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8 Hot And Cheesy Dips That Should Magically Appear At Every Party

You know what makes a great impression? When you show up at your office potluck bearing one of these hot, cheesy dips. Now prepare yourself for a cholesterol-laden voyage of culinary inspiration.

1. Hot Bean Dip

4.6 stars | 536 ratings

Hot Bean Dip

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This Hot Bean Dip comes together in just 40 minutes. Get it in the oven before your next meeting and then follow your nose back to collect your reward.

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2. Spicy Kielbasa Dip

4.38 stars | 8 ratings

Mmm...Spicy Kielbasa Dip. Want it extra spicy? Leave the pepper's seeds and ribs intact.

3. Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

4.15 stars | 13 ratings

It’s a dip! It’s a quesadilla filling! It’s whatever you want it to be, baby. Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip is a heartier cousin of your basic queso recipe. I’m not typically a fan of processed cheese, but when in Nacho Land…

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4. Hot Asiago and Spinach Dip

4.57 stars | 28 ratings

It's good hot. It's good cold. Hot Asiago and Spinach Dip is the versatile appetizer that keeps it classy.

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5. Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

4 stars | 16 ratings

If you prefer to shred your own cheese, turn to Chef John’s trusty recipe for Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce. It's a pourable/dippable cheese sauce, just right to drizzle over your favorite tortilla chips and top with fresh pico de gallo. To achieve this light viscosity, Chef John calls for you to make a roux at the start. Fun!
Make it Easier: Skip the spices and use a combo of pepper Jack and cheddar. Still a winner!

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6. Hot Chicken Wing Dip

4.59 stars | 79 ratings

Just five ingredients stand between you and ooey-gooey Hot Chicken Wing Dip happiness. Can it get any easier? Why yes: buy a small pre-cooked whole chicken, shred it, toss everything in your slow cooker, and let it melt.

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7. Hot Pizza Dip

4.63 stars | 665 ratings

Five minutes in the microwave and you've got Hot Pizza Dip on the table. BAM.

8. Warm Crab Parmesan Dip

4.58 stars | 333 ratings

This decadent Warm Crab Parmesan Dip is best with fresh crabmeat. Serve with blue corn chips for a nice color contrast. Then, kick back and celebrate your upcoming promotion for making your entire department rejoice with your resourcefulness.

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About Karen Gaudette Brewer

Karen Gaudette Brewer came into this world craving salmon; thinks orange zest is the best smell in the world; and never met a green chile chicken casserole she didn't like. She's the author of the book "Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest" and a longtime food writer. Connect with her on Twitter and see what's for dinner: @nwfoodette.