Snacks can make or break a party. A few stale chips and mixed nuts aren't going to wow your guests — but set out a top-notch dip and all the accoutrements, and people will really respond. Whether you're hosting a housewarming, game watch, or birthday shindig, you need a dip to get the party started. The only question is, which one? Take our handy quiz to discover the perfect dip pairing for your next get-together, and get ready for the accolades to roll in.
You should make Original Ranch Spinach Dip.
You love a good party and will take pretty much anything as an excuse to invite your friends over. That said, you’re not really big on planning, so complicated recipes that take more than a few minutes are out of the question. Keep the five ingredients for Original Ranch Spinach Dip on hand, so you’re ready to throw this crowd-pleasing snack together at a moment’s notice. Seriously — it’s ready in just five minutes!
You should make Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Everyone from your angsty teenage cousin to your grumpy great-aunt will love this cheesy, slightly spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip, so it’s just the thing for a family get-together. Better still, it takes just 25 minutes to cook, so you won’t be taking up valuable space in the kitchen while your mom preps the rest of the meal.
You should make Crack Chicken Dip.
You know what breaks the ice at a party where you don’t really know anybody? A dip so good, everyone will be talking about it. Enter Crack Chicken Dip, a nearly irresistible combination of bacon, shredded chicken, cheese, and Hidden Valley Ranch. This kind of low-effort, high-reward recipe is just the thing to cement your reputation as a supercool host.
You should make Ranch Beer Cheese Dip.
Let’s be honest: game day is just as much about the food as it is the actual game. When you know you’re going to be chowing down on everything from wings to burgers to nachos, you need a dip that can really hold its own — like Ranch Beer Cheese Dip. It goes perfectly with fresh veggies, pretzel sticks, and — of course — ice-cold beer.
You should make Pepperoni Pizza Dip.
Planning is your middle name: your parties typically include a carefully considered guest list, impeccable decor, and sometimes even party favors. Still, you don’t need to make some crazy complicated recipe — instead, choose a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, like Pepperoni Pizza Dip. You’ll want to coordinate the baking time with your guests’ arrival for maximum impact, but the planning is well worth it. Just think of the cheese pull!