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You too can make great quick dips. CC by quinn.anya/Flickr

When you’ve got a crew of people coming over, the top party dips recipes can save your day. Don’t relegate yourself to hours in the kitchen. Instead, use these recipes to have a great time. The right dips can take the place of appetizers, dinner and dessert.

You can layer a party dip recipe too

A classic layered party dip is easy to put together and can be customized to include your favorites. Layer equal amounts of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, olives and tortilla chips in a casserole dish or deep serving platter.

Savory sour cream party dip recipes

It isn’t surprising you might consider a sour cream dip. Parties typically have them. There are a few different types of dip you can try with additions. Sour cream and ranch dressing is mixed to make a classic sour cream party dip. For a twist, try dry ranch dressing mix, sour cream, water chestnuts and frozen spinach all mixed together.

An option would be a warm artichoke dip recipe

If you want something warm that you can pop in the oven and have ready when guests come over, a warm artichoke dip is definitely a top party dips recipe. This tasty favorite only requires six ingredients. You’ll need 2 cups chopped artichoke hearts, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, one 6-ounce package of cream cheese and a half cup of plain yogurt. Warm either in a microwave for five minutes or for 15 minutes in a 250-degree oven.

For a sweet treat, try a creamy fruit dip

Sure, most top party dips recipes are savory, great for dipping bread, vegetables or even deli meats in. You still need a desert. It is necessary. There are really great creamy fruit dips out there. All of your favorite fruits can be dipped into them. Mix one 8-ounce jar marshmallow cream with one 6-ounce block of cream cheese and 1/4 cup fruit jam or jelly for flavor.

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