11 Fourth of July Dip Recipes Every Cookout Needs

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We all know dips are the best part of any party. So if you’re planning a cookout for the 4th of July this year, you’re going to need at least one – if not two or three – tasty dips to satisfy your guests! Since it’s one of our specialties, we’re here to help inspire you with these 11 Fourth of July dip recipes for a crowd.

A pita cracker dipped into whipped brie.

1. Blueberry Lemon Whipped Brie Dip

Blueberry and lemon are quintessential flavors of summer! Serve them in this deliciously creamy whipped brie dip with pita crackers, crostini, or fresh bread for an elevated appetizer your guests will crave long after it’s gone.

Blueberry Lemon Whipped Brie Dip
2 servings
35 minutes
371 kcal
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Cottage cheese queso.

2. Cottage Cheese Queso

Creamy queso that comes together in just 5 minutes? This unbelievably tasty (and high protein!) cheese dip is a must-have at your Fourth of July cookout. Throw it together last minute or prep it ahead of time, and serve with tortilla chips for the easiest appetizer ever.

Cottage Cheese Queso
1.5 cups
5 minutes
375 kcal
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Buffalo chicken dip served with Fritos scoops and a cold beer

3. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is a surefire way to satisfy a crowd at any gathering. For the Fourth of July, we like to make a double batch of this dip and serve it with plenty of corn chips and Hawaiian rolls. Guests can either dip or build their own buffalo chicken sliders – making this dip equal two party appetizers in one!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
8 servings
45 minutes
217 kcal
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A cracker dipped into spinach artichoke dip.

4. Cottage Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cold dips are essential for a good cookout. Not only are they a light and refreshing snack on a hot summer day, but you can make this cold spinach and artichoke dip ahead of time with less than 10 minutes of prep! The best part? You can pack up the leftovers and take it to the beach with you the next day.

Cottage Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip
2 cups
1 hour 9 minutes
285 kcal
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Spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips

5. Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

If you prefer your spinach and artichoke dip hot and cheesy, this recipe is for you. Pro tip: make this dip ahead of time and then transfer it to a slow cooker to keep it warm through the whole party!

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
4 servings
25 minutes
244 kcal
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4 layer Mexican dip with cheese and jalapenos on top.

6. 4 Layer Mexican Dip

Skip the 7 layer dip and make this ooey-gooey 4 layer Mexican dip instead. It’s a crowd pleaser at any party, and takes little effort to assemble and pop in the oven! Serve with tortilla chips and a big spoon so guests can take a heap for their plates.

4 Layer Mexican Dip
6 servings
40 minutes
312 kcal
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A healthy snack of homemade hummus and carrots on a plate

7. Classic Hummus

Is it really a cookout if there isn’t a vegetable platter? Spruce up your crudités with a bowl of homemade hummus for dipping this 4th of July. It’s easy to make your own with just a few ingredients, and it tastes so much better than store-bought.

The Best Homemade Hummus Recipe
24 tablespoons
5 minutes
22 kcal
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A bowl of black beans and corn

8. Black Bean Corn Salsa

All you really need to make this easy dip is canned black beans and canned (or frozen) corn. Add a little lime juice and salt, and you’ve got a 5-minute appetizer everyone will love! It’s super refreshing and flavorful served with tortilla chips.

Black Bean Corn Salsa
2 cups
5 minutes
276 kcal
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A bowl of fresh guacamole garnished with a lime wedge

9. Homemade Guacamole

Always a fan-favorite, you can’t go wrong with guacamole at your Independence Day shindig. Pair it with chips, salsa, and queso for the ultimate party dipping trio and your guests will have plenty of food to keep them full until the burgers are ready!

Homemade Guacamole
4 servings
10 minutes
168 kcal
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Mexican bean dip in a casserole dish

10. Mexican Bean Dip

If you’re looking for a creamy, cheesy, and savory dip to serve at your Fourth of July party this year, you’ll want to give this restaurant style bean dip a try. Made with 3 kinds of cheese and refried beans, it’s the kind of decadence you crave (and deserve) after a long day of summer fun.

Restaurant Style Mexican Bean Dip
4 servings
35 minutes
136 kcal
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A serving platter of chocolate s'mores dip with marshmallows, pretzels and graham crackers

11. S’mores Dip

Why stop at appetizers when you can have dips for dessert, too? This campfire s’mores dip will be a hit at your Fourth of July cookout when the sun goes down and everyone’s craving something sweet. Make a big batch to serve with graham crackers and pretzels.

S’mores Dip Recipe
4 servings
15 minutes
226 kcal
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