6 Dip Recipes for Super Bowl Parties

Rarely do I follow recipes—ask anyone that I know—following orders and directions are just not in my nature. Very rarely do I fail to find an improvement or a much needed addition to virtually any recipe or creation. There are only a few exceptions to this rule—and I thought it was time to share some of them just in time for New Year’s Eve and upcoming Super Bowl parties. Okay…I have been known to change even these recipes a little and I will give you my few, minor changes, if there are any; but, they are great just as they are as well!

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Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Chicken Dip. This dip offers all of the flavors of Buffalo style chicken wings without the mess. I follow the directions for the Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Chicken Dip to the letter--except that I use 1/2 c. Blue Cheese salad dressing instead of the Ranch salad dressing and I use Frank's Redhot Buffalo Wings sauce instead of the Original hot sauce.  We serve with crackers, tortilla chips, veggies and pretzels. We LOVE this dip on pretzel twists and on celery sticks.

Zatarain’s Red Bean and Rice Party Dip. We had the pleasure of hosting a Zatarain’s Mardi Gras House Party  last year—and the Zatarain’s Red Bean and Rice Party Dip was offered to us as a recipe suggestion. I made zero changes, zero improvements—and have made it for nearly every family gathering since. It was perfect! We serve it with round, Ritz-like crackers and tortilla chips—as well as pretzels. It has always been a big hit—and the spice/heat level can be altered to taste by the adjusting the heat level of the salsa chosen.

Pinnable image showing a crab dip on baked wontons as a Super Bowl party dip recipe idea
Spinach Dip. Okay—this party dip recipe is essentially mine—but, with only a few ingredients—I thought I could slip it in here without too much notice. Combine 3 Green Onions, diced with tops, (1) 8 oz. package frozen, chopped spinach thawed), (1) 6 oz. can, Sliced Water Chestnuts, and (1) 15.5 oz. Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip and combine thoroughly. It’s a well seasoned dip—with just the right bit of crunch from the onions and chestnuts. It stands up well to sturdy rye and sourdough breads as well as vegetables and crackers. We serve it in a hollowed rye or sourdough bread bowl.

Brie with Dried Fruit. So many times, you find a luscious brie cheese baked inside a pastry shell that inhibits its dip-like or spreadable nature. (Or maybe I just don't like pastry crust!) This Brie with Dried Fruit from the Betty Crocker website recipe illustrates how to bake and top a brie wedge simply and easily—and enjoy as a spread on crackers or crunchy French bread.

Hot Crab Dip. Okay—I love Paula Deen. I do, occasionally balk at her Southern fried/butter/ignore the dietician recommendation recipes—but, I do enjoy the flavors of her recipe! This hot crab dip recipe from Paula Deen is one of my favorites! I have yet to come up with a need to fix anything in this recipe (although I do sometimes sub in some low fat mayo when it’s all I have on hand).

Asiago Cheese Dip with Sun Dried Tomatoes.   This is another of my favorite warmed appetizers dip recipes.  We make this asiago cheese dip quite often in our little corner of the world and serve it with break cubes, crackers and vegetables.

What dips are you making for your Super Bowl parties year? I am making a few of the ones I've listed here, my daughter is making some guacamole--and I am working on a pizza dip recipe that may make this list next year!


This post originally appeared here in 2011! We decided it was time to update it with a couple of new favorite dip recipes and some new links for some old favorites! We were not compensated for this post--but, may receive slight compensation from affiliate links on our site.

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  1. Yum! I love dips. Stopping by from Crafty Spices Blog Hop.



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