Caution: These Game-Day Dips Will Make You Melt

Super Bowl recipes for bacon dip, buffalo chicken dip, s'mores skillet dip — oh yeah, we went there

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Pimiento Cheese With Butter-Crisped Saltine Crackers

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Antonis Achilleos

Alon Shaya's 25-minute dip makes for the "perfect party snack for watching sports games or getting the night started," says the chef-owner at Saba in New Orleans and Safta in Denver.

To pair with it, Shaya uses ghee, or clarified butter, to turn up the flavor of a simple cracker. "Ghee can be cooked for longer and at a higher temperature than butter so it will impart the same rich flavor without scorching. Using it to fry the saltines is easy to do and transports a common pantry item into a real showstopper," he says.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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Jen Causey

"Not many game-day foods are going to have greens in them, so the spinach really helps this dish stand out in the spread," says retired New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. His crowd-favorite recipe is served at Walk-Ons, a chain of sports-themed restaurants he co-owns.

Get the recipe HERE.

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French Onion & Queso Fundido

People: Warm French Onion Pablano Dip
Caitlin Bensel

"I swear you will never look for another cheese dip in your life!" says the former Top Chef star Claudette Zepeda about her melty game-day mash-up topped with poblano chiles.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Classic Guacamole

Christopher Testani

"It's delicious and easy to make for any occasion!" says chef Anna Bran, who serves this crowd favorite to fans at Taqueria del Barrio at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Nutty S'mores Skillet Dip

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Greg DuPree

Sunny Anderson turns the campfire favorite into a gooey, chocolate-y, marshmallow-y dip. Serve it with graham crackers, fruit, cookies or pretzels, or just eat it straight out of the pan with a spoon—we don't judge.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

PEOPLE ISSUE 2/7 SUPER BOWL SPECIAL - Wolfgang Puck - Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Victor Protasio

On Super Bowl Sunday, spend more time watching the game and less time prepping in the kitchen. Chef Wolfgang Puck's melty, cheesy dip can be made up to a day ahead, and then popped into the oven 20 minutes before you're ready to serve.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower Hummus
Victor Protasio

"This has all the flavor you love about the classic chickpea dip but with a creamy cauliflower base," says Top Chef all-star Brian Malarkey.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Cajun Cheese Dip

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Iain Bagwell

To keep this Southern-style snack, studded with shrimp or crawfish, warm and melty throughout the game, Jessie James Decker recommends serving it in a slow cooker set on low heat.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Smoked Salmon & Chives Dip

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Jennifer Causey

Serve chef Eric Ripert's recipe for rillette, a light but rich-tasting French spread made with both skinless salmon fillet and smoked salmon, with toasted baguette slices or crispy bagels chips—and then watch it quickly disappear!

Get the recipe HERE.

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Tomato & Avocado Salsa

People Food - Red Carpet Issue - Elizabeth HeiskellTomato & Avocado Salsa with Blue Corn Chips
Victor Protasio

This bright and flavorful recipe from Elizabeth Heiskell combines two must-have dips in one: fresh chunky salsa and creamy guacamole.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Bacon & Spinach Dip

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Jennifer Causey

Top Chef finalist Eric Adjepong, the chef-owner of Pinch & Plate in Washington, D.C. and East End Bistro in Ghana, packs his hot dip with three types of cheeses (cream cheese, Gouda or Monterey Jack cheese and Parmesan) for maximum melty goodness.

Get the recipe HERE.

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Crab & Artichoke Dip

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Madeleine Hill

"The Parmegiano Reggiano gives this dip a rich, savory flavor and paprika and cayenne gives it a nice kick," says Andrew Zimmern. "And when you serve it with some freshly toasted bread, it'll be gone before the first touchdown."

Get the recipe HERE.

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Chile Con Queso & Chorizo Dip


Aarón Sánchez's queso recipe requires fewer than 10 ingredients and can be made in about 15 minutes. Who could ask for anything better?

Get the recipe HERE.

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Pimento Cheese Dip

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Iain Bagwell

Wolfgang Puck's take on the Southern spread calls for five different types of cheese and a dash of sriracha for a game day dip with a kick.

Get the recipe HERE.

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