Check Out These 11 Healthy Dip Recipes

Are you looking for dip recipes? Not all dips are created equal or can be prepared in the same way. Not all dips have nutritious ingredients.

Check these 11 healthy dip recipes for your snacks, appetizers or any meal for any occasion.

crabs

Healthy Dip #1 – Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup toasted almonds

1 tsp. horseradish

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 tbsp. cream

1 pound lump crab meat – use the canned or fresh mixed with the canned

2 tbsp. finely chopped onions

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Combine the cream cheese and milk.

3. Add the crabmeat, onion, horseradish and pepper.

4. Blend well and spoon into an ovenproof dish.

5. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.

6. Bake at 375: for 15 minutes.

7. Serve hot with vegetable sticks or pork rinds. Makes 8-12 servings.

cheese for the dip

Healthy Dip #2 – Crab-Cheese Dip

Crab-Cheese Dip

Ingredients

2 cans (6 1/2 oz. each) crabmeat

1 container (8 oz.) creamed cottage cheese

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

1 tbsp. prepared mustard

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. salt

parsley

twisted lemon slices

 

Instructions

1. Drain crabmeat thoroughly. Reserve the reddest pieces for garnish.

2. Put remaining half in a container of an electric blender with cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and salt.

3. Whirl until blended.

4. Place in a bowl and garnish with remaining crabmeat, parsley, lemon slices.

 chicken cuts

Healthy Dip #3 – Chicken Cheese Dip

Chicken Cheese Dip

Ingredients

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken

3/4 cup mayonnaise

2 green onions, minced

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350º.

2. Mix together chicken, mayonnaise, green onions, spices, Swiss cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.

3. Put mixture in a buttered casserole dish.

4. Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan cheese on top.

5. Bake about 10 minutes, until the top, is browned.

spinach-artichoke dip

Healthy Dip #4 – Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Ingredients

1 cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned or frozen and thawed) drain the canned ones

1/2 cup frozen, chopped spinach, thawed

8 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

dash of black pepper

 

Instructions

1. Boil the spinach and artichoke hearts in a cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Drain well in a colander.

3. Heat the cream cheese in a small bowl in the microwave set on high for 1 minute. Or use a saucepan to heat the cheese over medium heat just until hot.

4. Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well.

5. Add remaining ingredients to the cream cheese mixture and combine.

6. Serve hot with crackers, chips etc. Serves 4 as an appetizer.

cheddar

Healthy Dip #5 – Bacon Cheddar Dip

Bacon Cheddar Dip

Ingredients

16 oz sour cream

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 oz real bacon bits

1 envelope ranch dressing mix or ranch party dip mix

 

Instruction

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, cover, and chill for one hour.

 

shrimp meat

Healthy Dip #6 – Shrimp Dip

Shrimp Dip

Ingredients

1 6 oz. can baby shrimp, drained

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise

garlic and salt to taste

 

Instructions

1. Mix it all together, and enjoy.

2. Add milk and/or more mayonnaise to thin it out. Sticks to the cheese and veggies better.

spinach dip

Healthy Dip #7 – Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

Ingredients

16 oz sour cream &/or mayonnaise or combination of both

1 -2 pack frozen spinach thawed, drained and squeezed

1 tbsp. garlic powder or 1 clove of minced fresh garlic

1 tbsp. oregano

salt & pepper

2 tbsp. dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh chopped

1 bunch chopped green onion

1/2 tsp. chili powder

 

Instruction

Mix and refrigerate overnight. Add more seasonings to taste.

guacamole

Healthy Dip #8 – Guacamole

Guacamole

Ingredients

1 med. tomato, peeled

2 ripe avocados, black or green

3 tbsp. finely chopped, canned green chilies

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1-1/2 tbsp. white vinegar

1/8 tsp. pepper

 

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, crush tomato with potato masher

2. Peel avocados, halve crosswise and remove pits.

3. Slice avocados and tomato. Crush both until well blended.

4. Add chili peppers, onion, vinegar, and pepper. Mix well

5. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour until well chilled.

crab meat

Healthy Dip #9 – Crabmeat Dip

Crabmeat Dip

Ingredients

4 cans crabmeat (drained)

2 small chopped onions

1 cup mayonnaise

garlic powder to taste

Parmesan cheese

paprika

 

Instructions

1. Mix first four ingredients and place in casserole dish.

2. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top to cover and sprinkle a little paprika on that.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until bubbling at edges.

salmon fillet

Healthy Dip #10 – Salmon Dip

Salmon Dip

Ingredients

1 8oz cream cheese

1 tbsp. Horseradish or Worcestershire sauce

chives (lots or little your choice)

1 small can pink salmon, drained

a shot of lemon juice

a drop or two of red food coloring (to make it all pinkish)

 

Instruction

Once cream cheese is softened mix all ingredients together, as desired.

shrimps

Healthy Dip #11 – Thai Shrimp Dip

Thai Shrimp Dip

Ingredients

1 pound medium shrimp, cooked and peeled

1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce or low-sodium soy sauce

1 (12.3-ounce) package firm tofu, drained

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

1 garlic clove, minced

3 tablespoons minced green onions

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

 

Instructions

1. Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor, and process until minced.

2. Add lime juice, fish sauce, and tofu; pulse until blended.

3. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute ginger and garlic for 2 minutes.

4. Add onions and chopped cilantro to shrimp mixture, and mix until combined.

5. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Garnish the dip with additional shrimp and cilantro sprig, if desired. Make 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup).

 

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