By Vanessa Greaves
February 03, 2017

If you want to feed the fans without a whole lot of work, these hearty dips will keep everyone happy, including the host.

Game-Day Dip Buffet

The idea is pretty simple. Set out a help-yourself buffet of our most popular 5-star dips. We've included lots of variety so your guests have plenty to choose from. You'll find ideas for meaty dips, cheesy dips, veggie dips, even a dessert dip. Bonus: Self-serve means no one has to miss any of the sports action. Are you doing a potluck? You can farm out the recipes to folks who ask what they can bring. Boom. Done.

Almost all the layers come from cans, with only a few freshly chopped vegetables to make it look like you made an effort.

Seven Layer Taco Dip
Seven Layer Taco Dip | Photo by Cara

One of our most popular party dips, this hot and hearty slow cooker queso is loaded with chicken, black beans, and jalapeños. Watch the video to see how easily it comes together.

Frozen chopped spinach cuts the prep down to 15 minutes.

Best Spinach Dip Ever
Best Spinach Dip Ever | Photo by Charlie Brown

Canned or frozen sweet corn and canned black beans make this dip super quick.

Corn and Black Bean Guacamole
Corn and Black Bean Guacamole | Photo by Meredith

Use canned chili and premade salsa to make a dip that always disappears first.

Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip
Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

If you've never done this before, you're going to want to read up on how to work with hot chile peppers.

Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)
Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo) | Photo by naples34102

Canned garbanzo beans and jarred roasted peppers get whipped up into a frenzy of flavor.

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | Photo by larkspur

10 minutes is all it takes to make this indulgent dessert dip that'll make you feel like you're sneaking cookie dough at midnight again. Or is that just me?

Edible Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Photo
Photo by Yoly

Party Dippers

Have plenty of these on hand to scoop up all the dips.

  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita triangles
  • Vegetables
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Bread rounds or sliced baguettes
  • Whole and cut up fruit

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• Check out our entire collection of football party recipes, from snacks and wings to drinks and desserts.