Cheese Dip Recipes That Are Too Decadent To Resist

Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

A cheese dip recipe is like a great friend. Reliable, doesn't disappoint, always fun to be around. Hosting a tailgate? Make a cheese dip. Going to a church potluck? Make a cheese dip. Dinner party? Holiday party? You know the answer…pull out your favorite cheese dip recipe and it's a pretty solid bet you're taking home a scraped-clean dish at the end of the evening. And, who can blame you? Cheese dip, in its many forms, always manages to please. In our collection of best cheese dip recipes, you'll find impossibly gooey cream cheese dip recipes, a classic diner nacho cheese dip recipe, and, of course, a Rotel cheese dip recipe. Whichever dip you pick, just know you can't go wrong. And okay, we'll say it: Not to be cheesy…but these dips are very Gouda.

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Austin Diner-Style Queso

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Austin Diner-Style Queso

Many of us are guilty of filling up on hot, salty tortilla chips and creamy queso before our actual lunch or dinner even hits the table. Make a batch of this diner-style dip and you might have the same problems on your hands at home.

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Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip

Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip

Classic cheese dip meets spicy pecans. Dip disappears as soon as it's on the table. Sounds about right to us.

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Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip

Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip Recipe
Coastal Living

Recipe: Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip

Guess whoever named this one was so excited it needed two peppers in the title. But really—this dip hits the spot. Hot from the oven, slathered in pepper jelly and bacon, we bet you won't be able to resist.

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Basic Pimiento Cheese

Basic Pimiento Cheese
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Basic Pimiento Cheese

Is it a dip? Is it a spread? Either way, it counts as a cheese dip over here.

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Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Who doesn't love a good, warm, multi-layer dip? This one is brimming with diced tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeños in addition to the hearty black-eyed peas. It's basically everything you love about Texas caviar.

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Collard Dip

Collard Dip Recipe
Southern Living

Recipe: Collard Dip

Swap the spinach for the collards and you have this cheesy, warm, and creamy dip. Wait for us and we'll bring the chips.

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Rotel Sausage Dip

Rotel Dip
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Rotel Sausage Dip

This one is easy and only six ingredients. Have it on hand for the next tailgate, potluck, or family get-together.

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Baked BLT Dip

Baked BLT Dip
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Baked BLT Dip

If you love the sandwich, then you'll love this dip. A whole pound of bacon is involved. A whole pound.

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Corn and Jalapeño Dip

Corn and Jalapeno Dip
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Corn and Jalapeño Dip

This one's all done in the slow cooker, leaving you time to prepare other things. And, it tastes like you spent all afternoon making it.

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Tomato and Feta Dip

Tomato Feta Dip
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Tomato and Feta Dip

This dip is an ideal make-ahead dish and keeps in the fridge for up to four weeks.

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Hot-Sauce-and-Honey-Chicken Dip

Hot-Sauce-and-Honey Chicken Dip
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Hot-Sauce-and-Honey-Chicken Dip

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is your quick ticket to this fantastic dip, which is loaded with plenty of cheese, a hefty dose of Sriracha, and thrown into the slow cooker.

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Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews

Creamy Crab Dip Peppadews
Southern Living

Recipe: Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews

This cream cheese dip packs in the richness and flavor with sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, and mustard, all of which create a luscious base for fresh, juicy crab meat. You may not want to share this one.

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Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Chiles

Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Chiles
Wynn Myers; Prop Styling: Lauren Smith Ford

Recipe: Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Chiles

This three cheese dip is topped with mushrooms, toasted garlic, and green chiles. Just make sure to use Anaheim chiles.

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Smoky Field Pea-and-Greens Dip

Smoky Field Pea-and-Greens Dip
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Smoky Field Pea-and-Greens Dip

This cream cheese dip is loaded with bacon, spinach (or the green of your choice), and lots of field peas.

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Creamy Feta-and-Herb Dip

Creamy Feta-and-Herb Dip
Antonis Achilleos; Prop styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Creamy Feta-and-Herb Dip

Tangy, creamy, and rich, this cheese dip packs in the fresh herbs with the likes of dill, thyme, and parsley, all brightened with a squeeze of lemon.

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