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50 Delectable Cream Cheese Dips

Looking for dip recipes that will make your taste buds sing? Look no further than cream cheese dips! Cream cheese adds an indulgent, creamy texture and can be used in so many different ways. From savory to sweet, there’s a cream cheese dip recipe for everyone.

Cream cheese dip recipes are some of the most beloved appetizers around, with their creamy texture, mild flavor and range of variations.

Perfect for tailgates, game nights and more, these easy cream cheese dips can be whipped up quickly, so there’s no excuse not to have a go-to recipe that will tantalize everyone’s taste buds.

In this blog post we’ll help simplify cooking by giving you an array of delicious cream cheese dip ideas that take minimal effort but guarantee big results!

cream cheese dip in bowl with pita triangles

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These cream cheese dips are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, there’s something here for everyone.

Since they all start with just a few simple ingredients (like cream cheese), they come together quickly so you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen prepping snacks for your guests. So go ahead—give one of these recipes a try today!

Using cream cheese in dip recipes

Whether you’re creating a hot or cold cream cheese dip, you have to let the cream cheese soften before combining it with other ingredients. I prefer to leave it out on the countertop for about 20 minutes.

If you are in a hurry, you can use the microwave or warm water to speed up the process.

crab dip in wooden bowl with square crackers

What to dip in savory cream cheese dips?

Savory dips tend to be flavored with herbs and spices. Sometimes they’re quite hot and spicy! Some have meats like chicken, tuna or other seafood. Savory cream cheese dips are the perfect match for all of these dippers:

  • celery sticks
  • carrot sticks
  • snap peas
  • crackers or gluten-free crackers
  • pretzels or pretzel sticks
  • tortilla chips
  • potato chips
  • fresh pita bread or pita chips
  • bagel chips

What to dip in sweet cream cheese dips?

Sweet dips are a little different! Sweet dips made with cream cheese taste a lot like cheesecake, so you may not want the dippers to also be sugary (though my kids would disagree!). I like a combo of salty and sweet, so I enjoy dipping pretzels or pretzel thins in a sweet cream cheese dip. Other options are:

  • graham crackers or sticks
  • gluten-free graham crackers
  • animal crackers
  • vanilla wafers
  • shortbread cookies
  • ginger snaps
  • apple slices
  • strawberries
bowl of tortilla chips with bowl of cream cheese dip

More easy appetizer recipes

Keep party prep simple with these 3 Ingredient Appetizer Recipes. You can get a lot of flavor with just three ingredients!

Almost all of our fabulous pinwheel appetizer recipes use cream cheese. Those are always a favorite with family and friends.

If you’re not a fan of cream cheese, we have a whole list of Dairy Free Dips as well.

50+ dip recipes using cream cheese

Here are some delicious dips made with cream cheese that are sure to please any crowd.

Cream Cheese Dip Recipes

Cream cheese is the perfect base for dips. It's creamy and mild enough to let the flavors of other ingredients shine through. Choose from both savory dip and sweet dips with this big recipe list.

Savory Cream Cheese Dips

Savory dips can include cheese, herbs and spices, and even hot peppers.

Sweet Cream Cheese Dips

Cream cheese dips can be sweet as well. Try these dessert dips for your next party or potluck.

vanilla cream cheese dip with fresh strawberries in white bowl