Kick Off Your Party: 10 Superbowl Dips and Spreads

Are you hosting a Superbowl party this Sunday? Whether you're planning to go all out and embrace the cheesiness or you're hoping to class up the joint, we've got a dip to fit you're menu. Because you know you need a dip, right? This is the Superbowl we're talking about.

TOP ROW
1. No-Guilt Bean DipA happy accident turned into a favorite healthy dip that's loaded with flavor.
2. Fava Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic and Yogurt Canned fava beans whizzed up with a whole head of roasted garlic, thyme and tangy yogurt.
3. Avocado Dips that Aren't Guacamole Don't like the classic preparation with cilantro and lime? Try one of these six alternatives.
4. Muhammara Roasted red peppers, almonds and pomegranate molasses flavored with cumin and spicy red pepper. Always a big hit in our house.
5. Pimento Cheese We tend to think of this classic Southern spread as a summer dish, but we're not sure why. It would be just as welcome on a Superbowl spread as it is at a picnic in July.

BOTTOM ROW
6. Rosemary-Lemon White Bean Dip A recipe from Lidia Bastianich passed on to Mark Bittman. With that kind of lineage, how can you go wrong?
7. Edamame DipAnother Bittman-inspired recipe, this one started out as a salad but turned into a bright and creamy dip.
8. BrandadeCertainly not your typical Superbowl fare, this spread made with salt cod and cream would add a big dose of sophistication to the party.
9. Pink Pepper Goat Cheese Spread & Olives Pink peppercorns and thyme accent warm, creamy goat cheese and zesty marinated olives – another elegant option.
10. Blue Cheese and Rosemary Cheese BallA cheese ball is a sure bet, and this one is packed with flavor. And, of course, there's always the Cheesy Football.

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