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Best Hot Dip Recipes

These homemade hot dip recipes from scratch are sure to please. Zippy, zesty, spicy, sweet and savory; including homemade spreads and fondue recipes.

The best of the best – makes great football party appetizers.

These homemade dip recipes will definitely be the biggest “hit” and most requested party food at the Super Bowl or any get-together.

This jalapeno dip is scrumptous and can be ready in under 30 minutes. The hardest part is not eating it all by yourself. Honest. #misshomemade

Jalapeno Cheese Dip Recipe

This recipe for jalapeno hot dip spread is such an easy appetizer to make and it always brings requests for the recipe. The hardest part is not eating it all by yourself.

This makes approximately 4 cups.

two (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup homemade mayonnaise
6 to 12 jalapeno peppers (4 to 8 ounce can – or to taste), diced (or minced)
1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (divided in half)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (divided in half)
French bread slices, toasted or your favorite cracker for dipping
crumbled bacon for garnish

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a glass square dish and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the mayonnaise until smooth. Add half of the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese; mix well. Place in the greased dish and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and then the mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Garnish with crumbled bacon and ig in.

Recipe Ideas

You may use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella for popper-like flavor.  This is the link for the epic kicked up crackers shown in the image above.

Mexican Hot Dip Recipe #MissHomemade

Mexican Hot Dip

A delicious Mexican dip fit for a crowd (or a hungry family).

1 lb ground beef
15 oz homemade Spanish rice
16 oz fresh salsa
1 can fiesta nacho cheese soup
1 package homemade taco seasoning

8 ounce block cream cheese
8 ounces Velveeta or your favorite for topping dip
tortilla chips for serving

Brown the ground beef, drain and add the remaining ingredients in a crock pot. Works well if you do this 30 minutes before you plan on eating it.

My Best Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe is one of the best game day food ideas and it's so easy to make.  Gooey and addicting; you better make two. #misshomemade

Best Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe

8 oz brick softened cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup thawed chopped spinach, drain well

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and spray a small baking dish with oil

Mix the cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (the other ½ cup is for topping), ½ cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, garlic and onion powder together.  Add the chopped artichoke and spinach; mix well.  Place in prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. 

Wrap with tin foil and bake approximately 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake another 5-10 minutes or until hot and gooey. 

Recipe Ideas

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My Delicious Hot Dip Recipes will be the
Hit of any Party

Hot Reuben Dip Recipe #MissHomemade

Hot Reuben Dip Recipe

1 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
16 oz homemade sauerkraut
drained, squeezed, dried
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
4 (2-1/2oz) packages dried corned beef, finely chopped
2 tablespoons homemade horseradish

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Bake in oven 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with toasty rye bagel chips or party rye bread.

You got to love this hot dip recipe. You may want to double this, because it doesn’t last long.


2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup blue cheese dressing
3/4 cup Frank’s hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 cups Colby/Jack Cheese, shredded

Celery sticks
Chickn’ in a Biscuit crackers, (my favorite with this hot dip)

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Place a small amount of butter or vegetable oil in a frying pan and add the raw chicken breast pieces. Add a few shakes of hot sauce, and fry until done, then add the 3/4 cup of hot sauce and bring to a boil. Set aside.

Next, mix together the cream cheese and blue cheese dressing and place evenly in the bottom of a 8×11 baking dish. Then pour the chicken and hot sauce over the cream cheese mixture. Last (but not least), sprinkle the shredded co-jack cheese over it.

Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned. Then stand back…as soon as it comes out of the oven they will be coming at you with crackers and celery sticks and it will be gone before you turn around. Trust me on this.

NOTE: You may also use any left over chicken for this. I do not suggest getting canned chicken. It is just not that good. Another tasty hot dip recipe…

This hot dip recipe is worth it’s weight in gold.


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup homemade sour cream
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 cup spicy Mexican Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
green chili peppers, chopped (optional)
2 green onions, chopped
taco sauce, to taste
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
Place chicken breast halves on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until juices are clear. (you may also boil the breast meat) When cool; shred chicken with a fork.

Place the chicken in a bowl and add the sour cream, mayo, Velveeta, jalapeno pepper, green chili peppers and taco sauce. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown; and serve.

Dipping ideas: Frito Scoop Corn Chips, and tortilla chips.

This homemade hot dip recipe needs to be made 24-48 hours in advance for the ingredients to season properly. It’s worth the wait. Serve it with sliced toasted garlic bread, tortilla or seasoned pita chips. More hot dip recipes coming up.


1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
3 TBS milk
1/2 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp parsley, dried
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1/4 tsp basil, dried
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup homemade pizza sauce
2 TBS chopped green bell pepper, optional
2 TBS onion, chopped
2 TBS black olives, chopped
2 oz pepperoni
2 oz Italian sausage

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

In a small frying pan, cook the crumbled sausage until done. Place the pepperoni on paper towels and microwave to bring the orange fat to the surface. Blot with paper towels to remove the fat.

In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, milk, oregano, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder and basil. Spread this in the bottom of a 9″ pie plate or small baking dish.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese over this; then spread the pizza sauce over all of it. Add another cheese layer, then top with green pepper, black olives, sausage, and pepperoni.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Then look out; get out of the way because they will come running.

Even people that don’t like blue cheese, LOVE this hot dip recipe.


7 slices of bacon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of half and half
4 oz good blue cheese, crumbled
2 TBS fresh chives, chopped
homemade French bread

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Fry bacon in a skillet until browned evenly. Remove, drain on paper towels and crumble. Put the minced garlic in the hot bacon grease and cook until it is soft or approximately 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Beat cream cheese and half and half until smooth. Stir in the garlic, bacon, blue cheese and chives. Place in a medium baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown and bubbly on the edges.

Serve with French bread.

8 slices of bacon
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed

Cut bacon in bite sized pieces and fry until done. Drain and set aside.

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and mayo together. Add the garlic, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese and green onions.

Place dip in a baking dish. Mix the bacon and crushed Ritz cracker together and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with bread chunks or crackers.
This hot dip recipe makes a savory and delicious dip.


1 lb ground beef
3 TBS taco seasoning
2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese
1 cup homemade salsa (fresh is best)
1 lb Velveeta cheese (may use Mexican blend shredded cheese)

Brown your ground beef with the taco seasoning and drain; set aside. Spread all of the cream in the bottom of a baking dish. Layer with 1/2 of the fresh salsa and then 1/2 of the ground beef mixture.

Again layer with fresh salsa and then the seasoned hamburger. Top with slices of the Velveeta cheese. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and taco sauce.

NOTE: You may make this dip in a crock pot. Brown the hamburger with the taco seasoning and mix it with all of the other ingredients until hot. Serve with tortilla chips (below).

I love this hot dip recipe. If you want it hotter, please feel free to add as much jalapeno peppers as you wish.


1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup homemade taco seasoning
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp fresh green onion, chopped
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced (or to taste)and halved
1 tsp garlic salt

PREHEAT the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix the cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, onion and half of the sliced jalapenos. Spread into an 8×8 baking dish. Season with garlic salt and top it off with the remaining jalapenos.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and browned around the edges. Serve with tortilla chips or Ritz crackers.

More hot dip recipes. Here’s another awesome Jalapeno Cheese Dip recipe from scratch.


1/2 cup jalapeno peppers
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup homemade taco seasoning
1/2 cup green chiles, chopped
1 round loaf sourdough bread

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the top out of the sourdough bread and hollow out the loaf, saving the torn bread for dipping. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour into the hollowed loaf. Bake for 30 minutes and use the torn bread pieces to dip with.

You may also serve this in a baking dish instead of the bread bowl. Just use sliced crusty Italian bread to dip with.


8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 TBS milk
2-1/2 oz dried beef, chopped
2 TBS onion, chopped
2 tsp green pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup homemade sour cream

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm with crackers or pieces of bread. |


1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2 cups homemade chili
4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup green chilies, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
homemade chili powder, to taste
tortilla chips (to dip)
sliced jalapeno peppers (garnish over the cheese)
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9″ pie plate.
Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of the pie plate. Then add in order the chili, onions, chilies – top with the cheese and jalapenos and sprinkle with chili powder to taste.

Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips. I love these hot homemade dip recipes.

This hot dip recipe produces a dip that is a huge hit every time.


1 large round Italian loaf (crusty bread)
2 cups fresh salsa (a must)
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups homemade sour cream

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Cut a circle out of the top of the loaf and scoop out the insides. Tear this bread into bite sized pieces.

In a bowl combine the salsa, cheddar cheese, cream cheese and sour cream. Spoon this mixture into the hollowed loaf of bread. Place the top back on the loaf and wrap it in tin foil. Bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Stir the dip once during the baking time. Serve with the bread pieces. 

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