As the countdown to kick-off nears, everyone is finalizing that big game menu. While chips, beverages and the always popular chicken wings are on the menu, the reality is that dips are lining the table. But, that dip popularity can lead to an important food question. What are some of the best big game dip recipes what will make everyone cheer?
From Google Trends to Instacart, there have been many surveys that have touted everyone’s favorite dips. Options like queso, guacamole, salsa and even spinach artichoke dip are top choices. Some people might feel that those favorites are good luck foods. Who hasn’t made sure that the exact same menu is served time and again when their team is on a winning streak?
While everyone might have lucky, favorite or other food find, there can be twists on the traditional choices that are quite enjoyable, too. For example, Wholly Guacamole partnered with NFL Linebacker Dont’a Hightower to drive a game winning recipe.
One of Hightower’s go to recipes is the Lucky Seven Layer Dip. Using the Wholly Guacamole Chunky Guacamole, the recipe is relatively simple. From layering the refried beans to adding a little lime juice to that sour cream, the flavors in each layer pop.
And, the recipe can be customized a little, too. If no one likes olives, you can do an audible and skip them or try something else. Sometimes the winning food play is to make sure that everyone is happy.
While Seven Layer Dip is always a favorite, so is Ranch Dip. But, some people would rather buy versus make. Hen of the Woods, the popular kettle cooked potato chips, added two more dips to its line-up. The Chipotle Ranch Dip and Buffalo Ranch Dip offer those big bold flavors. Whether dipped with those potato chips, served with some veggies, as a spread or even on a football food board, the options are many.
Given that many people are looking for plant-based food options, Ithaca’s Buffalo Ranch is made with chickpeas. This dip has that same flavor as those buffalo chicken wings, but skips the chicken. For people who prefer not to wing it this year, this Ithaca Buffalo Ranch can be a tasty option.
While ranch might be a favorite, so is queso and cheese dips. Gordo’s brings the authentic Mexican restaurant style home. From bold flavors to classic queso, this dip will be gone before the bag of chips is empty.
And, for hosts who want to show off their foodie side, why not put that Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor to work and create some big game dip recipes. It doesn’t have to be just a kitchen essential for breakfast. It can be a workhorse for the big game.
Ninja Foodi has a tasty Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that will get cheers all around. It might become of the best big game dip recipes that everyone wants to have every year.
Lastly, Jalapeno Poppers are a classic appetizer, but why not transform it into a dip. Snyder’s of Hanover is serving up a Jalapeno Popper Dip with its Butter Snaps pretzels. The dip is easy to make but is full of bold flavors.
Here‘s how to make the Jalapeno Popper Dip from Snyder’s of Hanover.
- One 8oz block of Cream Cheese, room temp
- ½ cup Sour cream
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 ¾ cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 3-4 Jalapenos, deveined and diced
- 5-6 slices Bacon slices, cooked and diced
- 2 tsp Parsley, chopped, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, and spices.
- Use a spatula to fold in 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese and the jalapenos and bacon. Spread the dip into an oven-safe casserole dish or pie tin.
- Top the dip with the remaining shredded cheese and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until the dip is bubbling around the edges. Turn on the broiler or turn the oven up to 425 F and bake for another 5 minutes to toast the top. Remove from oven and let cool before garnishing with extra bacon or parsley.
What do you think are the best big game dip recipes? What is the star of the big game food menu?