Dip it good! 11 Party-Perfect Game Day Dips

11 quick and easy dip recipes, perfect for your next party!

11 quick and easy dip recipes, perfect for your next party!

This time of year, college football runs this town.

And I mean runs. this. town.

It’s the hottest of topics around here lately and can clear a schedule in the blink of an eye. Paul and I are no exception, as we’re combing over home game dates trying to figure out which game we’ll go to. Tally is a mere 2.5 hours away and it is SO HAPPENING!

Oh yes, we’re Noles to the core. We’ve been decking the chickpea out in garnet and gold since her first FSU game, which she was a whopping two days old for. Always the first to drop, I passed out with a bowl of melon on my lap while she and her daddy stayed up and watched the whole game from the comfort of our couch. We spent the past two seasons honoring that routine [sometimes I’d actually stay awake… I swear!] but now that the nugget is older and we’ve moved back to Florida, a trip to Tallahassee is a total must.

This easy cheesy Four Cheese Baked Artichoke Dip is gloriously gluten-free and perfect for holiday entertaining. 

We’ve noticed that Pensacola has always been a ridiculously ACC-centric place all bajillion times we’ve been stationed here, and this time around has been no exception. I don’t think we’ve had a single outing where football hasn’t come up so far. While football talk is beyond expected at bars and parties, we weren’t quite expecting the topic to come up [quite heatedly!] at hardware stores, Target, and even my own driveway. Our new neighbors were quick to assess our team status and classify us friends or college football frenemies.

It’s a thing.

One thing everyone can agree on, is the awesomeness of a good dip! An addictive spread can unite even the fiercest of rivals, and these recipes are up for the challenge! With vegan, vegetarian, and t-rex options, there’s a dip for everyone on this list!

11 Party-Perfect Game Day Dips

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

1. Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

This cool-as-a-cucumber dip is quick, easy, and so incredibly delicious! Mayo-free and easily made ahead, pair it with veggies for healthy snack.

2. Four-Cheese Artichoke Dip

There’s a reason artichokes have made themselves a name in dipping history, they’re positively scrumptious paired with a medley of hot cheeses! This dip features a combination of parmesan, gruyere, and cream cheese flecked with tender artichokes and a sprinkling of green onion.

Easy Cheesy Black Bean Queso!

3. Black Bean Queso

Bold black beans and cheesy pepper jack are a match made in dipping heaven. Everyone loves this easy cheesy black bean queso!

4.  Jalapeno Dip

There are dips that require roasting and sautéing, slicing and dicing… and then there’s this dip. This is the kind of dip where you toss everything into a food processor and walk away. The kind of dip that can be made in under 5 minutes. GAME ON!

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Shrimp Dip!

5. Buffalo Shrimp Dip

Hot melty cheese with shrimp, veggies, and a kiss of hot sauce? Perfection! Zesty without being too spicy or assaulting, buffalo chicken dip lovers will go bonkers for this sassy shrimp dip.

6. Chipotle Hummus

This healthy hummus is spiked with smoky chipotle pepper and just the right amount of lemon and garlic to make your taste buds happy!

Serve this Cheesy Baked Shrimp and Spinach Dip at your next party and it's sure to be the first dish devoured! My friends and family BEG for this easy cheesy appetizer!

7. Cheesy Baked Spinach Dip

Serve this Cheesy Baked Shrimp and Spinach Dip at your next party and it’s sure to be the first dish devoured! My friends and family BEG for this easy cheesy appetizer. Looking for a chilled spinach dip? Try this one!

7. Vegan White Bean Dip with Avocado + Cilantro

What do you do when you want a creamy, luscious dip that’s deliciously dairy-free? Avocados, baby! Pair them with white beans and it’s a match made in dipping heaven. This creamy white bean dip is whipped with garlic, avocado spinach, jalapeno and cilantro for a speedy snack that’s full of flavor.

Hot Crab Dip :: The BEST!

8. Baked Seafood Dip

I guess I should describe the dip for you right? HOT, CREAMY, AND OMGCHEESY! If you ‘re a fan of seafood and cheese you’ll basically want to bathe in this dip. The veggies add fantastic flavor but are diced small enough that they could easily trick your pickiest of friends and family members.

9. Perfect Party Hummus

Take store bought bean dip from hummus to YUMMUS with this deliciously speedy shortcut for perfect party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

Spicy Southern Hot Corn

10. Hot Corn Dip

This sassy Southern-style recipe has been part of our go-to crowd pleaser for years. Get ready to rock those parties and potlucks and be sure to have the recipe handy – people will totally harass you for it!

11. Chilled Veggie Dip in a Bread Bowl

This deli-style veggie dip actually tastes best made the day before — jackpot! — and saves me precious prep time the following day.

Simply whisk together the dip and pop it in the fridge for the following day. You can even slice and wash all your crudités the day before too. With everything prepped and tucked away, all you have to do is toss it all on a  plate and get your snack on!

 What can I say? I have a thing for dips!

Of course I can’t have a game day post without my super awesome football cheese ball!
Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese Ball

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  • Katerina

    I know what you mean about college football games and homecoming week! College football and the game tomorrow is all anyone can talk about in my town right now! I am super excited for the big game (as it’s my first game – I didn’t go last year) and these yummy looking dips seem like the perfect thing to make for the after get together with my friends! Thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Kat

    • Jenn

      Aw thanks Kat! Hope you have a blast at the game this year! xoxo

  • I want all of them!

  • OMG that melty cheese. You could pretty much top anything with melted cheese and I’d love it, but that looks especially amazing.

    • Jenn

      Haha I feel the same way about cheese! Thanks Becca!

  • Favorite party dip would be hummus, but I’ll take any one of these!

  • I think my favorite kind of meal is the one that is made up of a bunch of different snack foods… like ALL of these dips!

    • Jenn

      ME TOO! Snack plates for life!

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