Easy Party Dips For Super Bowl LII


You’ve planned the perfect Super Bowl party long in advance and everything’s ready: the barbecue, pizza, soda, adult beverages, dessert, and Pepto. Just kidding. Not really. But wait! What about the pre-feast snacking? Don’t worry, boss, we’ve got some easy, yummy dip recipes for ya that you can whip up in no time.

Amped up guacamole

8 cups store-bought guacamole
½ pound bacon, cooked and drained well
½ cup crumbled bleu cheese

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve.

Two-ingredient dip

2 pounds cream cheese, softened
2 cups jam/jelly (Blackberry, apricot, and sweet chili jam work well)

  • Place the cream cheese on a serving dish.
  • Top with the jam. Serve.

Bleu cheese and yogurt dip

2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce
½ cup crumbled bleu cheese
Squeezed juice from ½ lemon
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve.

Fruity cheesecake dip

16 ounces softened cream cheese
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
18 ounces Cool Whip
40 ounces blackberry pie filling (You could use apple, cherry, raspberry or lemon, too)

  • In a large bowl, stir the cream cheese and Cool Whip together to combine.
  • Add the yogurt and sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in a 13 x 9 inch pan and top with the pie filling.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Easy olive tapenade

1 pound mixed, pitted olives (you could also use just one type)
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 ½ tablespoons basil, roughly torn
Juice of ½ lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture resembles grainy mustard. If you’re not going to be serving it immediately, then chill it in the refrigerator until guests arrive.

Tater tot dip

6 cups room temperature tater tots
2 cups crumbled cooked bacon
32 ounces sour cream
4 cups shredded cheese of your choice
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

  • Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients except 1 cup of shredded cheese in a large bowl and stir gently to combine.
  • Scoop the mixture into the greased pan and sprinkle the cup of reserved cheese evenly over the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl and warn your drooling guests that it’s HOT. Serve.

So you thought all party dips were just French onion soup mix blended with some sour cream? Obviously not. And just as you’ve seen the cool, easy recipes to jazz up your soiree, keep in mind that dips’ dippers don’t have to always just be chips! Serve up some sliced veggies, water crackers, Italian breadsticks (grissini), vanilla wafers, graham crackers, sliced jicama, sliced pears and apples are just a few of the yummy choices for your guests. And the most important thing to remember about party dips? NO DOUBLE DIPPING. What are you, cavemen? Provide your guests with serving spoons and plates so they can serve themselves and dip from their own plates.