15 Fantastic Dips for Super Bowl Sunday {or any day!}

With the Super Bowl XLVI just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to put together a post full of our favorite party foods.  So naturally, I started with some dips, and then quickly realized I could fill a whole post with just those!  So I decided to skip the rest and just highlight our favorite dips, because often those are the hit of the party anyway.  So grab a bag of chips and a big crusty baguette and dig in!

Hot Corn Dip
This is one of my absolute favorite dips.  Don’t stress that fresh corn isn’t in season, it’s just as great with frozen fresh corn (just stay far away from canned!) Frito Scoops are a must!

Hot Crab Dip

Every time I see this picture I want to dunk a chunk of warm bread onto it.  And that’s saying a lot from a girl who gags at the very thought of seafood.  If you like crab, this one’s for you!

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Jalapeno Poppers are a game-day staple, so try this creamy cheesy version right out of a bowl.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This is one of the first dips ever posted on our blog and it’s definitely become a reader favorite.  A little spicy, a little smoky, and plenty of ooey gooey cheese.  We love this one with crusty baguette slices.

Garlic Artichoke Dip
Seven cloves of garlic go into this little pot of heaven.  How could the end result not be amazing?

Quick and Easy Mexican Dip
Three ingredients baby!  Sausage, cream cheese, and salsa- amazing with corn chips.

Chili Con Queso Dip

Another great cheesy Mexican dip- I keep this one in a mini crock pot to keep it warm.  It has so much flavor, and a little kick.

Now that we’ve covered warm, cheesy, naughty dips, let me show you some fresh semi-healthy ones!

Hot White Bean Dip with Bacon
This is another one of my favorites; the flavor combo with lemon, rosemary, and bacon is so great and the base is white beans which pack in both substance and a little protein- love it with pita chips! 

Roasted Egg Plant Spread
Check out this post and take a look at all of the vibrant veggies that go on the roasting pan.  Even if you’re not a fan of eggplant, chances are you’ll love this.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
A great twist on traditional hummus with smokey roasted peppers.

Doctored 7 Layer Dip
Who doesn’t love a good 7 layer dip?  Take a look at Kate’s tips to doctor it up beyond the norm.

Seven Layer Greek Dip
If you’re a fan of traditional seven layer dip, check out this Greek version.  Hummus, feta, olives, and all kinds of other great stuff.  Fresh, healthy, and totally delish.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
If chips and salsa is your normal go-to, try spicing it up with a green version.

Guacamole isn’t rocket science, but if you want it to turn out amazing every single time, check out our recipe.  And I swear I didn’t add food coloring to this avocado, or photoshop it- it was that green!

Zesty Blue Cheese Dressing
If you’re planning on hot wings, make sure to slice up some celery and whip up a batch of this Blue Cheese dressing- it will rock the flipping socks off the bottled stuff!

Hopefully that gives you a few new things to try, or reminds you of some old favorites!
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Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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  1. Oh My…….
    This is just wonderful:) Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to make some of these at the next party we host or just attend!

  2. I had to stop by and say that I made this for our super bowl party and the only problem was that it did not make enough! It was gone before kick-off!

  3. LOVE EVERYTHING! So much that I just linked to this in my post of Super Bowl recipes. 🙂

  4. These all look fantastic! Can’t wait to try a few this weekend. Any tips for keeping your hot dips warm during the game? My mini-dipper crockpot means boiling hot dip, and simply setting them on the bar-top means cold dip before halftime… Trying to find a happy medium.

  5. First off let me say these dips look amazing! Your whole site is amazing! Im new to blogging. I just started writing recently at food101-raf.blogspot.com. I am definitely a fan and will definitely be following! I guarantee one of these dips will be at my superbowl party!!! Thanks Raf

  6. I can never get enough guacamole in my world…but the white bean and bacon dip is seriously standing out to me. So many options! I’ll probably need to do some taste-testing before Sunday anyway 🙂

  7. i made the roasted red pepper dip last night for my book club! it was so good! i took the small amount of leftovers home and got a call from my boyfriend this morning telling me that he had put it on top of his eggs he had made and was raving about this dip! i am all for using leftovers and i hate throwing them away (i despise wasting food…) but i was slightly sad that he ate something i was hoping to devour once i got home from the office.
    i’ve also made your guacamole and garlic artichoke dip in the past. your blog is my go to when i need a great idea to wow people at potlucks, holiday dinners and parties… and, i always get the “can i have this recipe?” question… thanks again!

  8. What exactly is Jimmy Dean sausage (as in the Mexican dip recipe)? Could you please suggest a substitute when you are including name brand items that one can’t get all over the world? I live in Australia and even though I Googled this type of sausage I still could not really find out if it was a pork sausage meast or what it was.

    1. Jimmy Dean sausage is ground pork sausage that comes in 16-oz plastic tubes here in the States. You could easily substitute it with any ground (not link) sausage.

  9. I just thought you might be interested in a chocolate chip cookie dough dip. . It will also get you to a few other cookie dough inspired dips. I haven’t tried any yet but I hope to soon.

  10. Thanks for all the great ideas! I’ll have to make and enjoy one or two of them, and hope they distract me from the fact that the much-hated Patriots are playing in my beloved Colts’ stadium. Drat that Tom Brady.

  11. YUMMMM I am so going to try some of these! I do a sweet hot pepper dip made with my home canned HOT!! peppers, blended with cream cheese. It starts out sort of lightly sweet and then the heat pops in. Oh ya baby 🙂

  12. Thank you! I have been craving dips like crazy when pregnant and am really happy to see some non-spicy and non-tomato-y dips that I could eat. I might make one (or more) this weekend!

  13. This post should come with a warning. I have no interest in football, but I could make every one of these dips and eat nothing else for the next week and be completely happy. And completely heavy! Time to close the browser and walk away!

  14. I must not be a dip person – only one of these looked good to me! (I know most people would love them) One tasty dip we’ve made uses a pack of cream cheese, a pack of Ranch powder, and a large can of chicken (broken up) served with pretzels. Way tastier than it should be! Of course you could always use shredded chicken & spices instead, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for ‘easy’.

  15. I am in love with this list of dips. Now I will have to decide how to narrow it down. They all sound delicious!

  16. i love guacamole…and you certainly have a brilliantly green one. you must have used some perfectly ripe avocadoes?