The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and that means stuffing your face with beer and good old American food (it also means football, but we’re going to focus on the more important stuff here). When I think of game day food, I think of comfort foods like chicken wings, chili, pigs in a blanket, anything and everything cheesy, and the all-important and super addicting chips and dip. (Clearly, plenty of people feel the same, since buffalo chicken dip was 2019’s most-Googled Super Bowl snack in eight states!)
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I have such a love-hate thing going on with chips and dip. On the one hand, I can’t stop eating it. But on the other hand, sometimes chips and dip is super boring and repetitive. It’s such an easy crowd favorite that no one ever thinks to spruce it up a little—until now, anyway. Since everyone loves the convenience of chips and dip, let’s combine the ease of making homemade dip with the flavors of other delicious game day foods for the ultimate snacking experience.
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One of my absolute favorite things to eat with chips is buffalo chicken dip. It’s creamy, spicy, surprisingly filling, and goes great in one of those chips you use just for scooping! If you don’t like blue cheese, you can just top it off with scallions, fresh jalapeños, or anything you think will give it that extra kick. Why make a mess eating buffalo wings when you can just dip some chips in them instead? Get our Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.
Tacos are another staple Super Bowl food. They’re delicious, but so messy! So you’re actually saving yourself the cleanup by making our spicy chicken taco dip–packed with beans, cheese, and peppers; as the recipe says, it could be a meal all on its own! Get our Spicy Chicken and Chile Taco Dip recipe.
Come on, we all knew it was only a matter of time until pizza–the holiest of comfort foods–made the list. This is one of the dips on this list I’m most excited to try. Follow our easy recipe for a fun and creative way to eat pizza during the Big Game this year! Since this is a pretty unique recipe, I’d recommend serving it with toasted bread sticks instead of chips. Get our Pepperoni Pizza Dip recipe.
Whether you’re tailgating the big game or watching from the comfort of your own couch, chili is a must! It keeps you warm, it fills you up, and it’s easy to eat. This recipe for three-ingredient chili cheese dip (via momendeavors.com) is perfect when you need a quick snack to serve your guests, and you have the option to use store-bought chili or spruce it up with your own favorite homemade chili! Get the Chili Cheese Dip recipe.
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Jalapeño poppers are truly my guilty pleasure. They’re fried, spicy, and cheesy—that’s the holy trinity of Super Bowl foods. Since it only takes a couple ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, there’s no reason not to make this jalapeño popper dip (via familyfreshmeals.com) for the Super Bowl…and for every other party you host. Get the Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe.
I just love a good burger or slider on Super Bowl Sunday, but what I love more is being able to throw a bunch of ingredients in a Crock-Pot and getting an amazing and hearty dip that tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger. Although it seems complex, this bacon cheeseburger dip (via dinnerdishesanddesserts.com) is super simple to make, and did I mention it’s delicious? Get the Bacon Cheeseburger Dip recipe.
Come on, it’s Super Bowl Sunday! You deserve to indulge in comfort foods like steak and cheese. In honor of the Eagles taking home the championship, chow down and fill up on this Philly cheesesteak dip (via foodfolksandfun.net). As an added bonus, the recipe makes a couple of suggestions as far as cheeses go, so you can pick and choose your favorite. Get the Philly Cheesesteak Dip recipe.
This dip is a twofer. First of all, what is the Super Bowl without beer? You can’t really have one without the other. Second, who doesn’t love smoked sausages? They’re so easy to make, and they’re a party favorite. This recipe that combines the two: if you’re ever at a loss for what to make for your next Super Bowl party, this is a guaranteed hit! Get the Cheddar Beer Dip with Smoked Sausage recipe.
Okay, this one is super impressive. Imagine dipping a little piece of bread into an entire sandwich. This meatball sub dip (via diprecipecreations.com) definitely doesn’t lack in flavor, and it’s the perfect spin on traditional meatballs. Your party guests will be speechless–mostly because they’ll be stuffing their faces with this. Here’s a tip: serve this with small slices of Italian bread or a heftier chip. This dip is no joke, so you need to serve it with something that will support it! Get the Meatball Sub Dip recipe.
Let’s move on to the fun stuff: dessert! Super Bowl party desserts should be just as comforting and decadent as the appetizers and main dishes. So, if you’re looking for a dessert dip, you should go for something delicious, filling, and chocolatey. S’mores dip (like this one via thesimpleparent.com) is the easiest thing to make, and it always tastes so good. Make sure you pick up plenty of graham crackers for dipping! Get the S’mores Dip recipe.
You definitely need some chocolate to finish off your Super Bowl snacking, so try this fun and easy-to-make brownie batter dip (via melskitchencafe.com)! You can add chocolate chips, sprinkles, or whatever satisfies your sweet tooth to the dip. As for what you’re dipping into it, go nuts! Try graham crackers, strawberries, or even pretzels for a little bit of salt. Get the Brownie Batter Dip recipe.
I mean, this one has “football” already in the name—perfect for a game day dessert dip! If you follow the recipe (via crazyforcrust.com), it’ll look just like a chocolatey, peanut buttery football—so cute. It’s delicious served with pretzels or even graham crackers. Get the Peanut Butter Football Dip recipe.
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