24 Cream Cheese Dip Recipes No One Can Resist

Updated: May 27, 2024

The secret ingredient to smooth, decadent appetizers: cream cheese. Here are our best cream cheese dip recipes.

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Cream cheese dip in all its forms is the perfect party starter. A brick of your favorite cream cheese can be transformed into sweet dips perfect for dunking fruit and cookies. You can also use cream cheese to make savory, addicting dips.

Whatever route you take, you’ll never find leftovers after your shindig.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

For many, buffalo chicken dip is the first recipe that comes to mind when someone says cream cheese dip. This dip is creamy, spicy and a touch salty—exactly what your guests want at your game day party.

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Fluffy Caramel Apple Dip

After your trip to the apple orchard, stir up this caramel cream cheese dip. It’s the perfect pairing with a crisp Cortland apple or tart Granny Smith (or really any type of apple!).
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Pimiento and Cheese Spread

Pimiento cheese spread is a must at southern parties, but Food Editor Rashanda Cobbins argues that everyone should give this cream cheese dip a try! It’s creamy but gets a kick from cayenne and paprika.
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Dill Pickle Dip

Pickle lovers, here’s a new way to enjoy your favorite food! This cream cheese dip uses your favorite dill pickles and a splash of pickle juice for dill-icious flavor. Pair this one with extra crunchy potato chips.
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Dreamy Fruit Dip

Making a fruit tray for your next party? Complete your platter with this airy fruit dip that starts with cream cheese and gets a bit of sweetness from marshmallow fluff. Next, try making these cream cheese appetizers in your kitchen.
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Loaded Hidden Valley Ranch Dip in a bowl surrounded by crackers
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Loaded Hidden Valley Ranch Dip

The original Hidden Valley Ranch dip is a mainstay at potlucks. But this loaded ranch dip takes things to the next level with bacon, cheddar cheese and chives.

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Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Need an app that won’t leave you with leftovers at your next book club meeting? This hot spinach dip is it! Filled with plenty of spice and creamy cheeses, this one is hard to put down as you discuss the latest Kristin Hannah novel.
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Chocolate Chip Dip

This cream cheese dip is a sweet addition to your appetizer spread. Combined with a bit of brown sugar and vanilla extract, this tastes like chocolate chip cookies but richer. Pair with graham crackers or wafer cookies.
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Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

Break out your slow cooker for this super easy dip. Just stir in all the ingredients and let the slow cooker simmer on low. You can even prep this recipe a night in advance.
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Honey Fruit Dip

Go beyond basic sweet with your fruit dip. This recipe includes cream cheese and a bit of marshmallow fluff, of course, but gets personality from fresh orange zest and cinnamon.
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Quick Taco Dip

Go beyond salsa and guac at your next party and stir up a layered taco dip. With a base of cream cheese blended with taco seasoning, you can pile on all your favorite taco toppings like tomato, cheese, olives and green onion.
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Five-Cheese Fonduta

If one cheese is good, five is way better! This fonduta (that’s the Italian version of fondue) includes cream cheese, fontina, cheddar, parmesan and mozzarella. Stir in your favorite Italian herbs and plenty of garlic before popping it in the oven. This is a decadent app that guests will love.
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Bacon Cheddar Dip

Bacon? Cheddar? Ranch? This dip has all the flavors you crave stirred in one. Serve this one with butter crackers or potato chips.
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Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

Filled with spinach and artichoke, this dip is an instant hit at parties. Serve it with crackers or take it to the next level and toss some garlic bread in the oven for dipping. Homemade is always best, but our Test Kitchen likes these garlic bread brands from the freezer section, too.

These are the states where Artichoke dip is the most popular game day dip.

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Hot Crab Dip

For many folks, it’s not a party without hot crab dip! Make it yourself with imitation crab. It’s so easy!
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Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese

Curry powder gives this easy salmon dip extra personality. Serve this dip alongside seedy crackers or even toasted pita.
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip

Need a sweet addition on your snack table? This strawberry cream cheese dip is perfectly sweet thanks to fresh berries and a hint of honey. Serve it with graham crackers or homemade shortbread cookies.
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Million Dollar Dip

This Pioneer Woman favorite is filled with three kinds of cheese plus cream cheese! It’s loaded with flavor thanks to bacon, onion and garlic and has a nice crunch thanks to a sprinkling of almonds. Don’t forget to check out our favorite million-dollar spaghetti recipe.

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Hot Wing Dip

Get all the flavors of hot wings in a single dish. Guests will want to scoop up chip after chip of this cream cheese dip. Choose your favorite hot sauce to customize the level of heat.
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Benedictine Spread

Benedictine spread is a Kentucky classic. You’ll find this dip that’s swirled with cucumber, dill and cream cheese served up at many a Derby Day party. Don’t forget the mint juleps!
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Beer Dip

Break out a bag of pretzels and crack open a beer! This beer cheese dip is the ideal app to serve at your Oktoberfest shindig. We recommend these Oktoberfest beers to get the party started (and to stir into this cream cheese dip!).
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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Try a twist on the classic appetizer with this dip. This cream cheese dip uses all the same flavors as a classic jalapeno popper and can be served up with tortilla chips, pita crisps or even crisp veggies.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Smoked gouda and sun-dried tomato take this spinach dip to the next level. Serve it with crackers, veggies or even toasted garlic bread.
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Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese fanatics, there’s finally a dip for you! This recipe uses cubed and crumbled blue cheese so you get more of the flavor you love. Use any leftovers as a sandwich spread.