Hot dips are our favorite thing to serve at any and every party. We’re talking cheese dips, chicken dips, classic hot dips, and even some healthier dip options. Make these easy party dips as party snacks, as game day food, or as any time appetizers. Here are some of our favorite dip recipes for parties and beyond!
Best Hot Dips for Parties
Hot dips are kind of my thing. It just isn’t a party without a few good and easy dips, so I’m always coming up with new party dip recipes to try out.
Whether it’s hot cheese dips, classic dips, queso recipes, layered dips….I don’t discriminate, so I’ve got them all here. I just want the BEST hot dip recipes for every occasion!
Whether you’re tailgating, throwing a birthday celebration, getting ready for a BBQ, throwing a Super Bowl party, preparing for a holiday party, having a casual get together, or you just want a fun appetizer, you NEED the perfect easy dip recipes to serve to your guests.
Parties are all about the food (at least they are for me), and everyone loves good party dips to snack on.
Ranging from the classic quesos to the creative cheese dips, from the calorie (and flavor) rich to the healthier options, we’ve got the best recipes that are sure to wow every guest!
Every party needs the perfect hot dip recipe! Try some of our favorites for game day, holiday parties, or just as a simple appetizer.
What You’ll Need
Dips are one of the easier appetizers to make for parties and get togethers. Here are the main tools and ingredients you’ll need to make these recipes! (includes affiliate links below)
These are some of my favorite ingredients to make hot dips. Cheese is a must (obviously), but the rest of this stuff is great to throw into any dip recipe too.
- Cheese (of all kinds)
- Green Chiles
- Cream Cheese
- Cornstarch (for thickening)
You can either keep dips warm by serving them out of a slow cooker, and keeping it on the WARM setting. Or you can place dips in the oven at a low temperature. If those aren’t an option, wrap hot dips tightly in aluminum foil, and don’t open until ready to serve.
You can never have too many dips! But served along with other appetizers and finger foods, a couple of hot dip options is usually enough.
Yes! Most of these easy dips can be made ahead of time, stored in the fridge, and then warmed to serve. I recommend making them the day before the party, or earlier in the day if it’s an evening party.
Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container, and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Some dips can be frozen, but check individual recipes for details.
If your cheese dip is looking a little thin, using cornstarch can help to thicken it to a better consistency.
What to Serve with Hot Party Dips
Every hot dip needs the perfect dippers. There are so many things you can serve with party dips, the sky is the limit. Go with the simple classics, like crackers and chips, or get creative and serve with fresh bread, bread bowls, crudite platters, fries, and more.
The Best Dippers:
- Tortilla Chips
- Potato Chips
- Pita Chips
Make Your Own Dippers
- Homemade Tortilla Chips with Garlic Parmesan
- Homemade Doritos Recipe
- Tequila Lime Baked Tortilla Chips
- Homemade Wonton Chips
42+ Best Hot Dip Recipes
These warm party dips are perfect for a crowd! They’re easy to make, they’re hot, and they’re absolutely delicious. Make any of these for game day and tailgating parties, holiday parties, summer BBQs and cook outs, or any time you need an appetizer for a gathering.
Hot Cheese Dips
Warm cheesy dips are a must for any party! Whip up a creamy queso, a hot cream cheese dip, or any of these easy baked dips.
Crockpot Party Dips
Making dips in a slow cooker is so easy. It’s the simplest way to make dips for a crowd, keep them warm, and serve them!
More Easy Dip Recipes
Even more of the best warm, delicious dips to serve any time!
With so many hot dip recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for your party. Every dip on this list works for game day parties, so start planning those tailgating parties asap. Your guests will be amazed by these delicious party dips, and they will surely be devoured in no time at all. Enjoy!
More Party Appetizer Recipes
Whether you’re looking for more dips, finger foods and appetizers, or party food for any gathering, you’ll find plenty of recipes here!