Whether you’re the host or attending as a guest, we have put together a roundup of the best dip recipes for your next potluck. If you will be the host, having a dip recipe food theme can make things a lot easier and interesting at the same time. Bookmark this page, save the pin, and grab your favorite recipe journal because these are a must-try!
What is a potluck and why have one?
You’re probably already familiar with what a potluck is, but for good measure, let’s revisit its original meaning. Potlucks are communal gatherings where each guest contributes a homemade dish to share with others. These types of parties are perfect ways to add uniqueness and make catering much easier.
While there are many things to bring to (or prive at) a potluck, in this post we’re going to tackle some of the best dips that are easy to make and yummy to the belly.
10 Best Dip Recipes for Your Next Potluck
Each of these recipes take few ingredients, can easily be increased to accommodate a big crowd, and are substitute-friendly in the event there are any food allergies. If you know you’ll be making dips often, it’s a good idea to keep some of these ingredient essentials on hand:
- Sour cream
- Cream cheese
- Block (or Shredded) Cheese
And don’t forget to pair your dip with the best crackers, pretzels, chips, or breads. We’ll give you a heads up on which is the best option with each dip recipe mentioned below.
Dips with Meat
Buffalo Chicken Dip
From game day to a family reunion, this dip is ready in just thirty minutes. Easy peasy, right? All you need are just a few ingredients to whip this dip up and become the talk of the next potluck. Chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese come together and are combined with a few other kitchen staples for an amazing dish.
Pairs well with: skillet bread, toasted baguette slices, and/or tortilla chips.
Headed to or hosting a potluck with a nautical theme? This shrimp dip is a must-bring. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and can easily be doubled or tripled to make a big batch. Even if there isn’t a theme, shrimp dip is a good dish to add a little twist to the potluck lineup.
Pairs well with: toasted bread slices (or pieces) and round crackers.
If you’re a big fan of the reuben sandwich, then you’ll love it in party-size dip form. The best part is you’re not making anything from scratch. Instead, it’s simply combining ingredients that can all be conveniently found at the grocery store. Things like corned beef, cream cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. You’ll have an amazing dip in less than an hour from start to finish.
Pairs well with: toasted rye bread pieces and/or tortillas.
Beef Queso Dip
Skip the store bought and go for making your own beef queso dip from scratch. Not to mention, it only takes 15 minutes! Grab a few packs of hamburger meat, your favorite seasonings, cubed cheeses, and salsa ingredients to make this super easy dip. Get the full recipe here.
Pairs well with: tortilla chips.
The next three recipe suggestions are all cooked the same way. Start by roasting the vegetables until soft and fragrant. This will vary depending on your oven type. Once your veggies have reached the appropriate consistency, let them cool completely before turning them into a dip.
Using a blender or food processor, start with about 2 cups of veggies at a time and 1 cup of full-fat plain Greek-style yogurt, ¼ cup of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of tahini, blending it all together. To get a dippable consistency, begin adding about 2 tablespoons of water at a time until you reach your desired feel.
Once it’s all blended together, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Give it a taste and adjust the flavor as you see fit. The following veggie combinations we recommend are:
- Cauliflower and onion
- Roasted beet and garlic
- Butternut squash and leeks
Pairs well with: baguette bread, torn pieces of Italian bread, toasted bread.
Easy Artichoke Dip
Another 20-minute dip and potluck favorite coming up! To make the easiest artichoke dip ever, all you need are 2 cans of water-packed artichokes, 2 cups of parmesan cheese, 1 cup of mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste.
Drain and chop the artichokes, mix all the ingredients together, and bake for 20 minutes. That’s it!
Pairs well with: crackers, endive leaves, toasted slices of baguette.
Pimento Cheese Dip
This is another time when you’ll want to skip the store bought pimento cheese and have a go at making this 15-minute dip. You’ll most likely have all the ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry. Learn how to make this yummy dip here.
Pairs well with: Ritz crackers.
Chunky Blue Cheese Dip
Six ingredients is all you need to make this dip and it’s a pure cheese delight. The base ingredients are cream cheese and sour cream mixed with a few seasonings. Then, you’ll lightly fold in the blue cheese so it keeps a “chunked” look and consistency. You can add pecans as a garnish for an extra touch.
Pairs well with: apple and pear slices, crackers, French bread pieces.
As you get ready for your next potluck, keep these yummy dip recipes in mind. They are perfect for any season and can easily accommodate a group of any number! Share your favorite dip recipes in the comments below!