It’s the morning of Super Bowl Sunday, and everyone is gearing up to huddle around the TV for the big kick-off. You’ve purchased the standard chips and salsa and maybe a container of guac, but what else do you serve? Homemade dips, of course! With so many dip recipes to choose from, we thought we’d help you narrow it down to these seven healthy-ish options that are sure to please every superfan who walks through your door.
Oh, and they can all be made in 30 minutes with seven ingredients or less, so that’s less time cooking and more time hanging. So whether you’re having the whole neighborhood over or just kicking it with your family, you’ll be set for an evening of snacking while cheering for your favorite team/only watching the half-time show.
This super-simple crowd-pleasing dip finds that sweet spot between salsa and guacamole. Obviously, guac is a no-brainer when it comes to game-day appetizers, but we loved how this recipe shakes things up by adding some heartier ingredients to the mix. Plus it’s insanely easy to make: Just chop up some avocados, throw in some corn, black beans, a little red onion, and you’re in business.
The Mediterranean diet is all the rage these days, so it was only fitting that a Mediterranean dip makes its way onto this list. The olives, red pepper, and feta alone create a fool-proof flavor profile, but toss in some parsley, and you’ve suddenly reached a whole new level of freshness that’ll brighten up even the gloomiest February day. Even better, the Greek yogurt makes it a healthier option so you won’t have to think twice about going in for another scoop.
With just five ingredients and five minutes of prep time, this is probably the easiest dip on the list. It’s the perfect last-minute solution when you realize you have the wrong headcount for your Super Bowl party and need to feed twice as many people as you thought. You really can’t go wrong with bacon and cheese, but the slivered almonds add a satisfying texture to the mix, and the green onions give it a fresh bite.
Originally from Spain, romesco is a traditional sauce made of red peppers, almonds, and smoked paprika. If you’ve never had it, once you try it, you’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long. Where bread is normally used as the thickener, this recipe cleverly uses potato chips to make it gluten-free. And even though it calls for a particular brand, any chip will do the trick.
You honestly can’t go wrong with shrimp, especially when combined with Creole spices that are sure to perk up your taste buds. This recipe even provides some ingredient variation for those of you doing keto or low-carb diets, making it another great option if you’re hosting friends with dietary restrictions.
When you’re vegan, Super Bowl parties can be tough. Salsa and guac are cool and all, but what about all those creamy, cheesy dips you can’t have? We didn’t think that was fair, so we added a mouthwatering, cheesy cashew queso dip for all you vegans to indulge in.
No Super Bowl snacking spread would be complete without the instant classic: spinach artichoke dip.This recipe is cheesy, easy, and healthier when you sub in Greek yogurt for the usual mayonnaise. We suggest you make an extra-big batch because this is guaranteed to be the first appetizer that disappears.