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Best Cold Dip Recipes

I have tasty homemade cold dip recipes from scratch that will soon become favorites.

From hot, cold, tangy and savory to sweet dips that you can use for desserts.  So grab a cup of coffee and browse at your leisure.

Best Cold Dip Recipes

Some of the many homemade dip recipes are for spinach dip, taco dip, dill dip, olive dip, shrimp dip and many more.  I have one problem with these recipes. They are called appetizers, but I end up eating them as a meal…

The first of my cold dip recipes is very popular (and delicious too).


2 cups homemade mayonnaise
2 cups sour cream
2 pkgs Knorr dry leek soup mix
1 pkg of dried beef, shredded (optional)
2 (4oz) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 pkg (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 loaf round sourdough or pumpernickel bread

In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Set aside.

Hand squeeze the spinach to be certain there is no water in it and add to the mayo mixture. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

The next day slice off the top and remove the interior of the loaf. Rip these bread chunks into bite-sized pieces to dip with. Fill hollowed loaf with the refrigerated dip and place the pieces around the loaf. Enjoy.


One of my favorite homemade dip recipes…My sister makes this awesome dip and it disappears before you know it! I have seen her make it on a large plate or as big as a 24″ round serving platter. So the measurements are for the large plate.

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 small pkg sour cream

Mix the above two ingredients together and cover the bottom of your serving plate completely.

1 bottle Ortega mild taco sauce (or your favorite brand)
Then pour taco sauce over the cream cheese mixture.

Fry the ground beef with the taco seasoning adding 1 TBS water:
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg homemade taco seasoning

Drain fat, and sprinkle over the taco sauce.

Add the following ingredients in the order listed:

shredded iceberg lettuce
quartered cherry tomatoes
sliced black olives
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onion tops

Chill for a few hours….

Restaurant style tortilla chips or lime flavored chips are used to dip into this delicious dip.

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Easy Cold Dip Recipes


1 cup sour cream
1 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 TBS dried dill
1 TBS onion, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 TBS dried parsley

In a mixing bowl, beat the above ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Cover and chill for a minimum of 6 hours; preferably overnight.


1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp garlic powder
10-12 Stump’s Hot Olives, chopped
1 TBS olive juice
1/4 cup homemade fresh salsa

Place cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, olive juice and salsa in a food processor or mixer and beat until blended well. Stir in the chopped olives. Chill before serving. Dip with chips, pretzels, bread sticks or crackers.


5 (4oz) cans Swanson white chunk chicken
2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
5 TBS sweet pickle relish
5 tsp white sugar
5 tsp yellow homemade mustard
3/4 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup onion, chopped

Combine all the ingredients with a mixer. Top with paprika for garnish, if desired. Chill well before serving.


2 cans drained and chopped shrimp
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 squirt of lemon juice

Whip all ingredients together and sprinkle with parsley flakes for garnish. Serve at room temperature with crackers. This keeps well.


1/2 cup shrimp sauce
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise
2 tsp homemade horseradish
1 can tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained

Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise and horseradish until smooth. Spread this on a small plate. Cover the cream cheese layer with the shrimp sauce and then the rinsed shrimp. Serve with a variety of crackers.


1 egg beaten
1-1/2 TBS white sugar
2 TBS vinegar
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped

Using a wire whisk mix the egg, sugar and vinegar together and cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add the cream cheese, stir until smooth. Add the onion and green pepper, stir. Refrigerate before serving with pretzels.

This cold dip recipe with cream cheese goes great with crackers, vegetables or bread sticks.


1 lb pkg cream cheese
1 tsp granulated chicken base
4 TBS whole milk
1 tsp fresh chopped chives (or freeze dried)
pinch of garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a 2-1/2 quart bowl. Whip for approximately three minutes at high speed with a mixer. When stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container, this dip will last for three weeks.

Yield: 3 cups. Bring out of the fridge and let set for thirty minutes before serving.


8 slices of bacon
2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 (1oz) pouch Ranch Dressing Mix
1/2 cup homemade barbecue sauce
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown the bacon until crispy. Drain, crumble and set aside.
Beat the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread this mixture in the bottom of a pie dish. Evenly spread the barbecue sauce over the cream cheese.

Layer the bacon, bell pepper, and tomato on top of the barbecue sauce – top with the cheddar cheese. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla or corn chips.

Following are two homemade cold dip recipes are with ranch dressing.


2 cups sour cream
1 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 TBS parsley flakes
1 tsp onion, grated
1 tsp dill weed
1 pouch of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Mix together and chill before serving with fresh raw vegetables. Top with crumbled bacon. 


1 (16oz) pkg sour cream
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (1oz) pouch Ranch Dressing mix
3/4 tsp homemade hot sauce (or to taste)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp celery salt
freshly ground pepper
sea salt to taste
3 avocados – peeled and pitted

loaf of french bread, sliced
olive oil
garlic powder

Mix the sour cream, cream cheese and ranch dressing until light and fluffy. Add the hot sauce, garlic, and celery salt. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Mash the avocados in a bowl, and then add to the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. About 1/2 hour before serving:

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.

Drizzle the bread slices with olive oil and sprinkle garlic powder over them. Bake until golden brown. Remove and set aside until ready to serve.


2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
2 TBS homemade worcestershire sauce
2 TBS homemade mayonnaise
1 cup green olives, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
2 pkgs dried beef, chopped

Mix ingredients together and chill before serving.


1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
1/2 cup homemade ketchup
1 tsp homemade horseradish, or to taste

Mix ingredients together and chill well before serving with crackers.


2 cups kidney beans, drained
1 small onion, chopped finely
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
pinch of dry mustard
1 dash homemade worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp homemade horseradish
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Rinse the kidney beans and set aside to drain. In a bowl, mix together the onion, mayo, relish, mustard, worcestershire sauce, horseradish, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Gently add the kidney beans until they are coated completely with the dressing. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Serve with Town House Multi-Grain crackers or Ritz crackers.

A delicious cold dip recipe.  Make sure to serve it with the beer bread that goes with it. Get the BEER BREAD RECIPE that goes with this dip


2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 pouch of Ranch Dressing Mix
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 green onion tops, chopped
1/2 cup beer, any flavor

Combine the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix. Stir in the cheese, onion and finally the beer. Cover in a bowl and chill overnight for best flavor.

Easy Appetizer Recipes