Looking for quick and easy appetizer recipes for your New Year’s Eve party? Popular dips like buffalo chicken dip, hot pepperoni pizza dip, seven layer dip, and spinach dip can be whipped up in minutes so you’ll have plenty of time to talk about your New Year’s resolutions with friends and family before the Times Square Ball drops.
If you’re hosting a fancy dinner party on Wednesday night, a standing rib roast or spiral ham is probably on the menu. However, a more casual New Year’s Eve party means less cooking and more fun — easy-to-make dips, some beer and wine (and a bottle of bubbly, of course) and a few sweet treats are all you need to get the party started.
buffalo chicken dip is a gift from heaven
— Kristen Hamilton (@KristennLeee) December 30, 2014
Buffalo chicken dip is always a favorite at any party, so put this on your “must make” list for New Year’s Eve. The recipe is on the back of most bottles of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.
Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip http://t.co/tADDQ0jnBU is magically delicious. What’s a diet? pic.twitter.com/bu1BcXA7ni — VintageMom (@VintageMom51) December 30, 2014
Seven-Layer Mexican Dip may look like a lot of work to make, but it’s quite simple. Check out Chew Out Loud‘s recipe and enjoy layers of refried beans, ground beef, guacamole, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and plenty of cheese.
I need a 7 layer been dip in my life.
— darth vapor (@crash_swallow) December 29, 2014
Even people who don’t like spinach end up enjoying Knorr’s recipe for Classic Spinach Dip. This recipe makes about four cups of dip and can be served with veggies, pita bread triangles or crackers. Start making this dip early in the day, well before your New Year’s Eve party starts — it needs to be refrigerated for about two hours.
To make this quick-and-easy spinach dip, you will need one (10 oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach, a 16 oz. container of sour cream, one cup of mayonnaise, a package of Knorr Vegetable recipe mix, and 3 finely chopped green onions. Cook and completely cool the spinach. Once cooled, squeeze the spinach dry and combine it in a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate for two hours before serving.
If you have a little more time to prepare appetizers before your New Year’s Eve party starts, the Food Network has a several dip recipes that will add a little variety to your celebration, including Ina Garten’s Pan Fried Onion Dip and Sandra Lee’s BLT Dip served with pita chips.
Many stores will be closing early on New Year’s Eve, so jot down the ingredients you will need to make one or more of the delicious dip recipes above and head to the store as early as possible.
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