Best Chips and Dip Recipes


Prepare fresh dips and homemade chips, like guacamole, hot spinach and artichoke dip, loaded nachos and more, for your next party.


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Spinach and Cheese Dip

Chuck's crowd-pleasing two-cheese dip is infused with beer and a hint of sambal oelek for subtle heat. Serve it in a toasted bread bowl to help guests soak up their suds –– and to guarantee a clean plate by the end of the game.

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Guacamole is non-negotiable on game day. Try Tyler's chunky version, spiced up with serrano chiles.

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Queso Fundido with Charred Poblanos and Sides

Kelsey puts the "fun" in fundido by serving her browned and bubbly four-cheese dip in a skillet. Char the poblanos on your stovetop and partner them with a tasty lineup of roasted fingerlings, cherry tomatoes and sweet soppressata for dipping in the cheese.

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Spinach-Ricotta Dip

Whirl a box of frozen spinach in the food processor along with garlic, ricotta and toasted pine nuts for a flavorful dip that's ready in a flash.

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Chips with Blue Cheese Fondue

Bring the bar to your party with this classic gastropub fare. These garlic-and-rosemary russet potato chips are so flavorful, you might not even need the rich, creamy blue cheese fondue for dipping (but why would you deprive yourself of such decadence?).

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Upgrade the classic buffalo chicken dip by using freshly cooked chicken meat (you can cheat by buying rotisserie), a flavor-balancing mix of Cheddar and Jack cheeses, and Nealey Dozier's secret ingredient: powdered ranch dressing.

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Once you make your own hummus and pita chips, there's no going back to the store-bought stuff. Tia Mowry flavors her chickpea puree with soft and almost sweet roasted garlic.

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Pork Rind Cheese Puffs

Kelsey's duo of cheesy spice mixes turns store-bought pork rinds into a championship-winning snack. Toss the warm puffs in your choice of cheddar ranch or chipotle cheddar spices and just try not to hog the whole bowl.

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Guiltless Guacamole

The secret to guiltless guacamole? Bulking up your dip with white beans, plum tomatoes and sweet onions to reduce the amount of avocado used. Serve it with veggies or baked chips instead of greasy fried chips.

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Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Need a last-minute dip for your party? Whip up Alton's take on this classic. It's done, start-to-finish, in 15 minutes.

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Five Layer Mexican Dip

By scaling back on each layer and subbing out caloric refried beans for a homemade chipotle-lime black bean dip, Ellie Krieger proves that Mexican doesn't have to mean unhealthy.

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Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip

Kelsey takes this creamy classic up a notch with caramelized onions. They add a whole new layer of flavor to the spinach-cream cheese combo.

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Heat-seekers will love this salsa studded with ancho chiles and jalapenos.

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Hummus seems to come in every imaginable flavor these days. Instead of picking out a container at the grocery store, try making your own — you'll love the bright, fresh flavor.

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Queso Fundido

Mix things up at your next gathering by preparing this classic Mexican party fare. The simple mixture of cheeses and vegetables is baked and ready for serving in under 15 minutes.

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Bourbon Onion Dip

Lee Anne Wong's boozy onion dip is spiked with half a cup of Bourbon, which adds a great bite to offset the creaminess.

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Roasted Artichoke Dip

Kelsey's bubbling-hot, cheesy artichoke dip won't last long on the coffee table during the big game.

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White Bean Dip With Pita Chips

This dip is full of Mediterranean flavor, and it won't weigh you down during the game.

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Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

This creamy, tangy dip served with crudites makes a refreshing addition to the game-day spread.

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Spicy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip

What's the one thing that makes spinach artichoke dip better than average? The addition of crumbled bacon and cayenne pepper for plenty of heat.

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Alton's Guacamole

Alton's classic guacamole perfectly balances the ratio of avocados to the tomatoes, onions, garlic and other flavoring agents.

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Pulled Pork Nachos

Nachos get a Southern update when topped with slow-cooked pulled pork, sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce and creamy Cheddar.

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Onion Dip From Scratch

Forget those onion dip flavoring packets — Alton Brown makes it from scratch with a simple mixture of spices.

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Ginger Almond Eggplant Dip

Roast eggplant and mix with a warm, earthy spice blend for a party dip with deep, toasted flavor.

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Hummus with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Spanish paprika, lemon juice and sun-dried tomatoes help spruce up Mark Bittman's take on the Middle-Eastern favorite made from mashed, heart-healthy chickpeas.

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Salsa Roja

Tyler Florence's salsa roja gets its vibrant red color and bold flavor from three different kinds of toasted chiles and roasted plum tomatoes.

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Spicy Guacamole

Your guests will love this easy guac with a jalapeño kick.

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Fried Plantain Chips

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a batch of plantains, baking these chips is a wonderful way to capitalize on their super sweet flavor and amazing texture.

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Sweet Pea Dip

Even dip becomes Kitchen Stadium-worthy in the hands of Michael Symon. This simple combination of sweet green peas, ricotta and Parmesan is sure to wow your crowd.

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Tomatillo Guacamole

Kelsey gives guacamole some extra spunk with the addition of tangy tomatillos.

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Burnt Chipotle Salsa

This unforgettable sweet and tangy authentic salsa recipe is from the highlands of Veracruz. You'll taste why this complex, browned salsa is also known as salsa negra.

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Parmigiano Chips

David Rocco shows you how, by grating Parmigiano cheese into a pan and baking until crisp, you can turn out these rich, crumbly chips. Who needs a dip?

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Guacamole with Cumin Dusted Tortillas

The guacamole isn't the only star of this party fare. Fry corn tortillas until golden brown and sprinkle with cumin for chips that stand up to dip in terms of flavor.

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Diavoli Fritte

Not surprisingly, Nadia G. does things differently. Instead of the requisite chips or crudites, she serves fried red finger chiles to scoop up her onion dip.

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chipotle and Roasted Garlic

The roasted garlic and chipotle in this salsa give it complex sweetness that works beautifully with the tangy tomatillos.

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