The Super Bowl is a day to embrace your inner sports fan, indulge in the consumerist fun of commercials, and most importantly, completely veg out with plenty of indulgent snack choices. And what kind of game day would it be without plenty of Super Bowl dip recipes to choose from? Chips are an essential snack for watching any kind of sports game, and where there are chips, there has got to be dip.
When it comes to preparing your game day grub, there’s nothing wrong with making a feast comprised entirely of Super Bowl appetizers. You’ll most likely be snacking over the course of a few hours, so the trick is to make small portions of all your favorite things, including cheesy Super Bowl recipes, all kinds of finger foods, and of course, dip. Whether you prefer to go a healthier route with bean-based dips, or you want to enjoy a cheese-filled snack, there are plenty of courses that will leave you fueled and totally satisfied — so even if your team loses, at least you’ll have a full stomach.
These 18 recipes combine the spicy, cheesy, and savory flavors that no smorgasbord is complete without. Whip up a couple, and your feast will be complete.
1. Easy Creamy Chicken Dip
A touch of soy sauce adds an unexpected umami flavor to A Beautiful Mess' cream cheese-based dip. Serve it up with fresh veggies.
2. Hot Cheesy Corn Dip
Averie Cooks' corn dip is loaded with plenty of cheese, but green chile peppers also add an extra bite.
3. Spicy Black Bean Dip
For a slightly more wholesome option, Savory Sweet Life's black bean dip is filled with protein. Pair it with tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch.
4. Animal Dip
Even if you don't live near an In-N-Out, you can enjoy a variation of its famous animal sauce, thanks to House of Yumm's dip version.
5. Spinach And Artichoke Dip
Who can resist this classic? Naturally Ella uses five different types of cheese to create this masterpiece.
6. Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
Fajitas are great, but let's be honest, you're going to need something easier to eat when your eyes are glued to the screen. Inside BruCrew Life's dip is the solution.
7. Margherita Pizza Dip
Delivery is great, but Half Baked Harvest's margherita pizza dip? That's something to write home about. Serve it alongside plenty of crusty toasted bread.
8. White Bean Artichoke Dip
This vegan dip by The Kitchn proves that no meat or dairy is necessary to make one delectable dip.
9. Loaded Baked Potato Dip
The versatility of the potato is truly a modern marvel. The Crepes of Wrath shows that it's even better with chives and bacon.
10. Jalapeño Popper Dip
Jalapeño poppers are pretty much a Super Bowl staple. A Beautiful Mess uses them for inspiration for your new favorite dip — which is topped with jalapeño-flavored potato chips.
11. Creamy Ranch And Cheese Bowl Dip
You don't have to worry about Averie Cooks' ranch and cheese dip being bland. Pepperjack cheese gives it an extra kick. Serve in a bread bowl — and get ready to enjoy some cheesy bread once the dip is all gone.
12. Seven-Layer Dip
Beans, guac, sour cream, salsa, cheese, olives, and onions all make great taco toppings. But they also make Savory Sweet Life's seven-layer dip unbelievably good.
13. Tex-Mex Enchilada Dip
Skip the chili, and make House of Yumm's the center of attention. It's filled with chili gravy, ground beef, and plenty of tasty toppings so you'll be satisfied for the whole game.
14. Baked Hummus And Spinach Dip
Hummus and cheese may be an unexpected combo, but Naturally Ella proves that chickpeas can make a healthier alternative to cream-based dips.
15. Philly Cheesesteak Queso Dip
You don't have to be anywhere near Pennsylvania to enjoy Inside BruCrew Life's cheesesteak-inspired dip. Velveeta makes the perfect creamy base.
16. Fontina Chorizo And Caramelized Onion Artichoke Dip
Caramelized onion dip is good on its own, but Half Baked Harvest adds chorizo and artichokes to the mix to give it more oomph.
17. Roasted Red Pepper And Marcona Almond Dip
This vibrant dip by The Kitchn is a healthy pick for game day, but it's far from boring. Pair is with warm naan.
18. Goat Cheese Artichoke Dip
Goat cheese isn't a popular choice for dips because of its resistance to becoming gooey and melted when warm. But The Crepes of Wrath uses it to add just the right creamy touch to this cool artichoke dip — no cooking required.
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Images: The Crepes of Wrath (3); A Beautiful Mess (2); Averie Cooks (2); Savory Sweet Life (2); House of Yumm (2); Inside BruCrew Life (2); Half Baked Harvest (2); The Kitchn (2)