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Diplicious: Satisfy lots of taste buds with winning dips at your Super Bowl party



In just a little over a week, about 200 million Americans are expected to gather in living rooms and sports bars to tune into the Super Bowl. 

Some are eager to watch every play between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Others are more interested in judging the creativity of the commercials or Usher’s halftime show. But everyone – everyone – is eager to enjoy some good food. 

Wings, pizza, potato skins, and chili often take center stage at Super Bowl parties, but hosts should also have taste bud-tempting dips for chips, crackers, and veggies. (Tip: don’t wait until the day before the game to go to the grocery store. Party-size bags of Scoops, for example, might be in short supply 24 hours before kickoff.)

A well-curated dip assortment can hit a variety of flavor profiles. Salty, tangy, spicy, nutty, herbaceous, creamy. There’s nothing wrong with mixing an envelope of French onion soup mix and sour cream. Or melting cubes of Velveeta with a can of Ro-Tel. And there’s a plethora of prepared salsa and guacamole. 

Easy is often the right call. If you have the time, however, a little extra effort can go a long way. Your guests will hover around the table between plays and talk about the food as much as they talk about the game. Check out these three recipes for quintessential Super Bowl dips. All three are incredibly easy to make – not too many ingredients or a mess of pots and pans to clean.

Everyone will leave your party satisfied, regardless of the final score.


Angela Copeland is managing editor of The Paper. She may be reached at 828-445-8595 or via email at