There’s nothing more satisfying than a classic creamy, savory artichoke dip or a nutty hummus. But you can eat those old-school appetizers anytime. This holiday season, take your dips to the next level with these nine upgrades.

By F&W Editors
Updated: June 22, 2017

You can eat a plain old artichoke dip or a nutty hummus anytime. This fall, use game days as an opportunity to take your dips to the next level with upgrades like crab and crispy shallots.  

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1. Artichoke Dip with Crispy Shallots 
In chef Michael White’s version of the classic cheesy, warm dip, artichokes meet garlic, wine, cream cheese, Gruyère and Tabasco. The best part is the crispy panko bread crumb topping.

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2. Crab Imperial with Red Pepper 
In place of the mayo typically used in this traditional Maryland dish, chef Michael Mina makes a hollandaise sauce, which makes the dip even silkier.

3. Cool Ranch Kale Dip 
This healthy, fast and supertasty version of a ranch dip features kale, labneh and buttermilk.