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Dips That Will Make You Want To Throw A Party

In our opinion, dips are the greatest invention of all times. They have the wonderful capability to take any food frm 0 to 100 in seconds. Plain fries? Add some spicy dip and you’ve got a blast of flavors in your mouth. Bland nachos? Cover them in some good old guac’ and boom! heaven on earth.

They’re also the perfect snack to serve at a party. You could serve paper with a flavorful dip and no one would notice.

So, we compiled a list of 5 dips that will get your party started! (But seriously, don’t have a party right now, we beg you, the pandemic is bad enough already)

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WHICH DIPS SHOULD I MAKE?

PULL-APART GARLIC BREAD PIZZA DIP

Don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you eat it all by yourself.

Dips That Will Make You Want To Throw A Party

  • 3 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. ricotta
  • 1/3 c. plus 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 c. pizza sauce
  • 1 c. mini pepperoni
  • 2 (16-oz.) cans refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups mozzarella, cream cheese, ricotta, ⅓ cup Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt. Transfer mixture to a 9″-x-13″ baking dish then spread pizza sauce on top. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella and pepperoni.
  • Halve biscuits and roll into balls, then place on top of dip.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, and parsley. Brush on biscuits and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
  • Bake until biscuits are golden and cheese is melty, about 45 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and bake until biscuits are cooked through, another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

GARLICKY SHRIMP DIP

Shrimp me up!

Dips That Will Make You Want To Throw A Party

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 oz. (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Pita chips, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add shrimp and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is pink and no longer opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella, Parmesan, lemon juice and zest, parsley, and chopped shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer dip to a small baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly, 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with pita chips.

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

Buffalo sauce makes everything better, that’s just a scientific fact.

  • 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1/4 c. buffalo sauce
  • 1 tbsp. ranch dressing
  • Few dashes hot sauce
  • 1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • Finely chopped chives, for garnish
  • Sliced baguette and carrot and celery sticks, for serving
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine rotisserie chicken, cream cheese, 3/4 cup cheddar, buffalo sauce, ranch, and hot sauce.
  • Transfer mixture to an ovenproof skillet or baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar. Bake until warm and bubbly, 20 minutes.
  • Top with blue cheese and chives before serving with bread and vegetable sticks.

FLUFFY S’MORES DIP

You thought dips were only savoury?

Dips That Will Make You Want To Throw A Party

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. marshmallow Fluff
  • 4 c. heavy cream, divided
  • 1 package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp. crushed graham crackers
  • Graham crackers for dipping
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and marshmallow fluff until smooth. Gradually add 2/3 cup heavy cream and beat until fluffy. Fold in mini marshmallows.
  • In another medium bowl, beat together remaining heavy cream and pudding mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add both dips to a single bowl, alternating spoonfuls of both dips. Use a butter knife to drag through the dip and swirl the colors together. Top with more mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers.

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SMOKED MOZZARELLA FONDUE

We couldn’t not have fondue in this list!

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 c. smoked mozzarella
  • 1 c. provolone
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheeses, sour cream, thyme, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Stir together until smooth and fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer cheese mixture into a small skillet. Bake until cheese is bubbling, around 20-25 minutes. Broil if desired.
  • Garnish with tomato and parsley and serve with baguette.

These recipes are by Delish.

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