Christmas Dips and Spreads Recipes

Bring your best-dressed Christmas dip to the party, with top-rated recipes from home cooks like you.

Staff Picks

Hot Spinach Red Pepper Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 149
A cheesy and creamy hot dip best served in a bread bowl or spread on toasted bread.

Almond Dip

Rating: 5 stars 18
This party dip makes an impressive presentation and has an interesting blend of flavors.
By Jo Ann Hill

Pomegranate Dip

Rating: 5 stars 6
So simple with just two ingredients, but whenever I've brought it to a party, I'm always asked for the recipe, as though there must be a lot to it. Scrumptious! Serve with your favorite crackers!

Lobster Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
Always a big hit. Make in a day in advance and take out when needed. Will go quickly!

Easy Caponata

Rating: 5 stars 5
Caponata is a Sicilian dish with eggplant, zucchini, tomato, and peppers traditionally cooked in oil and vinegar and flavored with sugar, raisins, capers, olives, and pine nuts. It's tangy, sweet, crunchy, and salty all at the same time. Serve at room temperature as a side dish to grilled fish or as a starter on toasted bread. Store leftovers in fridge and reheat gently. It will taste even better the next day!
By Allrecipes Member

Dip For The Stars

Rating: 4.5 stars 401
A delectable layered dip for any special occasion made with feta and cream cheese, pesto, pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Vodka or gin may be substituted for the vermouth. Looks beautiful on the table, tastes heavenly on your tongue!

Cranberry Dip

Rating: 5 stars 266
The color of this dip is very festive and would make a nice addition to any snack or appetizer table at your next holiday party.

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1417
A flavorful spinach dip fills a tasty bread bowl. Perfect for entertaining!
By Allrecipes Member

Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Rating: 5 stars 4521
Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!
By Allrecipes Member
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.5 stars 1404
A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
I've always enjoyed hot spinach artichoke dip, but it always struck me as a little oily. I decided to try a mayo-less version, and then raised the stakes even higher by excluding the sour cream as well. To counter this, a bit more cheese was added, and the results were amazing. A rich, creamy, cheesy, not greasy dip.

Cream Cheese Penguins

Rating: 4.5 stars 879
Just imagine a cute display of penguins, made with black olives, carrots and cream cheese! You can add scarves and hats by using fresh red pepper strips, or canned pimentos cut into different shapes. Use frilly toothpicks if you can.

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Hot Spinach Dip
Rating: Unrated 87
"I served this Christmas Eve and it was a hit. Next time I’ll add more garlic and cheese to make it dreamy!" – bleuruum
Captain's Seafood Crab Dip
Rating: Unrated 9
"Simply the best crab dip ever!" – cherrybaum
Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball
Rating: 4.5 stars 65

I look forward to this simple, traditional cheese ball every year. It has been served during family Christmas Eve parties since before my time. The ingredients are few and inexpensive, and might be made year-round, but I reserve this one special appetizer for the holidays only to maintain its specialness. I love to serve Ritz crackers with the cheese ball to bring out its savory flavor.