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Party Dips-Simple Addition to Your Party Menu and So Easy to Make

Updated on July 22, 2013
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Salsa & Chips
Salsa & Chips | Source


Having a party? Whatever the occasion, appetizers add tasty variety to the menu.

Put out some salsa in a pretty bowl with taco chips on the side or whip up one of these easy-to-make party dips!

Everyone will love them and they don't take a lot of time to make:

  • Easy Cheese Dip
  • Mexican Cheese Dip
  • Clams Casino Dip
  • Crabmeat Cream Cheese Dip
  • Classic Clam Dip

Use two kinds of shredded cheese.
Use two kinds of shredded cheese. | Source

Easy Cheese Dip

This cheese dip will be so popular that you may have to protect it from before-party predators. Make lots extra or hide it in the back of the frig till it's time!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lb. Colby cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ lb. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • 1 T Worcester sauce
  • 1 ½ T onion powder
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 2 T prepared mustard
  • 1 quart real mayonnaise

Mix well. Refrigerate. Best when chilled for at least 12 hours before using but most people can’t wait!

Optional ingredients: Chopped olives or bacon bits or 4 oz. chopped pimentos or parsley

Mexican Cheese Dip
Mexican Cheese Dip | Source

Mexican Chili Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Hormel chili, without beans
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz. pkg hot pepper cheese or cheddar cheese
  • Sliced black olives (optional)

Spread softened cream cheese in a shallow casserole dish or an 8 inch square baking dish works well. Spread Hormel chili over cream cheese layer. Top with grated cheddar cheese and sliced olives.

Microwave 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Serve with taco chips or sliced vegetables. Easy and delicious! Enjoy!

Clams Casino make a great dip.
Clams Casino make a great dip. | Source

Clams Casino Dip

Clams casino lovers will especially enjoy this great appetizer. It's all that clams casino is, minus the shell! Doubling the recipe is recommended. It will go fast!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup minced onion, fresh
  • 35 crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 pound crushed real bacon
  • 3 cans chopped clams (save juice from 2 cans, drain the 3rd can)
  • Dash garlic salt

Mix including juice from 2 cans of clams, NOT 3, BAKE 350° oven for 30-45 minutes. Serve hot, with crackers.

Crabmeat, Creamcheese & Chili Sauce Dip
Crabmeat, Creamcheese & Chili Sauce Dip | Source

Easy Crab Meat & Cream Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 8 oz. bars cream cheese
  • Small can crab meat or the equivalent in imitation crab meat
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 jar chili sauce

Soften the cream cheese; stir in crab meat and sprinkle with garlic powder to taste. Blend and form into a ball. Make a large dent in top of ball and pour in the cocktail sauce. Serve with crackers for dipping.

Classic Clam Dip
Classic Clam Dip | Source

Classic Clam Dip


Ingredients:

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz. can chopped or minced clams (reserve the juice)
  • 1/4 cup clam juice
  • Pepper

Combine ingredients and serve immediately with crackers or refrigerate for later use.


About the Author...

Sinea Pies is a freelance writer who writes frequently on HubPages, GVParent Magazine and her own website: Ducks 'n a Row.

Dessert Recipes

While you're planning your party, you may want to add some sweets to the menu. Here are some great dessert recipes:

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Peanut Blossom Cookies


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    R9139 5 years ago

    Great selection of recipes, I was looking for some cheese dip recipes a week ago for films over the weekend, ended up just buying a jar wish I had seen this then. Will be trying the Mexican one!

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    alipuckett 5 years ago

    Great collection! I never thought about using regular potato chips with guacamole, but wow! That looks delicious! Also, the cheese dip sounds like it has a bit of a kick to it. Mmmm. Thanks!

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    MissDoolittle 5 years ago from Sussex, UK

    I like the first couple, and as I have guests this weekend have bookmarked the page so I can make them, probably on Friday. I'm sure they will love them.

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    R9139, if you're making the Mexican Cheese Dip for more than just you, make more than one recipe. I served it one time to my family and friends (12 of us) and, since the table was filled to the max with lots of great snack foods, I thought 2 recipes were enough. No. I needed FOUR. They really liked it!

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks Alipuckett. I think guacamole can be a bit like ketchup to some people...you can eat it on anything! LOL

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks MissDoolittle. Hope your friends like it!

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    wj-writingjockey 5 years ago from Earth

    Cheese dip is great!.

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    JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Yummy Yummy for my tummy! I like all these recipes! I have tried almost all of them at one time prepared by someone else. Now I know how to make them myself! Thanks for sharing and voted up!

    JSMatthew~

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    The recipes looked delicious. Thank's for sharing...

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    I'm telling you, wj-writingjockey, this cheese dip is so good you'll want to just stand there and eat it with a spoon! LOL

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    J.S.Matthew, so glad you like them. They are what I consider to be "classics". Thanks for the vote UP! :)

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks always exploring!

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    Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

    Easy recipes and great at parties. I like the sound of the Mexican dip.

    Thanks for SHARING.

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    You are welcome Brett. That Mexican dip is awesome and so easy to make.

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    Sturgeonl 5 years ago

    I will be keeping this hub on reference. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    You're welcome Sturgeonl.

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    Brenda Durham 5 years ago

    Sinea Pies, Cool. Thanks for the hub!

    Bookmarked and rated UP.

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    Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

    Great share but where was this on Super bowl Sunday? LOL

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    Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

    These look really good! I've always used lime juice in my Guacamole, now I can't wait to try it with the lemon. ;)

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks Brenda for the vote up!

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Hmmm, Frank Atanacio, it was on HubPages! LOL! Thanks for stopping by...you can make them for the Oscars.:)

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks Roxanne459! Guacamole with either tastes great!

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    Mary 5 years ago from Washington

    I need to throw a party! I am not sure which one to make first. Thank you for the recipes.

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    Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

    You are so welcome, Mary Stuart. Enjoy!

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    HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

    Great hub - I love it when the dips are easy to make. I really want to try that Mexican Chili Cheese Dip!

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thanks HawaiiHeart. That dip tastes great and it goes fast.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Wow, all of them looks so dilicious! My favorite one is the crab dip, but I think I will try all of them! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    Great time to find these with Super Bowl coming up. They do look easy, which makes them no. 1 in my book. I'll be trying at least one or two of these.

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Thank you so much, LaThing and Cyndi10, for your nice comments. Yes, these will go great at any SuperBowl party! :)

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    ElleBee 4 years ago

    These look great! The mexican chili dip is a definite favorite in my family (we loveeeeeeeee how easy it is to make!) and I think the others will have to get added to our lineup at some point.

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    I agree, that Mexican Chili Dip is the best! :)

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    Claudette Coleman Carter 4 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

    Your recipe suggestions for dips sound interesting. I have tasted the crab meat & cream cheese dip recipe and it was as delicious as it sounds. Good job and keep the suggestions coming.

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    thank you Angelladywriter!

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    daisyjae 4 years ago from Canada

    I could always use more dip recipes - the clam one sounds amazing! I will try this weekend.

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    Daisyjae, the clam dip is amazing. As a child, my mom would have to tell me to leave some for everyone else. I'd just hover around the bowl and eat and eat. It is delicious.

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    Linda Lum 4 years ago from Washington State, USA

    The chili cheese dip sounds soooo good. You might make me break my diet.

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    Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

    The chili dip tastes great and is really, really easy to make. :) thanks for stopping by.

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