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Sauces, Dips and Spreads

Sauces, dips, and spreads are some of my favorite ways to bring flavor to any occasion! Whether I’m basting chicken thighs with homemade BBQ sauce or grilling steak with chimichurri, I love making my own condiments from fresh ingredients. Looking for a fun twist on a classic dip? Try my crab guacamole recipe! From party dips to pasta sauces, check out some of my favorite recipes below.

Easy Party Dip Recipes

Hosting a crowd? Try these easy dip recipes that are guaranteed to get the festivities started. These easy dip ideas are the ultimate party appetizers, perfect to serve with your favorite crudités for dipping.

Grab some chips and dig into this cheesy, hot Mexican Layer Dip made with spiced ground turkey, refried beans, salsa, green chilies, tomatoes, cheese and avocado.
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Baked Mexican Layer Dip

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1 hr
Baba Ghanoush
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The Best Baba Ganoush

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30 mins
Pico de Gallo with a chip.
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Pico de Gallo Salsa

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Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.
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Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip

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40 mins

My Newest Dips and Sauces

I rarely need an excuse to make my own versions of our favorite store-bought sauces and condiments. These recipes are easy to throw together, and they’re also way healthier. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Crock Pot Pasta Sauce with Sausage
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Crock Pot Pasta Sauce with Sausage

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6 hrs 15 mins
High Protein Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip
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High-Protein Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip with Za’atar

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5 mins
Pico de Gallo with a chip.
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Pico de Gallo Salsa

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Whipped Feta Dip
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Whipped Feta Dip

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15 mins
Dairy Free Heavy Cream
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Dairy-Free Heavy Cream

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4 hrs 5 mins
Grab some chips and dig into this cheesy, hot Mexican Layer Dip made with spiced ground turkey, refried beans, salsa, green chilies, tomatoes, cheese and avocado.
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Baked Mexican Layer Dip

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Slow Cooker Beef Ragu
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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Ragu

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Homemade sweet and spicy Kansas City style BBQ sauce made with tomato sauce, honey, molasses, vinegar and spices.
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Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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30 mins
Puerto Rican Sofrito
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Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Dip with sliced apples.
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Pumpkin Pie Dip

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15 mins
Baba Ghanoush
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The Best Baba Ganoush

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30 mins
Avocado Mango Salsa with chips
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Avocado Mango Salsa

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An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce recipe for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.
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Cranberry Pear Sauce

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Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!
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Pumpkin Butter

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This simple Eggplant and Tomato Sauce is delicious, made with diced eggplant stewed in tomatoes and garlic. I love it served over pasta but it's also great as a side dish on it's own.
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Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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Making basil oil is so simple and the end result is so amazing, trust me you’ll want to drizzle it all over your chicken, fish, tomatoes, vegetables or just eat it with some crusty bread! 
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Basil Oil

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Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!
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Crock Pot Applesauce

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6 hrs 15 mins
My favorite way to eat steak is topped with this AWESOME chimichurri sauce! It adds flavor and zing to anything you're grilling!
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Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri

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Homemade nut butter is so simple to make, just two ingredients (nuts and salt)! Simply toast the nuts then put them in the food processor. Here I made nut butter three ways; almond butter, walnut butter and pecan butter but any tree nut would work.
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How To Make Nut Butter (Three Ways)

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Peruvian green sauce also known as Aji Verde is a spicy bright green condiment typically found in any Peruvian restaurant.
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Peruvian Green Sauce

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10 mins