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Dip and Spread Recipes

This collection includes recipes for hot and cold dips and spreads, including some sweet offererings for dessert dips and spreads.
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Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip Recipe
The mellow, nutty flavor of roasted garlic is an added bonus to the ever popular spinach dip.

Anchovy Dip Recipe
Anchovy Dip Recipe. Anchovies give flavor without a heavy fishy taste in this dip.

Anchovy Spread Recipe
Anchovy Spread Recipe. The mild flavor of the anchovies blends beautifully with Bel Paese cheese and capers. Spread it on warm toast rounds.

Apple Butter Recipe
Apple butter contains no butter, much like buttermilk. It is a spiced spread used like butter, but made from apples.

Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread Recipe
Cream cheese, sour cream, scallions, garlic, thyme, and nuts blend with marinated artichoke hearts for a killer spread. The nuts give a nice crunch but are easily omitted for those with allergies.

Avocado Yoghurt Dip Recipe
Avocado Yoghurt Dip Recipe. Not your average guacamole, this dip includes shallots, bell peppers, green onions, and fresh herbs. Serve with tortilla chips.

Bagna Cauda Recipe
An Italian favorite, bagna cauda is a warm dip of anchovies, garlic, and olive oil served with fresh vegetables as an appetizer.

Baked Clam Dip Recipe
Baked Clam Dip Recipe. Tasty clam dip is baked and served in an edible crusty bread-bowl for an elegant appetizer.

Baloney Sandwich Spread Recipe
Baloney (bologna) and cheese sandwiches never tasted so good as with this spread. It may also be used as an appetizer topper or dip.

Black Walnut Pesto Recipe
Walnuts, pine nuts, garlic, and herbs make a delicious pesto sauce that may be used on pasta or as a dip. This pesto may be stored up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Black Walnut Spread Recipe
Walnuts and tofu are jazzed up with herbs and spices for an unusual spread or dip. Great served on crackers or bread. This spread will keep for a week in the refrigerator, so feel free to make it in advance.

Blue Cheese Pecan Spread Recipe
Blue Cheese Pecan Spread Recipe. Fast and easy to prepare in the food processor, blue cheese marries beautifully with garlic and onions. The spread gets just a hint of sweetness and crunch from the toasted pecans.

Bread Bowls for Dips and Spreads
Round loaves of crusty bread make great serving dishes and they are edible. Learn how to make bread bowls for serving soups, stews, chowders, dips, and spreads.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
If you love Buffalo wings, you will love this dip. All the flavors from one of America's favorite appetizers come together in a no-muss hot dip.

Caviar Spread Recipe
Caviar Spread Recipe. Get more bang for your buck by stretching out expensive caviar in this rich dip made with cottage cheese, sour cream, scallions, and hard-boiled eggs.

Ceviche Recipe
You simply must try this dish to experience the various textures and wonderful flavors. Marinated fish and shrimp make a fabulous topper for crisp greens as a salad or use as a dip with tortilla chips. The acid in the citrus juice actually "cooks" the fish so no heat is necessary. Plan ahead to marinate a total of 10 hours.

Chicken Liver and Apple Spread Recipe
Chicken Liver and Apple Spread Recipe. Apples and Calvados liquor give this chopped liver spread a dose of sophistication.

Chicken Salad Spread Recipe
Whip up a quick spread for appetizers or sandwiches using canned chicken, cream cheese, and ranch dressing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe
What could be more yummy than a chocolate peanut butter spread? Use it as a dip or spread for cookies or a filling for cakes or in a plain white bread sandwiche like Nutella. It's also yummy on waffles and pancakes.

Chunky Guacamole Recipe Guacamole Picado Recipe
Chunky Guacamole (Guacamole Picado) Recipe. Guacamole is a popular Mexican dip, usually served with tortilla chips. It is also served as a condiment with fajitas and other Mexican dishes.

Cob Loaf Recipe - Spinach Dip Recipe
Americans know this as a spinach dip in a bread bowl. In New Zealand and Australia, it is known as a cob loaf, a deliciously cheesy spinach dip perfect for a party appetizer.

Colorful Shrimp Spread Recipe
Delicious and colorful appetizer spread is layered with cream cheese, shrimp, mozzarella cheese, and sweet peppers. Served with your favorite cocktail crackers, this is great for parties.

Creamy Caviar Spread Recipe
Creamy Caviar Spread Recipe. This is an excellent way to stretch expensive caviar. The delicate eggs are mixed into a creamy dip served with toast points and raw vegetables for dipping.

Fluffy Pumpkin Dip Recipe
Imagine pumpkin pie as an interesting dip and you have a desseert that will delight adults and children alike. It is a simple mixture of vanilla pudding, pumpkin, spices, and whipped cream that is fast and easy to make, but quite decadent. Serve with graham crackers, cookies, or sliced fresh fruit as dippers.

French Honey Recipe - Heirloom Custard Lemon Curd Recipe
This is an adaptation of an heirloom custard recipe from the 1800's. It's called French honey because it looks like creamed honey, but you might better know it as lemon curd. Use as a spread on breads and other baked goods. It also works well as a tartlet or cake filling.

Gaucho Dip Recipe
A popular Denver inn restaurant shares this herbal dip recipe served with bread. It may also be used as a salad dressing for pasta salad.

Ham and Swiss Cheese Spread Recipe
Ham and Swiss Cheese Spread Recipe. Ham and Swiss go together like PB&J, and works particularly well in this spread for rye crackers.

Herbed Yogurt Cheese Dip Recipe
Herbed Yogurt Cheese Dip Recipe. Low-fat yogurt is drained to become thick like cream cheese, then blended with garlic and basil for a healthy and tasty dip for crackers or vegetables. Plan ahead to drain the cheese.

Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe
Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean. It's quite easy to make at home.

Horseradish Dip Recipe
Horseradish Dip Recipe. Serve this easy dip with bagel or pita chips.

Hot Beef and Pinto Bean Chili Dip Recipe
Hot Beef and Pinto Bean Chili Dip Recipe. Served with tortilla chips or corn chips, this hot dip is sure to be a hit at your next party.

Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe
Most supermarkets have at least a small fresh seafood section where you can buy imitation crab in just the amount you need. It is much cheaper to make it yourself, and you can adjust the flavors at will. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.

Lite Guacamole Recipe
Lite Guacamole Recipe. If you're on a diet and watching your fat and calorie intake, this lighter version of guacamole lets you have your avocado dip and eat it, too.

Lobster Spread Recipe
Cooked lobster is mixed with lime juice, herbs, onion, capers, and mayonnaise into a luscious spread for crackers. Shrimp, crab, or crawfish may be substituted for the lobster.

Maple Butter Recipe
This is so tasty and could not be easier to make. Use this creamy maple butter spread on bread, pancakes, muffins, toast, and biscuits.

Maple Cream Recipe
Use this creamy maple syrup spread on bread, pancakes, muffins, toast, and biscuits.

Mediterranean Feta Cheese Dip Recipe
Mediterranean Feta Cheese Dip Recipe. Basil, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and capers blend with feta cheese in a Mediterranean-flavored dip for crackers.

Minted Yogurt Dip Recipe
A simple mixture of yogurt and mint makes a tasty dip for lamb meatballs.

Mozzarella Dip Recipe
Mozzarella Dip Recipe Recipe. Mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese mix to make an unusual dip for vegetables, chips and crackers.

Nutty Pumpkin Raisin Dip Recipe
Kids and adults alike love this dip made with pumpkin, peanut butter, raisins, and honey. It is great as an appetizer, a snack for the lunchbox, or wrap it up in a pretty jar as a kitchen gift.

Olive Paste Recipe
Use this olive paste recipe as a condiment, a cracker spread, with pasta or in salad dressing for a burst of flavor.

Peppery Avocado Salt Cod Dip Recipe
Peppery Avocado Salt Cod Dip Recipe. This spicy Caribbean-style guacamole uses salt cod and coconut milk to make a fabulous dip.

Poor Man's Caviar Recipe
This vegetarian eggplant dip is so rich in flavor, it is called caviar even though it contains none. This dip or spread may be served warm or chilled.

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce Recipe
This popular raspberry chipotle chile sauce is sweet, savory and packs a kick of heat. Use the sauce as a barbecue sauce, a glaze, or a dip.

Raspberry Cream Fruit Salad Dressing or Dip Recipe
This light and fluffy dressing can be used in or on fruit salads or use it as a dip for fresh fruit. It's very easy to make and packs a lot of flavor. The sweet but tangy taste makes a perfect compliment to naturally-sweet fruits.

Raspberry Deviled Ham Recipe - How to make dips and spreads recipes
Deviled ham gets a spicy sweet kick from raspberry chipotle sauce. The dip or spread goes together fast in the food processor.

Red Bell Pepper and Cheddar Cheese Spread Recipe
Red Bell Pepper and Cheddar Cheese Spread Recipe. Excellent with crackers, on crusty country bread or served as a dip with crudites.

Roasted Eggplant Marmalade Recipe
This savory chunky marmalade is made from eggplant, ginger, garlic, herbs, and spices. It may be served warm or cold and is easily frozen for longer storage.

Roasted Garlic and Almond Spread Recipe
Roasted Garlic and Almond Spread Recipe. Roasting the garlic mellows it into a mild nutty flavor. This is a popular dip for parties.

Savory Herbed Cheesecake Recipe
Four kinds of cheese and savory herbs flavor this cheesecake spread for an elegant appetizer.

Sesame Spread Recipe - Tahini, Hummus Recipe
Sesame Spread Recipe - Tahini, Hummus Recipe. This popular Greek appetizer is made with garbanzo beans and a sesame seed paste called tahini.

Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe
Homemade orange marmalade cooks up fast in the pressure cooker. This is an old recipe and the practice of using wax to seal canning jars is no longer recommended. Use standard canning jars and lids and skip the wax.

Smoked Turkey Spread Recipe
These smoked turkey rolls make you smile with delight when you bite into them. They are not your usual appetizer. The layers of flavor will have your guests bombarding you with questions as to what is in there. If you are feeling lazy and do not want to bake, the filling is also excellent as a spread for crackers.

Spicy Marmalade Soy Dip Recipe
Marmalade soy dipping sauce is slightly spicy and goes particularly well with all types of seafood, including shrimp, crab, lobster, and squid. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Spider's Nest Dip Recipe
Spider's Nest Dip Recipe. This Mexican-style dip is decorated as a special Halloween treat, but it's a year-round favorite.

Strawberry Grand Marnier Cheesecake Dip Recipe
Fruity and creamy cheesecake dip is flavored with Grand Marnier, strawberries, and walnuts. This makes an excellent appetizer or dessert. If you cannot use Grand Marnier, try 1/2 teaspoon orange extract or simply boil down orange juice into a syrup.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe
Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe. Sun-dried tomatoes give a burst of flavor to this dip, complemented by the sweetness of roasted red peppers, cream cheese, cilantro, and just a touch of heat from jalapeno chiles.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe. Traditional hummus of chick peas and tahini gets a boost from the rich flavor of sun-dried tomato pesto.

Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Pesto Recipe
Sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, and basil are blended into a delightfully different pesto used as a dip or pasta topper. The pesto may be made up to 3 days ahead.

Super Bowl Beef and Cheese Stuffed Bread Recipe
A different twist on the classic spinach dip in a bread bowl, this uses chipped beef or corned beef, cheeses, and vegetables.

Sweet Potato Jam Recipe
This recipe uses Caribbean sweet potatoes called boniato. The jam is best stored in the refrigerator and used within 5 days.

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) Recipe
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes. This is a traditional recipe that is very simple to make with a blender or food processor.

Texas Caviar Black-Eyed Peas Recipe
Caviar refers to the hearty richness of this dip, but it's actually more like a Mexican hummus, filled with onions, chiles, cilantro and cumin. Serve with tortilla chips. Make 2 to 3 days in advance so the flavors can meld.

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Tzatziki is a cucumber yogurt dill sauce that makes a refreshing dip or a topper for gyros and pita sandwiches. The sauce is served chilled or at room temperature. Do use fresh mint or dill. Plan ahead to drain the yogurt overnight.

Vegetable Egg Spread Recipe
Hard-cooked eggs are stretched in this sandwich spread with the addition of tofu, celery, and peas. Worcestershire sauce and dill make the flavors pop. It is also delicious as an appetizer spread for crackers.

Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip Recipe
Classic spinach dip is elevated here with the use of mascarpone cheese instead of traditional cream cheese. Great for parties.

White Bean Dip with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe
White Bean Dip with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe. Whip up this flavorful dip in your food processor in no time flat. You can cook the beans from scratch if you wish, but canned beans work perfectly fine.

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