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7 Delicious Dip Appetizers For Your New Year’s Eve Party

Friends celebrating the New Year.
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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and you’re for want of an easy appetizer! We found seven easy dip recipes to make for your party that go beyond spinach and artichoke.

If you’re hoping for a quick two-ingredient recipe or something with a little more soul, we’ve got an hors d’oeuvre made for dunking that your guests will love.

Crab Rangoon Dip

Hot Crab Rangoon dip with green onion and fried wonton on the side.
The Cozy Cook

Crab Rangoon’s are one of those takeout dishes that offer so much savory delight. The crab and subtly sweet cream cheese filling combined with the fried wonton crunch make a perfect pair.

Here’s your favorite takeout appetizer made into a dip version. Make this lovely starter up to two days in advance and throw it in the oven before your guests arrive. From combining your dip to frying (or baking) the wonton chips, you’ll learn each step.

Get the Recipe: The Cozy Cook

Mediterranean Feta Dip

Freshly made Mediterranean Feta Dip with a spoon and a few pita chips dipped in.
Peas and Crayons

If you fancy a chilled appetizer, the Mediterranean flavors from this dip provide so many crisp and earthy ingredients. The subtly sour flavors of feta cheese combined with tomato and cucumber offer quality freshness. Once the lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs blend in, you’ll appreciate each bite.

While this recipe is technically appetizer dip, the author also says it tastes great as a salad topper too. Serve this with crostini, pita bread, or pita chips.

Get the Recipe: Peas and Crayons

Slow Cooker Guinness Beer Cheese Dip

A Crock-Pot filled with Guinness Beer cheese dip, with a few beer bottles and tortilla chips scattered along the side.
The Two Bite Club

Velvety cheese, combined with a full-bodied stout and a few other ingredients, create a heavenly appetizer. The bold flavors from Guinness and thick, creamy consistency from the cheese make for one hell of a dip. Yes, your guests will ask you for the recipe.

This cheese dip uses cheddar (both mild and sharp) and cream cheese, only takes five minutes to prep, and your slow cooker does the rest of the work for you. Just grab the tortilla chips, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

Get the Recipe: The Two Bite Club

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

A few crostinis with a hot casserole dish filled with Philly cheese steak dip.
Dinner at the Zoo

We don’t think an explanation is warranted for this fantastic dip. The title says it all- if you’re a fan of tasty Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, then you will appreciate this one.

After cooking finely diced ribeye, peppers, and onion, you’ll mix in cream cheese, sour cream, and provolone. Place this dip right into the oven until a performance of hot bubbles begins to dance in the skillet. Enjoy this dip with freshly sliced baguette.

Get the Recipe: Dinner at the Zoo

Warm Ranch Crack Dip

Crack dip with a fresh piece of broccoli being dunked in.
Wholesome Yum

If you are hoping for something addicting and that can be made within 10 minutes, we found it for you. This one will meet the needs of ranch lovers from all around. The cream cheese and bacon also add so much body to this fan favorite.

However, if some of the ingredients are steering you away, the author from Wholesome Yum offers a few substitutions. Serve this flavorful dip with crackers, tortillas chips, crostini, or go a little healthy with fresh veggies.

Get the Recipe: Wholesome Yum

Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

A block of cream cheese with Tabasco pepper jelly spread on top,
Tabasco

This is honestly the easiest dip you can ever make and in less than one or two minutes. With only two ingredients (cream cheese and pepper jelly), you’ll be surprised by the tremendous flavor this starter has to offer.

Get the Recipe: Tabasco

Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Someone dipping a cracker into cranberry jalapeno dip, with fresh cranberries scattered along the side.
Sparrows and Lily

If you are looking for a unique combination of flavors, how does spicy, tart, and creamy sound? This recipe is easy to put together and provides a marvelous flair, especially with the piquancy and tanginess you receive with each bite.

A little chopping and mixing are all it takes to make this one-of-a-kind appetizer. Try this one with a side of Ritz crackers and enjoy the festive flavors of cranberry once more before the year ends.

Get the Recipe: Sparrows and Lily

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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