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17 craveable party dips that'll make your party even more awesome

It's not a party without dip! From Buffalo chicken dip to slow-cooker cheese dip (aka queso fundido), plus plenty of cool summery dips in between, here are 17 delicious party dips to try.

Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)
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Greeks use this cucumber-yogurt dip on just about everything. It's a sure party hit for dipping veggies, pita, crackers and more.

Avocado and Tomato Salsa
Avocado salsa
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No need to make guacamole and salsa with this perfect-for-summer recipe that brings the best of both dips.

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How can something that's so fun to say NOT be delicious? Actually, queso fundido is really just molten cheese. It comes out of the oven bubbling and crusty and all ooey–gooey deliciousness.

Slow Cooker Crab and Corn Dip
Slow cooker crab and corn dip
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Here's a creamy, dreamy recipe that proves you should use your slow cooker during the summer.

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All the flavor of classic Buffalo wings in a scoopable dip!

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Use Greek yogurt, part-skim ricotta and reduced-fat cream cheese to make this healthy dip.

Spicy Black Bean and Corn Dip
Black Bean Dip
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Smoky chipotle peppers bring the heat to this Southwestern-inspired dip.

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If you only serve one dip, this is a must-have.

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This classic dip kicks plastic-y cheese product to the curb in favor of the real (and really delicious) shredded stuff. It's gooey, salty, warm and exactly what you need to either drown your sorrows or celebrate a well-earned victory.

Roasted Eggplant Dip
Eggplant chips and roasted eggplant dip from Carson Daly and Siri Pinter
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Go Mediterranean with this easy five-ingredient dip.

Pizza Dip
Pizza Dip
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Transform pizza into a crowd-pleasing dip with layers of cheese, sauce and lots of toppings. Feel free to sub in your favorites (ham and pineapple? mushrooms?), then grab a chip and start scooping.

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip
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If you love jalapeno poppers but wouldn't dream of making them yourself, you're in luck! This spicy, creamy and oh-so-cheesy warm dip has all the flavors of your favorite bar snack without the time-consuming process of actually assembling and frying homemade poppers.

Avocado Ranch Dip
Martha Stewart makes delicious avocado ranch dip.
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Grown-ups and kids alike will love this spin on the traditional ranch dip. Thin it with a little water and it also dresses a salad.

5-Minute Crab Dip
5-Minute Crab Dip
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Nick Lama, chef and owner of Avo in New Orleans, gives his easy crab dip a Creole spin with the addition of Creole mustard and Tabasco.

3-Ingredient Whipped Lemon Ricotta Dip
3-Ingredient Whipped Lemon Ricotta Dip
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Easily turn a container of average grocery store ricotta into a creamy and elegant whipped lemon ricotta dip to serve with crackers or crostini.

Arugula-Artichoke Hummus
Arugula-Artichoke Hummus
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Change up your hummus routine with this easy version you can whip up in just a few minutes. Peppery arugula leaves, artichoke hearts and lemon juice add a fresh brightness that livens up a classic dip.

Lobster and Spinach Dip
Bryan Caswell and Steve Fillippo go head-to-head in a tailgating food showdown with New England clam chowder, lobster and spinach dip, chili con carne, and Frito pie
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Boston chef Steve DiFillippo upgrades classic spinach dip with the addition of sweet Maine lobster.

This article was originally published on Feb. 3, 2016.

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