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The Best Skillet Dip Recipes

Skillet Dips are the best thing to bring to a party. Usually full of cheese and meaty ingredients, they are always a hit.

skillet full of cheese dip

Skillet Dip Party Appetizers

Skillet dips are the perfect way to put together a warm, cheesy, and gooey dip on a chilly night with friends. I have compiled a list of amazing skillet dips from which I am positive that you can find at least one or two that you like.

Super easy to make and very few dishes to wash as the baking dish is also the serving dish! Just prep the filling (usually a cream cheese base), spread into the an oven safe skillet, cover with cheese or cracker topping, and bake until hot and bubbly and the top a golden brown!

There are vegetarian and carnivore options that are perfect for any game day spread! I mean, it’s not a party without a cheesy skillet dip, right?

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labeled picture of rotel dip ingredients in a pan with a spatula

Vegetarian Skillet Dips

No one said you have to have meat in your dip for it to be good. Check out these vegetarian dip options that even the meat eaters will love!

Closer look at all the stretchy cheese as a hand dips in to it

1. Chile Relleno Dip

This Chile Relleno skillet dip is easy to make and full of flavor! Skip all the work of making authentic chili rellenos and serve this extra cheesy dip at you party!

Look at all this cheesy goodness! Poblano Popper Skillet Dip | Take Two Tapas

2. Poblano Popper Dip

This Poblano Popper Skillet Dip is a new twist on the classic jalapeño popper dip with a smoky kick! Serve with crispy and salty tortilla chips.

Mexican Beer Cheese Skillet Dip with Shortcut Soft Pretzel being pulled off

3. Mexican Beer Cheese Skillet Dip

You can’t go wrong with cheese so I am combining sharp cheddar with some spicy green chilies and shortcut soft pretzels in this Mexican Beer Cheese Skillet Dip. Bake and serve in the same dish for fewer dishes!

Cheese stretching on chip

4. Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip

Celebrate Fall with a delicious, warm, and gooey pumpkin goat cheese skillet dip. Decadent, Earthy, and filled with aromatic thyme, rosemary, and sage.

Beef Skillet Dips

My favorite dips are the ones with ground beef. It adds such great texture and a heartiness to the dips that make them the ultimate party food.

dipping tortilla chip in hamburger dip

5. Cheeseburger Dip

If you are looking for that classic cheeseburger taste, this Cheeseburger Dip is sure to please! It’s the perfect cheesy dip for any gathering. Watch it disappear!

frito corn chip scooping out dip

6. Frito Pie Dip

Frito Pie Dip is a version of the classic Frito Pie recipe containing corn chips, hearty chili, and melty cheese but transformed into a dip you can scoop into your mouth with reckless abandon!

Pork Skillet Dips

Pork can come in all shapes and flavors. From shredded pork, to sausage, and my favorite, BACON. Check out these dips that pay honor to the humble pig.

hand scooping out rotel dip with a round corn chip

7. How to Make Rotel Dip

This easy, Cheesy Rotel Dip with just 3 ingredients is an easy dip recipe for large and small gatherings. With simple ingredients and multiple ways to add additional flavor variations you can quickly kick your appetizers into high gear.

crackers dipping in cheese dip

8. Captain Rodney’s Dip

Captain Rodneys Dip, also known as a Cheese Bake, is a creamy, cheesy dip full of bacon and with a balance of sweet and spicy flavors. Baked until bubbly with a buttery cracker topping, you can make this in a skillet or a regular baking dish.

hand dipping chip into cast iron skillet filled with loaded potato skin dip

9. Loaded Potato Skin Dip

For all those potato skin lovers out there, check out my loaded potato skin dip. A skillet full of potatoes, bacon, chives, sour cream, and lots of gooey cheese. Everything in a potato skin but dippable!

pizza dip in a skillet

10. Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This classic dip brings together everything you love about pepperoni pizza. All the cheese, the tangy sauce, and the spicy pepperoni complete with crispy edges. To make it over the top, make crispy pizza crust chips to dip it!

close up of Cheesy dip on a cracker

11. Hot Brown Skillet Dip

The classic Louisville Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich gets a makeover! All the best parts of the open face turkey sandwich transformed into a bubbly, cheesy, Hot Brown skillet dip that is perfect for watching the most exciting 2 minutes in sports on Derby Day!

Tools to make Skillet Dips

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Prep the mixture in a bowl and then spread in the dip.
  • Do not store a cast iron skillet in the refrigerator. Only use enamel coated ones if refrigerating or freezing.
  • Be sure mixture is close to room temperature before baking so it cooks evenly.
  • If covering the dip with foil while baking, spray it with cooking spray where it’s going to cover the dip. That way the melted cheese won’t stick to it!
  • Have a trivet and pot holders handy as the skillet will be hot.
  • Do not store leftovers in the skillet. Always move to a safe food storage container.

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Healing Tomato

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Thank you so much for including my recipe on this list! Every recipe on this list looks so delicious.

Monday 21st of May 2018



Thursday 26th of October 2017

Thanks for including my enchilada dip! It really is one of my favorite starters! Excellent roundup honored to be included among all the greats! xoxo

Haley Williams

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Thank you for including my s'mores dip! Pinning this roundup to share :)


Thursday 26th of October 2017

Mmmmmm! These all look so good! The only problem is deciding which one to start with...


Thursday 26th of October 2017

Great roundup! You literally have me drooling over here. Thanks for including my Mexican Corn Dip :)

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