The Lazy Cook’s Shortcuts to Irresistible Party Dips

If you want to feed the fans without a whole lot of work, make this your ultra-easy football party game plan.

Football Party Dip Buffet

Football Party Dip Buffet | Photo by Meredith

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. Meaty dips, cheesy dips, veggie dips, even dessert dips. Bonus: Self-serve means no one has to miss any of the action on the field. Are you doing a potluck? You can farm out the recipes to folks who ask what they can bring. Boom. Done.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

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

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Frozen chopped spinach cuts the prep down to 15 minutes.

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Best Spinach Dip Ever | Photo by Charlie Brown

Corn and Black Bean Guacamole

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

Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip

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

Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom’s Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

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

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

5 minutes is all it takes to make this rich, delicious dessert dip.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Dipping Sauce | Photo by Meredith

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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