Dips are a great way to add flavour and variety to bland foods. They can have a high nutritional value and can be used as an alternative to processed food.
Dips are easy to make, so they can be made ahead of time, too. They are perfect for parties or potlucks, where you might not have the time or ingredients for a full meal.
Spicy snack dips are on the rise because they are both tasty and healthy. They provide a good balance of heat and flavour that makes them an ideal snack option for people who enjoy spicy foods but don’t want to eat too much spice at once.
Here are some spicy dip recipes you need to try:
Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly Dip
If you’re short on time and simply want an easy go-to recipe to bring along to parties, this one is perfect for you.
All you need is three ingredients. That’s right, only three. You’ll need a block of cream cheese, Habanero jelly, and flaky, buttery crackers for dipping.
On a serving dish, place your softened block of cream cheese, pour the habanero jelly mix on top, and that’s it! You’re done.
Have your crackers arranged near the serving dish for easy dipping and you have a crowd-pleaser!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is a popular appetizer that is served on many occasions. It is easy to make and the ingredients can be found at most grocery stores.
The key to making buffalo chicken dip is in the sauce. You want a creamy, spicy sauce that has a lot of flavour without being too hot. The key ingredients are cream cheese, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, ranch dressing, and you guessed it, chicken.
After preparing 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken, mix it together with 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1 ½ cups of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, and ½ cups of ranch dressing. If you’d like it to be milder, simply add a bit more ranch or cream cheese.
When you are finished mixing the ingredients together, you can either serve it cold or hot. If you’d like to serve it hot, use your favourite crockpot and place it on the lowest setting to simply keep it warm.
You can serve this dip with tortilla chips, crackers, or cut-up vegetables. Enjoy!
Jalapeno Popper Dip
If you’re looking for a dip that really packs on the heat, look no further. Jalapeno popper dip is perfect for those who love a little kick.
First, you’ll want to gather the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces diced jalapenos, well drained or 4-6 fresh jalapenos
- 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese
Next, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 375F. With a mixer, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, and sour cream. After that is combined, you’ll add the cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos. Be sure to mix well.
After you have your ingredients mixed you can place the dip into an 8×8 baking dish and bake for about 15-20 minutes until the top appears bubbly.
Serve this dip with tortilla chips, crackers, or pretzels. Yum!