Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries and Nachos
This cheese sauce is gooey and tangy. For a spicier version, substitute half the cheddar cheese with pepper jack and add minced pickled jalapeños to taste.
Gooey Cheeseburger Dip
This recipe skips the classic Ro*Tel and Velveeta in favor of real Cheddar and (admittedly less real) American cheese, along with canned tomatoes and a fresh poblano pepper.
Tyrokafteri (Hot Pepper and Cheese Dip)
This simple Greek dip of roasted hot peppers, feta, yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice provides amazing layers of flavors in each bite.
Boursin and Gruyère Spinach and Artichoke Gratin Dip
A ton of spinach and artichokes get stuffed into this dippable gratin full of nutty Gruyère and ever-flavorful garlic and herb Boursin. Served with baguette chips, it's a French-American crowd pleaser.
Spicy Crab Dip
This rendition of a Maryland crab dip is inspired by the fiery Southeast Asian dish of Chili Crab, wherein fresh whole crabs are bathed and cooked in a spicy sauce of chiles and aromatics.
Rosemary and Lemon White Bean Dip
This smooth and creamy bean dip with lemon and rosemary has a crowd-pleasing herbal, zesty, and fresh flavor.
Salmorejo is cold tomato soup from Córdoba, Spain that can easily be thickened into a refreshing dip.
Roasted Zucchini-Chickpea Dip with Za'atar
Chickpeas come together with sweet roasted zucchini to create a light, silky dip that's far more exciting than your average store-bought hummus—and a cinch to make.
Green Chili Queso Dip
The fruitiness and slight heat of roasted poblanos shine against a smooth cheesy base in this addictive dip.
The Whiz Wit
This recipe is really just steak, onions, and Cheez Whiz—if you like a cheesesteak with too much Whiz, this is for you.
Chorizo, Mushroom, and Onion Queso
Chorizo and shiitake or cremini mushrooms make for a queso that's salty, spicy, earthy, and meaty, with a satisfying stringiness thanks to Oaxacan cheese
Taco Queso Dip
This queso has a robustness from earthy cumin and chili powder, spicy jalapeños and salsa, sautéed onions, garlic, and, of course, beef chuck. It really gives the sensation of eating a taco in dip form, and how can you go wrong with that?
Fresh Italian Herb and Cheese Dip
Not all game-day dips have to hit to in the face—this mixture of mozzarella, fontina, and Parmesan with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest will bring a little subtly to your party.
French Onion Cheese Dip
Well-caramelized onions, a combination of Gruyère and Swiss cheeses, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a hefty dose of thyme make for a surprisingly accurate evocation of a classic French onion soup.