11 Cheesy Hot Dips for Snacking on During Game Day

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Photo: Greg DuPree

Get ready to level up your snack game this weekend. These dips are so deliciously cheesy, friends and family will be grabbing a scoop between every play. Whether your game day group prefers a creamy spinach dip or a spicy skillet corn dip, there's a healthy, tasty choice for everyone. Recipes like our Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip and Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip are flavorful crowd-pleasers that are sure to have everyone asking for the recipe.

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Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Greg DuPree

Creamy melted cheese brings sweet corn and spicy jalapeño together with a nice pop of brightness from lime juice and cilantro in this tasty dip inspired by Mexican elote and esquites. This creamy and satisfying dish can be served with tortilla chips and veggies for dipping.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Dip in Your Slow Cooker

A quick fresh-made blender enchilada sauce makes all the difference in this slow-cooker recipe for Mexican cheese dip. Serve it straight from the crock pot, with tortilla chips, to keep it warm and gooey.

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This healthy copycat recipe for classic Buffalo dip cooks in your slow cooker for an easy, hands-off appetizer you can keep warm for the whole game, party or any casual gathering. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks and tortilla chips for dipping.

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Baked Feta & Artichoke Dip

Baked Feta & Artichoke Dip
Brie Passano

Feta cheese is baked with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in this easy dip perfect for entertaining. Serve with pita chips and crudités.

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Creamy Cauliflower-Jalapeño Popper Dip

Creamy Cauliflower-Jalapeño Popper Dip

Creamy, cheesy and tangy—this super-easy warm dip has everything you love about jalapeño poppers without the individual prep work. And it's better for you, thanks to the riced cauliflower stirred into every spoonful. Adjust the level of heat to your tastes with either mild or spicy pickled jalapeños. If you prefer smaller pieces of the hot pepper, feel free to chop the jalapeños.

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Kale Artichoke Dip

Kale Artichoke Dip

A riff on traditional spinach artichoke dip, this creamy, cheesy dip recipe is made healthier by replacing some of the cream cheese with yogurt. Serve as an easy appetizer with tortilla chips and carrot sticks.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Roasted cauliflower florets take the place of shredded chicken in this vegetarian riff on Buffalo chicken dip. This veggie version of the popular game-day appetizer boosts your vegetable intake in the most creamy, delicious way possible.

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Chile Con Queso


Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent.

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Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

Our healthier version of the cocktail party favorite loads up on artichokes and plenty of Parmesan cheese, garlic and lemon zest for flavor. Who says healthier can't taste better?

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Butternut Squash Queso Fundido

a cast iron skillet with a cheesy dip

This cheesy dip recipe is lightened up by subbing mashed butternut squash for some of the melted cheese. We also loaded it with chili-spiced caramelized onions. Serve this healthy makeover with tortilla chips or sliced jicama for dipping.

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Slow-Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Ruth Blackburn

This creamy, crowd-pleasing dip comes together with ease in your crock pot. Leave it in the slow cooker all party long to keep it warm for serving with perfect, melty cheese in every bite. Whole-wheat bread and raw veggie dippers allow you to dig in without the guilt.

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