Super Bowl Food Ideas - Best Game Day Dips
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The Absolute Best Dip Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday (or Any Game Day)

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Super Bowl Food Ideas - Best Game Day Dips
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Super Bowl Sunday, or any game day for that matter, is all about one thing: food. Honestly, we can take or leave all of that sports stuff, but when it comes to chicken wings, burgers, potato skins and fried food, we are all in. But one game day food category reigns supreme: dip. From Buffalo chicken dip and onion dip to salsa, guacamole, hummus and everything in between, these 21 dip recipes are going to win game day.

Nacho Beef Dip

Nacho Beef Dip
Courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Nachos are an absolute must-have for game day, but this isn't your everyday Tex-Mex recipe. The goodness of seasoned ground beef, salsa, scallions, olives and more are all combined into one gooey cheesy dip.

For the Nacho Beef Dip recipe, click here.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Courtesy of Tasty Ever After

If you're not making Buffalo chicken dip, honestly, you’re game day-ing all wrong. This baked dip recipe is a modern classic for good reason.

For the Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, click here.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip
Courtesy of McCormick

Want to elevate your cream cheese-based dips using a recipe perfect for seafood lovers? Consider this hot crab dip, seasoned generously with Old Bay.

For the Hot Crab Dip recipe, click here.

Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Pineapple Avocado Salsa
Courtesy of Blue Apron

While we love and appreciate a classic salsa, sometimes you want to shake things up. This chunky dip uses pineapple and avocado dressed simply with lime juice and will give your Super Bowl watch party a refreshing island vibe.

For the Pineapple Avocado Salsa recipe, click here.

Seven Layer Bagel and Lox Dip

Seven Layer Bagel and Lox Dip
Courtesy of Jason Goldstein, Chop Happy

Sure, cream cheese and lox may feel more like a brunch recipe, but hey, it's Super Bowl Sunday so there are no food rules. This savory dip is irresistible and different from your average game day fare. Serve with bagel chips to truly complete the dish.

For the Seven Layer Bagel and Lox Dip recipe, click here.

Cheeseburger Dip

Cheeseburger Dip
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Sliders may be your go-to burger recipe for game day, but if you’re a dip fan, then combine ground beef, mayo, cheese, ketchup, pickles and your favorite burger toppings together for this craveworthy cheeseburger dip recipe. Serve with fries for a fun twist on a takeout classic.

For the Cheeseburger Dip recipe, click here.

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip
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Despite great game day grub, potato chips are the thing you'll grab over and over again on Super Bowl Sunday. And you'll pile them on your plate when they're paired with this homemade caramelized onion dip (it’s also great with veggies).

For the Caramelized Onion Dip recipe, click here.

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball
Courtesy of French's

Super Bowl Sunday is the time to break out all of your best cheesy recipes, including a retro-inspired cheese ball. Even better? This one is absolutely covered in bacon.

For the Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball recipe, click here.

Easy Watermelon Salsa

Easy Watermelon Salsa
Courtesy of Karen Kelly

From pizza to wings to cream cheese and cheese-based dips, Super Bowl party food is salty and heavy. That's why we like a refreshing watermelon salsa to break up your plate.

For the Easy Watermelon Salsa recipe, click here.

Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip

Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip
Courtesy of Blue Apron

Pretzels with a cheese dipping sauce are a must-have stadium food. But, odds are, you're not going to the Super Bowl this year. Luckily, pretzels bites with a spicy cheddar dip are one of those classic stadium foods you can recreate at home.

For the Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip recipe, click here.

Red Lentil and Peanut Dip

Red Lentil and Peanut Dip
Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune

You may think of lentils as an integral part of delicious soups, but they're a super flexible ingredient, as demonstrated in this potently spiced red lentil and peanut dip. We recommend pairing this dip with homemade naan chips.

For the Red Lentil and Peanut Dip recipe, click here.

Salmon Poke Dip

Salmon Poke Dip
Courtesy of Emily Paster

Want to feel fancy this Super Bowl Sunday? Skip the classic dips, and put out a classy spread with this salmon poke dip as your star.

For the Salmon Poke Dip recipe, click here.

One-Skillet Beefy 7-Layer Dip

One-Skillet Beefy 7-Layer Dip
Courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Upgrade your everyday seven-layer dip with this deeply flavorful one, which uses seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, black beans, corn, chiles, jalapenos, cheese and cilantro for extra pizzazz.

For the One-Skillet Beefy 7-Layer Dip recipe, click here.

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa
Courtesy of Tasty Ever After

Looking for a great plant-based dish for your vegetarian buddies? This simple black bean salsa uses cilantro, lime juice and green onions for fresh flavors.

For the Black Bean Salsa recipe, click here.

Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Homemade Hummus
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Hummus may not be the first dip you think of when you think of Super Bowl Sunday party foods, but this easy homemade hummus is so scrumptious, it competes easily with all of those ooey, gooey cheese-based dishes.

For the Easy Homemade Hummus recipe, click here.

Chili con Queso

Chili con Queso
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Speaking of cheesy dips, if you don’t have queso on game day, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. You can make a flavor-packed homemade queso with just two ingredients, so what are you waiting for?

For the Chili con Queso recipe, click here.

Chipotle Guacamole

Chipotle Guacamole
Courtesy of Chipotle

If you’re scaling down your Super Bowl soiree this year, odds are you’re not going to bother with catering. Luckily, you can still make your fast food favs at home, like this guacamole recipe straight from the kitchens at Chipotle.

For the Chipotle Guacamole recipe, click here.

Egg Salad Dip

Egg Salad Dip
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

Egg salad? At a Super Bowl party?! Hear us out: you love deviled eggs, right? This is just a dippable version of that.

For the Egg Salad Dip recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Burger Dip

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Burger Dip
Courtesy of Imperial Sugar

Chili is a huge game day dinner, but if you want to swap out your spoon for some chips, this chili-inspired ground beef-based dip is for you.

For the Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Burger Dip recipe, click here.

Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca
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Don't bother with jarred salsa this Super Bowl Sunday, seriously. Salsa fresca is what you need. As the name implies, it's made with all fresh ingredients, and that brightness in flavor and color is unmatched.

For the Salsa Fresca recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip
Courtesy of The Magical Slow Cooker

You may think of dips solely as savory, but if you’re going all-in on the dip thing, then you cannot neglect dessert. This sweet caramel apple pie dip is reminiscent of a favorite fair treat, but much, much easier to eat. Just serve with graham crackers. And if this isn’t how you want to use your slow cooker on game day, that’s OK. We have 100 more of our best slow cooker recipes for you.

For the Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip recipe, click here.

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