5 Easy Super Bowl Dip Recipes (+ Jewelry That'll Make Your Guests Fumble)

It's almost Super Bowl time! I don't know about you, but I could 100% live off of dips. Eating my entire meal all together in one bowl with a chip (or vegetable) as my only utensil might be one of my favorite ways to eat. And, since I love entertaining but am certainly no chef, it has to be easy.  So, I give you: 5 Easy Dips for Your Super Bowl Party (+ Jewelry Recs that'll make your guests fumble).

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Image from Delicious by Dre

Image from Delicious by Dre

Super Bowl parties rarely have "healthy" options (aside from a simple veggie tray - which I love, don't get me wrong); so I always try to see what I can substitute that'll make me feel a little less guilty about overindulging. Enter Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip (well, as healthy as it'll probably ever be).

Ingredients:
10oz cream cheese (at room temp)
1 cup 0% greek yogurt
2 tbsp ranch dip seasoning
2/3 cup Frank's Buffalo Wing sauce
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1 cup Mozzarella cheese

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients except mozzeralla in a 9" round glass pyrex dish or casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese over top
3. Cover dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes

(Recipe slightly modified from Delicious by Dre)


Pigs in a Blanket

Image from the Semisweet Sisters

Image from the Semisweet Sisters

Okay, okay so this isn't a dip; but they are incredibly easy and slight irresistible.

Ingredients:
1 pack of Lil Smokies Sausages
1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 3-4 pieces using a pizza cutter
3. Roll up the sausages in the dough
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes
5. Serve alone or with your favorite mustard

(Recipe from The Semisweet Sisters)


Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Image from The Kolb Corner

Image from The Kolb Corner

I could genuinely eat just this dip and nothing else for dinner at least once a week. We always have a big Christmas Eve shindig with the whole am every year, and my mom's 7 Layer Mexican Dip is by far a favorite (next to my cousin's corn dip recipe, of course - which unfortunately, is a family secret and can't be shared).

Ingredients:
1 can refried beans
1 container premade guac (or make your own)
16oz sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (three cheese Mexican blend is best)
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1 can black olives

Instructions:
1. Stir together sour cream and taco seasoning in a bowl
2. on a baking dish or shallow platter, spread out the refried beans
3. Layer guac on top of the beans
4. Layer sour cream mixture on top of guac
5. Sprinkle cheese, green onion, tomato, and black olives over sour cream mixture
6. Serve with tortilla chips

(Recipe from The Kolb Corner)


Supreme Pizza Dip

One of my favorite bloggers recently posted this recipe and, with my shared loved of pizza, I knew this would soon be my staple contribution at parties.

She served hers with pretzel thins, but I think it would be just as good (if not better) with tortilla chips or bagel rounds.

Ingredients:
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 small jar of marinara sauce
1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/4 sliced black olives
pepperoni amount as desired
1 cup shredded mozzarella
Italian seasoning
crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a round baking dish, spread the cream cheese on the bottom. Layer with about half the marinara. Then layer on half the mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, and pepperonis. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Make another layer of marinara and continue the layers of marinara, veggies, and cheese until you reach the top of the dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper before serving.

(Recipe slightly modified from Designer Bags & Dirty Diapers)


Baked Crab + Pimiento Cheese Dip

Image from Martha Stewart

Image from Martha Stewart

My family and I first had a version of this dip at The Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, Fl, (where the Oyster Necklace originated). Thankfully, we were able to find a recipe for it later on Pinterest from Martha Stewart.

Ingredients:
1 8oz pkg of cream cheese (at room temp)
6oz extra sharp cheddar, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp mayonnaise (I prefer Dukes)
8oz jumbo lump crab meat
1/4 cup chopped pimientos
1 tbsp plus 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp coarse salt
Frank's Red Hot Sauce
1 1/2 cups torn rustic bread (crust removed)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mash cream cheese in a bowl until very soft. Add cheddar and 1/2 cup mayo and stir to combine. Stir in crab, pimiento, lemon juice, salt, and hot sauce to taste. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
3. Stir togetehr torn bread and remaining tablespoons of mayo in a bowl. Sprinkle over spread in baking dish. 
4. Bake on baking sheet for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Serve with chips, celery, or toast bites.

(Recipe from Martha Stewart)


Jewelry for the Falcons Fans

Jewelry for the Patriots Fans

Jewelry for the Commercial Fans
(aka those who only watch for the commercials & halftime show)

Go team,
Mary Frances