35 Fantastic Cold Dip Recipes for Your Next Party

These are some of the most delicious cold dip recipes that don’t need to be kept warm. Perfect for hosting or attending a party or just snacking any time of year. There are so many amazing snack dip recipes that I’ve found! 35 to be more precise. These cold dip recipes will be divided up into a few categories to help you find the perfect one for your occasion: such as cheesy and creamy dip, bean dip, seafood dip, and classic cold dip recipes.

various cold dips as party appetizers

What Are Some Examples of Cold Dip Recipes vs. Hot Dips?

Cold dip recipes are dishes that don’t require any heat to be served. You might need to heat them to prepare them, but even if that’s the case you then chill them before serving. Examples of cold dips include things like guacamole, salsa, hummus, tzatziki, and Greek yogurt-based dips.

Cold dips are honestly a lot easier to make and serve as you don’t have to stress on how to keep them warm for the occasion.

Hot dip recipes on the other hand typically involve baking or cooking and then being kept warm in a mini crockpot or served IMMEDIATELY in order to be enjoyed nice and warm. A perfect example of a hot dip recipe would be spinach and artichoke dips served in a warm sourdough bread bowl.

Cold Dips Make the Best Snack Dip Recipes

While both hot dip recipes and cold dip recipes are delicious and perfect for your next party, on a day-to-day snacking basis cold dip recipes are easier. You can mix many of these snack dip recipes pretty quickly and they are great served with tortilla chips, sourdough bread, or sliced vegetables.

If you are craving sweet dips you should check out my dessert dip recipes. These are perfect paired with fresh fruit slices (or something sweeter like graham crackers even) to really satisfy that sweet tooth.

Many of these cold dip recipes while delicious, aren’t the healthiest options. Which is totally ok, it’s not like you are spooning the dips into your mouth as your main dish (Although you may desperately WANT to! Oh, and the three or four spoonfuls your down while creating your dip to taste test don’t count, at least in my book!)

If you are looking for a healthy, low carb, vegan, or any other type of healthy dip recipe you should head over to my giant healthy dip recipe roundup! Many of them are cold dips as well but that’s where you’ll find things like hummus, vegan creamy dips, etc.

And if you change your mind and might want a dip that is served hot, I’ve absolutely got a hot dips post with a ton of those as well!

35 Crowd-Pleasing Cold Dip Recipes

Cheesy and Creamy Cold Dip Recipes

Kentucky Beer Cheese Dip

Beer cheese is a spicy cheese dip served as a cold appetizer with crackers, carrots, and celery sticks. Don’t let the imitations fool you!  In Kentucky, this cheese spread is served cold and has plenty of spice!

5 Minute Loaded Baked Potato Dip

This easy-to-make dip is with all the flavors of a loaded baked potato, including bacon, sour cream, cheese, and chives. It’s perfect for a game day snack or party appetizer.

Cowboy Caviar Dip Recipe

Cowboy Caviar

This easy recipe for Cowboy Caviar is made with two types of beans, corn, and loads of fresh ingredients with a simple dressing. Serve with tortilla chips.

Cowboy Caviar is often called Texas Caviar or Cowboy Salsa and is a famous chip dip with origins in Texas. It’s a fairly healthy appetizer or snack option that is known for its classic flavors and simplistic ingredients.

Cheesy Bacon and Corn Crack Dip

One bite of this cheesy bacon and corn crack dip and you won’t wonder why it’s called CRACK DIP! Smokey bacon, corn, and cheese are combined to create the absolute perfect cold dip for parties and sports watching! Have the recipe handy, because you’ll be asked for it!

Creamy Pesto Dip

This creamy pesto dip is a blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, basil pesto and seasonings that are combined to create a rich and creamy dip in just minutes. The easiest last-minute appetizer option that pairs well with bread and veggies or can even be used on a sandwich or as a salad dressing.

Lightened-up Pimento Cheese Dip

This pimento dip is so creamy and cheesy. It makes the perfect appetizer for a Kentucky Derby party and is wonderful served with toast, pretzels, or corn chips.

Easy Avocado Feta Dip

This easy dip recipe is a brilliant twist on guacamole and works great even as a cold taco dip. This avocado feta dip comes together in 10 minutes and is made with less than 10 ingredients. With avocado, onion, feta, cilantro, and jalapeno (leave it out if you don’t like spice!) this dip is a hit to serve for all occasions.

Whipped Ricotta Dip

Whipped Ricotta Dip is an easy appetizer recipe for a creamy dip flavored with fresh rosemary and lemon that can be made in just minutes. Simply cream ricotta cheese in a food processor with a few basic flavorings then drizzle with olive oil for a ricotta appetizer worthy of guests and holidays!

Whipped Feta Dip

Whipped feta dip is rich, creamy, and refreshing. It’s the perfect appetizer for backyard summer gatherings and wine parties. It’s also a great addition to a holiday charcuterie board. Assemble this easy recipe in 20 minutes. Or with a jar of store-bought red peppers make it in 5!

Carmelized Onion and Blue Cheese

This caramelized onion and blue cheese dip recipe is the adult version of French onion dip. I might be biased but I think this is THE BEST French onion dip ever! Made with crumbled blue cheese, a splash of white wine, and caramelized Spanish sweet onions, bet you can’t dip just once!

Million Dollar Dip 

A delicious almond bacon cheese spread, this easy appetizer recipe really does taste like a million bucks! With shredded cheese, pre-cooked bacon bits, and crunchy nuts, this is a perfect dip to serve with all your favorite snacks.

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

This artichoke jalapeno dip is creamy, chunky, cheesy goodness, with a pop of spice. It’s ready in minutes, comes together easily, and it’s totally filling!

Smoked Cream Cheese

Elevate your charcuterie boards and appetizer spread with the best smoked cream cheese dip. Grab your favorite dipper and scoop up some of this creamy smokey dip for a full-flavor experience. It’s an easy appetizer that’s perfect for parties and worth the wait.

BLT Dip Recipe

This bacon dip is deliciously creamy– it’s a ranch-flavored cream cheese base topped with bacon, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, and green onions. It takes just minutes to put together and has all the familiar flavors of the classic sandwich, but in dip form.

Creamy Corn Dip

This cold Creamy Corn Dip will not disappoint! It’s so good with sweet corn mixed with Mexican spices, tomatoes, creamy sour cream, and mayonnaise with extra cheese throughout! Pair it with tortilla chips, corn chips, or a variety of crackers for the ultimate party dip!

Sundried Tomato and Feta Dip Recipe

All you need is a block of feta and a jar of sundried tomatoes to make this 2-minute super creamy sundried tomato and feta dip. It’s deliciously deep in flavor and pairs perfectly with your favorite crackers for the best snack or party bite.

Cold Bean Snack Dip Recipes

7 Layer Bean Dip

This easy 7 layer bean dip is packed full of mouthwatering Mexican flavors! Complete with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, olives, sour cream, AND refried beans! Serve this bean dip with tortilla chips for an easy appetizer at your next party. This is also perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Black Bean Corn Salsa

This black bean and corn salsa comes together fast, is so simple to make, and is delicious for a bbq. Serve it as a dip with crunchy chips or as a side with your favorite Mexican-inspired dish.

​Cold Seafood Dip Recipes

Smoked Salmon Dip

This is a delicious classic cold recipe, a fresh-tasting smoked salmon dip that is uber delicious, packed with flavor, and easy to make. It’s a favorite party appetizer.

Crab Rangoon Dip

This crab rangoon dip is delicious and incredibly easy to make. Its beauty is in its simplicity. Just mix everything together and serve! You can make it up to a day in advance, or serve it immediately.

Salmon Dip Recipe

This Salmon dip recipe could be the new go-to choice for your meals, as it presents a creamy dip made up primarily of fresh salmon and aromatic seasonings.

Creamy Clam Dip

This clam dip is the perfect combination of thick and creamy clam goodness. It’s a bit on the tart side with lots of lemon and Worcestershire sauce. It’s thick and creamy and really a delicious dip recipe.

Smoked Tuna Dip

Have you ever tried adding a smoky twist to your tuna dip? If not, you’re missing out! Smoked tuna dip is a flavorful and unique variation that will take your dip game to the next level. It’s delicious, super easy to make, and ready in less than 10 minutes.

Classic Cold Dip Recipes

Spinach Dip Bread Bowl

This cold spinach dip is the classic dip recipe in my mind. It’s delicious in a giant serving bowl but even better in a crispy bread bowl. This is one of my favorite dip recipes and the perfect party appetizer.

Pineapple Habanero Salsa

This pineapple habanero salsa recipe uses roasted tomatoes, onion, habanero peppers, and pineapple to create a wonderfully sweet and hot condiment perfect for a dip with chips, a meal topper, or mixed into a Mexican dish.


Guacamole dip is a popular Mexican appetizer dip made with creamy mashed avocado flavored with aromatic vegetables and acidic lime juice. It goes well with most proteins, serves as a topping for nachos or tacos, or is scooped up with chips.

Chipotle Salsa Recipe

Make your own Chipotle fresh tomato salsa at home with just 5 simple ingredients! It is vibrant, refreshing, and incredibly addictive to have. This super chunky & flavorful salsa is a great condiment for chips, burritos, tacos, and more!

Mango Habanero Dip

This is the best mango habanero salsa recipe! It is the perfect tangy, sweet, and spicy dip. This fruit salsa is so refreshing and easy to make with tomatoes, fresh cilantro, red onion, fresh mango, lime juice, and habaneros! It’s perfect for wings, topping chicken, fish and other meat dishes, or eaten with chips.

Oil and Herb Bread Dip

This irresistible dip is a huge crowd pleaser and one of the most easy cold dip recipes. This homemade oil dip is like what you get while waiting in an Italian restaurant, only BETTER!

Easy French Onion

A great dip with a creamy texture and rich flavor, it’s an easy appetizer made with caramelized onions, sour cream, and a few other simple ingredients. No more store-bought stuff as this French onion dip comes together in 30 minutes! Eat it with potato chips, it’s the best way.

Drunken Salsa

If you love bold Mexican flavors you’ll love this drunken serrano salsa (salsa borracha). This spicy, boozy salsa is loaded with fresh vegetables and goes well with a wide variety of dishes.

Chunky Guacamole

This quick homemade guacamole is a deliciously easy appetizer to whip up, and is super tasty on top of tacos. Make this fresh guacamole recipe in minutes for a fast and delicious dip for dinner or for a party!

Thick Tzatziki

The most delicious recipe for thick andcreamy Tzatziki sauce is made in just 5 minutes with yogurt, cucumber, sour cream, garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs!

Easy Homemade Salsa

If you’re in need of an Easy Homemade Salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes in just 5 minutes, you are in luck! Once you learn how simple it is to make everyone’s favorite Mexican condiment, you’ll never go back to buying the jarred stuff again.

Dill Pickle dip 

Love those dill pickle wraps?  The ones with the cream cheese and dried beef? Then this dill pickle dip will have you grinning from ear to ear!

Wrapping Up The Best 35 Cold Party Dip Recipes

My mouth is absolutely watering now after putting together this roundup post for you. I mean, how could you NOT want to try at least a dozen of these delicious-looking recipes RIGHT NOW?

I know I do!

Now I gotta ask, was there any specific cold dip recipe you were hoping to find here that I missed?

I’d love to know in the comments below so that I can come back and add it in. And don’t forget, I’ve got a lot more crowd-pleasing party dip recipes for you to check out too:

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