23 Ultimate Dip Recipes for Game-Day Snacking

updated Feb 2, 2022
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Corn dip is a spin on classic baked dips that uses a cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream base to create a creamy and cheesy concoction. The other flavors accent and build upon the base, here green chile, garlic, scallion, lime, and cheddar cheese
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I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but it’s pretty much a fact that if at least one dip is present when watching the Super Bowl, it’s always the first dish to get wiped clean. Whether you’re hosting people or keeping things low-key, a great dip should absolutely be in your plans, no matter how many of you it is gathered around the television. Serve up one of your favorites with lots of raw vegetables, along with crackers or bread, and it never fails to be totally fun and satisfying.

All this to say, we all need and deserve more dips in our lives. Whether it’s a classic like spinach artichoke or a newfangled creation like bacon cheeseburger, cheesy, gooey dips are almost always the answer no matter the time of day or the occasion. Here are 23 of our favorites.

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Nacho Cheese
All you need to get the best game-day nacho cheese is a combination of cheese, a little cornstarch, a can of evaporated milk, a dash of hot sauce, and lots of chips for dipping.
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Blue Cheese Dip

Made from a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, and lots of crumbled blue cheese, this cool and creamy dip is the best pairing for spicy wings.

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Queso Fundido

Ooey, gooey goodness like this queso fundido always hits the spot.

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Sausage Dip
This drool-worthy appetizer is made of crumbled crispy sausage baked into a cheesy dip.
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Corn Dip
Warm, creamy, cheesy, and 100% ready to be dipped, this irresistible baked corn dip won’t last long out of the oven.
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Clam Dip

This lemony clam dip with shallots is the perfect thing to dip into with chips, crudites, or crackers.

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Za'atar-Roasted Veggie and Bean Dip

This veggie-packed blender dip is a no-fuss and high-reward appetizer.

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Dill Dip
For a quick and easy, but very delicious, game day appetizer, look no further than this fresh dill dip.
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Caramelized Onion Dip
This big-batch dip is the perfect way to put a bag of onions to work. Serve with chips, veggies, or toasted bread.
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Easy, Cheesy Hot Pizza Dip
Layered with marinara sauce and three kinds of cheese, this hot dip tastes just like pizza (bonus points if you serve it with garlic bread!).
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Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is the lazy person’s trick for serving Buffalo wings. You get all the tangy, fiery flavors of hot wings in a rich, creamy dip.
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7-Layer Dip
Seven-layer dip is everything you love about a taco, from the beans and guac to sour cream and pico de gallo, served dip-style.
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Hot Crab Dip
Packed with two kinds of cheese, a gentle kick from a few shakes of hot sauce, plus a squeeze of lemon to keep it light, this classic hot crab dip is a little bit retro in the best way possible.
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Creamy Avocado Dip
Take three simple things — ripe avocado, soft goat cheese, and lemon juice — and whirl them together to create the creamiest, dreamiest dip you’ve ever imagined.
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Spinach Dip
Spinach, mayo, cream cheese, Parmesan, and scallions join forces in the easiest, creamiest spinach dip ever.
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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
This one-pan dip has everything you love about a bacon cheeseburger in one gooey, scoopable bite.
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Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can never go wrong with a creamy baked spinach-artichoke dip — especially one that comes together with four kinds of cheese.
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4-Can Skillet Nacho Dip
This ingenious recipe is like nachos in reverse: Instead of piling tortilla chips with beans, veggies, and cheese, the nacho fixings are baked until bubbling and served with chips for scooping.
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Slow Cooker Queso Dip
We're making this creamy dip in the slow cooker and utilizing a few choice ingredients to ensure it tastes like the neon nacho cheese sauce of your youth.
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Charred Onion and Chili Crisp Dip
This modern onion dip combines charred scallions and the garlicky heat of chili crisp with cool and creamy mayo.
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Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip
Baked jalapeño popper dip is ultra creamy and cheesy, with just the right amount of heat, and a buttery, crunchy Ritz cracker topping.
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The Best Guacamole
This easy, classic guacamole recipe only requires 5 ingredients. It will become you go-to for years to come.
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White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip
This dip is made with tender chicken, jalapeños, and creamy, dreamy, melty cheese all cooked in a skillet.
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