Super Bowl party goers are going for food, fellowship and football. Your friends and the team have the fellowship and football covered.
Here are some ideas for some yummy, easy dips — so you can cover the food. Each dip was picked to feature each quarter of the game – so you can spice up the food table during the game.
1ST QUARTER: CRACK DIP (Recipe from www.pinterest.com)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 ounce package of Ranch dressing mix
3 ounces of bacon bits
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
16 ounces of sour cream
Preheat oven to 400. In bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Transfer to 2-quart baking dish; cover. Bake dip 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.
2ND QUARTER: HOT PIZZA DIP (Recipe from www.food.com)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup pizza sauce
½ cup finely chopped green and red bell peppers
Tortillas, breadsticks or pita chips
Combine cream cheese and seasonings. Spread in the bottom of a 9 inch round pie plate. Combine cheeses and sprinkle half over the cream cheese layer. Spread sauce over that. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 350 for 20 minutes. Serve warm with breadsticks or tortilla chips.
Half-time: Here's the perfect individual dip holder
According to Uncommongoods.com, these “ergonomic, handheld bowls keep favorite food duos separate. Great for chips, salsa, dips, and more.” These are perfect to have on-hand so you can stock-up on your favorite dip before you head to your seat on the sofa to watch the game, or use them to display different dips on the serving table.
3RD QUARTER: BEER DIP (Recipe from www.ladybehindthecurtain.com)
Four – 8 ounce packages of softened cream cheese
2/3 cup beer
2 packages of ranch salad dressing mix
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, beer and salad dressing mix until thoroughly mixed. Add in the shredded cheese and stir. Serve with Pretzels.
4TH QUARTER: PEANUT BUTTER FOOTBALL DIP (Recipe from www.pinterest.com)
¼ cup softened butter
4 ounces soften cream cheese
1 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter, up to you
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate sprinkles or chips for the outside of the football
White chocolate or frosting for the football laces
Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed. Mix in vanilla. Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined. (If you want a stiffer mixture, add the extra ½ cup of powdered sugar.) Mix in chocolate chips. Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a football shape. (This would also be cute as “lips” for Valentine’s Day!) Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. It helps if the plate has sides…less mess. Cover in sprinkles or chocolate chips, pressing them into the surface a little so they stick. Pipe on the laces using melted white chocolate or some leftover frosting and chill until ready to serve. Serve with pretzels.
With these delicious dips everyone, even the losing team fans, are sure to have a great Super Bowl.
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This article was written by Katie Simpson, contributor for The Daily Clutch.