4 Awesome Party Dips for Your Awesome Party Guests

The holidays are near and that only means one thing: PARTIES. More parties! If you’re hosting one (or more) soon and making your party guests happy is your ultimate goal, then there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss: the munchies! That doesn’t just refer to the finger food but the dips as well. It just isn’t the same without the dips served and presented nicely in those cute  little dipping bowls .  So to keep your party guests busy and happy, make sure you follow these easy recipes of the best party dips of the season:

The holidays are near and that only means one thing: PARTIES. More parties! If you’re hosting one (or more) soon and making your party guests happy is your ultimate goal, then there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss: the munchies! That doesn’t just refer to the finger food but the dips as well. It just isn’t the same without the dips served and presented nicely in those cute little dipping bowls.

So to keep your party guests busy and happy, make sure you follow these easy recipes of the best party dips of the season:

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5-Minute Spinach & Parmesan Dip

GREAT FOR:  carrots, celery sticks, pretzels, baked tortilla chips

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10oz. Frozen spinach, chopped

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE:

Make sure you have squeezed out the excess liquid from the spinach leaves. Combine in a medium bowl all the ingredients. If possible, refrigerate the dip first before serving. Enjoy!


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Easy Goat Cheese Marinara Dip

GREAT FOR:  bagel chips, crostinis, garlic bread, chicken fingers, soft sour dough

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 28-oz can crushed tomatoes

  • ½ tsp dried basil

  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

  • 12 oz goat cheese

  • Parmesan cheese


HOW TO MAKE:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch oven-safe skillet with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir in the oregano and basil, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until good flavor develops, 10 to 15 minutes. Spread the goat cheese into an even layer in the prepared skillet. Spoon ¾ cup of the prepared marinara sauce over the goat cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake until the marinara is bubbly and the parmesan cheese is bubbly or a bit toasted, 10 to 15 minutes.


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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip


GREAT FOR:  veggie sticks, nacho chips, crackers, baked tortilla

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 oz. (half a block) reduced-fat (or fat-free) cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce

  • 1/2 cup crumbled light blue cheese

  • 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning (optional)

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken


HOW TO MAKE:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium saucepan until combined over medium-low heat. Continue heating for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and the dip is simmering. Remove and serve immediately.


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Feta and Sun-dried Tomato Dip


GREAT FOR:  pretzel crisps, bagel chips, crostinis

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 oz crumbled Feta cheese

  • 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE:

In a medium bowl, mash together the Feta, yogurt, and oil until mostly smooth. Mix in the sun-dried tomatoes and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Serve immediately.