No celebration is complete without a selection of mouthwatering dips. Whether you want savory or sweet, there are options enough for anyone and any preferences.
We know the holidays can be tough – there’s a lot of planning and a lot of stress. Sometimes, people aren’t much help to you, either. So, when it comes down to it, it’s up to you to create the ultimate celebration.
We have posts to help you decide on sides, mains, desserts, and even cocktails! But what about dips? If you want some delicious holiday dip ideas that you won’t be able to get enough of, you’re in the right place.
If you want to be blessed with some incomprehensibly good dip idea, just keep reading!
This super easy cheese and ham dip is full of all your favorite flavors, and it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser. Put it in a bread boat for extra points!
Anything with cranberries is automatically a stellar holiday dip. This easy and delicious dip is no different, and offers the perfect blend of flavors.
Looking for something easy and traditional? A seven layer taco dip will be the one for you! You really can’t go wrong.
4. Hot Crab Dip
This hot crab dip will warm your bones right up. It’s got a wonderful blend of flavors, and it will make you want to cuddle in front of the TV.
Tzatziki is a delightfully fresh dip that goes well with just about everything. Hot or cold sides, everyone will fall in love with this dip.
This recipe comes from someone’s grandma, so you know it’s going to be incredible. If you love clams, then this is going to be an unmissable option for the table.
Cranberries with jalapeño? Absolutely! This cream cheese dip is so good, you might just cry when you first try it. We’ve warned you.
If you want a warm dip for everyone to love, try this loaded baked BLT dip! It’s easy, packed full of flavor, and beyond delicious. Impossible to regret.
Crab dip is delicious, but so is artichoke dip. If you can’t pick between them, you shouldn’t have to! Combine them to create the ultimate dip.
If you’re looking for a refreshing option to add to your table, this fresh herb cream cheese dip will be a wonderful addition. It’s mild, it’s fresh, it’s downright delicious.
This whipped feta cheese dip is so refreshing and tasty, your cucumber sticks are going to love it as much as you are.
Bring on the heat! Your guests will be blown away by this jalapeño popper dip. You might want to keep it away from the kids, though. We don’t think that would go too well.
Doesn’t this just sound like the ultimate holiday dip? Cranberry and brie will bring out the Christmas spirit in you, and you’re going to keep coming back for more.
14. Pumpkin Pie Dip
This pumpkin pie dip is going to be the new favorite sweet dip at the party. It’s easy to make, and oh so wonderful. Get dipping!
No food processor? No problem! You can make this baba ganoush with just a few ingredients. You’ll wow everyone with this easy and delightful creation.
Sometimes a good old creamy avocado dip is all you want, and we’re not bad about it. It’s got a wonderful texture, but the flavor is really something else.
This super easy pimento cheese dip is the perfect option if you only have a few minutes to throw everything together.
18. Carrot Cake Dip
Need a sweet dip and love carrot cake? This wonderful carrot cake dip might be the lifesaver you’re looking for.
A spicy carrot chickpea dip will be the perfect option for anyone who loves the spice and wants to avoid the meat! It’s too good to pass up.
You won’t find a dip much easier than this one. It’s easy, quick, and oh boy does it taste good! You’re going to need to try this one ASAP.
21. Easy Dill Dip
A dill dip is wonderfully fresh and so refreshing. It’s easy and quick, and will pair wonderfully with almost anything you can throw at it.
You can’t go wrong with this bacon and cheese dip party ring. Like… it’s got bacon and cheese, so what else could you really ask for?
Bringing in another delightfully cheesy option! This cheesy mini meatballs skillet dip recipe keeps the cleaning down and the flavors up.
The classic spinach and artichoke dip is, and will always be, a winner. The flavors are strong without being overpowering, and everyone will love it.
25. Crab Rangoon Dip
It’s easy, it’s creamy, and it’s cheesy! Therefore, it’s going to be one heck of a delicious dip. Do we really need to say any more than that?
Do you love shrimp? This cheesy shrimp dip is going to be everyone’s favorite at the dinner party, so don’t think we didn’t warn you!
This peanut butter cup batter dip will pair perfectly with pretzels, and we know you agree. Everyone is going to love this sweet treat.
28. Lobster Dip
Want to feel a little fancy? Why not make this delicious lobster dip? There’s no way you aren’t going to immediately fall in love with this one.
Yes, a regular old black bean dip is great, but why not spice it up a little? This sweet and spicy option is going to be a favorite.
This is another variation of the renowned and delightful spinach dip, but it has its own biscuits to dip in there! That has to set it apart from the rest, right?
31. Best Queso Dip
If you’ve been looking for the best queso dip, you have found it! This wonderful dip uses cilantro, pepper jack, garlic, onion, and all your favorite ingredients.
Buffalo chicken dip is going to be a winner, we already know it! No celebration is complete without a bowl of the good stuff, so you’d better make some!
This hot four cheese dip is everything you could want and so much more. There’s plenty of cheese, and the flavors are the ultimate blend.
Coming in with another sweet dip! This caramel apple cheesecake dip will go with so many sides, you won’t be able to get enough of it. It’s also so easy to make, so there’s no reason not to!
35. Black Bean Dip
Black bean dip is yet another classic that we all love to love. It’s got that flavor that will complete any party, but it’s also easy to make. Add extras to make it your own if you really want to!
Guacamole is something special, and you know it. This recipe for tangy homemade guacamole leaves nothing to be desired and everything to lose if you don’t make it.
Do you love shrimp? Do you love garlic? If the answer to both questions is a resounding yes, then this will need to go on the menu. You’re going to love every bite, and that’s a promise.
38. Cannoli Dip
Looking for a sweet dip that you can have ready in just 15 minutes? This wonderfully addictive cannoli dip is impossible not to love. Not to mention it stores well!
While you might expect this corned beef dip to come out around St Patrick’s Day, we say you should celebrate your Irish heritage every day! This dip is bound to be a favorite among the family.
This super cheesy dip is made with all the best flavors in mind. It’s the perfect dip to warm your bones in the middle of a cold winter.
41. Homemade Hummus
Sometimes you just want to stick with hummus! We aren’t judging, we’re just saying that it better be a good one! Make this mouthwatering hummus to serve with all your favorite veggies.
Would it even be the holidays if you didn’t make at least one caramelized onion dip? We think not, so we had to include this recipe. It’s beyond delicious, so it’s impossible to regret making.
All you need for this dip is cream cheese, sausage, and Rotel! It can’t get any easier than that, right? No? Good! Then there’s no excuse to avoid making this delight!
This sour cream and onion dip is a classic. Use chives if you like, and you can pair it with your favorite potato chips (or anything else you like). It’s a classic.
If you love the strong and not-so-subtle flavor (and smell) of blue cheese, this is the dip for you! It’s simple and easy, and it’s going to go down a treat. Try not to traumatize your guests with it, though.
What are some delicious dip options to serve with fried rice?
Looking to enhance your fried rice experience? Look no further! There are several delicious dishes to pair with fried rice, including tangy sweet and sour sauce, spicy sriracha mayonnaise, creamy peanut sauce, or even a classic soy sauce. These delectable dips add an extra burst of flavor to your fried rice, making it a truly satisfying meal.
There you have it! There are so many tantalizing options to pick from when it comes to holiday dips. No matter the time of year, there’s a dip for every occasion – we guarantee it!
So, whether you prefer sweet or savory, salty or sour, there’s a dip for everyone. Hopefully we’ve helped a little, and you can now go ahead and find your favorite.
Don’t be afraid to do some experimenting of your own. You might just find that you can create your own ultimate holiday dip!
Frequently Asked Question
There are lots of popular dips! Some of the favorites include dips like the caramelized onion dip, spinach and artichoke dip, hummus, chili dip, blue cheese dip, and buffalo chicken dip.
There are hundreds of other kinds of dips, though, and they all have their place! From savory to sweet, you can find a dip to suit any occasion or side.
If you’re looking for the perfect dip for the holidays, we have a simple answer – anything goes!
Of course, if you want something more specific, we could offer some guidance, too. Look for warm flavors that just feel like Christmas. Flavors like cranberry will never go amiss, either! Spiced dips will always work, too.
Absolutely! Sweet dips are a nice chance to offer you or your guests something a little different. Where we might expect something spicy, something like a cheesecake or carrot cake dip can work real wonders.
Just about all vegetable dips should be served cold. Dips that are also made using things like yogurt are likely to be served cold, too.
You should always serve guacamole and hummus cold, and most sweet or dessert dips will be cold.
Artichoke dip, spinach and artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip, chili cheese dip, caramelized onion dip, and so many more.
Essentially, any dip that you bake in the oven should be served hot, or at the very least, warm. This will emphasize the flavors and ensure that the textures are exactly how they should be.
If you’re planning on serving a sweet dip, you can serve lots of things with it! Some of the most popular options include various fruits like strawberries and apples.
If fruit isn’t your thing, you can serve your sweet dip with pretzels or even cookies! Anything neutral or sweet will go wonderfully with it, too, so you might discover something new.
Cheeses like feta, ricotta, cream cheese, and blue cheese are popular options for dips.
However, almost any kind of cheese can be used to create the ultimate dip if you know how to use it properly!
Dips can be hot, cold, or room temperature. The option you go for will depend entirely on the type of dip you’re choosing to make.
Some dips should always be served cold or chilled, and others should always be hot. Double-check the recipe you’re following to see the serving recommendations.
Dips like hot cheese dips or dips that involve chicken are popular options if you’re looking for something that everyone will love.
A lot of cream cheese dips are popular cold, as is the famous guacamole!
You might also find that a lot of sweet dips are served cold, unless they are made from chocolate – then they are likely to be warm!