11 quick and easy recipes for our favorite game day dips, 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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. Looking for a chilled spinach dip? Try this one!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!