Winning Game-Day Dips

By Brita Nelson
Created December 8, 2016
Buffalo Cheese Dip and Pizza Rolls
Top game day dips (and dippers) that’ll be ready before you can cheer “touchdown!” MORE+ LESS-

I’ve been a Minnesota sports fan since birth. Pictures of my toddler self in an oversized football sweatshirt and stirrup leggings are not rare (thanks, Mom). While I can’t claim that I’m an expert on the logistics of the sport, I am pretty darn good at being a fan – and even better at feeding the expert fans in my life. 

For my friends and family, game day requires dip. When it’s my turn to provide the highly anticipated game day food, I don’t panic because I know how easily I can make a super-tasty one that will blow the lid off the traditional jar of salsa.

Buffalo Cheese Dip and Pizza Rolls

Here are my five go-to dips that can be ready to serve as pre-game starters in under 15 minutes: 

1. Buffalo Cheese Dip and Pizza Rolls 

2. Spicy Fire Roasted Cream Cheese Dip 

3. Easy Black Bean Hummus with Baguette Chips

4. Beer Cheese Dip 

5. Salsa and Black Bean Dip

Because those dips are so good, they’ll be gone before the first two-minute warning. The fans in my life are going to need something else to munch on. Using a slow cooker is the perfect way to serve a new dip mid-game (or mid-day for those three-game Sundays) that I can prep the night before. I like Three Cheese Spinach Dip served in a bread bowl because the prep is quick and it takes less than two hours to heat up. Hello, afternoon game treat.

Three Cheese Spinach Dip

You can’t serve dips without amazing bread dippers or you’ll be shouted at more than the refs. Bring something warm and simple to make, like Pillsbury Breadsticks. The length is perfect for kids to grab and for rowdy fans to munch on, and they take less than 15 minutes to make. My family’s favorite dipper is light, fluffy Pillsbury Crusty French Bread cut into bite-size bits. It absolutely checks the boxes for warm and filling and gets double marks for deliciousness. 

Want more ideas? We have a great collection of game day dip recipes so you can bring more than just team spirit to your next party. But seriously, don’t forget the bread!