12 Delicious Dips

Make the ultimate appetizer for game day with these recipes for delicious dips.

Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip
Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip
Spinach is a vitamin powerhouse. Cottage cheese subs for sour cream, making the dip high in protein and low in fat. Scoop it with whole-grain baguette toasts.
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Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip
Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip
Sweet potatoes are naturally silky textured yet low in fat. They're also a great source of betacarotene and fiber. Scoop it with baby bok choy, separated into leaves.
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Black Bean Tomatillo Dip
Black Bean Tomatillo Dip
Puréed beans are, of course, low in fat. Tomatillos add vitamin C and so much flavor, you won't even miss the usual cheese. Scoop it with baked tortilla chips.
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Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip
Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip
Onions contain a compound that may lower cholesterol and protect against certain cancers; Greek yogurt contributes lots of protein and relatively little fat. Scoop it with baked potato chips.
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Gabriel's Guacamole
Gabriel's Guacamole
This is the base recipe from Gabriel's in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is intended only as a jumping-off point: Add more seasonings to your taste. We preferred it with 1/2 teaspoon jalapeño, 4 teaspoons onion, and 4 teaspoons lime juice.
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Caramelized Maui Onion Dip
Caramelized Maui Onion Dip
Make this addictive dip at least an hour ahead of time to let the flavors develop―and serve with enough potato chips to scoop up every last bit.
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Greek Spinach Dip
Greek Spinach Dip
This savory spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.
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Roasted Tomato and Three-Chile Salsa
Roasted Tomato and Three-Chile Salsa
The layers of deep flavor come from roasted vegetables and pan-toasted chiles.
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Creamy Artichoke Dip
Creamy Artichoke Dip
This classic dip is irresistible and so easy to make.
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Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip
Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip
This lightened version of chips and guac will impress your guests.
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Garlicky White Bean Dip
Garlicky White Bean Dip
Serve this alternative to hummus with toasted pita triangles for an instant crowd-pleaser.
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Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread
Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread
Keep most of the ingredients for this splurge-worthy appetizer on hand, then pick up fresh crab and bread, and put it together in no time.
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