10 Quick and Easy Party Dip Upgrades

10 Quick and Easy Party Dip Upgrades

Kelli Foster
Feb 2, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Looking for an easy app that's a breeze to pull together and will be more of a hit in your game-day spread than the half-time show? When it comes to quick snacks with the power to deliver a big reward, basic party dip — be it bean, cheese, or yogurt — is your very best starting point. It's already a crowd favorite, and with a simple upgrade this is the app that can go all the way.

Here are 10 flavor-packed ways to turn basic dip into the hit of the party.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Dip: The Perfect Game-Day Appetizer

Come Super Bowl Sunday, a basic party dip is a mainstay app that deserves a place in every snack spread. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whether it's homemade or store-bought.

All of these upgrades require few ingredients, little work, and a only few extra minutes of your time. Some of these combinations might seem unexpected, but just wait until you taste how well they work.

Fast and Fancy Upgrades

A swirl of kimchi is the quick trick to punch up any basic dip with a kick of funky spice. The addition of caramelized onions will transform your dip into a snack that tastes rich and decadent. Reach in your pantry for a can of Rotel to turn even the most mild of bean dips into one with bold flavor. With help from the antipasti bar at the grocery store, marinated artichokes hearts and roasted garlic turn basic dip into one that tastes fancy.

Lean on the Slow Cooker for Warm Dip All Day

Rely on the heat of the slow cooker to keep an easy three-ingredient taco dip warm. For a creamy cheese dip that's as hearty as it is flavorful, stir in crumbled sweet or spicy Italian sausage. Upgrade basic cheese dip with chopped frozen broccoli florets (hello, broccoli cheddar soup look-alike!) — the slow cooker will thaw the veggies and keep the dip warm all day.

Find Inspiration from Comfort Food

Up the ante on basic dip with inspiration from some of your favorite comfort foods and flavor combinations. Inspired by our favorite cheeseburger topping, pickled relish gives creamy cheese dip a sweet and tangy boost. Reimagine basic bean dip as a loaded baked potato with crumbled bacon, sliced scallions, and shredded cheddar. If you love a good sweet-and-spicy combo, it's time to treat basic bean dip to the addition of dried cranberries and pickled jalapeños.

10 Quick and Easy Upgrades for Basic Party Dip

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