11 Super Game Day Dips
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère
This favorite appetizer tops our list of tailgating recipes. We bet you can’t resist the highly addictive combination of bacon, onion, and cheese.
Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip
We couldn’t stop going back for more of this creamy dip—a topping of bacon and pepper jelly is an unexpected twist on an old party favorite. It’s delicious both bubbling-hot and at room temperature, so it’s perfect to serve guests for a beachy brunch or screened-porch dinner.
- Recipe: Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip
Cruisin’ Crab Dip
This simple seafood spread combines a flavorful mix of spices making it a quick crowd pleaser for even the pickiest fans.
- Recipe: Cruisin’ Crab Dip
Roasted Garlic-and-Sundried Tomato Cheese Spread (Ossabaw Dip)
Show off your sophisticated taste with this delicious grown-up dip. Grab a chip, and taste why readers gave it five stars.
Our twist on traditional spinach dip uses bay or sea scallops plus seafood seasoning to give it a decidedly coastal flavor.
- Recipe: Scallop-Spinach Spread
Tomatoes, onion, avocado, and cilantro make for one seriously fresh and flavorful appetizer.
- Recipe: Fresh Guacamole
Avocado-Black Bean Salsa
You’ll love this highly flavored, not-too-spicy dip. To make ahead, combine all ingredients except avocado. Cover and chill, and then gently stir in the freshly diced avocado just before serving.
- Recipe: Avocado-Black Bean Salsa
Chorizo-and-White Bean Dip
Chorizo sausage made with lots of paprika and spicy seasonings gives this dip just the right amount of kick.
- Recipe: Chorizo-and-White Bean Dip
Smoked Salmon Dip
This super simple salmon dip pairs well with crackers, vegetables, or breadsticks. A can of skinless salmon is easily substituted for the fresh smoked salmon.
- Recipe: Smoked Salmon Dip
Taramasalata with Pita Chips
This creamy Greek dip features carp, roe, or tarama. Several varieties of each are available but save black roe for other uses; it turns this dip an unappetizing gray color.
- Recipe: Taramasalata with Pita Chips
Crab, Mango, and Cashew Dip
While this recipe calls for fresh lump crabmeat, you can easily substitute the fresh for less expensive alternatives such as refrigerated, pasteurized cans or shelf-stable cans and pouches. These versions have smaller pieces, so if using, finely chop the peppers and mangoes so they don't overpower the crab.
- Recipe: Crab, Mango, and Cashew Dip