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!
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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!
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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.
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:
crackers or gluten-free crackers
pretzels or pretzel sticks
fresh pita bread or pita 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:
This Mexican Spinach Dip is cheesy, spicy, and full of veggies. This easy recipe would be perfect to share for your Imbolc coven gathering, bringing in the fertility energy of dairy and the fiery, purifying energy of chillies.
This Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon is the perfect appetizer dip for parties, potlucks and game days. This delicious dip is easy to make, loaded with cheesy goodness, and spicy (but not overwhelmingly spicy)!
This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious 5-ingredient dip that is perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or your favorite team at the Super Bowl, this tangy and cheesy dip will be a huge hit!
Garlic Herb Dip starts with a cream cheese base then is filled with fresh herbs. Pair this super easy dip recipe with crackers, chips, or veggies to make the perfect quick snack for your next party or game day.
This creamy vegetarian Buffalo Onion Dip is a winner for your next party, tailgate, holiday and potluck. The combination of caramelized onions, cream cheese and buffalo sauce will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is everyone’s favorite game day or party appetizer! Made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, this easy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip is then baked until golden, bubbly, and perfect for dipping.
This Cream Cheese Dip recipe is so quick and easy to make (like ... about 3 minutes flat). It disappears almost as fast, and everybody asks for the recipe! Includes tips to switch it up and serve as a fancy, finger-food appetizer, too.
Green Onion Dip is deliciously fresh and creamy, made with both cream cheese and sour cream with green onions, lemon juice and parsley. It’s an amazing dip that goes with just about anything, but we love it with our favorite chips, crackers, and raw vegetables.
This Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Dip is full of festive flavor for the holiday season. Whip it up in minutes, just using one mixing bowl and pour the spread over softened cream cheese. It's a delicious dip when you're short on time.
This fluffy, easy no bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dip is a strawberry cream cheese dip made with homemade whipped cream instead of Cool whip and makes a great snack for fruit, graham crackers, pretzels and more.
This super easy Cherry Cheesecake Dip makes for a perfect appetizer. Serve them with graham crackers, Nilla wafers, or even pretzels. No baking is involved and you can make this delicious dip in just a few minutes time.