. Whipped Feta Cheese Dip

The bustling holiday season can be a very busy time of year. So give yourself a break and make this easy recipe.

Whip feta in the food processor with some cream cheese and you’ll get a light, fluffy dip that’s oh-so-creamy. Better yet, it only takes 10 minutes.

4. Baked Biscuit Wreath Dip 

A cheery cheesy wreath centerpiece is precisely what your Christmas dinner needs! I think even the Grinch will approve of this dish.

The outside is adorned with fresh hot biscuits just waiting for you to dip into the center spinach dip. Not only does it look festive, but it tastes sensational. 

5. Loaded Baked BLT Dip

Is there a holiday coming up that you’ve been racking your brain for what to serve? I have just the thing. 

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This BLT dip is perfect for any special occasion. With so much bacon and cheese, nobody can pass this up. 

6. Bacon Cheese Dip Party Ring 

Similar to the wreath biscuit ring, this party ring consists of soft biscuits surrounding an ooey-gooey center.

As for the center, it’s an explosion of flavor! It not only has three types of cheese, but also bacon, sour cream, mayo, and more.  

7. Hot Cheesy Spinach Dip Recipe 

This dip alone is reason enough to celebrate!

Aside from spinach and cheese, there’s a delightful blend of artichoke hearts along with a garlicky infusion of mayo and sour cream.

You’ll want to serve this piping hot with a crunchy side like pita crackers.

Homemade Cheesy Seven Layer Taco Dip with Black Olives, Tomatoes and Onions

8. Seven-Layer Taco Dip

Need a holiday dip that’s also versatile? How about this classic dip?

With the seven-layer dip, you’ll cover all your bases so everyone will be happy.

9. Pimento Cheese Dip

Other than the flavor, the great thing about pimento cheese is you can pull it together in no time. I’m talking about 10-minutes here.

It serves up to eight guests, so if you’re expecting more company, you might want to make a double batch.

10. Peanut Butter Cup Batter Dip 

Have yourself a merry Christmas with this decadent dip. Christmas is all about indulging in yummy sweets, and that’s precisely what this is. 

This heavenly dip is heavy on the chocolate and peanut butter. It’s even got a topping of Reese’s peanut butter cups to match.

Although, this isn’t only a Christmas dip. This dip is universal, making it great for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and St. Patty’s Day too!

Appetizing Buffalo Chicken Dip

11. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is lip-smacking good! I love the bite of the blue cheese and the kick from Frank’s hot sauce.

This pairs particularly well with the fresh snap of carrot and celery sticks. 

12. Caramelized Onion Dip

Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, caramelized onion dip is a solid choice.

Skillet-fresh caramelized onions are way better than the packaged stuff. Plus, you can prepare this dip ahead of time.

13. Jalapeño Popper Dip

I love jalapeno poppers, but stuffing each one can be a bit tedious. Yet that’s not the case with this recipe. 

You’ll get the creamy, spicy flavor you crave and there’s no stuffing required. Plop this on the table, grab a round of beers, and let’s cheers to the holiday! 

14. Black Bean Dip

This dip may not have all the layers of its seven-layer cousin, but it’s delicious, nonetheless. 

It takes about 20 minutes to make, and odds are you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

15. Cranberry-Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip 

This dip is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

The top is a fresh cranberry and jalapeno mixture that’s spiced with cumin and sweetened with sugar.

Meanwhile, underneath rests a block of yummy cream cheese. 

16. Crab Rangoon Dip

I love crab rangoon, but building each perfect bite is quite a time-consuming task. That’s why I’m all about this dip.

The whole thing takes about 30 minutes to prepare and you can serve it straight from the skillet. 

17. 3-Ingredient Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

How does a creamy, savory three-ingredient and 10-minute dip sound? That’s what I thought!

This heat and eat fuss-free dip couldn’t get easier. Simply pack a skillet full of Jimmy Dean sausage, diced tomatoes, and cream cheese.

Seriously, it’s that easy.

18. Easy Dill Dip

For the spring and summer holidays, I like to serve fresh appetizers like this easy dill dip.

It takes about 5-minutes to whip up and is nothing but fresh flavors. 

If you’re not a big fan of mayo or sour cream, you could substitute that with Greek yogurt instead. 

19. Cheesy Shrimp Dip

While this dip is versatile enough to suit many holidays, I think it will be a sensational accompaniment for a Fourth of July bash.

You could grill the shrimp on the barbecue, then combine them into the creamy cheese mixture.

Whether you grill or saute, you’ll want to slather those succulent shrimp in butter and garlic.

20. Hot Four Cheese Dip

If you love cheese dips as much as I do, you can never have enough. So here’s another favorite of mine.

At its core, it’s a molten mix of Jack, mozzarella, white cheddar, asiago, and cream cheese.

There are also some fresh herbs and garlic to infuse the dip with more flavor.

21. Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Dip

Coordinating holidays can be stressful at times, which is why I’m all for this effortless dip. 

Using a blender or food processor, you combine mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream with fresh herbs. Pop that in the fridge for a bit then it’s ready to serve.

22. Epic Baba Ganoush

From holidays to cocktail hours, epic baba ganoush is a prime dip for entertaining. 

Baba ganoush is a classic Middle Eastern dip that features roasted eggplant, olive oil, and lemon. 

What makes this one so epic, though, is all the extra fixings.

23. Cannoli Dip

Are you throwing a Valentine’s Day soiree? How about hosting a New Year’s Eve countdown?

You’ll need a special appetizer, and I have just the thing. It’s a creamy, fluffy dip that combines ricotta and mascarpone to taste like cannoli filling. 

For dipping, some broken pieces of cannoli shells are a must.

24. Hot Baked Onion Dip

Hot dips and winter holidays go hand-in-hand. While you have many recipes to choose from, this one only requires three simple ingredients.

Mayo, sweet onion, and Swiss cheese to be precise. 

I have a good hunch you already have all these ingredients. However, if you don’t have Swiss, you can substitute with whatever you have on hand. 

25. Lobster Dip 

This lobster dip has become a regular Labor Day and Memorial Day tradition in my household. 

The juicy bits of lobster and mound of melted cheese are fresh and indulgent at the same time.

I think this is a great way to kick off and end the summer with a bang. 

26. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

Here it is, your new favorite fall holiday dip. Cream cheese and caramel make up the dip while you can mix and match the toppings. 

Perhaps some crunchy pecans or cinnamon-baked apple bits? However you top it, I think serving this with some apple slices is a must. 

27. Pumpkin Pie Dip

Saving room for dessert after gorging on a Thanksgiving feast can be hard. However, this dessert dip is light and easy. 

It takes the flavors of pumpkin pie and turns it into an airy dip that isn’t filling. 

This is a great way to give everyone something a little sweet without requiring moving up another notch on the belt.

28. Grandma’s Clam Dip

No major holiday is complete without a recipe from grandma. While this might not be from her kitchen, I have a feeling it’s about to become a new tradition.

Canned clams are no doubt the star of this dip. However, it doesn’t get there without the help of some cream cheese, mayo, and a phenomenal spice blend.

29. Mississippi Sin Dip

Wondering what Mississippi sin dip is? It’s your new holiday go-to. 

This recipe takes a loaf of bread and stuffs it with a sinfully tasty dip. 

How sinful you ask? Let’s just say there’s a ton of cheese involved as well as some ham and sour cream.

30. Festive 5-Minute Creamy Avocado Dip

This dip has Cinco de Mayo written all over it! 

Avocado and Greek yogurt make this dip creamy. I love the freshness of the cilantro and the spiciness of the jalapeno.

From salads to tacos, this stuff is so good I want to slather it on everything. However, when I’m entertaining I turn it into an irresistible dip.

30 Best Holiday Dips

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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