Most people enjoy the Super Bowl for the game. Some people are really just in it for the halftime show. Some people get a kick out of the commercials. But everyone loves the food. Super Bowl Sunday is a tour de force of appetizers. There are endless varieties of chicken wings, bags of Tostitos, gooey mozzarella sticks and — of course — those super spectacular Super Bowl dips.
The Super Bowl may be a feat of athleticism for the players, but for those watching from home, it's a feat of feasting. "You just ate your weight in cheese dip — what are you going to do now?!" "I'm going to Disney World! ...after I sit catatonically on my bed for three days to recuperate."
Whether you're hosting a party, or you're being a good guest and bringing something, you can't go wrong with a delicious dip. But the question then becomes, what dip are you going to make? Are you in the mood for something with a Mexican-flavor, a necessary dish at any Super Bowl gathering? Or maybe you want to try something a little lighter. Maybe you want your dip to resemble another favorite snack, or maybe you want to do something completely original. No matter what you're feeling, there's a dips for you and your party; here are 21 incredible dips to try. With recipes this good, no one will even care who wins the game — they'll be too busy monitoring the buffet table.
1. Seven Layer Dip
No Super Bowl party is complete without this staple. Two Peas And Their Pod's Mexican seven layer dip is the perfect way to kickoff the night.
2. Cheesy Barbecue Pulled Pork Dip
Cheese and pulled pork — how can you go wrong? This pulled pork dip from Family Fresh Meals takes a favorite game-day meal and makes it a sharable, dip-able app, perfect for the pre-game festivities.
3. Greek Feta Dip
For something on the lighter side, try Mel's Kitchen's Greek feta dip. The light and refreshing snack will balance out all of the melted cheese and greasy wings you'll be downing.
4. Creamy Baked Double Cheese And Sweet Onion Dip
Averie Cooks' cheesy onion dip is a great addition to any party — sweet and savory all in one, ooey-gooey bite.
5. Fire Roasted Corn Dip
For another Mexican-flavored app, try A Spicy Perspective's corn dip. It's like a blitz attack on your taste buds.
6. Sriracha Hummus
Put a very 2016 spin on an old classic with Damn Delicious' Sriracha hummus. Great for the friends who are doing work on the veggie platter, but still want something with a little kick.
7. Hot Pizza Dip
Pizza dip? Where has this been all my life? Whip out A Pretty Life In The Suburbs' amazing appetizer for the halftime show, because pizza + Beyonce = the best night ever.
8. Cheesy Bean Dip
You know that any Mexican dip you serve at a Super Bowl party is going to go quickly, so you're going to need a couple. Mama Harris' Kitchen cheesy bean dip is great for your friends who like to spice things up.
9. Spinnach And Artichoke Dip
You can never go wrong with a classic. A Cozy Kitchen's spinach and artichoke dip is like an extra point kick: it's basically guaranteed to score.
10. Black Bean, Pomegranate, and Avocado Salsa
For something completely different, try Two Peas And Their Pod's pomegranate and avocado salsa. It's a nice, sophisticated flavor in addition to all of the greasier fare.
11. Pub Style Beer Cheese Dip
At the Super Bowl, the only thing that might be more important than the food is the beer (oh, and maybe the football game). Why not combine the two with Family Fresh Meals' beer cheese dip?
12. Chicken Enchilada Dip
This chicken enchilada dip from Ari's Menu puts a slightly different spin on a Mexican dip. You'll definitely be asked for the recipe multiple times.
13. Shrapnel Dip
This dip is the bomb (just look at it's name!) and a perfect appetizer on Super Bowl Sunday. Mel's Kitchen Cafe's shrapnel dip falls somewhere between Italian and Mexican in flavor, and is almost too good to be true.
14. Reuben Dip
Put a classic sandwhich into a dip with Family Fresh Meal's Reuben dip. If you serve with mini chunks of rye bread, it's like a make your own slider.
15. Pistachio Guacamole
A Super Bowl party without guac is like a football game without a quarterback. Two Peas And Their Pod's guacamole recipe adds the unexpected flavor of pistachios. It's a Hail Mary Pass that's sure to work and become a legend.
16. Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
You had me at cheese. And then you said bacon. And then you said spinach dip? Damn Delicious' cheesy bacon spinach dip is a total touchdown.
17. Stovetop Jalapeño Popper Dip
You could serve jalapeño poppers, or you could serve A Spicy Perspective's jalapeño popper dip. And everything is better in dip form.
18. French Onion Dip
There's nothing nicer than a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter's night. Damn Delicious takes that idea and makes it Super Bowl party-friendly with her French onion dip.
19. Buffalo Chicken Dip
When it comes to a Super Bowl spread, the only thing that might be tantamount to dip is buffalo wings. Combine the two party favorites with Ari's Menu's buffalo chicken dip, a surefire crowd pleaser.
20. Smokey Eggplant Guacamole
Sophisticate your dips with Cara's Cravings' smokey eggplant guacamole. It'll make your recipe stick out in a sea of guac.
21. Cheesy Baked Mexican Chicken Dip
Serve A Pretty Life In The Suburbs' Mexican chicken dip; watch everyone enjoy immensely; break into an end-zone-worthy celebration dance.
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