Top Game Day Dips

Top Game Day Dips

Every party needs a few awesome, cheesy snacks that wow your guests and make the biggest football game day of the year even better. Get ready to serve up some smiles with these amazing Super Bowl dips. This collection of the best game day recipes features delicious Cabot cheeses combined with recipes you know and love that deliver bold, satisfying flavors.

Table of Contents:
  1. Black Bean Chili Dip 
  2. Cottage Cheese Queso
  3. Spicy Corn Dip 
  4. Taco Skillet Dip 
  5. BBQ Yogurt Dip 
  6. Habanero Black Bean Dip 
  7. Buffalo Chicken Dip 
  8. Italian Cheddar Dip 
  9. Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip 
  10. Warm Cheddar Ale Bacon Dip 
  11. White Bean Buffalo Dip 
  12. Light Warm Artichoke Spinach Dip 
  13. Instant Pot Chile Con Queso Dip 
  14. Five Mile Farm’s Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip 
  15. Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso Dip 
  16. Pimento Cheese 
  17. Classic Chili Con Queso
  18. Protein Packed Guacamole
  19. Ranch Hand Dip
  20. Cottage Cheese Dip
  21. Tahini Greek Yogurt Sauce
  22. Harissa and Mint Greek Yogurt Dip
  23. Greek Yogurt Tzatziki

Black Bean Chili Dip
Black Bean Chili Dip

Quick, easy and lactose free, this Black Bean Chili Dip takes virtually no time, simplifying your party prep and expanding the menu for your friends with different dietary needs! Black beans, corn, salsa and chiles come together with chili powder and your favorite Cabot cheddar for the most scoop-able skillet dish that will feed 8 - simply double (or triple!) the ingredients for a bigger batch of cheddary, spicy goodness. 

Cottage Cheese Queso

Cottage Cheese Queso

Change up your standard queso with this healthy alternative. Cottage Queso Cheese Sauce features rich cottage cheese and a Mexican cheese blend with diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, garlic powder, and salt. As far as football party dips go, it's both easy to make and fun to eat. Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl, heat through, stir, and serve!

Spicy Corn Dip
Spicy Corn Dip

This Spicy Corn Dip is one of the easiest dip recipes to whip up at home. Using only 5 wholesome and tasty ingredients - corn, Cabot Greek Yogurt, cilantro, chili pepper and garlic - this corn dip recipe packs a kick without overpowering the fresh flavors. This recipe makes about 1 ⅓ cups but is easy to scale up by doubling or tripling the recipe (and supplying extra pita bread or tortilla chips!). 

Taco Skillet Dip
Taco Skillet Dip

Cabot’s Taco Skillet Dip is a delicious blend of warm Mexican Shredded cheese and chicken, perfectly complimented by fresh salsa, onion, black beans and a creamy base of cream cheese and sour cream. With a prep time of less than 30 minutes, this is a quick and effortless way to please a crowd of football enthusiasts this game day! Thanks to the hearty and flavorful ingredients, this dip is sure to be a hit - and it’s easy to reduce or double depending on your guest count. 

BBQ Yogurt Dip
BBQ Yogurt Dip
Barbecue has been a long-time staple for tailgates and watch parties alike, so why not blend classic fan-favorite flavors into a delectable BBQ Yogurt Dip? Take your leftover barbecue sauce and put it to good use by blending it with creamy Cabot Greek Yogurt, lemon juice and cream cheese for a delicious pairing of sweet and savory flavors. While the recipe is easy to whip together in a food processor, make sure to plan for a few hours of refrigeration to firm the dip up - perfect to make the night before! 
Habanero Black Bean Dip 
Habanero Black Bean Dip
If you’re looking for a delicious take on a game day favorite, try our Habanero Black Bean dip! Beans, tomato, onion, and south-of-the-border seasonings are sauteed and blended, complimented with a citrusy kick of lime juice and fresh cilantro, topped with Cabot Habanero Cheddar, and broiled for a golden, melty, and dippable treat. We love it with fresh vegetables like celery and carrots or served with pita or tortilla chips. A perfect Game Day dip for any crowd, packed with protein and crave-worthy Latin flavors. For a less-spicy twist, swap the Habanero Cheddar for classic Cabot Pepper Jack - an effortless way to dial it down for the kiddos. 
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
What’s a Game Day party without Buffalo Chicken Dip? Look no further than our rich, spicy, and creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip. Made with decadent rotisserie chicken (no pre-cooking required!), tangy hot sauce, and two types of creamy Cabot cheese, this recipe is easy to prepare and sure to be a hit! Serve it with chips, crackers, celery sticks or sliced bell peppers for a perfect dipping combo that comes together in no time - your oven does most of the work! 
Italian Cheddar Dip
Italian Cheddar Dip
While the “Big Game” is undoubtedly an American tradition, no party is complete without a little Italian flair. This hearty and savory dip blends classic Italian flavors like ripe red tomatoes and fresh-cut basil with creamy Cabot Cream Cheese and your favorite Cabot Cheddar, adding a layer of freshness to a classic crowd favorite. Not only is this a warm dip so delectable it can serve as its own side dish, it pairs with virtually any dipping vessel - crisp, healthy veggies, crackers, chips or slices of bread - the options are endless, and sure to please any palette. This Italian Cheddar Dip is a fun and easy way to add a little extra flair to your gameday spread. 
Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip 
Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip
The Cabot Team curated this recipe to feed a crowd, and it does just that! Using simplified ingredients like a prepared pizza dough and lean ground beef, this dip comes together in less than half an hour, leaving you with a bubbly, gooey, creamy, and cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip perfect for dipping (or digging in with a spoon!). Take it a step further and serve with hearty ruffled potato chips or crispy French fries for the full “burger” experience. Your guests are sure to leave you with an empty skillet - fingers crossed it makes it to half time! 
Warm Cheddar Ale Bacon Dip 
Cheddar Ale Dip
This rich and flavorful Cheddar Ale Bacon Dip is a more elevated, shareable, and dippable version of your favorite cheddar-beer soup or beer cheese sauce! Smoky bacon, amber ale, Dijon mustard and Tabasco sauce come together with the delicious creaminess of Cabot Cream Cheese and your favorite Cabot Cheddar - simple to make, but complex in flavor. This recipe hits on all of the Game Day staple ingredients and serves 16, perfect for a large gathering! We love serving it with blue corn tortilla chips, but any hearty chip will do.  
White Bean Buffalo Dip
White Bean Buffalo Dip

If you’re on the hunt for a healthier alternative for your game day scoops, look no further than Cabot’s White Bean Buffalo Dip. An abundance of veggies like carrots, scallions, and artichoke hearts pair perfectly with Cabot Cheddar, buffalo sauce and Cabot Greek Yogurt for a flavor-packed dip sure to feed a crowd. It comes together with a big mix of the ingredients and a 25 minute bake, with the oven doing most of the work for you. This dip is one of our cheesiest yet - sure to find its way onto your game day spread for years to come. 

Light Warm Artichoke Spinach Dip
Light Artichoke Spinach Dip
Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a well-loved favorite, but tends to be on the heavier side - this lightened up version cuts the added calories thanks to No Fat Cottage Cheese and Lite Cheddar, giving you a healthier alternative without compromising on flavor. Perfect for a crowd or a small game day viewing, this Lightened-Up Warn Artichoke and Spinach Dip is guaranteed to be a hit for your pita-dipping and celery-crunching friends alike. 
Instant Pot Chile Con Queso Dip
Instant pot chili con queso

We love Chile Con Queso, and we love our Instant Pots, so why wouldn’t we find a way to make the ultimate party dip a little easier? Not only is our Instant Pot Chile Con Queso Dip a crowd pleasing, party-perfect blend of creamy flavors and a kick of spice, your guests will go crazy for this three-cheese blend of homemade queso - and when they find out it only takes 20 minutes, they’ll be asking you to bring it to every tailgate next season!

Five Mile Farm’s Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
5 Mile Farm Spinach Artichoke Dip

With just five ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) and a slow cooker, you’ll have a mouthwatering Spinach Artichoke Dip ready in just 2 hours with hardly any prep time! This easy yet incredibly flavorful and impressive spinach artichoke dip recipe comes from our friends at Five Mile Farm in Lisbon, New York and is sure to become your go-to dip for parties.

Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso Dip

Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso DipGame Day dips can be a cycle of the same old flavors you’ve been snacking on all football season - so why not change things up? Made with our creamy, mild Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese, your guests will love dipping their nachos and fresh veggies in this smooth Monterey Jack Chile Con Queso Dip. While this recipe does require a bit more prep than some of the others that made this list, you can sub pre-diced or canned ingredients to cut the time in half. This recipe is effortlessly scaled up or down to meet the needs of your hungry Game Day crowd, and the spice can be adjusted for any palette. 

Pimento Cheese
Pimento Cheese
When you find out how easy this Southern appetizer staple is to whip up with just a stir, you’ll be making fresh Pimento Cheese for years to come! Simple seasonings like salt, sugar and pepper come together with chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, and your favorite Cabot Cheddar, giving you a delectable and versatile dip that can be served with sliced bread, fresh and crispy veggies, or even added to a sandwich! Not only is it the easiest recipe on this list, but it makes 4 cups - perfect for feeding a crowd. 
Classic Chili Con Queso
Chile Con Queso
For a delicious classic that blends wholesome ingredients like tomato salsa, Cabot Cheddar and our one-of-a-kind Sour Cream, look no further than this perfect Game Day Chili Con Queso! Not only does it make 14 servings, perfect for feeding hungry guests, it also packs a refreshing layer of heat without being too spicy. This dip is truly versatile based on your preferences, too - ramp up the heat with a spicier salsa or swap the cheddar for a sharper bite. It also comes together in minutes, making it an exceptionally easy option for same-day prep! 
Protein-Packed Guacamole

Protein Packed Guacamole

Make your game-day guacamole even healthier this year by trying this recipe for Protein-Packed Guacamole. Simply stir a scoop of why protein powder into your guac for an instant nutrient boost. Serve with tortilla chips or cut veggies for a light and delicious snack.

Ranch Hand Dip

Everyone loves the mouthwatering taste of Ranch, so give it a new twist with this versatile Ranch Hand Dip that's ideal for serving with veggies and crackers. This simple recipe combines cottage cheese, powdered Ranch dressing mix, and cooked and crumbled bacon for one of the easiest dips for football games that still delivers big on flavor.

Check out these sweet and savory recipes for more ideas on how to enjoy cottage cheese.

Cottage Cheese Dip

Cottage Cheese Dip

Another great dip to throw together in minutes and serve up with your favorite crackers is Cottage Cheese Dip. Just add garlic powder, chili powder, chili flakes, cumin, and cilantro to a container of cottage cheese and mix to combine. It's healthy, delicious, and ready in under five minutes!

Tahini Greek Yogurt Sauce

Tahini Greek Yogurt Sauce

Tahini Greek Yogurt Sauce is great as a dip or as a condiment on vegetables and meats. Add chopped garlic, salt, tahini sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, and cumin to Greek yogurt and mix well. Thin the sauce with water to get the consistency you love and garnish with parsley. This low-calorie spread is a great addition to your game-day snack table.

Browse Cabot's Greek yogurt collection to discover other yogurt varieties perfect to use in your favorite recipes.

Harissa and Mint Greek Yogurt Dip

Harissa Greek Yogurt Dip

Game day dips are often heavy and unhealthy. Lighten it up with this cool and refreshing Harissa and Mint Greek Yogurt Dip that you can feel good about eating. It calls for nutrient-rich Greek yogurt, harissa paste, minced garlic, lemon juice, chopped mint, salt, and olive oil. To make it, first, saute the garlic in the olive oil until fragrant, and then whisk in the harissa and other ingredients.

What makes Greek yogurt different is the higher protein content and thicker consistency. Since this yogurt is essentially a denser version of regular yogurt, the flavor is rich and tangy, making it a wonderful base for your favorite dips.

Greek Yogurt Tzatziki


Serve up this awesome Greek Yogurt Tzatziki as a dip or topping. Healthy Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, olive oil, salt, and pepper combine into a beautifully flavored dip you can serve cold with a selection of fresh veggies, pita bread, or as a sauce for grilled meat and vegetables. Make sure you squeeze the grated cucumber to remove excess water before adding the rest of the ingredients.

Lighten up your high-calorie recipes by learning how to cook with Greek yogurt. It makes a superb substitute for all kinds of cooking staples, from mayo to butter to oil. Try out these tasty dinner recipes that use Greek yogurt for a lower-fat meal.

Throw the Best Game Day Party Ever with Cabot Creamery

Great dips are a staple for any football party. Whip up a selection of these crowd-pleasing picks for snackable, sharable, tailgate recipe gems your guests will rave about. There's a recipe perfect for your football fans, from cool and creamy Ranch Hand Dip to a spicy take on Artichoke Dip to a well-loved Queso Fundido. Up your game by selecting Cabot Creamery's award-winning cheeses to star in your selected recipes and you'll be the MVP of Super Bowl party hosts.

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