Super Dips for Bowl Games
Party dips make entertaining easy, turning vegetables, potato chips, and other delicious delights into quick and simple appetizers. These recipes elevate the everyday dip into something even more special, using unexpected ingredients and fantastic flavors to turn dips from mundane to magnificent. Spinach-and-Vidalia Dip gets an unexpected twist thanks to sweet Vidalia onion. Our Spicy Queso Dip is quick and easy, and fuses fresh garlic with pepper Jack cheese and canned green chiles. For a taste of the South, devour our Hot Crawfish Dip, or Warm Turnip Green Dip, two appetizers that basically speak with a Southern drawl. Whatever the party, these recipes make finger food your go-to appetizers. Dip in.
Recipe: Spinach-and-Vidalia Dip
Take a moment to meet your new favorite appetizer. This twist on the classic spinach dip is sure to please even the most particular guests. Just like classic spinach dip, the recipe mixes together spinach, sour cream, and chives to achieve that cool, onion flavor with a kick.
Recipe: Crawfish Dip
If you have some leftover crawfish tails but aren’t in the mood for an entrée, this is a unique (and easy!) way to use them. Filled with flavor from a variety of spices, guests will be wowed by the flavor of this simple dish that lets the slow cooker do most of the work. After making this dip, serve it in a slow cooker to keep it warm (and to avoid doing any extra dishes). Set this appetizer out with crackers or toasted baguette slices and watch it disappear at your next party. It also makes a great appetizer for a Derby party!
Blue Cheese "Hot Wing" Dip
Baked Goat Cheese Dip
Recipe: Baked Goat Cheese Dip
Bake a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese and top with a spicy tomato mixture for a warm dip that’s great for entertaining. You can assemble this dip ahead and freeze for up to one month.
Recipe: Muffuletta Dip
You can serve this versatile recipe on French bread crostini or with crackers over a block of cream cheese. Try tossing leftovers in a Caesar salad.
Spicy Queso Dip
Recipe: Spicy Queso Dip
We love the spiciness of this queso, but if you like a milder dip, prepare it with a regular pasteurized cheese product.
Recipe: Southwest Salsa
Forget the jar and treat your guests to the freshness of home-blended salsa. This recipe has small kick, but you can double the jalapeños and red pepper, if desired.
Caramel Apple Dip
Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip
A sugary spin on a cream cheese classic with a crisp bruléed topping.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso Blanco Dip
You can keep the queso blanco warm in a fondue pot or 1-qt. slow cooker. These are hearty, and would be a winner for a tailgate too.
Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
Recipe: Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
This dip requires only four ingredients and five minutes prep time. Serve it with carrot and celery sticks, sturdy potato chips, and hot wings.
Warm Artichoke-Shrimp Dip
Recipe: Warm Artichoke-Shrimp Dip
Dip pita crackers and breadsticks in our version of this creamy, garlicky favorite. Serve half of the dip first, keeping the remaining half warm in saucepan.
Hot Crawfish Dip
Recipe: Hot Crawfish Dip
Get your mudbug fix with this delicious dip and pair with crusty French bread.
Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
This warm dip combines undeniably Southern pimiento cheese with a Tex-Mex kick. Serve with French bread cubes.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Use extra-crispy waffle fries as dippers in this delicious concoction of your favorite baked potato toppers. Don't forget the crumbled bacon and hot sauce.
Jalapeño-Mustard Dipping Sauce
Recipe: Jalapeño-Mustard Dipping Sauce
Just before the game, stop by a grocer's deli counter or the drive-through of your favorite restaurant for fresh, hot chicken tenders and serve with this homemade dipping sauce. Make them festive with team spirit skewers. Simply cut flags from scrapbook paper in the shape of pennants, and tape them to wooden skewers.
Spicy White Cheese Dip
Recipe: Spicy White Cheese Dip
This made-from-scratch dip gets its kick from canned diced tomatoes and green chiles.
Charred Peppers with Feta Dipping Sauce
Look for a colorful assortment of baby sweet peppers in the produce section of your local grocer. Hold them by the stems while dipping.
Smoky Ranch Dip
Recipe: Smoky Ranch Dip
Readers rave about how easy it is to prepare this tasty three-ingredient dip. Chipotle peppers in adobe sauce add a kick to the ranch and sour cream mixture. Serve with potato chips and assorted raw veggies.
Buttermilk-Ricotta Cheese Dip
Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
Recipe: Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
Hot sausage spices up the veggies in this creamy, flavor-packed dip. Serve with corn chip scoops, red pepper strips, and pretzel rods.
Beer-Cheese Fondue with Baby Cauliflower
Use this recipe for a quick, cheesy dip for baby cauliflower or any veggie you'd like.
Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip
Recipe: Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip
This flavorful recipe has a short ingredient list. Just layer cream cheese, shredded cheese, onions, olives, and tomatoes onto a store-bought black bean dip.
Broccoli Salad Dip
Recipe: Broccoli Salad Dip
Spin the old-school salad into a dip, and pair with everything from crudités to pretzel rods.
Hot Brown Fondue
Recipe: Hot Brown Fondue
This creamy dip is the perfect recipe to use up leftover roasted turkey or chicken.
Warm Kale-and-Asiago Dip
Recipe: Warm Kale-and-Asiago Dip
Bacon and trendy kale update the hot spinach dip.
Roasted Shallot Dip
Baked Tex-Mex Red Pepper Cheese Dip
Recipe: Avocado-and-Feta Dip
Gloriana's Mike Gossin says this healthy dip is one of his favorite things his mother makes. "I like it so much I may have to write a song about it. Avocado, avocado, avocado dip!" Be sure to fold in the dressing gently so the avocado and feta stay chunky.
This tasty delight has become one of our most preferred staples in Tex-Mex cuisine. Fresh avocado and lime juice are essential to this delicious guacamole recipe.
Tip: While storing in the cooler, keep your guacamole from changing color by placing a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture.
Recipe: Bacon-Onion Dip
Plan on this dish being scraped clean—few people can resist the combination of bacon, onions, and sour cream. Make a day ahead, and serve with a tray of colorful veggies.
The Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer
Recipe: Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip
For the perfect low-stress starter, try this rich and creamy baked dip. Tip: Bake Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip in four small baking dishes, and place throughout the party area.
Warm Turnip Green Dip
Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip
Transfer the dip to a 1- or 2-qt. slow cooker set on warm so guests can enjoy this creamy dip throughout your party. To make it spicier, serve your favorite brand of hot sauce on the side.
Creamy Shrimp Dip with Crispy Wonton Chips
If you don't have time to make fried wontons, use fancy potato chips or crispy tortilla chips.
Easy Greek Dip
Recipe: Easy Greek Dip
With low-fat yogurt as the main ingredient, guests won't have to worry about their waistline while they indulge. Busy hosts beware, this dip can be made ahead--it stores for up to three days.
Cuban Black Bean Dip
Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Dip
Start with black bean soup mix to make this zesty bean dip. Serve with slices of cucumber, bell pepper, or your favorite raw vegetable.