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7 Party Dips Bursting With Flavor

It's not a party without chips and dip. From Chile Con Queso to Roasted Garlic Guacamole, these flavorful recipes are all serious crowd-pleasers.
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It's not a party without chips and dip. From Chile Con Queso to Roasted Garlic Guacamole, these flavorful recipes are all serious crowd-pleasers.

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From-scratch queso is so much better than the melted Velveeta kind! This version -- made with fresh jalapeños, Cheddar and Pepper Jack -- is rich, creamy and dangerously addictive. GET THE RECIPE

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If an empty bowl is the sign of a good dish, this dip adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is a sure winner. It's tangy, delicious and full of bright summer flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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Mayo and sour cream have no place in this delicious dip. It's made with Mornay sauce, which is a Béchamel sauce with the addition of grated cheese. It bakes up creamy, cheesy and wonderfully rich. GET THE RECIPE

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Every party needs salsa, and this one will steal the show. The vegetables are roasted, which intensifies the flavor of the tomatoes, mellows the onions and garlic and adds a nice touch of smokiness. GET THE RECIPE

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Homemade hummus always trumps store bought. It's healthier, tastier and -- best part -- made from ingredients you can readily keep on hand. GET THE RECIPE

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This dip may not win a beauty contest, but it's the best black bean dip I've ever tried. The secret is lots of onions, garlic, jalapeños, and fresh lime to boost the flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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While traditional guacamole is made with raw onions, this version is made with roasted garlic. It has just as much flavor as the original and none of the unpleasant aftertaste. Always a crowd-pleaser! GET THE RECIPE