Super Bowl season is among us… and lots of us will be having friends over to watch the game and have a great time. When thinking of what to serve guests, hosts will often turn to dips because they’re so easy to eat, are incredibly filling, and when done right, taste amazing. If you’re looking for homemade dip recipes to serve at your party, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve found recipes that are sure to delight even the pickiest eaters. From cheesy to fresh, here are Super Bowl party dips that will have people licking the bowl.
1. Tangy And Garlicky Yogurt Dip
Got any foodies you’re inviting to your party? They would greatly appreciate this zesty yogurt dip from BonAppetit.com. Combining dried apricots, almonds, yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic may sound a little outlandish for those who aren’t used to such flavors, but trust us, after dipping a few pita chips in this concoction, you’ll be devoted for life. Fair warning: for those who aren’t used to doing a lot of cooking, this recipe may seem a little challenging (as steps include toasting the almonds and cooking the herbs and chile before making the dip) but we promise: the instructions are clear and you’ll learn how to make this dish in no time. Find the recipe here.
2. Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Dip
What’s easy, colorful, and full of flavor? Why this Tex-Mex Dip, of course! With sauteéd bell peppers and onions, black beans, hot sauce, creamy avocado and- you guessed it- plenty of cheese, you’ll be bringing the magic of Chili’s to your guests in the form of a fun party dip. But the wonders of this dip don’t stop at its deliciousness- this recipe only requires two dishes to make (a pan and a slow cooker) so a sink full of dirty dishes won’t distract you from the game. Here‘s the recipe.
There’s a reason why guac is always extra at your favorite restaurants. It’s always in such high demand! But just because it’s well-loved doesn’t mean it’s incredibly complicated to make- all you need is a good number of ripe avocados, some cilantro, chopped onions, fresh lime juice, a little jalepeño (optional), and salt. This simple recipe is sure to please your guests, but don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors (such as adding red onion or tomato) if you feel so inclined! Pro tip: when choosing avocados, take off the little nub at the top and look at the hole. If it’s perfectly green, it’s perfect for your guacamole. If it’s too light or too dark, you may need to keep looking.
4. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Turns out your favorite restaurant appetizer (shoutout to Applebee’s) can be made for party guests in just about half an hour. With sour cream, mozzarella, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic powder, this baked delight is heavenly on freshly toasted bread, potato chips, and veggies. This dip is best served hot, so keep a few raw dips (ones with all the ingredients combined) at the ready to cook in between touchdowns. Find this recipe here.
5. Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip
Sometimes to match the heat of the game, a spicy dip is needed. That’s why we’re partial to this Jalapeño Popper Dip- its indulgent, creamy base and zesty kick will keep your guests coming back for more! Like the recipe above, this dip only takes about half an hour to make, so while you’re enjoying the halftime show, your wonderful dip will be baking to perfection. This one’s even got a crunchy Ritz cracker crust… giving lots of texture to match its bold flavors. Here’s the recipe.
6. Rainbow Salsa
As much as we love rich party dips, something a little brighter would make a nice, refreshing twist. That’s why we were stoked to find this recipe for rainbow salsa: it’s colorful, crisp, and filled with lots of nutritious veggies- so you can feel a little better about piling it on your plate! With corn (you can grill it for a smokier flavor), bell peppers in three colors, black beans, jalepeño, cilantro, and red onion, this cowboy caviar will liven up your buffet table and give guests some of the nutrients they may have missed out on while filling up on mozzarella sticks. Find the recipe here.
7. Ahi Tuna Poke “Dip”
We kind of cheated on this one because it can’t classify as a “dip”, per se. But after creating a generous-sized bowl of tender ahi tuna, avocado, and delicious seasonings to dip wonton chips into, your guests will be thrilled! Since poke uses sushi-grade tuna, it’s perfectly safe to eat, and it has a unique texture that goes beautifully with sesame oil, spicy mayo, and edamame beans. If you’ve got a smaller party or you’re just making a batch for a few people who are staying late, this ahi will blow them away! Find the recipe here.
8. French Onion Soup Dip
We love a classic crowd-pleaser and this wonderful hybrid of French onion soup and a cheesy dip is sure to be the je ne sais quoi of the whole evening! Filled with caramelized onions, a hint of red wine, and fresh herbs, this dip is perfect for dipping freshly toasted slices of bread or Triscuits. But the very best part about this dip? It only takes ten minutes to make! Fancy, easy, and perfectly filling for game day. Here’s the recipe.
9. Cream Cheese Dip
To end this article without a sweet option would practically be criminal! This delish cream cheese spread is perfect for dipping juicy strawberries, cookies, or cinnamon sugar wedges. Plus, if you plan on making any of the creamy dips mentioned earlier, chances are already high that you’ve stocked up on cream cheese! This dip is great for after the game when your guests are craving a little something sweet to go with their coffee. Find this recipe here.
Do you have any plans for this Super Bowl Sunday? Are you as much of a fan of Party Dips as you are of football? Tell us in the comments below!
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Anna Livia is a Junior Communications student at John Paul The Great Catholic University. Her hobbies include reading how-to guides on being an adult, exploring the many pockets around North Country (San Diego) and attempting whatever new pasta recipes appear on Pinterest. She hails form Los Angeles but aspires to live in Houston one day for a career in Magazine Editing (not to mention the low housing prices). Her perfect afternoon would include cats of any kind, hot cider, and Malcolm In The Middle.