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The 17 Easy Cast Iron Skillet Dips You Need to Make For Every Party

The weather is finally cooling here down South, so we're pulling out some of our best comfort food: cast iron skillet dips!

Are you getting tired of seeing the same old dips and snacks at parties? Maybe you're tired of serving the same standbys when you entertain. Chips and dip can get a lot of mileage, but what if you wanted to try something different?

If you have a cast iron skillet (and you should!) and you haven't been using it to make dip, you have been missing out. A cast iron skillet is the perfect vessel for dips that can go in the oven. The possibilities are nearly endless, and will take your appetizer entertaining to the next level.

1. Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you're a fan of spinach artichoke dips, now you can make it at home. Be careful: Making this dip could become a regular thing.

The secret to this cheesy skillet dip recipe is the bechamel sauce. It makes the spinach dip creamy without breaking the cheese.

Get the recipe here.

2. Roasted Corn and Bacon Dip

A mixture of roasted corn and smoky bacon come together with cheese and jalapeños for something spicy and wonderful.

Get the recipe here.

3. Baked Seafood Dip with Crab, Shrimp, and Vegetables

This dip could easily be a meal in itself. It's full of crab and shrimp and veggies, along with cream cheese . All you need is a crusty baguette and you're good to go.

Get the recipe here.

4. Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans

Baking a wheel of Brie elevates it to the next level. Adding cranberries and pecans before putting it in the oven? That makes it even better. It's also a beautiful addition to your table.

Get the recipe here.

5. Cheesy Caprese Dip

Instead of going the usual route with a platter of mozzarella and tomatoes, why not try this dip instead? All of the ingredients come together in the skillet for familiar flavors with warm, gooey goodness.

The diced tomatoes add that pop of color and flavor!

Get the recipe here.

6. Black Bean Queso Dip

This is not your average Mexican queso dip! It uses pepper jack cheese, cayenne, and salsa verde for a real kick. Your tortilla chips will never be the same.

Serve with tacos and garnish with a sprinkling of cilantro to make the party complete. Or better yet, make this the base of your nachos.

Get the recipe here.

7. White Wine, Chicken, and Gruyere Skillet Dip

Here's a skillet dip that feels fancy and grown up. White wine and Gruyere are nutty and savory, and the use of chicken thighs adds even more depth of flavor.

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8. S'mores Dip

If you don't immediately want to make this after looking at that photo, I would be shocked. No campfire required.

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9. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Looking for something for your next sports party? Try this. Not only does it bring together buffalo chicken and cheese, but it's a one skillet dish.

Get the recipe here.

10. Baked Caramelized Onion Dip with Gruyere

Caramelized onions make this very simple dip extra special. It is easy to put together and reminiscent of French onion soup.

Get the recipe here.

11. Cheesy Miso, Caramelized Corn, and Pineapple Chile Dip

There's a lot going on in this dip, and it may seem like it shouldn't work. But, trust us. It does. It's cheesy, savory, sweet, and a little spicy.

Get the recipe here.

12. Pull Apart Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip

How about a skillet of chewy, homemade pretzels surrounding a hearty beer cheese dip? The pretzels are easy to make, and the dip is delicious. Everyone will be impressed when you pull this out of the oven.

Get the recipe here.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

13. Chorizo Mushroom Queso Dip

For those of you looking for something that is spicy and earthy at the same time, look no further. Serve it with tortilla chips or bread rounds and enjoy!

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14. Tex Mex Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese is popular in the south, and especially in Texas. This dip brings Tex Mex spice to Pimento Cheese for big, bold flavors. Get the recipe here.

15. Chicken Parmesan Dip

Breaded chicken, luscious tomato sauce, and a healthy dose of mozzarella create a dip with everyone's favorite flavor. Try serving garlic bread with it to really go crazy.

Get the recipe here.

16. White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip

Try this dip if you're looking for something that brings to mind white chili. It's warm and spicy and packed with rich chicken.

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17. Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken enchiladas are a great dinner, but try using the same ingredients to make this awesome dip.

Get the recipe here.

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