Countdown to the Big Game: All the Dips You Can't Resist
If there’s ever a time to bust out your boldest dips, it’s a Super Bowl party. Dips are often cheesy and creamy (and carb-y, once you count the chips) and are easy to eat one-handed as party-goers mingle or kick back on the couch. In fact, you could probably get away with serving only dips, if you dared. For a crowd-pleasing spread that also has variety, start with these delicious recipes.
Buffalo Chicken Dip (above)
It’s all the flavor of your favorite wings (and their must-have pairing, blue cheese!) but in a genius, scoopable package. Carrots and celery sprinkled on top offer extra crunch.
The mother of cheesy dips with a kick, Ree Drummond’s epic appetizer starts with fresh corn, charred on a grill pan.
Because building individual tacos can take you away from the game, get all the fixings with one scoop of a corn chip into this layered dip (which also makes for quite the dramatic party centerpiece).
Eddie Jackson knows game-day grub (he is a former NFL player, after all). So do as Eddie does and serve this classic hot dip inside a scooped-out loaf of country bread — never has reaching the bottom of the bowl been so satisfying.
This Buffalo-style dip is all about the texture. It starts with a smooth, spicy base and then layers on crisp celery and carrots, tangy blue cheese, meaty bacon and bright scallions.
OK, a veggie-based dip isn’t necessarily the starting quarterback (if you will) of any Super Bowl party buffet. But add it to your lineup this year — trust us. This dip’s slightly sweet, roasty flavor (and its insanely beautiful pink color) will ensure everyone goes back for seconds.
If you skip the guac at your party, your guests just might stage a walk-out. Tyler Florence’s no-nonsense recipe doesn’t have any filler — just loads of flavor, thanks to onion, serrano chiles, cilantro, lime and a big pinch of salt.