Showing up with the perfect party dip only gets you so far if your dipping implement isn’t up to the task. A fragile chip that goes to pieces mid-dunk? That’s a dud of a dipper.
Yes, dipper-duty is a mighty responsibility. That’s why we’ve taken top-rated dips and paired them up with the very best dippers for dunking, dipping, scooping, and shoveling up all the yummy goodness.
Hearty dips call for sturdy dippers. You need a solid platform to support all that good stuff. Tortilla chips, thicker potato chips, crackers, toasts and bagel crisps, bread sticks and pretzels, slices apples and pears, and raw veggies work best with these dips. Or try tossing in a wild card like Pizza Fries made with Pillsbury pie crust:
- Traditional Mexican Guacamole
- D’s Famous Salsa
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip
- BBQ Bacon Ranch Dip
For hot dips, you need a substantial dipper that stands up to the heat and can handle the heavy lifting. Chunks of fresh bread, pita, or toast are terrific choices.
For creamy-smooth dips like hummus, baba ganoush, and onion dips, reach for crispy pita chips or bagel chips, potato chips and other veggie chips (like zucchini or kale).
Here’s your cheat sheet of delicious dips and the dippers that love ’em: