25 Fast and Easy Dip Recipes


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I’ve never met a dip, spread, sauce, or condiment that I don’t love.

In honor of National Chip and Dip Day tomorrow, here are 25 Fast and Easy Dip and Spread Recipes

25 Fast & Easy Dip Recipes averiecooks.com

1. Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip – My favorite baked potato toppings like cheese and sour cream baked right in with the tater tots

Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip

2. Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip (GF) – Aka ‘Queso Dip’. Comes together in five minutes in the microwave and it’s extremely addictive. Creamy, cheesy, with just a bit of heat and texture

Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip

3. Corn and Double Cheese Dip (vegan, GF, fat free, serve warm or cold)

Corn and Double Cheese Dip

4. Balsamic Reduction – 5 minutes to make and costs mere pennies

Balsamic Reduction

5. Baked Parsnip Fries with Creamy Balsamic Reduction Dip (vegan, GF) – Healthier than regular French fries and easy

Baked Parsnip Fries with Creamy Balsamic Reduction Dip

Baked Parsnip Fries with Creamy Balsamic Reduction Dip

6. Spinach Artichoke Dip (vegan, gluten-free, low/fat-free, serve warm or cold)

Spinach Artichoke Dip

7. Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction with Cheese and Crackers – Roasting grapes brings out their natural sweetness. If you ever have grapes that are a bit past their prime, roasting them is a great way to use them. Drizzled in balsamic vinegar, and served with cheese and crackers, such an easy but fancy-looking appetizer

Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction with Cheese and Crackers

8. Cranberry & Orange Ginger Mango Chutney – A play on my favorite Mango Chutney from Trader Joe’s and in this version I included cranberries, fresh oranges, ginger, and mango chunks. So easy and just put everything in a kettle and simmer

Cranberry & Orange Ginger Mango Chutney

9. Homemade Spicy Honey Mustard (GF, use agave to keep vegan) – Never buy mustard again. Make your own for literally a quarter in your blender

Homemade Spicy Honey Mustard

10. Peanut Sauce (with Peanut Noodles) – Make in 2 minutes and never buy overpriced and over/under-seasoned peanut sauce again

Peanut Sauce (with Peanut Noodles)

11. Stovetop Hot Pepper Jelly (vegan, GF) – Rather than actually canning the jelly after it’s reduced, it’s just poured into jars and capped, eliminating the canning step, making this fast and easy

Stovetop Hot Pepper Jelly

12. Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter – The Vanilla Maple Butter will change your mind about ever having just plain maple syrup again

Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter

13. Cranberry Pineapple Mango Preserves (vegan, GF)

Cranberry Pineapple Mango Preserves

14. Hummus (vegan, GF)– 4 ingredients and make in 1 minute


15. “Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip (vegan, GF) – Great with veggies sticks, on crackers, on bread, or just about anything

“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip
“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip

16. Kale Chips – Best ever because of that coating. Those little bags of (mostly crushed) chips from Trader Joe’s that are really pricey or from Whole Foods that will break your bank account don’t hold a candle to homemade kale chips. You’ll never buy storebought and you can make them in a low 200F oven.

Kale Chips

17. Dark Rum Caramel Sauce – An easy sauce to make with step-by-step photos, rum optional but it sure makes things more fun. Caramel sauce keeps for months in the refrigerator and makes nice gifts

Dark Rum Caramel Sauce

18. Strawberry Butter

Strawberry Butter

19. Loaded Pina Colada Dip (vegan, GF) – Make in minutes. Can be made with or without rum

Loaded Pina Colada Dip

20. Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter (vegan, GF) – A cross between coconut butter, cashew butter, and Nutella, this is so creamy, rich, and decadent

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

21. Homemade Peanut Butter – This is the spread that started it all. It’s one of the most pinned and most popular recipes on my site. The taste of fresh homemade peanut butter is like nothing else and there’s no comparison to storebought. Even the grind-your-own options at natural-food grocery stores are nothing like making it at home

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter in two jars

22. Homemade Cookie Butter Peanut Butter (with vegan and gluten-free options) – Make in minutes for a spread that’s good enough to eat by the spoonful

Homemade Cookie Butter Peanut Butter in jar

23. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter (vegan, GF)

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter in two jars

24. Fruit, Seed and Nut Crackers – Crispy, crunchy, easy and healthy. Use your favorite seeds, nuts, and dried fruit

Sliced Fruit, Seed and Nut Crackers

25. Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers – The perfect cracker for any of the sweeter spread and dips

Three stacked Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers

Do you like dips? Spreads and condiments?

Tell me about your favorites and leave links. I love trying new ones because I love dips, spreads, and sauces in general.  Don’t leave me alone with a bowl of dip at a party because it’ll be gone.

For things like ketchup or mustard, I only need a couple fries for my huge puddle of ketchup. I just love things extra-saucy. And I always have to ask for extra. Of the extra. And that applies to extra frosting as well.

Check back for a fun giveaway over the weekend!

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  1. I just tried to make the hummus as a last minute dip for a party in my daughter’s classroom tomorrow. I have always been so intimidated because I didn’t want to purchase an entire jar of tahini for one batch so this was a great place to start. I used basil infused EVOO for 2/3 of the olive oil and it was so good. I will definitely be trying other dips on here as well as passing along to friends. Thanks :)

    1. I am so glad you tried the hummus and it was such a hit! And yes, hummus is one of those easy ones to make and DIY! The basil-EVOO sounds wonderful! LMK if you try other recipes!

  2. Can’t believe I missed National chip and dip day! At least I can live vicariously through your mouth-watering photos! (Who comes up with all these Foodie holidays?) :D

  3. Can I just tell you that dip is my favorite food? No particular kind, just DIP in general. Guacamole, peanut butter, spinach/artichoke, HUMMUS, ketchup (it totally counts), raspberry jam, peach jam, and all jam. This round up has my name written all over it and there are SO many (practically ALL of them) that I need to try like that beautiful strawberry butter and the loaded pina colada dip. Sometimes on Fridays Kevin and I buy 4 avocados, 1 mango, lime, tomato, jalapeño, and chips. And make a giant tub of guac and go to town. We call it guacamole night. I night a peanut butter night, humus night, and corn & double cheese dip night ;)

    Pinning this amazingness.

    1. I can’t believe I forgot to include my guac recipe in this post…whoops! And I know you heart your dips as much as I do :)

  4. I could stare at these pictures all night! LOL!! Thanks for the distraction from not feeling so hot!

  5. I kinda want dip for dinner now but really I want the Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter. Now that sounds incredible.

  6. OH my goodness, Averie! I am positively drooling over here! All of your dips look so delish, and your parsnips fries do too – what an idea!

  7. Yum, yum, I love dips, sauces and condiments. I think I have about 5 kinds of mustard in my fridge right now along with just as many kinds of hot sauces, LOL. I’m a savory kind of gal so I am most drawn to the spinach and artichoke dip. With that said, the peanut butter/cookie butter spread also looks fabulous.

    1. Even though I have no ‘need’ to buy mustard, I have at least 5 types in my fridge too. I can’t even walk down the mustard aisle of the groc store because I’ll see another one that looks good to me!

  8. love all the ideas for dips, spreads, chutneys here.
    but spinach and artichoke dip is the most enticing! :D

  9. National chip and dip day?? That sounds like my kind of day!!

    The “Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip sounds amazing, and I love that it is vegan!!!

  10. Oh my, so much goodness to choose from! I’ll start with the Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip, then a little Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter, follow that up with a little Dark Rum Caramel Sauce, and for dessert, of course the Homemade Cookie Butter Peanut Butter. :)

  11. I need to get on these national food holidays! Had no idea about National Chip and Dip day, but it has my name written all over it! Think I might just make your Spinach Artichoke Dip to celebrate. :)

  12. I think I”m going to make one of these for the.boy’s birthday party this weekend! Now…which one. They all look so good!

  13. Yum! I am a total dip girl, and my fiance is a total sauce guy :) I have just started to think about our Easter menu….I am definitely going to be browsing through your site for some ideas!! :)

  14. My goodness, this is a dipping party/heaven. Each recipe is simply mouth watering and divine.

  15. MMMM. I’m definitely a condiment, spread, dip kind of gal. You can usually use them for so many other things too like marinades or spreads for sandwiches, or even on salads.

  16. Oh my goodness I am now STARVING! These all look incredible! How in the world did you put this together while you’re on a juice fast without losing your mind?! :) I love balsamic syrup and can put it on just about anything. I want to try your corn and cheese dip!!

  17. My mind is spinning! I want to make ALL of these dips and, heck with the spoon, just DIVE IN! Cannot wait to try each and every one of these scrumptious dips, Averie! And, I simply must bake your gourmet Fruit Seed and Nut Crackers, too! Have missed you while I’ve been “out” (away from blog) ill. Thanks for a great post chock full o’ goodness! xo

  18. I’ve been making a little curry dip with plain Greek yogurt. I wish I had an actual recipe to share, but I usually end up making this on the fly (and right in the yogurt container) when I’m down to that last 1/3 cup or so. Curry powder, a shake of turmeric, a twist of the salt grinder, and a teensy drizzle of honey. All to taste, of course. I love it with baby carrots and bell peppers. Funny you posted dip recipes today–I was thinking about making the balsamic reduction to use as a salad dressing. Good stuff!!