Five Dips for Entertaining--Each of these recipes is easy to make and loaded with flavor

Five Dips for Entertaining

When you’re looking for a dip recipe to serve to a group of sports enthusiasts, or hungry teenagers,  you need to look no further than this collection of five dips for entertaining.  Sure, you can always choose to serve chips and salsa.  You can even pretend to make homemade salsa by making my faux homemade salsa recipe.   It’s also easy to mix a pint of sour cream with a package of onion soup mix and serve that to your guests, but these five dips offer so much more.  The guests you’re entertaining will be very impressed with your culinary skills, but all of these dips are actually very simple to prepare.  

Shrimp Dip

Simple and delicious shrimp dip

This recipe for Shrimp Dip is made from only four ingredients, five if you count the sliced green onions on top of it.  We love to serve this dip with corn chips because that paring has a combination of flavors that’s perfect.  Baker’s Man is always happy to see this dip on the menu.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip prepared in the slow cooker

We really love this recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip because it’s so simple to prepare, and because it tastes so good.  Throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and turn it on low.  Give it a stir, and everything is ready to eat.  It can’t get much easier than this.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is just as tasty as your favorite version of this dip from that restaurant.  The big difference is that this recipe doesn’t cost and arm and a leg, and because it’s  made entirely in the slow cooker, you don’t have to break a sweat to get this on the table.

Four Layer Shrimp Dip

Four Layer Shrimp Cocktail

Four Layer Shrimp Dip is actually more of a spread than a dip because the cream cheese base is a little hard to actually dip.  Nevertheless, this is a perfect combination of flavors, and it’s delicious served with buttery crackers like Ritz or Townhouse.

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip is a variation on the spinach artichoke dip above. This version, in addition to using shrimp in place of the spinach is made in the oven instead of in a slow cooker.  We devoured this with crackers and tortilla chips.   This one is Sue Chef’s favorite from this list.5 dipes for entertaining--each of these dips is easy to prepare and loaded with flavor.

What do you think of our five dips for entertaining.  Do you think any of them will make their way onto your next appetizer buffet?  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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22 thoughts on “Five Dips for Entertaining

  1. Being Italian I was not used to eating any kind of dip, now that I am in Canada, my favorite is when my husband makes the spinach artichoke dip. Gret to know you can make it in the slow cooker. I have to tell him 🙂 .

    1. I love making the dip in the oven in the winter except when I’m entertaining a crowd. I love that I can throw everything into the slow cooker and it magically prepares itself.

  2. I would eat every single one of those dips. Yum. I love dips and usually want to try every single one at a party. The big question is where do I start? Perhaps the Shrimp dip, no – wait, the buffalo chicken dip, no – wait . . . you see my dilemma? I guess I’ll have to make all of your lovely dips!

    1. Elaine, I feel you pain. I feel the same way about dips and desserts when I’m at a pot luck. There are too many choices. Regarding my dip recipes, you can definitely make them all, but I would strongly recommend that you not make them all on the same night. You could end up needing bigger pants.

    1. Kate, I know what you mean. I love spinach artichoke dip. On those occasions when Baker’s Man and I used to eat out more often, we tried to eat frugally. The 2/$20 menu was a favorite, and we almost always got spinach artichoke dip as our appetizer. Being able to make it at home has been a game changer.

    1. We really love the shrimp dip, too. I’ve never had a tapas party. I love little finger foods, and so do my friends. Thanks for giving me such a great idea.

    1. Carrie, when I have a group of teens, or a group of men over to my house, I have to always make more dips than I think I will need.

  3. All of these dips are perfect when your looking for a great appetizer or even a quick snack. Shrimp pairs so well in dips.

    1. Sharon, you’re right. Shrimp does pair well with dips. I think we like to use it in dips because it seems “fancy”, and when we were starving college students, we couldn’t afford seafood except for canned shrimp or the small bay, or salad, shrimp. Because they are so small, those are best used in dips, or fried rice.

    1. I’m so glad that your family likes the hot shrimp and artichoke dip. We love all of these recipes, so I’m sure your family will, too.

  4. I’m all about these dips, especially that chicken buffalo dip! Seriously love ’em all, and just might have to try them all very soon!

    1. We love that Buffalo Chicken Dip, especially Baker’s Man. I know you’ll love it, too.

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