The Super Bowl is about so much more than football, right? It’s the perfect excuse to have a gathering with family and friends — and enjoy some great food. For game day it’s all about finger foods, which is why dips are the perfect choice.
Create a dip buffet with these Super Bowl dips like baked BLT dip or pizza dip that you can serve with crusty bread to dunk right in. For something different, try a sweet and savory dessert dip. And to inspire cheers from the crowd, serve up a football and field layered dip that looks like — you guessed it — a playing field.
Heat up the oven so you’re ready to bake as soon as you’re done mixing up the ingredients for this baked BLT dip from Betty Crocker. Stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, softened cream cheese and crumbled bacon. Next comes shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and tomatoes. Bake for 20 minutes until piping hot. Serve with crusty French baguettes slices or tortilla chips.
This recipe for pizza dip from Taste of Home couldn’t be simpler — definitely a good job for kids, especially if they’re already pizza fans. Place two packages of cubed cream cheese in a slow cooker and top with pepperoni, olives and pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and cook on low for 1-2 hours. Use breadsticks or bread slices for dipping!
Here’s a meaty snack with plenty of spice — kicked-up buffalo ranch chicken dip from Hidden Valley Ranch. In a bowl, stir a ranch dressing seasoning packet into sour cream. Add in shredded chicken, hot pepper sauce and blue cheese crumbles. As a final step, stir in panko crumbs just before serving to thicken the dip.
Elevate your veggie tray by swapping store-bought ranch for this three-ingredient homemade ranch dip. Combine Greek yogurt, a ranch seasoning packet and the secret ingredient (dill!) for an easy dressing you can serve with vegetable sticks, wings, crackers or chips.
Get the recipe at Platings and Pairings.
It seems a bit fancier and more difficult to put together, but the folks at Foodie with the Family say this baked ricotta appetizer dip is fast and easy to make. Simply butter a baking dish, then mix all your ingredients with a stand mixer and pour that mixture into the dish. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until it’s puffed and golden brown.
Taco dip is a Super Bowl party staple, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! Kick things up a notch with this seven-layer dip. Layer seasoned refried beans, sour cream and cream cheese, salsa, veggies and shredded cheese, then garnish with your favorite taco toppings. To make it a walking taco dip, serve with Doritos or Fritos instead of the usual tortilla chips.
Get the recipe at Allrecipes.
Sure you could make regular 7-layer dip but what about turning into a game-day prop? To make this clever football and field layered dip from Get Creative Juice, get out a large casserole dish. On the bottom, spread refried beans, then sour cream followed by shredded cheddar cheese and finally a thick layer of guacamole. Create the football shape using refried beans piped out of a plastic baggie. Do the same with sour cream for the line markers and ball threads.
A food processor, a few ingredients and 10 minutes. That’s all you’ll need for this peanut buttery hummus from Serious Eats. Blend together canned (drained) chickpeas, garlic, peanut butter, olive oil, lemon juice and salt until smooth. Place into a bowl alongside pita chips.
This take on the classic campfire dessert is sure to have little ones asking for “s’more!” To make this quick and easy dip, bake chocolate chips in the oven for a few minutes until melted. Arrange marshmallows on top and bake for a couple more minutes until browned. Serve with graham crackers or cookies — bonus points if you can find some football shaped treats for dipping!
Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo
Who says the dip has to be savory? This layered peanut butter dessert dip from Kraft is sure to be a hit for those with a sweet tooth. On your serving dish, spread a generous helping of creamy peanut butter. The next layer is fluffy marshmallow creme whipped with COOL WHIP. Top with shredded coconut, peanuts and chocolate sauce. And what to dip into it? Cookies, of course!
This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.
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