Party Dips

By Food & Wine

"Everybody loves a great party dip, whether it's creamy, meaty, beany or cheesy," says Tina Ujlaki, Food & Wine's Executive Food Editor. Whatever your preference, here are four fabulous party dip recipes.

Slideshow: Party Dips and Spreads

Artichoke-and-Spinach Dip
Artichoke-and-Spinach Dip

Chef Ken Oringer often serves dip at winter tailgates because it travels well and is simple to eat (no plates or forks necessary). When the weather is very cold, he likes to reheat this creamy, slightly spicy dip in a skillet on a portable grill, but it's also delicious at room temperature.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
16 ounces marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Tabasco

DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the artichokes and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Add the white wine and cook until nearly evaporated. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cream cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano and lemon zest and season with Tabasco. Cook, stirring, until the dip is creamy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature with the Spiced Pita Chips.

More Party Dips and Spreads

Whiskey-Cheese Fondue
Whiskey-Cheese Fondue

Matt Lewis's terrific cheddar-Jack cheese fondue includes whiskey, which adds a great kick. View recipe.

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Easy Hummus with Tahini
Easy Hummus with Tahini

Hummus can do more than cling to a carrot stick. Senior Recipe Developer Grace Parisi's sublime version adds nutty flavor to potato salad, eggs and soup. View recipe.

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Blue-Cheese-and-Walnut Dip with Waldorf Crudités
Blue-Cheese-and-Walnut Dip with Waldorf Crudités

With walnuts, mayonnaise, apples and grapes, this recipe is a riff on classic Waldorf salad. View recipe.

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