Chips and dip are the original party appetizer. Dips are so easy to make and almost always sure to please — often the most difficult part of preparing them is choosing which one to make! Here is a list of our favorite, scoop-worthy chips and dip combinations.
Perfect with pita chips
Edamame is a sweet, green soybean that typically shows up in recipes for soups, salads and stir fry. It also blends well into hummus for an added boost of protein and a unique, highly addictive, flavor.
White bean and edamame hummus is perfect for your next party. Then again, why stop at one version of hummus when there are so many different tasty varieties? Stock up on chickpeas and prepare our recipes for roasted red pepper hummus and chunky vegetable hummus for a trio of dips that will wow your next crowd.
Get the recipe: White bean and edamame hummus >>
Get the recipe: Roasted red pepper hummus >>
Get the recipe: Chunky
vegetable hummus >>
Top tortilla chip dips
You can’t go wrong with queso. It’s so good that it may be scientifically impossible for any person to walk past it without trying at least one chip. It’s also really hard to mess up, since the basic recipe is simply melted queso blanco. Of course, your version of queso dip can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Add tomatoes, chili or even spinach, and by all means, experiment with different cheeses. You’re certain to find a signature recipe that’s sure to please.
For a surefire queso dip that won’t disappoint, try this recipe for tomato and queso dip. Or try this cheesy beef dip recipe — it’s made for game day entertaining and pleasing big crowds of hungry fans. For a perfect snack-time pairing, serve it with our favorite avocado and white bean dip.
Mexican layer dip is another recipe that is super-easy to prepare and a staple for get-togethers of family or friends. Though this dish is typically served cold, mix things up and serve a hot version that’s perfect on a blustery day.
- 1 (15 ounce) can of refried beans
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 (16 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa
- 1 (8 ounce) container of sour cream
- 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the beans and taco seasoning and spread a 1/4-inch layer on the bottom of a glass baking dish. Spread the salsa over the beans. Combine the sour cream and cream cheese and spread the mixture over the salsa. Layer the cheddar cheese next and then top with the green onions and sliced black olives. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. Serve warm and enjoy!
Get the recipe: Tomato
and queso dip >>
Get the recipe: Cheesy
beef dip >>
Get the recipe: Avocado and white bean dip >>
Don’t skip the potato chips
French onion dip completes the potato chip — they are just so much better together. Instead of picking up a prepared tub from the supermarket aisle, try making your own. This recipe for caramelized French onion dip is made with a sour cream and mayonnaise base, takes around 40 minutes to prepare and will be a nice treat for your family and friends that they are sure to appreciate and enjoy.
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onion dip >>
Get the recipe: Cheesy
bacon dip >>
Get the recipe: Sun-dried
tomato dip >>
How to cut an avocado
Successful avocado slicing depends on not following the banana model of peel first, then slice. Avocados are best sliced with the skin still on.