Let’s be honest: Super Bowl Sunday is just as much about chowing down on delicious food as it is about the game.
Super Bowl LVIII takes place on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas between the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.
There's been a whirlwind of excitement around this Super Bowl, with young 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy leading his team against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, fresh off their 2023 Super Bowl title.
The game has caused even more buzz with the involvement of the Swifties, the name given to Taylor Swift's fan base.
The singer and her fans have been a huge presence in the NFL this year after news broke that she was dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
House parties are a major theme each year that the Super Bowl takes place, and a spread of delicious dips is a crucial element to a successful football celebration.
Get the party started on the tastiest of notes with the dips below.
- Fruit dip
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Mango habanero salsa
- Roasted garlic hummus
- Healthy spinach and artichoke dip
- Nutella cheesecake dip
1. Fruit dip
Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, melon and grapes placed around a big bowl full of fruit dip are a perfect centerpiece for game day.
Not only will the sweet vanilla dip be a hit, but guests at your Super Bowl party won't feel terrible about sampling all the fried items with a fruit dish.
Before you put these ingredients together, make sure the Cool Whip and cream cheese are thawed and easy to mix. You can do so by hand or with a mixer. However, it is much easier to hand mix when the dairy products are softened.
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 8 ounces of Cool Whip from the container
- ? cup of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2. Buffalo chicken dip
Buffalo chicken dip has been popular for a couple of decades now, yet it hasn't declined in popularity. If anything, it continues to maintain full steam ahead with a variety of unique ingredients being added to new recipes often.
This particular recipe will bring you back to the first version of buffalo chicken dip you have likely ever tasted. It includes all the main ingredients with none of the bells and whistles.
Feel free, though, to incorporate any additional touches like crumbled blue cheese or chopped scallions into your dip.
This recipe is also meant for a large group of people. If you need to trim it down, cut each of the ingredients in half to fall in line with your party goers.
Cook the chicken separately, chop or shred, and add to a large tray with the other ingredients. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15–20 minutes or until everything is completely melted and combined when stirred.
- 1 pound of shredded or chopped chicken breast
- 23 ounces (one bottle) of Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 24 ounces of Ranch
- 16–20 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
3. Mango habanero salsa
Mango elevates a simple salsa recipe to a memorable condiment you’ll want to make again and again.
"I love this recipe because it's easy to make and uses fresh, flavorful ingredients. Pair this salsa with your favorite tortilla chips for the perfect snack or appetizer," said Kelsey Riley, the recipe developer for Planted in the Kitchen and the creator of this mango salsa recipe.
- 1 cup mango diced
- ? cup pineapple diced
- 1 habanero pepper diced
- 1 cup tomato diced
- ? cup cilantro chopped
- ? cup red onion diced
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- ? teaspoon salt
4. Roasted garlic hummus?
Hummus is a great dip that can be paired with crackers, chips or your choice of veggies to give them a yummy garlic taste.
Katie Webster, recipe developer, cookbook author and food blogger at HealthySeasonalRecipes.com, created a winning hummus recipe.
"This creamy roasted garlic hummus has two whole heads of roasted garlic added to it. It has the perfect balance of lemon, tahini and garlic and always wins rave reviews," said Webster, who recommends serving it with pita chips and veggies.
- 2 heads garlic
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 15?-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons plus 1? teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 juicy/large lemon)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- ? teaspoon salt
- Optional garnish: sumac powder, chopped parsley and more extra-virgin olive oil for garnish
5. Healthy spinach and artichoke dip
This lightened-up version of spinach and artichoke dip still manages to be sumptuous and satisfying.
"If you're looking for some healthier Super Bowl appetizers, this spinach and artichoke recipe will have all your guests fooled. It is creamy, cheesy and healthier than traditional dips, so you can enjoy it throughout the game without all the guilt," said Sondra Barker of Cuisine and Travel, who put together this healthy and delicious recipe.
Accompany this dip with carrots, broccoli, pita chips, ridge potato chips or warm tortilla chips, says Barker.
- 16 ounces frozen spinach
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 shallots
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
- ? cup Greek yogurt plain
- 10 ounces canned artichoke hearts
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ? teaspoon salt
- ? teaspoon ground pepper.
6. Nutella cheesecake dip
Add something sweet to your dips spread on Super Bowl Sunday with this tantalizing recipe that's bursting with chocolate-hazelnut flavor.
"I do not bake often as I would rather cook, but I do love serving desserts at parties," said Lisa Grant, owner of JerseyGirlCooks.com and author of "Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners" and "The 5-Ingredient Dutch Oven Cookbook," who shared this recipe.
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"This Nutella cheesecake dip is always a favorite, and I love that it can be put together in five minutes."
She serves the Nutella-based dip with fruit, graham crackers or pretzels, but she’s also caught guests eating it out of the bowl with a spoon.
- ??cup of Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ??cup mini chocolate chips plus extra for garnish
- Pretzels, fresh fruit and graham crackers for serving
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