Hot Dip Recipes to Make Your Next Party a Hit

What is everyone’s favorite part of a party spread? Why it’s hot dip recipes of course. Cheesy, melty, irresistible goodness. But there are so many different types of hot dip recipes you can enjoy not only at parties but every day! So let’s hop into 37 tantalizing hot dip recipes that you are sure to love.

Hot Dip Recipes vs. Cold Dips

There are endless types of dip recipes that you can enjoy as a snack or as a party appetizer. But one of the easiest ways to split up what type of dip you want to create is to decide whether you want a hot dip or a cold dip.

Depending on what the event is that you are bringing a dip to and where that event is can really be the determining factor to whether or not you’d like to make a hot or cold dip.

Here are some things to consider when choosing whether you’d like a hot or cold dip recipe.

  • Will the dip be kept outside on a hot day? (This may or may not be OK depending on what ingredients are in it, like dairy.)
  • Will there be electricity nearby to keep the dip warm if you plan on serving it in a mini crockpot or something similar?
  • How long will any dip serving dish or appliance you have to serve it in keep the dip warm if there is no electricity?
  • Or how will you keep the dip cold? (If a party is outdoors in the sun, a milk-based cold dip recipe might not be a great choice.)
  • What time of year is it… how hot or cold?
  • Will the event be indoors or outdoors?

Now, if you are simply looking for a great dip recipe to serve your family while watching a football game or having a game night these questions don’t really apply. But if you are bringing the dip to any type of get-together (or hosting one yourself) these are really important factors to consider!

But don’t worry, even if you decide that a cold dip will better suit your event I have a great post with a ton of those recipes as well.

Check out my dip recipe roundups that compliment this hot dip recipes post too.

  1. The Best Cold Dip Recipes That Taste Irresistible
  2. Healthier Dip Recipes for Guilt-Free Indulging (or special diets)
  3. Dessert and Fruit Dips to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth


37 Hot Dip Recipes to Enjoy Today

hot dip recipes for parties

I know 37 is a lot of choices for hot dips. So I’m breaking this big group of recipes up into different categories to help you find the perfect dip for your occasion.

Below you’ll first find cheesy and creamy dip recipes, followed by spinach dip recipes, hot seafood dip recipes, and lastly slow cooker/instant pot dip recipes.

But really, you can make MOST hot dip recipes in a slow cooker if you need to or at least use it to keep them warm and melty at an event.


Creamy and Cheesy Hot Dip Recipes

Kale Dip with Cream Cheese and Parm

easy hot kale dip recipe

This healthy kale dip recipe made with smoky onion and creamy cheese is packed full of flavor. It’s a lightened-up sharing dip, perfect for potlucks, BBQs and get-togethers, and holiday parties! It’s a great side dish alongside a bigger spread, just about any time of the year!


Creamy Chili Cheese Dip

hot dip recipe chili cheese dip

This creamy chili recipe is so good you better make twice as much as you think you’ll need. You can make it with chili from scratch which takes about 50 minutes, or use canned chili if you’d like and the dip will be ready in only 20 minutes. Either way, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Tequila Queso Fundito

hot dip recipe queso fundito

Queso fundido translates to molten or melted cheese and is one of the best appetizers you can order or make! Queso fundido is similar to fondue and is often served with chorizo. Plus how can you not be intrigued by a dip that includes Tequila?


Mexican White Cheese Dip (Queso Blanco)

hot dip recipe queso blanco

Queso blanco is amazing! It’s creamy, a bit spicy, and addictive to scoop up with tortilla chips! It’s great to order when you go to your local Mexican market or restaurant, but now you can make it at home too!


Philly Cheesesteak Dip

hot creamy philly cheesesteak dip recipe

This philly cheesesteak dip is indulgent to say the least. It uses filet mignon tips and is low carb and ok to enjoy on a Keto Diet. Those following a low carb diet will want to dip veggies into this cheesy dip while those with no carbohydrate restrictions can enjoy it with toasted bread, crackers, or anything else.


Creamy White Queso

hot creamy white cheese dip

This Easy Green Chile Queso dip is a Tex-Mex classic that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor, thanks to the combination of creamy White American cheese, spicy green chiles, and a splash of half and half.


Velveeta Cheese with Sausage

hot velveta dip with sausage

This Velveeta Cheese Dip is so rich, creamy, and easy to make! The ultimate party appetizer, all you need is 20 minutes and simple ingredients including ground breakfast sausage, Velveeta cheese, butter, and your favorite Ro-Tel canned tomatoes.



Swiss and Bacon Dip Recipe

rachel ray hot dip recipe

Rachael Ray’s Swiss and Bacon Dip is a popular staple and this is the original recipe with a little spin on it and added horseradish (totally optional, though!) This dip is served warm and is perfect for a Superbowl party or just a small gathering with friends! I promise you’ll be asked for the recipe for this one!


Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

cheese sausage hot dip recipe

This cream cheese sausage dip is an easy appetizer made with 8 ingredients, in one skillet in 20 minutes. You can easily adjust the spice to make it mild or hot! Serve it with chips, crackers, or veggies for a delicious, low-carb, warm appetizer that will be the hit of any party.

Jalepeno Dip

jalepeno hot dip

This Jalapeno dip is rich, creamy, spicy, cheesy, and easy. It is going to be one of your go-to vegetarian party appetizers for any upcoming occasions.


Artichoke Parm Dip

artichoke parmesan hot dip recipe

This artichoke parmesan dip is rich, creamy, and a total crowd pleaser. This is perfect to bring to every single fall and winter holiday occasion. Trust me! And give it a try.


Beer Beef and Queso Dip

beef queso hot dip recipe

This is similar to the Velveeta and Rotal dip but kicked up quite a few notches. You can bet that beer beef and queso dip will be a hit for any game day or anytime the guys are coming over.


Creamy Cheeseburger and Bacon Dip Recipe

cheesy hamburger hot dip recipe

Cheeseburger Dip is the best appetizer to bring to a party or serve for game day! It’s an irresistible blend of ground beef, bacon, and cheeses that everyone loves.


Solf Pretzel Cheese Dip

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheesy Dip

Soft pretzel bites and cheesy dip are super delicious, and this recipe is easy to make right at home. Here you’ll get an easy and very filling appetizer for your next event, or a new after school snack for busy weekdays.


Hot Cheesy Bacon Bean Dip

Hot Cheesy Bacon Bean Dip

I absolutely love this spicy bacon cheddar bean dip appetizer. This simple, yet delicious bean dip is perfect for parties, or a snack at home.


Chorizo Chipotle Queso Dip


Whether you’re looking for a quick spicy lunch or hoping to heat up the snack table for a game night or a party, this Chorizo Chipotle Queso is the perfect addition to provide the perfect kick of flavor. With a great balance of cheese, protein, and vegetables, you’re nailing several food groups before even deciding what to dip into this literally awesome sauce.


Easy Reuben Dip

easy reuben hot dip recipe

This Reuben dip is so easy because it only has 4 ingredients but man does it feel indulgent! There is absolutely nothing in it that would not be in a traditional deli Rueben sandwich. Use leftover corned beef or use deli corned beef, whichever you have access to.


Pizza Dip

pizza hot dip recipe

This photo made my jaw drop… this dip is like all the ooey gooey goodness of pizza without the carbs of the crust… or at least controllable levels depending on what you dip in it. I kinda just wanna eat it with a spoon, to be honest This easy, hot, and cheesy Pizza Dip recipe is layered with cream cheese, three different types of cheese, Italian sausage, mini pepperoni, pizza sauce, and sprinkled with Italian seasoning.


Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

keto and gluten free healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe

This Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer to serve up to a crowd and makes the perfect game day snack! Baked in the oven, this high protein low carb dip recipe is made without cream cheese or ranch and instead uses Greek yogurt and cottage cheese for a lighter option with tons more protein than the classic version. Made in 30 minutes and is gluten free and keto.


Hot Caprese Dip

hot caprese dip recipe

This Italian classic has a farm fresh taste that can be whipped up in only 10 minutes and makes a perfect appetizer. This Caprese Dip is great on toasted bread up also great on veggies or even as a sandwich spread.


Hot Spinach Dip Recipes

Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip

hot roasted garlic spinach dip recipe

Creamy, warm, cheesy, and garlicky, this Roasted Garlic Spinach-Artichoke Dip is so good that you’re going to need to keep a close eye on the dip bowl. You might want to make a double batch of this one!


Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

slow cooker spinach dip

This spinach artichoke dip recipe is a little different than the one above, already set to be made in a slow cooker, and happens to be low carb and Keto as well. Keto friends just need to dip in low carb veggies, parmesan chips, or pork rinds while others can use sourdough bread or toast.


Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

hot cheesy spinach dip

This hot spinach dip is a blend of cooked spinach, three types of cheese, and seasonings, all baked together to melted cheesy perfection. An easy make-ahead party snack that’s sure to keep guests coming back for more.


Hot Seafood Dip Recipes

Cheesy Hot Crab Dip

cheesy hot crab dip

This hot crab dip recipe is so irresistible. Chunks of fresh crab meat mixed in melted cream cheese, cheddar, and pepper jack with some fresh lemon and chives. Serve hot or cold with a variety of dippers.


Garlic Parm Shrimp

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Roasted Garlic Dip

Hot seafood dip recipes just scream holidays to me. You’re going to love the ease of this Garlic Shrimp Dip! It’s perfect for game day, a Christmas party, or it makes a tasty appetizer, too! I promise that it has the best flavor that will have you craving more the next day.


Baked Crab Dip

hot crab dip recipe

This baked crab dip is the best made with fresh or even frozen crab, it just isn’t the same when made with canned crab. If you happen to be unable to get fresh crab for this recipe it’s pretty great swapped with fresh shrimp instead too.


Cajun Crab Dip

cajun crab dip

This hot Cajun crab dip is rich, creamy, and super cheesy. This southern favorite is deeply delicious has a Cajun kick. Quick and easy to make, it’s an ideal appetizer for parties.


Hot Crab Dip

hot crab dip recipe

This easy hot crab dip recipe is creamy, cheesy, and loaded with crab meat! Baked warm crab dip makes the perfect irresistible party appetizer.


Cheesy Shrimp Dip

cheesy crab dip recipe

Cheesy Shrimp Dip makes a delicious hot appetizer that your guests will literally devour in seconds! This cream cheese shrimp dip combines three different types of cheese  cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese — with a sautéed shrimp scampi.


Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Dip Recipes

Instant Pot Buffalo Cauliflower

instant pot cauliflower buffalo chicken dip

There are so many levels of awesome to this recipe that I don’t know where to start. First off, this Cauliflower Buffalo Chicken Dip is made in a slow cooker, which I can verify as a busy mom of two, is a huge win! Then it is also pretty healthy, low carb, and tastes like it not. You’ve gotta give this one a try.


Slow Cooker Corn Dip

slow cooker corn dip

All the ingredients matter when it comes to making a quick and easy dip. This particular crock pot corn dip has frozen corn, three types of cheese, and a variety of spices and seasonings to create the perfect flavor.


Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

slow cooker spinach dip

This spinach artichoke dip is a classic game day or party appetizer. It’s warm, cheesy, and full of flavor from the veggies. With this easy crock pot recipe, you can skip the oven! This recipe is almost completely foolproof, plus it’s low carb and Keto friendly.


Instant Pot Healthy Buffalo Chicken

slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

There is nothing like a good dip and creamy buffalo sauce with chicken is a super popular combination. So here’s another twist on that well-loved combo with a healthy buffalo chicken dip that’s keto, whole30, and paleo.


Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

crockpot spinach artichoke dip

Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip is rich, creamy, cheesy and incredibly easy to make. Made with fresh spinach, your friends and family will love this delicious dip. The best part, aside from the amazing taste, is that you simply put the ingredients into your crockpot, give them a stir, and your job is done! Mom win!


Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip

crockpot chili cheese dip recipe

This Crock Pot Chili Cheese dip uses only 4 ingredients but is full of meaty, cheesy deliciousness. The perfect dump and go slow cooker dip for all of your fall festivities from holidays to game days!


Crockpot Jalepeno Popper Dip

instant pot jalapeno popper dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip is oh-so-creamy and cheesy with a subtle kick of heat! Just like fried and bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, this crowd-pleasing dip is made with a variety of cheeses, crispy crumbled bacon, and, of course, spicy jalapeños!


Slow Cooker Rotel Dip

rotel dip instant pot

This iconic Rotel Dip recipe is loaded with creamy Velveeta cheese, hearty ground beef and a can of Rotel tomatoes! It’s a very popular queso recipe and is really easy and tasty too. Short on time? This recipe is perfect for you.


That’s it For Hot Dip Recipes Today

I hope you found at least a handful of tasty dips that will be perfect for your upcoming occasion… or for tonight. No judgement, these are perfect to enjoy anytime!

If you didn’t find quite the right dip or are looking for more types of dips don’t forget to check out these:

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