17 Game Day Dip Ideas and Recipes

No game day gathering is complete without a delicious spread of flavorful dips and snacks. From the creative to the classic, KitchenAid® countertop appliances and stand mixers help make putting together the perfect game day menu both simple and delicious. Explore this guide to get inspired before you kick-off your next big game party or game day tailgate.

View from above of guacamole in red KitchenAid® stand mixer View from above of guacamole in red KitchenAid® stand mixer

Cold Dips

Use your KitchenAid® countertop appliances such as a blender or food processor to make these cold dips that are sure to be a success at your next party or event. Creatively paired with a variety of foods, these dip recipes will take your game day spread to the next level. 

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1. 7 Layer Dip

This 7 Layer Dip that combines the flavors of cilantro and chorizo with creamy cheese and savory refried beans will be the star of your next game day spread. 

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2. Zesty White Bean Dip

Use your KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender to whip together this zesty mixture that can be served with crackers, tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

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3. Avocado Blue Cheese Dip

With the help of your KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor, the savory combination of flavors found in this dip are perfectly paired with homemade vegetable fritters.

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4. Hummus Artichoke Dip

This flavorful dip can be easily made with your KitchenAid® immersion blender and served with Greek yogurt or naan. Hummus artichoke dip is also great with crackers or veggie sticks.

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5. Nine-Layer Dip

Tangy with a hint of spice, nine-layer dip is the perfect addition to your Mexican or Southwest-inspired menu. This dip is best served with tortilla chips.

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6. Peanut Dip

Peanut dip combines a hint of spice with fragrant garlic and is deliciously paired with Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Spring Rolls. With the help of your KitchenAid® food processor, this dip is simple to prepare.

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7. Chimichurri Dip

Chimichurri dip combines flavorful ingredients like parsley, cilantro and chili flakes and is creatively served with baked root vegetables. A Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment with your KitchenAid® stand mixer* is a great tool for creating delicious root vegetable chips to pair with Chimichurri Dip.


*Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment sold separately

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8. Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Lemon and Cashew Dip

Use your KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor to prepare this dip that can be served with fresh vegetables sticks or grilled flatbread. The combination of roasted garlic with a hint of lemon will make this a fan-favorite at your next event.  

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9. Feta Dip

This recipe includes not only a zesty blend of flavors but instructions for pairing the dip with homemade Salted Lemon Thyme Chips.

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10. Creamy Chipotle Chili Dip

Use your KitchenAid® 3.5 Cup Food Chopper to quickly whip up this creamy and spicy dip, served best alongside homemade sweet potato curly fries. 

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11. Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted red pepper dip is simple to make and has a smoky flavor with a hint of spice. It is deliciously paired with Baked Herbed Spiral Fries.

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12. Balsamic Goat Cheese Dip

With the contrasting flavors of goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and honey, this dip is a unique addition to any party spread. Use your Spiralizer Attachment with your KitchenAid® stand mixer* to creatively pair this delicious dip with roasted beet strings.


*Spiralizer Attachment sold separately

Homemade french fries and dip on a plate  Homemade french fries and dip on a plate

Hot Dips

These hot dips are full of creamy cheeses and savory flavors. If you need a comforting, warm appetizer for your next game day gathering or dinner party menu, check out the recipes below.

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13. Beer & Cheese Dip

This dip is teeming with both cheese and flavor and tastes great with pretzels, veggie sticks, chips or crackers. Whip up this comforting mixture easily with your KitchenAid® stand mixer

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14. Creamy Artichoke Dip

If you love to order artichoke dip at your favorite restaurant, you will love this homemade version even more. With a creamy combination of cheeses paired with tangy lemon juice and delicious artichoke hearts, this comforting classic is soon to be your new favorite appetizer.

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15. Spicy Queso Dip

If you love a warm dip with just a little bit of spice, look no further than this spicy queso dip. Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer to quickly and easily prepare it. 

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16. Warm Cheesy Crab Dip

Warm cheesy crab dip is a mouthwatering appetizer that comes out of the oven warm, bubbly and ready to be devoured. Pair this melty, flavorful dip with bread, crackers or fresh vegetable sticks.

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17. Warm Cheesy Shrimp Dip

Similar to warm cheesy crab dip, this shrimp dip combines a few different cheeses with fresh shrimp and the option to spice things up with hot sauce. Simple to make but not short on flavor, warm cheesy crab dip is best paired with bread, tortilla chips or crackers.

Shop KitchenAid® Appliances for Making Game Day Dips

Your guests are sure to spend the day gathered around your delicious and thoughtfully designed spread. If you are feeling inspired to create a crowd-pleasing menu for your next game day get-together, the possibilities are endless with KitchenAid® countertop appliances.

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What Goes With Dip?

Dips can be paired with classic choices such as chips, crackers or homemade bread, but many dips are also great with vegetable sticks or other creative options like spiralized potatoes or roasted vegetable chips. Other options to consider include raw fruit, pretzels and bagel crisps.

What Should I Make For Super Bowl Sunday?

Creative menus that combine delicious finger foods, such as Grilled Wings with a charred pepper salsa or Goat Cheese Mousse Crostinis, and snacks, such as Loaded Potato Slices, a thoughtfully designed charcuterie board or Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix are always a hit. Another great idea for Super Bowl Sunday is a taco bar with homemade guacamole, which gives your guests a chance to dress their tacos how they enjoy them.

To satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth, consider including some unique Mini Citrus Rosemary Upside Down Cakes or classic Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. When planning your game day menu, consider dishes and desserts that create a unique spread with an elevated presentation, while still providing something for all tastes. 

Super Bowl Sunday is often just as much a culinary event as it is a sporting event, so whether you’re looking to keep your family fed during the big game or preparing to serve a crowd, get creative and bring your inspiration to life.

Explore KitchenAid® Countertop Appliances

From simple dishes to perfectly-planned menus, KitchenAid® countertop appliances will help you make the most of your ingredients. Mixing up savory dips in your KitchenAid® stand mixer or chopping ingredients in your food processor makes prepping for parties and events simple and enjoyable.

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