What is it about dips that make them so much fun?
Is it that they hold the most amazing flavors?
Or is it that they justify consuming the chip or cracker or appetizer they are served with?
Everyone loves dips, and somehow they bring a party atmosphere to any gathering by just being there for folks to enjoy!
Any game day that rolls around needs game day dip ideas, and you have come to the right place for some!
Whether you are traditional in your style or want something new and different, this list has a little something for everyone.
From the chef’s point of view, I love dips because many are customizable simply by switching out different herbs, creams, or proteins.
Every recipe is open for interpretation and creativity!
Sub in an ingredient or leave one out.
No one will know, and it will still be delicious in a new way!
Peruse this list with your next game day gathering in mind, and I am confident you will find just what you are looking for!
Queso is a classic among hot dips.
This one is made in the slow cooker, which is super handy and is “Blanco” meaning white cheeses are used.
Start a couple of hours before the gathering.
2. Baba Ganoush
Baba Ganoush is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made with eggplant, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice.
This is in the cold dips category, even though it starts with cooking the eggplant in a hot oven!
Then all ingredients are mixed in the food processor and chilled, which goes great with raw veggies or pita bread.
Fun party dip ideas sometimes have unexpected ingredients like a crab!
This dip has sweet corn and peppers covered in a rich cheesy sauce with jumbo lump crab meat.
Love, love, love game day dip ideas that can be sliced and mixed at the last minute!
Because sometimes that’s all I’ve got!
Feta cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, honey, cucumber, jalapeno, sun-dried tomato, basil leaves, and chives make this dip phenomenal!
Cold dips can be refreshing, and this one is like a mashup of guacamole and hummus!
Ten ingredients blended until smooth to be served with chips, crackers, or veggies!
Take a soup and turn it into a dip, and you have instant fans!
Hot dips warm the body and are so comforting!
This French onion dip is creamy and cheesy, filled with caramelized onions!
They are guaranteed to disappear fast!
Simple party dip ideas are always winners!
Here you simply combine cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, chives, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, and wa-la; dip is ready!
Low carb game day dip ideas are nice to include on your game day spread and this recipe needs only six ingredients.
It is super filling with delicious chicken, blue cheese dressing, hot sauce, cream cheese, mozzarella, and possibly jalapenos!
Strawberry fluff is ideally served with fresh fruit like apples, raspberries, pineapple or bananas.
This token sweet dip is included in the cold dips category.
It is made with strawberry cream cheese, cool whip, and marshmallow creme!
I do not think I can describe precisely how well hot dips and cheese go together!
With a base of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo, several seasonings and cheeses along with bacon and artichoke hearts make this come off the page for you.
No matter what party dip ideas you consider, this one brings the word addiction to mind!
Hot dips win every time!
What’s not to love about a magical combination of chicken, BBQ sauce, multiple seasonings, cheeses, and veggies?
Turning an entree into game day dip ideas seems to be a theme!
Here it is, the luscious Mexican flavors of enchiladas we are after!
This dip includes chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, taco seasoning and of course, cheese with cilantro on top!
Nothing is more approachable than the cold dips section of a buffet table when you see chips and salsa!
Vibrant and delightful is what you get when you combine jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, tomatoes, cumin, salt, and lemon or lime juice!
Refrigeration is key, even overnight!
Lasagna could be the best Italian hot dips option around!
Make ahead and bake when it’s needed.
All the yummy deliciousness of lasagna in a dip is truly an experience!
Pizza is always at the top of the list for food at a party but turning it into party dip ideas is like the best of both worlds!
The layers are fabulous, starting with a mixture of cheeses and seasonings and finishing with roasted tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil, and pepper on top!
If tasty and straightforward is what you are after with your game day dip ideas, black bean dip is where it’s at!
Cooked black beans, tomatoes, lime juice, garlic, onion, cilantro, and your guests will be ever so satisfied!
Cold dips that are low carb make up for it in flavor!
Here salmon mixed with cream cheese, yogurt, lemon, dill, chives, and seasonings are mixed in a food processor for luscious creaminess!
The salmon takes it up several levels!
A different take on chili turns hot dips into totally new sensations!
This cheesy skillet chicken chili is hearty enough to be an entree.
Its unique ingredients are white beans, salsa verde, cumin, and sour cream.
This is a winner!
Party dip ideas with only a few ingredients that might be on hand are fabulous!
This simple chili cheese dip is made with cream cheese, canned turkey chili without a bean, and salsa.
Simple and satisfying!
We are crushing this dip game from dips with few ingredients to cold dips that can be made in a few minutes, and we are crushing this dip game!
This interesting recipe mixes yellow and white cheddar cheese, red onion, mayo, mustard, horseradish, and pimiento.
Chill for an hour and serve with a sturdy cracker!
Sausage is an excellent protein to include in hot dips.
This recipe keeps it incredibly simple by combining cooked ground sausage, cream cheese, and Rotel (tomatoes with green chilies).
There’s lots of room for customizing here with different levels of sausage spiciness or adding more cream cheese for smoothness.
Got some roast beef on hand and need party dip ideas?
This recipe for Philly cheesesteak dip is excellent!
This creative base recipe offers flexibility on the amounts or types of cheeses used.
Nice pictures included seeing the process.
It can be made ahead and cooked on game day!
23. Mexican Corn Dip
Mexican street corn is an event all by itself, and it has inspired several game day dip ideas!
This recipe capitalizes on sweet corn, expected spice, creamy cheese, lime-cilantro, and chili powder!
Pro-tip is to be sure the corn is completely dry before starting!
24. Easy BLT Dip
Another sandwich turned into a cold dips recipe!
It boasts two layers here, with the cream cheese, mayo, and parm going first in the pie dish and the top layer including lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and onions.
25. Cheeseburger Dip
Many game day dip ideas are outstanding, and I think this one is especially so!
It has all the ingredients on a cheeseburger plus cream cheese, cayenne pepper, and chicken broth.
Bonus tip: Add bacon for a bacon cheeseburger dip!
The bottom line
Whether you want cold dips or hot dips, game day dip ideas can run the gamut of taste, presentation, and difficulty level.
I hope this game day or party dip ideas list was super helpful.
Let me know which one you pick!
- Slow Cooker Queso Blanco
- Baba Ganoush
- Four Cheese Hot Corn & Crab Dip
- Last-Minute Mediterranean Feta Cheese Dip
- Spicy Avocado Hummus
- French Onion Dip
- The Ultimate Bacon & Cheese Dip
- Easy Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Strawberry Fruit Dip
- Bacon Artichoke Dip Recipe
- BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip
- Chicken Enchilada Dip
- Best Homemade Salsa Ever!
- The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Dip
- Margherita Pizza Dip With Burrata
- Easy Black Bean Dip
- 5-Minute Smoked Salmon Dip
- Skillet White Chicken Chili Dip
- 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Chili Cheese Dip
- 5-minute Crack Dip
- 3-Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
- Best Philly Cheesesteak Dip
- Mexican Corn Dip
- Easy BLT Dip
- Cheeseburger Dip
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