6 Great Dips You Can Make Yourself

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Forget packaged dips. Make your own to control the ingredients and eat good and cheap.

6 Great Dips to Make Yourself

I’m always surprised when I see the vast array of packaged dips there are available commercially. Whether it’s a package of dry seasoning or a refrigerated tub of something, there is no end to what you can buy at the store for your next party or game day event.

But, the truth of the matter is that dips are not difficult to make yourself. Not only is homemade cheaper, but it’s better for you — and tastes better, too.

Here are six of our favorite dips that you can easily make at home. None requires any special ingredients. All are pretty tasty, too.

Garlic Lime Hummus

Garlic- Lime Hummus

This Garlic Lime Hummus is blended garbanzo beans, some tahini, and spices. I’ve made it without the tahini and we like it just as well. It comes together in a flash in your food processor or blender.

Spinach Dip

Healthier Spinach Dip

Chances are you know spinach dip. But, do you know it without the packaged soup mix? This Healthier Spinach Dip  comes totally unprocessed. The yogurt adds an extra touch of good-for-you to go along with your spinach.

Sour Cream Onion Dip

Sour Cream Onion Dip

This Sour Cream Onion Dip is a huge hit at our house. Granted, my favorite way to eat it is with potato chips, but veggie dippers are a healthy and tasty alternative.

Seven Layer Dip

Really Homemade 7-Layer Dip

A huge favorite of my childhood, 7-layer dip is full of commercially processed products. This Really Homemade 7-Layer Dip is better for you and cheaper to make.

Jalapeno Cheese Dip to Make Yourself

Jalapeno Cheese Dip

I’m not sure what Restaurant Queso Dip is, but the idea of it scares me, especially with the processed cheese food. This Jalapeno Cheese Dip has real cheeses, as all cheese dips should.

Hot and Cheesy Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Chile Dip

Artichoke Chile Dip is one of my love languages. I could eat the whole bowl myself.

Forget the packaged dips next time you want a fun munchy or appetizer. Make the dip yourself.

What’s YOUR favorite dip to make yourself?

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  1. Roasted red pepper hummus is my go to for a hurry up dip. Depending on who I am serving I tweak it by adding extra garlic or rosemary, tortilla chips or carrot sticks and I am good to go.

  2. So far, I think this is my favorite post in the series!!!

    We are dippers!

    Thank you a bunch 🙂

  3. These all look great for football season! I can’t wait to try some out.

  4. That jalapeño cheese dip is amazing!! I also don’t eat anything with the ingredient “cheese food”

  5. Just emailed this post to my kiddo away at college

  6. You can make your own Velveeta. It’s basically just cheese and gelatin. There’s a recipe here: (not my site). I like the idea of using something convenient I made myself the way I wanted it. Girl, that artichoke chile dip sounds to die for! Will be on that one tomorrow. Thanks so much for the recipe. Just found your site and will definitely be back! OMG–I just thought–bet you could do a velveeta version of that artichoke chile dip! Oooh, a grilled cheese made with THAT–yowsa.

    I better go now. I think I’ve already gained five pounds just browsing through here–but I shall be back!

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